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2015 Best of Carrollton Computer Consultant

We are proud to have been selected for the 2015 Best of Carrollton, Computer Consultant, two years in a row! Thanks to our wonderful customers for making this a reality!

(View the original press release here)

VIP Clouds, LLC Receives 2015 Best of Carrollton Award

Carrollton Award Program Honors the Achievement

CARROLLTON March 15, 2015 — VIP Clouds, LLC has been selected for the 2015 Best of Carrollton Award in the Computer Consultant category by the Carrollton Award Program.

Each year, the Carrollton Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Carrollton area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2015 Carrollton Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Carrollton Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Carrollton Award Program

The Carrollton Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Carrollton area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Carrollton Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Carrollton Award Program

CONTACT:
Carrollton Award Program
Email: PublicRelations@awardsystem.org
URL: http://www.awardsystem.org

 
Real-Time Data and Teamwork with Google Sheets

Real-Time Data and Teamwork with Google Sheets

Convert your Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets to Google Sheets and experience Real-Time Data and Teamwork….in just  3 easy steps.

Google Sheets

Step 1:
In Google Drive, click the Settings icon in the top-right corner of the page and select Settings > Convert uploads.
Step 2:
Click the New button on the left of the page and select File upload, then navigate to your Excel file.
Step 3:
To start working with teammates in real time, open the file and click the Share button in the top-right corner, then invite as many people as you want to view, comment or edit.

 

2014 Best of Carrollton Computer Consultant!

Vip Clouds, LLC Receives 2014 Best of Carrollton Award

Best of Carrollton Award Program Honors the Achievement

CARROLLTON October 1, 2014 — Vip Clouds, LLC has been selected for the 2014 Best of Carrollton Computer Consultant category award by the Carrollton Award Program.

Each year, the Best of Carrollton Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Carrollton area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2014 Best of Carrollton Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Best of Carrollton Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About the Best of Carrollton Award Program

The Best of Carrollton Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Carrollton area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

We are humbled and honored to receive the 2014 Best of Carrollton Computer Consultant Award. I would like to offer a special Thank You to our customers who helped make this award a reality.  – Shane Walker (CEO)

The Carrollton Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Carrollton Award Program

CONTACT:
Carrollton Award Program
Email: PublicRelations@awardservice.org
URL: http://www.awardservice.org

 

Top 10 Reasons to Consider Google HangOuts Video Conferencing for your Business

Today Google announced some major Improvements to their Business Video Conferencing systems (Google HangOuts for Business.)

In addition to the email, calendars, contacts, drive, sites, docs and other tools already included with the $5/user/month Google Apps for Business platform, Google's announcement today included some serious video conferencing improvements to Google Apps's enterprise video conferencing system, Google HangOuts for Work.

If you are not familiar with the Google HangOuts Platform, this quick video will give you an idea.

Top 10 Reasons to Consider Google HangOuts Video Conferencing for your Business
  • Remotely Manage Video Meetings
  • 99.9% Guaranteed Uptime
  • SSAE 16/SAE 4302 Certification
  • ISO27001 Certification

  • $5/user/month is a mere fraction of the cost of traditional video conferencing systems
  • SOC 2 Compliance Certification
  • 24×7 Support from Google Enterprise Support
  • HIPAA Compliant Video Chat / TeleMedicine (assuming compliant configuration, policies, & procedures!)
  • Multiple Monitor Support (see the attendees on one screen and the presentation on the other)
  • $5/user/month is a mere fraction of the cost of traditional video conferencing systems

For more information on this topic, please see the following link from the Google Official Enterprise Blog

 
Google Apps can Delegate Contacts (finally!)

Google Apps can Delegate Contacts (finally!)

Today Google announced the ability to delegate contacts to other users in the Domain without having rely on a 3rd party app.  Google still has a ways to go with their built-in “Shared Contacts” functionality, but this is a huge step in the right direction….

Source:
https://support.google.com/a/answer/2590392?hl=en

Contacts delegation allows users to delegate full access to the contacts in their “My Contacts” group without granting access to their mail or anything else in their accounts. This is a common delegation practice between some executive users and their assistants and may be used in any situation where a user wishes to share all of his or her contacts with another user.

Accounts accessed via a mobile device will not have this feature enabled. Contacts delegation is available in the desktop web user interface only.

Contacts delegation uses a familiar Apps sharing interface. You may delegate your contacts only to other users within your domain. Like mail delegation, you may delegate your contacts to no more than 25 other users at the same time.

Delegation allows the sharing of the entire “My Contacts” list only. You cannot delegate a subset of your “My Contacts” or delegate contacts not in your “My Contacts.” Delegates may search delegator contacts by selecting the delegator contact group in the navigation pane, and then searching. Note that delegator contacts will not show up in the autocomplete drop down, or in searches when the delegator group is not selected.

Before users can delegate their contacts, contacts sharing must be enabled in the Admin console. For information on how to enable sharing in the Admin console, see this article.
  1. Go to Google Contacts.
  2. Click the More pulldown menu immediately above your contacts list and select Manage Delegation Settings.
  3. In the Add people text box, enter the email addresses of the users you wish to share your contacts.
  4. Click Share & save to finish granting the specified users access to your contacts.

Manage contacts delegation

  1. Go to Google Contacts.
  2. In the left navigation, click the Delegated Contacts group.
  3. Under Delegated Contacts, view the names of users who have delegated their contacts to you. Click on the user’s name to enter their My Contacts group with full edit access.

Delegated contacts

 
Google Hangouts Video Plugin for Microsoft Outlook

Google Hangouts Video Plugin for Microsoft Outlook

outlookToday Google Announced a plugin for Microsoft Outlook that enables you to schedule Video calls from with-in Microsoft Outlook.

Add video calls to Microsoft Outlook® meetings

Google Apps for Business users can schedule Hangouts video calls with other Outlook users in their company with the Hangouts Plugin for Microsoft Outlook®. This plugin is also used by Chromebox for meetings organizations that do not have Google Apps for Business. The plugin adds a video call name to the Microsoft Outlook event, and participants join the video call from a Chromebox for meetings device by entering the video call name using the remote control.

Install the Plugin

To install the Hangouts Plugin for Microsoft Outlook®, you must have administrator privileges on your computer. Please see your administrator for help.

    1. On a Windows computer, open a browser and go to https://tools.google.com/dlpage/hangouts_outlookplugin.
    2. Click Download Hangouts Plugin for Microsoft Outlook®.
    3. Run the downloaded HangoutsOutlookPlugin.exe to complete the installation.

Create a Hangouts video call

The plugin adds two buttons in the Office Ribbon for Outlook Mail and Calendar: one for scheduled and one for unscheduled video calls. Scheduled

      • Click  Schedule a Hangout to create a new meeting populated with Hangouts video call details.
      • If you are editing a meeting, you can click  Add Hangout to meeting. This adds the video call name to the location field and instructions for joining the meeting in the body.

Unscheduled

      • Click  Start a new Hangout to launch a spontaneous video call. The video call opens in your default browser.
      • If you are using a Chromebox for meetings device, enter the video call name into the text box.

Add guests

Internal participants You can invite internal participants—people who have Google Apps accounts in the same domain—in multiple ways:

      • Add them as a guest to the calendar event.
      • Add them as a guest in the video call.
      • If your organization has Chromebox for meetings devices, you can send them the video call name.

External participants

External guests must be invited in the Hangouts video call.
        1. Start your video call.
        2. Once you have joined the meeting, click  to add new guests.
        3. Enter the guest’s email address and then hit the Invite button to send an email with the link to your guests.

Join a video call

If you have Google apps for Business accounts, you can join the video call by clicking the link in the email.

If you do not have Google Apps for Business accounts, you can join from your Chromebox for meetings device by entering the meeting name using the remote control.

Change your default video call settings

To customize your default video call settings, click New >Meeting request, then click Hangouts plugin for microsoft outlook settings icon Hangout Settings in the ribbon.

Source

https://support.google.com/a/answer/4564466
 
How to Wrap Text in New Google Sheets

How to Wrap Text in New Google Sheets

One of the first things I noticed (and found annoying) when switching to the “New Google Spreadsheets” was the fact that my cells were spilling into adjacent cells rather than wrapping with-in the existing cell.   Word-wrap is turned off by default in New Google Sheets

It took me a few minutes to figure it out, but once I did,  it is a super easy fix.  If you do not want your cells to word-wrap in Google Sheets, simply highlight all of the cells that you do not want to wrap, and click the “wrap-text” icon.  You can toggle word-wrap off and on by highlighting cells clicking the “wrap text” “word-wrap” icon (see below.)