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Talking about Office Live Small Business Community

Is there a way to connect my default Outlook 07 calendar with OL and my WM device?

This is what I am trying to do:

Using Outlook 07 (default calendar) wBCM
connected to Office Accounting
with my OL account
with my Windows Mobile device

Any guidance or help would be appreciated

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Talking about Thomas L. Friedman: The open-door bailout – International Herald Tribune



Talking about Thomas L. Friedman: The open-door bailout – International Herald Tribune
"Dear America, please remember how you got to be the wealthiest country in history. It wasn’t through protectionism, or state-owned banks or fearing free trade. No, the formula was very simple: Build this really flexible, really open economy, tolerate creative destruction so dead capital is quickly redeployed to better ideas and companies, pour into it the most diverse, smart and energetic immigrants from every corner of the world and then stir and repeat, stir and repeat, stir and repeat, stir and repeat."

We just had new elections here. Those that want the government to give them things for free won. History will repeat itself and this time the world will experience GD 2.0.

Those of us here who prepared will ride this out and will be able to recreate opportunity again.

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In order to put the current economic situation in perspective one only needs to be a student of history and current events:

"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered."

Thomas Jefferson 1802

We have for the last couple of years focused on paying down debt and to date we are in a manageable situation. So much so that we are expanding our business into a different area but related to our core business plan.

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Reasons for small business to save their cash

That is what happened to us in the twenties. We sustained high levels of employment in that period with the aid of an exceptional expansion of debt outside of the banking system. This debt was provided by the large growth of business savings as well as savings by individuals, particularly in the upper-income groups where taxes were relatively low. Private debt outside of the banking system increased about fifty per cent. This debt, which was at high interest rates, largely took the form of mortgage debt on housing, office, and hotel structures, consumer installment debt, brokers’ loans, and foreign debt. The stimulation to spending by debt-creation of this sort was short-lived and could not be counted on to sustain high levels of employment for long periods of time. Had there been a better distribution of the current income from the national product — in other words, had there been less savings by business and the higher-income groups and more income in the lower groups — we should have had far greater stability in our economy. Had the six billion dollars, for instance, that were loaned by corporations and wealthy individuals for stock-market speculation been distributed to the public as lower prices or higher wages and with less profits to the corporations and the well-to-do, it would have prevented or greatly moderated the economic collapse that began at the end of 1929.

Taken from:

Inequality of wealth and income

Marriner S. Eccles, who served as Franklin D. Roosevelt‘s Chairman of the Federal Reserve from November 1934 to February 1948, detailed what he believed caused the Depression in his memoirs, Beckoning Frontiers (New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1951)


In today’s terms my interpretation is that there are too many on Wall Street using our investments to create products that have gone far beyond job creation and have been USED to create wealth for investment bankers as monetary creations that have no effect on creating wealth for small business, but only themselves.


Anyone who accepts the coming bailout of trillions of dollars to these firms should be held to the utmost scrutiny. Those that got us in this situation should be held without bond in a Guantanamo style jail system until trial.

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Small Business Manufacturing addin for Office Accounting

Test machine setup:

Vista SP1
OA Pro 08 SP1

This addin would not install automatically. Had to do it this way:

From Utilities/Addin Manager

Select "Install New" then you would need to look in this file:


Microsoft Small Business. The select Small Business Accounting Addins

Open, then select SMB_UI.dll :

Small Business Manufacturing should start the install process from here. It takes what seems like a long time to install (approx 20 mins). After the installation is complete you should see Small Business Manufacturing as an available addin for OA Pro 08:

It is a top level menu option:

The addin has some problems with the above test machine configuration:

Also some user interface issues with Vista:

All lines following the name of the item are unreadable in white text until you tab over:

Cannot access the help files in any window:

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Refund or over payment

Yes, nicely stated.
For now you would need to receive only the correct amount invoiced. There is no current way to reconcile over payments and keep your books correct easily… If you deposit the amount recieved partially and there is any discepancy on the original amount invoiced your books will always be out of balance. In any version to date.
You would to date need to receive only the correct amount per invoice.
Chris Schatte

SBA 06>OA 07 08:
Office Live site:
My spaces blog:
"RainierAsphalt" wrote:
> Accounting Professional 2007’s refund accounting is seriously flawed. The
> application does not allow the user to refund down payments when the order is
> cancelled nor does it allow the user to refund overpayments.
> All discussions of refund accounting within Accounting Help as well as in
> these discussion boards steer the user to the credit memo function. The
> credit memo function works well if merchandise has been returned or if there
> is a job not performed to specification. The credit memo function not only
> allows the user to decrease revenue or increase inventory–it forces the user
> to do so. That’s precisely the function’s problem when it comes to refunding
> overpayments or down payments. The down payment (unposted deposit) serves as
> its own credit by crediting accounts receivable. Posting a credit memo would
> double count the customer credit.
> From a GUI perspective, the Customer Payment form should have a refund
> button. The end user should be able to issue a refund for any unposted
> deposit up to the unposted amount. From an accounting perspective the refund
> should debit A/R and credit the selected checking account.
> This is a serious problem, because there is effectively no work-around.
> Although a customer may be issued a refund rather easily, the customer’s
> payment itself will always remain "Partially Applied," because there is no
> way to link the manual refund to the customer payment which warranted it.
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