Friday, April 17, 2009

Follow our system upgrades on TWITTER

Weekends in April and May will involve large changes to our infrastructure.  We will be expanding our virtualized environment, building out our storage and redundancy, and expanding systems.   While we do this, there will be some scheduled downtime.  Aside from e-mails with pre-planned outages, you can follow our up-to-date system maintenance on Twitter; .

TrialWorks HYBRID

TrialWorks Hybrid is the next generation of our law office case management software. The new platform utilizes Microsoft Office 2007 infrastructure to deliver advanced functionality and a better user experience. Although many of our advancements affect the overall function of TrialWorks, there are some interface changes; most noteworthy is the addition of the RIBBON navigation structure prominent in all Microsoft Office 2007 products.

  1. What are the minimum requirements to run TrialWorks Hybrid?

    Machines must have a minimum of 512 MB RAM, a P4 or higher CPU, and 200MB disk-space locally to install TrialWorks Hybrid. Some machines may have 512MB with some fraction dedicated to video. These machines will FAIL the pre-requisites checks and will not be able to continue the installation. This is why our MINIMUM REQUIREMENT IS ACTUALLY 1024MB RAM or 1.00GB. Performance depends on the amount of free memory available and the load on the system, we recommend at least 2GB RAM.

    The machine must also be Windows XP Professional, Windows VISTA Business/Ultimate, or Windows Server 2003/2008. TrialWorks Hybrid has been successfully tested in both 32bit and 64bit environments but 64bit compatibility has not been finalized.

    The minimum screen resolution supported by TrialWorks Hybrid is 1024x768.

  2. Do I need Microsoft Office 2007?

    You do not need Office 2007 to run TrialWorks HYBRID; this version is backwards compatible with Microsoft Office 2003. Please note that Office 2000/2002 releases are not supported.

  3. What makes TrialWorks Hybrid so different?

    The biggest difference is in the change from Microsoft Access 2002 Runtime to Access 2007 Runtime, which gives TrialWorks many new possibilities in managing your case information. Additionally, the installation routines have been completely redone making deployment and upgrades simpler than before on workstations and terminal servers.

  4. Can we run TrialWorks Version 9 and Hybrid on the same system?

    No, the two products will not co-exist on the same machine due to the change in Access Runtime.

  5. Can we run TrialWorks Version 9 and Hybrid on the same network?

    No, TrialWorks Hybrid requires a database upgrade which forces all clients to obtain the latest release.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Export Public Folder Calendar Items to a Microsoft Exchange Resource Mailbox Calendar Folder

You may know this but exporting/copying/moving Public Folder Calendar Items to anything else can be tricky. Some items move no problem but anything that is TENTATIVE will not move.  So, today we devised a routine that seems to do the trick.
  • Open the source public folder in Category View >
  • Open the Field Chooser and Add all fields you may need. If its not on the screen you'll loose it.
  • Select all, and Copy the whole "table"
  • Open Excel, Paste
  • Create new columns after Start and End..  Basically insert a blank column after the START field and after the END field.  You need to break down those columns into one that's only DATE and the other that's only TIME.
  • Do column to text split using fixed width of 10 chars and spilt START and END columns into Start Date and Start Time and End Date and End Time.
  • Define a Named Range, this is critical for Outlook to use it.  This varies in versions of excel,  in Excel 07 its under FORMULAS.  In older versions its under INSERT.
  • Save  and close
  • Import excel to calendar, be sure to map fields! 
-Karl J