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Not to completely derail the topic, but yeah ... you know the phrase "eats like a horse"?  That's more about a horse having less zero will-power, than about eating a lot. (They have even less will-power than I do!)  The boogers will just not stop eating if allowed access to goodies like grain, oats, or apples.  

They also cannot belch. It's physically not possible.  So if a horse eats too much of something that gives him gas, like apples, they can become very sick and even die from the gas.  In theory it goes out the back end, but when there's too much, it's bad news.  

So the answer everyone came up with was 4-6 apples were safe because they had done it. Maybe even a couple dozen would be fine, but no one who had a healthy working horse was willing to experiment to find out how many was too many.  :-)
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I'll never own a horse but thanks for all that info.  I never would have known.
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I don't work in IT anymore but since I have a network at home, this forum is still my go to for my weird home network questions.  I can google til the cows come home but can't always find the answers or even a direction to go in. 

I am very grateful for all of you guys/gals who are so patient with me.

Thank you!

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Lisa,

if you have control about the DNS of your SMTP domain, you can

  • either add an A or CNAME record for autodiscover.lisasmaildomain.com pointing to your provider's server and live with certificate mismatch warnings
  • or, better still, add an SRV record _autodiscover._tcp_lisasmaildomain.com on port 443 pointing to your provider's server and keep your fingers crossed while it connects

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If the forum seems dead, I will take some of that responsibility.
Mark would chime in from time to time, but we old timers were like an IT Swat team.
We are not that anymore.

And we need to address new areas of the tech world.  It's been over a year since I installed a hard disk.   Old network issues are often out of our hands since the ISPs have so much control.

A prominent tech just had a problem with his internet access.  So he said he fixed it himself.  He switched providers.

On the other hand I have fixed their problems from time to time.

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I agree with Curt. I don't deal with the same stuff as I used to, so can't contribute as much as I used to. The more our company consolidates our services, the less I have control over. Everything is getting centralized or cloudified (see, I even have time to make up new words now) and my ability to fix or troubleshoot stuff is basically me calling our central help desk to get them to fix it because I no longer have access. Which is a lot of fun. A few weeks ago I had an issue with a corrupted Citrix profile for a user. Had to put in a service ticket for the user and in it I put that the users Citrix profile needed to be deleted so that it would recreate a clean copy when he logged in, clearing the corrupted profile. After 3 weeks, the central group closed the ticket saying they didn't see an issue with the profile, without actually deleting the profile. So the issue happened again. So had to escalate the issue before they actually did what I asked them to do 3 weeks earlier, that I could no longer do because I no longer had access.

Plus, I don't get sent for training anymore to learn any of the new tech goodies and OS upgrades that are out there now, because everything is centralized elsewhere.

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On the other hand, Just this week, I was able to help an IT department make a copy of their Online Dynamics 365 CRM instance to an new production instance.

I also guided them on using a great third party tool called "The Ribbon Work Bench" by Scott Durrow, which is part of the XRM Tool box.   You can download it from GITHUB.

So with this took , I can change the menus in the interface, hide or reveal parts of the interface to react to users adding or changing data in the application.  The xml code that makes up the menu bars, Form bars and pages of the application is a separate type of xml called Ribbon XML.

This week I also created DTS packages between SQL server databases and Cloud databases to do ETL work.    

I also migrated data into new tables in the cloud.   

I will next work on using Business rules in CRM to customize how the function of opportunities are converted into client accounts in the application.  
There after I worked on directory syncing between Office 365 accounts and On premise AD.


But these are not topics that we see on this forum.   

James Summerlin could do a great deal of stuff here on DTS.  He is a SSIS expert.  He's fantastic at it.

Then there is the emerging technology of Microsoft FLOW. Also Power Apps.   And it would not hurt for us to talk a bit regarding Java script, because in the browser it has a fast response.  It works on the client side where as C# based plug-ins work on the server side and are somewhat slower.

And perhaps we need to talk about how to deal with Centralization.   


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I don't think that it's anyone's fault that the forum is slow. It was hacked & Mark took some time off, rightfully so. A month or so ago, there were 832 members listed. I just looked now & there are 900 listed. However, I only see the same 25 users on a regular basis. Were most of the 900 users automatically transferred from the old forum or did the rejoin like I did? I received an email but some people may have retired or changed email addresses. Another thing is outsourcing. Could that have reduced the forum traffic?
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