Microsoft Outlook is a great tool for organizing your emails, contacts, tasks, appointment and a heck of a lot of other stuff. MissingLink adds that extra functionality which allows you to manage and coordinate your projects.
In this article I will explain how you set up MissingLink Professional to allow you to collaborate and share your project data with other members of your team. MissingLink Professional works best in a LAN environment, which for most non-technical users can be described as people you share an office with.
You’ll need to have a bit of technical knowledge around setting up a network share but that should be about it. In this scenario, I’ll describe how three fictional users, Gary, Joan and Steve, can connect MissingLink Professional in their office and work together to share project data.
Setting Up the Server
Setting Up Users
At this point, Gary’s work is almost complete, he needs to setup MissingLink User Accounts for both Joan and Steve. To setup Users, Gary needs to do the following:
Connecting Users to MissingLink
At this point, most of the hard work is complete. Now Joan and Steve need to “Connect” their local instances MissingLink to Gary’s MissingLink. Both Joan and Steve will follow these steps:
Something to note:
Hopefully this article clarifies and explains how to set up MissingLink Professional in a network environment. If you have any questions, please drop me an email to kevin at missinglinkprojectcenter dot com.
It has taken longer than I had hoped but I’ve just update the website with the latest version of MissinLink.
You should be notified automatically of the update.
Drop me an email to kevin at missinglinkprojectcenter dot com if you have any questions or comments.
First off, a very Happy Thanksgiving to all !! It is a big American holiday today and I wanted to send well wishes to my American friends, customers and everybody else too!
I know that this blog hasn’t been updated very much in the last 6 months or so, things have been pretty hectic in my life and I haven’t had the time to dedicate to MissingLink as I would have liked. That being said, I’ve found some free time in the last few weeks and I’ve been working on some stuff:
1. I found and fixed a couple of nagging bugs and will continue to debug and work on the system.
2. I’ve added an Outlook 2010 Ribbon to the system so my Outlook 2010 users should now be able to access the full functionality of MissingLink from a Ribbon.
3. I’ve added some logic so that embedded attachments (usually signature files), won’t be added to the system. This one took me a while and I ended up using a new plug-in named Redemption that helped greatly! Thanks a bunch to the developer of that tool!
I plan on bundling up these changes and releasing an update over the weekend.
Please drop me a note a kevin at MissingLinkProjectcenter dot com if you have any comments
Wow, I can’t believe so much time has passed since I last posted on this blog!
There have been a number of big changes that have gone on in my life, the biggest being a few weeks ago I got married. As you might have guessed, the last few months leading up to the wedding were pretty stressful and hectic. The ceremony went well and we’ve settled down into our married life.
I plan on rededicating some time to MissingLink and continuing improvements, enhancements and bug fixes to the system. If you have any comments or concerns, please send me an email.
This post is rather timely for me because last week, while doing some debugging and testing, I inadvertently lost a lot of data. Because it caused me a lot of grief, it occurred to me that some good could come of it and that is where this post is coming from.
In this day and age, with technology being as pervasive as it is, it is easy to forget how much we rely on our PCs. If you are anything like me, you use your PC or Mac everyday for a wide variety of tasks, often taking for granted that everything will be there and it will work without incident.
Let me walk you through a scenario; you get up, get ready for the day and proceed to your office, with coffee or tea in hand. You turn on your PC or wake it up and staring at you instead of an expected log in screen is a message that says your hard disk has crashed.
After spending several hours trying to get the PC to boot, you are left with nothing. Unfortunately, for whatever reason, the hard disk is toast, gone, kaput. Your only solution is to buy a replacement. That’s ok, you think, you’ve got all those pretty CDs from Microsoft or your other software vendors, you’ll be back up in running in a matter of minutes
And then … your stomach does a few turns because you realize that while you have all of the programs, you don’t have the data, the work, the important stuff.
You see it is rather easy to reinstall a program, but what about the documents, spreadsheets, files? Those are the things that cannot be reinstalled unless you have a good backup.
If you are like me, you have other important things on your PC, pictures or movies of your family. These are the really important things, because if they are gone, they cannot be recreated. Those usually represent a snapshot of time, when your child takes their first walk, a first Christmas or maybe a school play.
These memories are priceless and if you are like me, you probably haven’t backed them up. So, what I would like is for you to take some time, maybe a few hours, buy some blank CDs or DVD and backup all your important data; your files, pictures, movies and other important information, because if it goes away, it will be gone forever.
You should do this regularly but doing it at least once is critical! There is a lot of software on the Internet that can do regularly scheduled backups for you but even before any of that happens, please, please backup your stuff!
I wanted to take this opportunity to wish you and your family and very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Season’s Greetings to all!
After much consideration I have decided to increase the price of MissingLink Project Managment from it’s current price of $49 to $79 effective December 15th, 2009.
This price increase reflects what I feel is an increase in the value that you will receive from MissingLink Project Management.
If you have any comments, please feel free to drop me an email.