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Windows 10

I deliberately held off installing Windows 10 until the official release, and I have now upgraded my Acer laptop from Windows 8.1. My main office computers are running Windows 7 Ultimate and I will upgrade them in the next few weeks. This is what I found. I have tested every program on the computer, with […]

Gebesse Newsletter – September 2014

Swiftpage takes over From October 1, distribution and vendor support for Act! will be performed by Swiftpage directly. ACTCRM have done an excellent job in these roles over the last few years and I will miss the people I have been doing business with, but I’m sure that nothing will change for the worse. Support […]

Gebesse Newsletter – August 2014

Swiftpage takes over In the latest stage in the absorption of Act! into the Swiftpage organisation, Swiftpage have announced that they will be taking over distribution of Act! in Australia from ACTCRM who have been fulfilling this role for the last few years. How this will affect both Certified Consultants and Act! users is currently […]

Gebesse Newsletter – June 2014

Books The reason that there have been no Weekly Buzz emails for a few weeks is that I have been busy working on three books. The first is a rerelease of a book I wrote for Choice Books (part of the Australian Consumers Association), published in 1997 (and rumoured to be the best selling non-fiction […]

Gebesse Newsletter – May 2014

Act!emarketing There is now a companion product to Swiftpage. It is Act!emarketing, and is available as a plugin to Act! v16 and included in Service Pack 1 (which all users of Act! v16 should have installed by now). There are some differences to the way Swiftpage works and in the features offered. A full comparison […]

Installing ACT! 6 in Windows 8

If you have Windows 7 you need to read “Installing ACT! 6 in Windows 7” First, let me say that ACT! 6 was an excellent product and, like Windows XP, lasted long beyond its expected retirement date. There are still people using it, despite pleas, recommendations, and even financial inducements to upgrade to later versions. […]

Installing ACT! 6 in Windows 7

If you have Windows 8 you need to read “Installing ACT! 6 in Windows 8” First, let me say that ACT! 6 was an excellent product and, like Windows XP, lasted long beyond its expected retirement date. There are still people using it, despite pleas, recommendations, and even financial inducements to upgrade to later versions. A […]

Gebesse Newsletter – April 2014

Yes, I’m using Swiftpage. I’m experimenting with using Swiftpage for newsletter distribution. As Act! and Swiftpage are both in the same company now it makes very good sense to use the integration between the two products to communicate with clients, prospects, and friends. The first thing to learn is how to use templates (there are […]

Should you worry about Windows XP?

On April 8 this year, Microsoft stopped all support for Windows XP and no further updates or security patches will be delivered. A friend of mine runs a business using point-of-sale software (POS) which is operating on several computers still using XP, and the inevitable experts appeared out of the woodwork to tell him he […]

Gebesse Newsletter – February 2014

Things are changing. New phone number Due to some phone problems which don’t matter any more I have a new mobile phone number. It is 0490 452 487, and I hope I don’t have to change it again for the next twenty years. The fax number is still 02 8221 9418 (faxes are sent and […]

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