Community Community7.x ProductionForum Post: RE: Backup/Recovery in Office 365, 18 Aug 2018 09:50:00 GMTcaa7681b-025a-49ce-809f-7435bfe4d232:9c61f37e-03fb-43c5-9412-6949d0e33c75PankajD You can use a manual way to create Office 365 mailbox but it is time-consuming and not easy to use for a non-technical person. So I am recommended you to use a third-party tool. By this third-party tool, you can create a backup of your all o365 mailboxes. There are many backup software is available and MailsDaddy Office 365 Backup Tool is one of them. With this application, you can easily export your all Exchange Online Mailbox into PST or other formats like MBOX, MSG, and EML etc. Thanks Forum Post: RE: Quick books 2018 upgrade, 18 Aug 2018 06:56:00 GMTcaa7681b-025a-49ce-809f-7435bfe4d232:1ef19d9d-1e5c-407b-9992-fc7e9fce2c69D_Gahlaut Yes, your 2015 data will be compatible with QuickBooks 2018, however, it is advisable that you consult a QuickBooks expert for data migration. Forum Post: RE: WiFi Hotspots?, 17 Aug 2018 23:03:00 GMTcaa7681b-025a-49ce-809f-7435bfe4d232:a3efee11-0fb0-4f9d-a6a0-7fe85e9d9a97jawilliams Hi Container! Typically, the most effective way to boost a signal on your mobile hotspot is to use a compatible antenna. Whether your hotspot supports the use of an antenna will depend on the device that you have though.   If you have the Franklin R850 Mobile Hotspot, this device unfortunately doesn't support using an antenna to boost signal. If you have the ZTE Warp Connect Hotspot, this device does support attaching a cellular antenna to it. You should be able to use most antennae that have dual T-S9 connectors, which many third-party providers offer. However, TechSoup doesn't offer such antennae and so we can't make any guarantees that a certain third-party antenna will truly boost your signal to a noticeable extent. For this reason, we recommend trying out a compatible antenna but first ensuring the provider has a return policy in case it causes no improvement to your signal. A weak signal can be caused by a number of reasons ranging from the Sprint coverage in your area to the materials used in the construction of your building. The following basic steps are suggestions by Sprint on how to potentially boost signal. What can I do to maximize my internet browsing speed? Place the mobile hotspot in a location where the Sprint signal strength is strongest, such as near a window. Ensure there is plenty of space around the mobile hotspot to provide the best signal reception. Keep it at least 4-6 feet away from electrical devices that generate RF interference such as microwaves, TVs, cordless phones, cellular phones, and wireless speakers. Connect as few devices to the hotspot as is necessary. The more devices that are connected, the slower the potential browsing speed. Power the hotspot off when it is not being used. I hope this helps! Jamie Forum Post: Ability Hacks: story of two hackathon teams focused on helping people with disabilities, 17 Aug 2018 19:46:00 GMTcaa7681b-025a-49ce-809f-7435bfe4d232:7154a169-e005-4960-9ecc-8dd155a1d09fjcravens42 Microsoft held its annual One Week Hackathon, where employees from around the company work to "hack" solutions to various challenges. In 2014, Microsoft had 10 ability hack projects and last year Microsoft had 150 projects and 850 people. T his year every hacker will receive a copy of a new book covering the journeys of those hackathon teams. " The Ability Hacks " shares the behind-the-scenes stories of the hackers who pioneered two innovative hacks-turned-solutions used today by people with disabilities around the world – the  Ability EyeGaze Hack team  and  Learning Tools  Hack team. "While we've come a long way in incorporating accessibility and inclusivity in everything we do, the truth is that accessibility is a journey. There is more in front of us than behind us. Please  read the book  and join the conversation about inclusive technology design on Twitter via #abilityhacks . And if you want to create products for people with disabilities, do check out our  AI for Accessibility program , which provides access to advanced Microsoft Azure cloud computing resources to individuals and organizations working on empowering people with disability across the world at ." "The Ability Hacks" is also available in  PDF  and  EPUB . The Microsoft Blog this info came from . Forum Post: hello new member, 17 Aug 2018 02:34:00 GMTcaa7681b-025a-49ce-809f-7435bfe4d232:9f99ab07-500b-43a1-99d9-a99f8a7bbebfmadamx hi guy! I am new member!  Forum Post: Microsoft’s Council for Digital Good calls on US policymakers to promote digital civility, 16 Aug 2018 19:45:00 GMTcaa7681b-025a-49ce-809f-7435bfe4d232:9fb7b7df-1222-4966-a5b1-b02d8636464djcravens42 In an open letter to U.S. law- and policy-makers, Microsoft's Council for Digital Good is calling on government to address digital-world realities like cyberbullying and "sextortion" by modernizing laws and promoting in-school education to encourage positive online behaviors. The letter, shared last week at an event featuring the 15-member council at Microsoft's Innovation and Policy Center in Washington, D.C., touts the benefits of awareness-raising of digital risks. The council also recommends that in-school online safety and behavioral education be supported and prioritized, and requests that laws be updated and brought into the digital age. The letter and its recommendations to policymakers is the culmination of the council's work after 18 months of other assignments, activities, learning and fun. In addition to the council members and a parent or chaperone who accompanied each of them to the event, the young people also hosted leaders from other technology companies, non-governmental organizations and D.C.-area influentials. The  contents of the letter and more information is here . Learn more about Microsoft's digital civility initiative by visiting . Look for our latest digital civility research releases leading up to Safer Internet Day 2019 in February and, until then, follow the Council for Digital Good via Twitter using #CouncilforDigitalGood.   Also see the Microsoft on the Issues blog . Forum Post: RE: Can't activate Microsoft Office donation, 16 Aug 2018 19:39:00 GMTcaa7681b-025a-49ce-809f-7435bfe4d232:5e8e0439-787b-4e44-a700-71e6f1064f85ts-ricky Hi PETERKC1, I'm sorry to hear you are having trouble utilizing your Microsoft donation through TechSoup.  Below, I will provide you contact support information that is available to you directly from the VLSC. I will also provide a direct link for our paid Help Desk service organization's can   utilize for a one time fixes, or in your case, a software installation.  Free Support: VLSC   Support Center : Phone : 866-230-0560, option 4 (5 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific time Monday through Friday). Tell the representative your call is regarding an Open License agreement. Paid Support:  One-Time Fixes or Ongoing Support for Nonprofits; Help Desk for Nonprofits, Best, Ricky M. Cloud Services Provider | Account Manager | TechSoup Forum Post: National Day of Civic Hacking Highlights 2018, 16 Aug 2018 19:31:00 GMTcaa7681b-025a-49ce-809f-7435bfe4d232:64be8134-6cf2-4d85-84ef-eae77ade2907jcravens42 Last weekend, people across the country convened for #NationalDayofCivicHacking — a day of action where designers, coders, data scientists, and community members partnered with their local governments to solve local issues. The day consisted of more than 40 events across 20 states, with nearly 800 participants working on a wide array of projects centered on bettering our communities. Their projects tackled important issues like clean drinking water in California, power of attorney for immigrants and food access in Nashville, driver's license restoration in Anchorage, and much more. National Day of Civic Hacking Highlights: OpenSTL hosted an  affordable housing  hackathon Hack for LA held a workshop on human-centered design Code for Boulder and Code for Denver co-hosted a  civic engagement training Code for DC held its first ever  craft hackathon  (hey, tikes like tech too!) If you are interested in getting involved in this work beyond the National Day of Civic Hacking, take the next step and  join a Brigade  in your area. Not a techie? No problem! Brigade members have various skill sets, and all bring something different table. Forum Post: RE: Moving QuickBooks from old computer to new, 16 Aug 2018 19:25:00 GMTcaa7681b-025a-49ce-809f-7435bfe4d232:aef8c9cc-7cc5-4cba-8ef7-262099939306ahtm Hi there! You should be able to transfer QuickBooks to another machine. I recommend reviewing the Intuit Knowledge Base for information. Also, depending on when you received this product, there may be free support options available, but I would try the KB first. Here's a post that may be helpful: Forum Post: RE: Renewing Quickbooks thru Techsoup, 16 Aug 2018 19:22:00 GMTcaa7681b-025a-49ce-809f-7435bfe4d232:209957af-4446-44aa-ac3b-04728b412fadahtm hello! For something so specific to your account, it's best to contact customer support. You can contact them here: It is possible you'll need to contact QuickBooks, but TechSoup customer service will be able to best direct you. Forum Post: RE: Association Code, 16 Aug 2018 19:19:00 GMTcaa7681b-025a-49ce-809f-7435bfe4d232:10248857-e926-4f58-9ea5-9a4c20f9d64dahtm hi Artista,     If you're having trouble gaining access to your account, there is probably something specific that needs help from customer service. Please contact them for assistance and they will help you get associated. Forum Post: RE: Big changes coming to Gmail -- new look and new features -- including a "Confidential Mode", 16 Aug 2018 18:20:00 GMTcaa7681b-025a-49ce-809f-7435bfe4d232:6b82ee76-6d36-4238-b2c3-3ffba036f5e3kyletheguy9009 The updates are here now. Great change in the look but I haven't tried this yet: " Interestingly, one of these features is a "Confidential Mode" that will allow the sender to place restrictions on what can be done with the email message once it has been sent to the recipient. For example, you'll be able to prevent the recipient from forwarding your message to others. Another cool feature will be the ability to send emails that can be set to expire after a given amount of time has passed (30 days, 1 year, etc.)." Forum Post: RE: Helping Finding a Product, 16 Aug 2018 18:18:00 GMTcaa7681b-025a-49ce-809f-7435bfe4d232:f837e450-4806-4ee6-94be-87563e348db5kyletheguy9009 Here you go: Forum Post: Yth Live 2019 call for abstracts, 16 Aug 2018 16:16:00 GMTcaa7681b-025a-49ce-809f-7435bfe4d232:96425c80-e48e-450d-b350-be673aa254fbpetercheer ABSTRACTS DUE: OCTOBER 1 YTH Live 2019 will focus on how mental health impacts key youth populations’ overall health and wellness and how technology can be used to prevent and treat negative health outcomes and support positive ones. YTH is also particularly interested in abstracts spanning the following topics: Gun Violence Virtual Reality Artificial Intelligence Digital Rights Reproductive Health teleHealth Video Games Blockchain Privacy Data Analytics HIV/AIDS Sexual Health The most successful abstracts will include visionary uses of technology for youth oriented health that goes beyond traditional applications of mobile, texting, and social media. In its 11th year, YTH Live is the premier trailblazing technology and youth wellness conference. Our event showcases the brightest minds and cutting-edge research to help explore what works, what is mission critical, and how to collaborate. Whether you are an Executive Director, Developer, IT Professional, Program Manager, or Volunteer, attending YTH Live can help you learn the latest health trends or get up-to-date on the newest innovations and technologies.   More details at Forum Post: RE: Hello from the Mountains, 16 Aug 2018 15:31:00 GMTcaa7681b-025a-49ce-809f-7435bfe4d232:af815ea0-ae48-42e6-bcbb-0519a0ce8f05rweiner Hi Raunoy. Welcome to TechSoup. Do you work for or with a nonprofit, or a vendor who works with nonprofits? Forum Post: Hello from the Mountains, 16 Aug 2018 14:06:00 GMTcaa7681b-025a-49ce-809f-7435bfe4d232:fdcb1626-5169-4dfd-afd6-88b7399e1b08raunoy Hello all the lovely people, i am new here hoping to contribute positively in this community  Forum Post: RE: upgrading Quickbooks, 16 Aug 2018 11:08:00 GMTcaa7681b-025a-49ce-809f-7435bfe4d232:a2b30b45-5f14-4706-a045-43f9386aacb9D_Gahlaut Well explained bpatel! Agreeing to it, I would like to add that hosting of QuickBooks Pro desktop can bring the functionality of both QB Online and desktop version together. QB pro hosting will give anytime-anywhere accessibility, multi-device usability, multi-user collaboration along with benefits of 2018 QB Pro desktop features like advanced reporting. What makes it more interesting solution for Eagle69  is that hosting makes version upgrade easier. Going with commercial hosting providers authorized by Intuit, hosted QB license can also be taken on lease, in which you will get an automatic upgrade to a newer version. It means that you can use QB 2018 for now and switch to QB 2019, when the version comes to the market...and so on. Forum Post: RE: San Francisco Bay Area affordable housing project needs help, 16 Aug 2018 04:26:00 GMTcaa7681b-025a-49ce-809f-7435bfe4d232:c0c07794-bc31-4370-ba80-2e83d238eb8fCareKiai Thanks for replying. I don't normally write catch-all ads seeking volunteers, but figured since there are so few people using this forum, might as well.  I have an ad on Idealist for a Social Media content producer. I've been chewing on making an ad on VolunteerMatch for a Secretary to replace our current officer.  Thanks for the other suggestions and your article.  I like your comment for no more matching services.  Information gets so decentralized.  Too bad these sites are banding together more.  I hope to change that with my project.  Forum Post: RE: CiviCRM experts or advice, 16 Aug 2018 01:33:00 GMTcaa7681b-025a-49ce-809f-7435bfe4d232:3bfd4dd1-0e0f-49ef-b7cb-d5f88b6e04abbigal0228 Robert, Thank you for the response.  Not long after posting this, I received a reply from one of the consultants on the CiviCRM site and will speak with them on the phone next week.  They've indicated they can create a basic reproducible installation so that as each nonprofit requests, we'll be able to perform a preconfigured installation of the basics and just supply their dedicated information to complete the process.  I am just awaiting the cost involved, but if we can secure a donation or grant for the purpose, it would make it simpler to implement and support going forward.  I'm hoping to find some freelance consultants to assist as well.   I appreciate your assistance and look forward to asking you a multitude of questions over the next several years. Thanks! Alan Forum Post: RE: CiviCRM experts or advice, 16 Aug 2018 01:17:00 GMTcaa7681b-025a-49ce-809f-7435bfe4d232:ef7bc3d3-a482-4117-90f9-cee13a1868a5rweiner Hi Alan, There are lots of consultants who implement and support CiviCRM . They'll be in the best position to help you and your clients decide whether it's a fit for them. Idealware discusses Civi in some of their CRM reports, like  A Few Good Constituent Relationship Management Tools  and  A Consumers Guide to Low-Cost Donor Management Systems My view is that, like any flexible or homegrown CRM implementation, the project's scope and cost are highly variable. Nonprofits need to know their budget, prioritize their needs, and avoid scope creep.