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  • PMI Rio Grande Chapter

    "Mike,
    I wanted to thank you and your team for the great work you do.  Your wonderful website design/maintenance process is easy to use with PMI's rotating volunteer (board members) process and has really enhanced our web presence.  The fact that I can update the website myself or get help…awesome.  

    The new ‘face’ of PMI Rio Grande Chapter is exciting for our members and for the first time in years, we have lots and lots of volunteers.  This is because we are now able to communicate well with the members!

    Membership is slowly growing, but the really big change is how many emails I can get out to current members (through tough fire walls) and the increased response we are getting back from them as they like the pictures and articles on the website.   It is creating a snowball effect.  Check out some of our webpages. We got an article published in the PMI magazine!"

New Zimbra eMail Upgrade!

Proteon Announces the new Zimbra 8.0 Upgrade

The current Zimbra 6.0 email platform will be at end of life on 10/31/2014.  It has served us well with a total realiability of over 99.99%  However things age and need to be replaced.  As a result we will need to migrate all chapter accounts to the new Zimbra 8.0 platform.

How does this affect you?

The new Zimbra 8.0 platform is the current state of the art.  However, since it is only an upgrade everything should work the same.  Here are some talking points to share with your team: This is a Zimbra 6.0 to Zimbra 8.0 upgrade so very little will change except the newer look and feel.  The major upgrade is stability and usability.

  1. All of your email messages will migrate.
  2. All of your briefcase document will migrate.
  3. All of your folders will migrate.
  4. All of your calendar entries will migrate.
  5. All of the messages in you ‘sent’ folder will migrate.
  6. Your password will migrate
  7. All of your mobile phone connections will still work
  8. All of your tablet connections will still work
  9. All of your email application connections will still work.
  10. There will be no downtime or bounced messages however it might take over 24 hours for all the old messages to migrate.

In short everything will migrate except:

What you need to do.

Please discuss with your team on an acceptible date for the migration and then fill out a helpdesk ticket @ http://helpdesk.proteonsoftware.com to initiate the process.

On 10/1/2014 we will start proactively submitting tickets on behalf of the chapters that have not yet submitted their tickets.

We already have upgraded almost 40% of all the chapters proactively and the process is smooth and predictable.  Many thanks go out to the initial chapters like PMI Central Ohio and PMI Central Florida for helping us work this process out.

Did You Know?

Learn-Lead

Did you know that Proteon has free live training every Thursday night at 9:00 PM, EST?

While the Proteon Team stands behind our partners and are happy to help in any manner possible,  it is also important that our partners have access to training and self-help.   In that regard, our website has many useful articles, tips, videos and help at  Proteon Software.

One of our most helpful features is our open live training held every Thursday night.  One of the most exciting sessions is our "Stump the Trainer" Open CMS Training.  This is your chance to bring any questions, problems or issues to our trainer David Horton for help. 

Registering for our live training sessions is very easy.  Simply go to Proteon Software, choose the class or classes you would like to attend from the list on the right side of the website and register!! It is also a great opportunity for sharing information between the different PMI Chapters. 

We look forward to seeing you soon and as always are here for you!

Time for a Chapter Website Upgrade?

Available-now

Like cell phone technology which becomes outdated and unsupportable, website technology does as well.   If your chapter is still on the old 1.5  Platform, NOW is the time to upgrade to the newer 2.5 Platform and not the end of the year when it will become a necessity. 

The Proteon team has been working hard over the last year upgrading websites to the new 2.5 framework.  We have upgraded over 50 PMI chapters and have created a seamless and smooth project plan to make the process almost effortless for the Proteon Chapter Partners.

Since upgrading to the 2.5 platform involves creating a whole new framework it is a chapter's opportunity to give the website a fresh new look and also have a website that is user friendly on all devices, no matter the size.  There are exciting new templates from which to choose and endless possibilities to help increase membership and sponsorships. 

Along with creating a fresh new look, the 2.5 platform provide:

  • Migrating your core Joomla 1.5 content management system to Joomla 2.5
  • Upgrading your ProDEP Automated DEP download component to the 2.5 version
  • Adding the Chapter Web Services (Single Sign-On) capability recommended by PMI
  • Adding the capability to perform automated branch support for the chapter
  • Upgrading your Community Builder member management component to the 2.5 version
  • Upgrading your DT Register event management component to the 2.5 version
  • Upgrading your jNews email management component to the 2.5 version
  • Upgrading your DOCman document management component to the 2.5 version
  • Adding the AdminTools dedicated website security component for Joomla 2.5

 If you would like to further discuss an upgrade to the 2.5 platform, please submit a ticket at Help Desk at Proteon Sofware and someone from our team will contact you.

Single Sign On Update

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   IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT SINGLE SIGN ON

Customer satisifaction continues to be the goal for the staff at Proteon Software.  In that regard, we have developed solutions to Single Sign On issues that some members are having due to browser, cookie and or corporate firewall issues. 

The most common problem a user may have in successfully signing into a chapter website is that their browser is not set to accept third party cookies.  Therefore, if you do have difficulties signing in, please verify that your browser is set to accept third party cookies.

As an additional exclusive service offered by Proteon Software, we are offering PMI Chapters an alternative "Log In Help Link" so those members that may be having difficulties can still log in to register for events and receive their member discounts. 

If your chapter has the Single Sign On log in on the left column of the website, the log in link would look like PMI Central Virginia or if your log in is at the top right an example is at PMI Tallahassee.

If you would like Proteon Software to install this log in help to your chapter, please submit a ticket to Help Desk at Proteon Sofware

 

PMI Poland Re-Design is a Success!

Best-Choice

Once again, the Proteon Team has proven they will go over and above.  Recently PMI Poland (http://pmi.org.pl) decided to redesign their website.  It was a pleasure partnering together to make certain that all of the requirements were met and we had a successful Go-Live of of the site and a new dymamic PMI Template.  This is what PMI Poland had to say:

I would like to say THANK YOU for all your effort to implement our new pmi.org.pl website. There were quite a lot of requitrements. There were some changes during the project and I am aware you have spent long nights working for our success.

Finally we went live yesterday. I want to share with you first comments from my chapter users that I received today morning:
"great design"
"+10 to usability"
"I love that"
I would like you to know that my chapter users are very satisfied with the results of your hard work.
I would like to say THANK YOU on behalf of PMI Poland Chapter and PMI Poland Chapter Board of Directors."