Social Media for the MV industry – Part 5

Man, this is the gift that keeps on giving… Part 5? Really? Well as I said before, I’m just trying to keep everything in one spot. I think I’m talked-out on this one. This is a response to a recent forum discussion with mostly a recap.

Social Media for the MV industry – Part 4

I was inspired to write a little more based on notes by Robert Houben and Bill Haskett. Rather than boring too many colleagues over in the U2 list with one of my loooong notes, I decided to post here. Surprisingly it’s not that long. 🙂

Social Media for the MV industry – Part 2

There has been a fascinating set of responses in email groups to my first post on this topic, and I sincerely respect and appreciate all comments and the time taken to make them. Here is a response for everything I’ve read here so far.

Social Media for the MV industry

Forums are no longer adequate. This blog entry begins a mini-campaign to get more MultiValue/Pick people into social media to exchange business/technical information.

Google Groups extra signature

This is for people who administer Google Groups in the MV community and elsewhere. I’ve been noticing over the last few months that emails I get from forums have two “unsubscribe” notifications. In the case of the MVDBMS group which I manage, I know I didn’t cause that, so something else did. Here’s how you fix it.

Code tip: Include items – Part 1

I usually don’t post code tips but since I haven’t published anything in a while, I thought I’d post this tidbit on how to use Include items elegantly.

Remote execution of client code from the server

When creating browser applications for Pick applications, people frequently ask how they can execute some code on the PC/client with instructions from the server. We do this all the time with terminal emulators in our “thick client” user interfaces. But what about doing this with a browser?

D3 Windows or Linux?

I saw another question today about whether a VAR should recommend D3 Windows or D3 Linux. Knowing many sites that have moved from Windows to Linux, and those that have not, I thought I’d post my thoughts on it here for a more general audience.

Marketing, Part 2 : “Value-Add” Resellers

Marketing often entails conveying to the prospect audience more than just what your products are about. We are judged by the company we keep, and the MV DBMS will be judged by the people that represent the platform. There is a discussion in the U2UG forum right now about changing support providers, and this is integrally related to how people […]

Marketing in the Pick industry – Part 1

I’ve written a bunch of blogs lately on the topic of Marketing in the Pick industry. I just haven’t published them. I get so fired up on this topic that the blog turns into a rant and I just don’t hit that Publish button. Well, it’s time to change that. This first entry in this series was going to be […]

Re-introduction to NebulaMail

There is some new discussion in the MVDBMS forum about e-mail lately so I thought I’d re-introduce NebulaMail as an option.

Excel, CrowFlite… Continued

This is a sort of follow-on to one of my postings last month. My intent here is to kick off some forum discussions based on today’s posting. The question in short is: We have some great tools for tight integration with Excel that are going to be available very soon, so what else do end-users want or need?

Excel, CrowFlite, AccuTerm, etc etc

Over the years I’ve done a lot of work with the internals of Excel and most of the other Microsoft Office applications, integrating them in some way with Pick/MV business applications. Now I’m looking to do more with Excel – but what do you want to see?

MV apps for Web2.0

Web2.0, SOA, SaaS – there are similarities and vast differences but what they all have in common is that MV business applications are generally not prepared for any of them. I’m looking for a good accounting system that can be used in the modern business world. If you have one, let me know. If not, here’s how you, the VAR […]

Thoughts on new MVDBMS forum

I didn’t intend for this to be a big deal (see prior post about comp.databases.pick) but as soon as it got started it sure turned into one. I’m committed to making the new MVDBMS forum a centerpiece for this community. Here are some related thoughts. I’m sure I’ll follow-up with more later.

Who is fooling who?

It’s amusing when people ask if something is technically possible, or “envision if you will” some concept, as though other people haven’t already envisioned or even coded a prototype or full solution. Let’s cut to the chase – envision if You will, paying for what you ask.

“Lite” telephony with MV

Over the last year I’ve been working intensely with telephony apps which integrate with MV – and I’ve blogged on this topic as well. This includes voice in/out and SMS in/out. If you have any interest in adding telephone or texting access into your app, check this out…