Google Cloud Connect

Microsoft Office with Google Cloud Connect is a deadly combination for collective multiple users experience. The feature highlight is users can simultaneously edit Microsoft Office documents, users can also share and backup too.

The main features are:

  1. Collaborative Editing – At the same time multiple persons can edit the same document. The person is added as editor. The document is then shared using Gmail. The other persons have to download the document for editing. Any change made by one person will be reflected in all of the collaborators.
  2. Revision History – This is a very useful feature that avoids cluttering of the same document in multiple names to keep earlier versions. It tracks, manages and synchronizes all the changes made in a document. You can view it from the Settings. You can easily restore to a previous version without changing windows or opening new documents.
  3. Share a Document – You can share your document with any number of people. You can specify the access level for each person. You can make it public or restricted to a group of people by changing the visibility options.
  4. Resolving Overlapping Edits – You can easily resolve overlapping edits. If one user has made edits which have not been synchronized, when another user edited the same object, a pop up windows will appear indicating the same.
  5. Edit Offline – You can make the required changes and synchronize later. This is helpful when you dont have an internet connection or access to internet.
  6. Syncing to the Cloud – You can synchronize changes from or to the cloud. You can set it at automatic or manual.

Download Google Connect and enhance your Microsoft Office user experience.

Article Authored by Rosemary J Thomas
Author, Rosemary J Thomas, is the Business Development Executive with SupportPRO.
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Happy Bithday Linux

On August 25th 2011, it was a big day for all Linux users. Its 20th birthday, a major milestone for the Linux family.

20 years ago on 25th August 1991, Linux Torvalds wrote to comp.os.minix a UseNet newsgroup using Minix a UNIX Operating System.

Im doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, wont be big and professional like gnu) for 386(486) AT clones. This has been brewing since april, and is starting to get ready. Id like any feedback on things people like/dislike in minix, as my OS resembles it somewhat (same physical layout of the file-system (due to practical reasons) among other things).

Ive currently ported bash(1.08) and gcc(1.40), and things seem to work. This implies that Ill get something practical within a few months, and Id like to know what features most people would want. Any suggestions are welcome, but I wont promise Ill implement them 🙂

Linus (torvalds@kruuna.helsinki.fi)

PS. Yes its free of any minix code, and it has a multi-threaded fs. It is NOT portable (uses 386 task switching etc), and it probably never will support anything other than AT-harddisks, as thats all I have :-(.

He just started it has his hobby, but Linux has grown from what it was then back in 1991. From big and small hosting companies, ATMs, smart phones and even the common desktop/laptop users, you can see Linux almost everywhere. Its an apple of an eye equally for a so called techie or geek, developers and common computer users. Now days laptops too come with preinstalled Linux OS.

Just like picking a ice cream flavor of your choice, you can pick your favorite Linux distro RedHat, Ubuntu, Fedora, Mint, Mandriva, Puppy Linux and the list goes on. These have further custom spins of Linux. Youll have a version of Linux even to support on computer with the lowest specifications.

People have lost the fear of using Linux. Its no longer just a command line window without graphical user interface. You can have anything with just a click faster than on Windows. Bug fixes and updates are much faster. Common release cycles happen on between a 6 months to 1 year which keeps its upto date.

Linux has hope for the future to come, a sun shining far away. One day we can hope to see Linux along with the top industry players like Apple and Microsoft.
Best wishes for the future. Belated birthday wishes Linux.

Article Authored by Rosemary J Thomas
Author, Rosemary J Thomas, is the Business Development Executive with SupportPRO.
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Using Social Medias to bring in more Hosting Business

Marketing and brand promotion have always been critical focus areas for a growing business. Companies have grown and flourished on the foothold of effective marketing strategies. The concept of marketing in itself has been evolving with time. Technology has opened up a new horizon of marketing opportunities. Companies need to adapt to the new changes in Marketing strategies to remain relevant.

Social Media marketing is a one such great change. Companies big and small have accepted it as a low cost promotional took that is highly effective in driving huge traffic. Social media helps Spread the word about your product, services, brand, its efficiency, drawbacks, features, news.almost any aspect of the business.

Social media has turned out to be a very popular medium of promotion for webhosting companies too. Hosting providers utilize them not just to popularize their brand and offers, but also to gain a personal connection with their clients and also feedbacks from end users. Social media marketing is just the apt medium for webhosting provider as it is

  • Has a larger reach and deeper audience penetration
  • Increases Exposure/Traffic to website
  • More personalized
  • Works in conjunction with the business website
  • Long term internet marketing
  • Great tool to give updates and get feedbacks
  • Builds online reputation
  • Develops an interactive medium for customer support for existing clients
  • Is a Low or No cost technique

Web Hosting providers can use social media tools like blogs, microblogs, interactive sites (Facebook, Orkut etc.), Online forums, social news aggregators, etc effectively to drive in good traffic to their website. Each has their own purpose, target audience and coverage.

Community sites like Facebook, Orkut, Linkedin, etc drive in the foot traffic into your site. They help build the Fan base and also keeps them updated on whats latest.

Social News aggregators such as Twitter, Digg, Stumbleupon, slashdot and techmeme announce the latest news on product launches, discounts, offers, etc and allow clients to book their orders.

Blogs help publish and advertise services in details. They can also provide clients technical details and freebee guides. Thus helping bring in more hits to your site.

Online Forums are more personal in use. They help build goodwill and can be used to communicate to clients directly. Online Forums are also great networking tool. Participating in forums that focus on a niche market can help earn customers and followers.

Social media is also a good tool to gather feedbacks, reviews, run polls asking clients to rate your products or services. SurveyMonkey is one such site which can be effectively used to gather market feedbacks.

Social networking in general helps introduce you to vendors, prospects, employees, business practices, etc. But more than these it helps with Brand Monitoring.

By investing a few hours of time per week on your Social media tools, companies can soon notice significant increase in web traffic, noticeable increase in their SEO rankings and there by increase their client base consistently. Consistent update is vital for the efficiency of most Social Media Marketing tools. If this factor is ignored, all efforts put in during a period would turn futile.

Social Medias are the best way to drive targeted traffic to your website. Social references of your website has more weight age now that before, with the new googles algorithm updates. It can contribute tremendously to your SEO campaigns. Need less to say many webhosting companies, both start ups and established ones are engaging Social Medias for branding and online traffic generation.

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How to fix Cpanel Remote Mysql issue with the error message: WARNING [2] mysql_connect(): OK.shorter than expected

How to fix Cpanel Remote Mysql issue having the error message: WARNING [2] mysql_connect(): OK packet 6 bytes shorter than expected, Line: 34 in file C:\inetpub\local_intranet\website_updater.php

We need to perform two steps to check this which can be done as follows:

Firstly, check the mysql remote connection after making sure that you are using the following parameters;

MySQL server : Server IP

Port : 3306

User : fill in mysql user for eg: username_test

Password : password of the mysql user.

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