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Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? Only time will tell.
On Monday, October 8, 2012 there was an announcement by W3C on the alpha release of Web Platform Docs. The purpose of this is to establish a single point/place where we all can go for “All Things Web Development”.
Her’s a blog posting by Jean Paoli (President – Microsoft Open Technologies) on the announcement:
Bear in mind this site is only a few days old but it has names like Adobe, Facebook, Google, HP, Microsoft, Mozilla, Nokia, Opera that are stewards of the project. If they pull this off it will save all of us TONS of time (translate $$$) in development/research as related to web efforts.
Let us wish them the best and contribute to the effort for the common good! So jump over and take a look NOW!
For those who do not know – March 30 was(is) National Pencil Day…. and stats indicate sales are UP this past year on WOOD pencils and associated accessories (sharpeners, erasers, etc.).
Remember that Number 2 yellow pencil? You first learned to write with one and probably left a few teeth marks on a few as well. ..and NO you do not have “lead poisoning” because “lead pencils” were NEVER made of lead. They were always (and still are) made of graphite.
In my early engineering days we were encouraged to keep a daily journal/notebook. Always writing down little (and large) items during our day. We did this with a (yellow) number 2 pencil. I still keep a spiral bound notebook to the right of my keyboard and jot things down (in pencil ;-). Every morning the first thing that is typically done is to draw a horizontal line.. make note of the day and date.. and to make a time entry with something like “.. Read Email & NG’s..” When I answer the phone I also make a note. At lunch time there is a blocked out time slot noted for lunch. If you were to take a look at my (office) supply/storage closet you would see a pile of 8.5 x 11 spiral bound notebooks filled with data/notes going back YEARS.
The pencil (and paper) is where I start when designing anything. It could be a program to solve a customer’s problem, a bookshelf that I plan to build, even a remodel of a kitchen. The best part is NO BATTERIES REQUIRED.. NO POWER CORD.. all the power required is ME! PLUS it is Mobile 😉
We tend to rely way too much on technology but I believe our best ideas come from just simply putting a Number 2 Yellow Pencil in our hand.. take a piece of paper.. and dream.
Oh yes, my favorite Yellow Number 2 is made by the largest wood pencil maker in the world – Dixon Ticonderoga – over 1.5 BILLION made every year!
There are two forms/views in SalesLogix Windows/LAN that are Activity/History related – the Create Activity (Activity Details View form) and the Complete Activity (History Details View form). The 2nd form is also used to insert/edit the Notes-History records as well.
Normally the “Leader” lookup is populated with the name/Id of the current user and that is teh end of it. However, in normal business operations/workflow there are times when the current user is scheduling/completing, etc. an Activity (or adding a note-history record) for someone else. So you simply click on the lookup and pick that user and away you go – or do you?
It turns out there is a bit of built-in set of “rules” that govern just what you get to choose from… and here is that rule:
“You can ONLY choose a user to be an Activity User IF you have access to their calendar”
Now back to the subject of this post… “Why do in-active users show up on me Leader Lookups” .. simple.. when you retired the user you did not remove calendar access to them from other (active) users.
This short blog was inspired by one of our customers (Thank You Patti!) when she sent me an email asking just that. They have had SalesLogix for a long time and have had users come and go. Theirs is a business where just about every SalesLogix user can “see” just about all the other user calendars. More than likely none of the retired were ever removed from the Active user(s) calendars. A quick cleanup (via the admin – user profile – Calendar tab) will correct that situation.
Here is a GREAT take-away:
Oh yes, it happens that there is also a custom MainView (not implemented by us 😉 that has it’s own custom dialog for Activity scheduling. It “happens” to have a lookup that is used to pick a “leader” and the calendar clean-up did not fix it.. and why you ask?.. Well it has to do with the LookupMode property of the lookup control. The two (2) OOTB (Out Of The Box) forms using Leader (lookup) have it set to lmCalendarUser – the custom is simply lmTable. A quick edit or two (changing it to lmCalendarUser) and now the problem is solved!