This month we met again at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. Once again, a big “thank you” to George, Luke and the CMP staff for hosting us and providing a lovely breakfast spread!
Our next meeting is Wednesday, April 1, 8:30-9 am at the Frick Art & Historical Center in the East End.
At the end of the meeting, we had a drawing for two prizes: a set of ear buds from Constant Contact and a Paypal card reader. (Cindy L. picked up these items as swag from the Nonprofit Technology Conference last week.) The winners were George Brzezinski and John Ingram.
Here are the meeting notes for this month:
- Local vendors who implement Office 365?
- Network monitoring
- Remote Access issues
- The org in question is using MS remote desktop / terminal server
- Issue is they are getting kicked out of the remote client
- Possibly firewall blocking access?
- Look for patterns in outages
- Check permissions
- Internet service steady?
- Funding challenges foroperational support (including tech)
- Katherine Heart, local consultant, does grant writing for operating support
- Website hosting
- Website developers
- Event management tools
- Printer/copier vendors
- Windows 8
- No way to network unless purchased the Pro edition
- Win 8.1 better than 8.0
- Best way to find programs and features is the Search function (magnifying glass icon)
- Apple Watch – possibly a gadget to get people into the stores so they’ll buy other Apple products, like Macs and laptops
- Macbooks – sometimes hard to map print drivers, have to do a lot manually
- Office 2010 or 2013
- Nonprofit starter pack – 10 users free
- NGO Connect – 2 users free
- Security for websites
- Johna Lingelbach from Allegheny Conference also sent a link post-meeting to the following newsletter that contains useful tech info: http://www.e-safetech.com/resources/newsletters-archive/