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QuickBooks 2011 – Computer Requirements & Office Compatibility

We all think that when we purchase a new computer and/or version of Microsoft Office - that all of our software; including QuickBooks 2011 will run perfectly........this is NOT always the case. Each version of QuickBooks (Pro, Premier and Enterprise) has different compatibility requirements for use with Microsoft Office. Not all versions of QuickBooks are compatible with Office 2010. Read these requirements carefully! Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading
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Webinar - QuickBooks Job Costing from A-Z

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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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