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New Technology

The “New Technology” section contains information about new versions of Windows, QuickBooks, and our software as well as posts about new software programs that we’ve tried.

QuickBooks & AVG Anti-Virus software

A recent AVG Anti-Virus update was responsible for receiving the following error message when trying to open (start) QuickBooks: An error occurred when QuickBooks tried to start the database server that manages access to the QuickBooks company file. Error (-6094,0). This error has now been resolved.
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Windows 7 ROCKS

Certified Payroll Solution (CPS), Construction Application for Payment Solution (CAPS), Crew/Overtime Entry Solution (COES) and Wage Manager Solution (WMS) by Sunburst Software Solutions, Inc. is compatible with QuickBooks 2010 and Windows 7.
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Nancy’s “Big” Adventure – or Upgrading to Windows 7 Ultimate Final Release

We received the "Final Release" version of Windows 7. Frankly this is amazing - we actually have a final release of "something" a full month before it will start hitting the computers of our customers. Kudo's to Microsoft for LONG beta testing periods and a "real" early access program! Roughly 10 plus days ago, Intuit released purchasing availability to it's ProAdvisors.
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Windows 7, Vista & XP Machines

There is NO UPGRADE path from an XP machine to Windows 7, so you will need to do a clean install......this means that you had better back up all of your data to an external source and I mean ALL of your data, your Word files, your Excel files, your pdf's any document you've ever downloaded from the internet that you would "die" without; because a clean install will erase everything from your hard drive.
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Windows 7 – Coming Soon to a Computer Near You

Windows 7 will be installed on new computers beginning in October, so with the news, I've decided that I need to jump on the band wagon and build a "test" machine using the Windows 7 Release Candidate (a "Release candidate " is the version that is the last beta or test version that is released prior to a "final release" for the general public". )
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Synching data on two computers

The problem always had been on how to keep the two computers synched, not an easy task. I was driving myself nuts using Window's "briefcase", but the folders that I store my most often used "stuff" were so big that "briefcase" didn't always do the trick.
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Nancy Smyth, Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor

Nancy Smyth, Sunburst Software Solutions, Inc.
QuickBooks Construction & Payroll Expert


I've been using and supporting QuickBooks products since the early 1990's. I've worked with thousands of contractors, assisting them with QuickBooks setup, Certified Payroll Reporting requirements, AIA Billing and Weighted-Average Overtime.


QuickBooks is a powerful product, but learning how to use it in your construction business can be difficult. I hope you find resources available here to be helpful.

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