Archive for December, 2009

Theracane – The Best Invention Since Tivo

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

Haven’t heard of the Theracane?  Neither had I until my sister so kindly purchased one for me for Christmas.

This plastic, albeit strange, looking device is perfect for anyone who has hard to reach knots in their back and neck.

Theracane is perfectly shaped to easily hold while reaching the middle of your back, without having to pull off a yoga move to get your opposite arm into the right position.

This is an easy $26 purchase decision in my book!

Windows 7 and Salesforce

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

First, I must say I am surprised that I like Windows 7 (vs. xp).  It starts and shuts down much faster, and I like how it manages stacking of open windows so my system tray isn’t the cluttered mess it used to be.

My main gripe – not all the apps I use seem to have caught up with 7.   Salesforece Mail merge is one such app I would really like to work, and doesn’t. I only found one other post on this so thought I would post as well. The response to my Salesforce support ticket is below…

“Thank you for contacting Salesforce Support. I am following up with you in regards to case xxxxx.

At this time Windows 7 is not fully supported to use with Connect for Outlook, therefore we cannot guarantee full functionality of the Connect for Outlook plugin. Unfortunately, there is not a time frame when Windows 7 will be fully supported with Connect for Outlook. Also, please keep in mind the below system requirements for Connect for Outlook.

* Microsoft Outlook XP (2002), 2003, or 2007

* Microsoft Windows® 2000, XP, or Vista™ (32-bit only; 64-bit is not supported)

* Microsoft Exchange Server

* Microsoft Word XP (2002), 2003, or 2007”