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Friday, December 13, 2013

Microsoft Exchange Server vs Microsoft Exchange Online











Average on-premise Exchange Server deployment

Average cost of Exchange Server deployment 
for a 20 user office = $13,500

This cost includes:
  • Server Hardware
  • Exchange Software & Licenses
  • Annual Security Certificate
  • Installation Labor
Average cost of monthly ongoing 
on-premise Exchange Services = $350

This cost includes:
  • Spam Filtering Service
  • Cloud Data Backup
  • Maintenance Labor
The result is a higher total cost of ownership and slower return on investment for not much added value.

Microsoft Exchange Online Enterprise Plan

Cost of Exchange Online Enterprise Plan 
for a 20 User Office = $160/mo

This cost includes: 
  • Spam Filtering
  • Cloud Data Backup and Archiving 
Benefits of Exchange Online:
  • No need for server hardware
  • No Exchange software or licensing costs
  • No Security Certificates necessary
  • No ongoing proactive maintenance required
  • Simplified installation labor
  • Outlook web access for both Apple & Android devices
  • And maybe the best benefit of all… Microsoft Office 2013 Outlook Client Software is included with a 50GB Mailbox Size per user! Let’s see an Exchange Server supporting 20 users do that! 
The end result of moving your email to the cloud is a low ongoing monthly expense with no upfront capital expenditure, plus all the benefits and flexibility to meet your business communications needs.

Did you know that Windows XP is going end-of-life? This means that Microsoft Outlook 2013 will not run on Windows XP. That could mean no email for you!


Go to http://www.gobiztech.com/exchange-online.aspx for more info about Microsoft Exchange Online

Monday, December 2, 2013

Use the % prefix or suffix in a browse field for simplified searches

Did you know that you can use the % prefix or suffix in a browse field for simplified searches in Infor VISUAL?

Let’s assume that your customer orders have a prefix of CO- and you want to display the customer order CO-0041281 without having to enter the full CO ID. 

1) Make sure ‘Auto browse enabled’ is checked in the Browse Option’s menu



2) In COE, enter the characters %1281.



3) If there is more than one match, a list of COs will appear. Double click the Order ID from the list to display.


4) If there is only one match, the CO will display.




Use the ‘%’ as a suffix in a browse field.

1) Using the same CO # above, enter the characters CO-4%



2) If there is more than one match, a list of COs will appear. Double click the Order ID from the list to display.



3) If there is only one match, the CO will display.



This feature also works in other Infor VISUAL module browse fields, ie…Part Maintenance, Purchase Order Entry, Mfg Window and others.


This tip was brought to you by BizTech VISUAL Consultant, Glenn Smith