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Having Problems Mapping a Network Drive?

This isn’t just for FOCUS, but it is a common problem having to do with not being able to Map a network drive and receiving a windows error code 0×80070035.

This happens when you have a share on a server that you are trying to map to and get the windows error code 0×80070035.

This is a two step check

Step one – Modify the Network Adapter

  1. Press Windows + R on the keybpard, and type control panel in the search box and then press Enter.
  2. Click View network status and tasks under Network and Internet.
  3. Click Change adapter settings in the left pane.
  4. Right-Click on the connection and choose Properties.
  5.   Click “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Version 4” in the list.
  6. Click Properties, and then click Advanced.
  7.  On the Advanced TCP/IP settings windows, go to “WINS” tab.
  8. Under NetBIOS setting, click “Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP”, and then click OK.

Step Two – Try Mapping the Drive with the Drive IP address

If trying to map a drive with a name and you have no success, try mapping the drive with the ip address instead.  Ie

\\DRIVENAME\SHAREDFOLDERNAME – may not work

\\192.168.0.118\SHAREDFOLDERNAME – which should work

Preview URLs before you click the Link

Running multiple blogs, I am always nervous about people who leave links to their websites.  I am ESPECIALLY nervous when those links are the abbreviated URLs.  There is a way to “preview” this non-descript links before actually clicking on them, though.  Although this still does not guarantee safety, it is at least a road bump.

Bitly – after the link http://bit.ly/1dB7AsR just add a “+” so the preview is at http://bit.ly/1dB7AsR+

goo.gl – after the link http://goo.gl/anEIeU just add a “+” so the preview is at http://goo.gl/anEIeU+

TinyCC – after the link http://tiny.cc/gkiebx just add a “~” so the preview is at http://tiny.cc/gkiebx~

TInyURL – in front of the link http://tinyurl.com/mebwphj you can add preview – ie http://preview.tinyurl.com/mebwphj

A safety feature TinyURL has is that you can always default a preview by enabling the preview directly from their site at http://tinyurl.com/preview.php.

Twitterhttp://t.co – a product that is strictly for tweets!  They check all URLs against potential unsafe links.

Ow.ly  – http://ow.ly/tGslQ is the shortened link, but having problems finding out out to preview without one of the consolidaters listed below.  However, one of the nice features about Ow.ly is that it goes through a verification step before creating your URL just to make sure it is not a bot doing the dirty work.

If you want a one stop check for short URLs, you can check out this website . . . it should detect and preview most of the popular ones http://checkshorturl.com/ which uses http://pagekeeper.com to check sites.

I am sure there are a dozen more url shortners . . . I will search more and consolidate here.

 

Focus Launches Online Support Pages on Redesigned Website

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Les Abeyta, President
Focus Software Development, LLC
Les.Abeyta@FocusSoftDev.com
760.683.9760

Focus Launches Online Support Pages on Redesigned Website

Oceanside, Calif., (February 10, 2014) — Focus Software Development, LLC, a timeshare marketing and sales C​RM, has redesigned its website and added interactive support pages to allow its growing client base easy access to information that will help them run a successful business.

“Making life easier for FOCUS clients is our goal, and the ability to easily share knowledge through interactive documentation is a proven way to accomplish that,” FOCUS President Les Abeyta said.

As anybody in the timeshare industry knows, documentation is hard to come by. Even when it is done, it’s often incomplete and difficult to follow — shared haphazardly on Post-It notes or filed away in standard-operation-procedure folders or lost in pages of emails. Only a select few have access to these communications, so there are often gaps of knowledge throughout the company. In addition, when employees leave, important knowledge often leaves with them, which can put timeshare business owners in a difficult spot.

FOCUS solves these problems with informative online support pages, available at http://focussoftdev.com/focus-client-support-pages/. Here, you’ll find useful tips and guidelines that will set you on the right course to build a sturdier timeshare business that is primed for sustained success. Among the many topics covered on FOCUS’ support pages are “Best Practices,” “Do’s and Don’ts” and “Field Definitions.”

One of the notable benefits of the FOCUS support pages is that they’re open for teams at different companies, so anyone with access can comment, share tips or answer questions. This leads to faster, more efficient problem-solving and better planning for future growth.

About Focus Software Development

Focus Software Development, LLC, is a timeshare marketing and sales CRM with the small to midsized developer in mind. To learn more, visit http://FocusSoftDev.com or email info@FocusSoftDev.com

FOCUS Starts Work on New Support Pages

We all know that documentation in any timeshare software is hard to come by.  Programmers are so focused on making sure the program runs correctly, that very little of the functionality is documented formally.  We pass functionality by showing the users or on Post-it® Notes or pages and pages of emails that only a select few get to see.

And as employees turn over, a lot of that  knowledge leave with them if proper Standard Operating Procedures are not documented.  Gaps of knowledge are at complete risk when employees leave.  Or the opposite happens . . . you have an employee that is with you forever and they know everything about your system, you are afraid to let them go because your held captive by their knowledge.

FOCUS is making an attempt to turn that tide.  Support pages will be made available on http://focussoftdev.com/home/focus-support-pages/.  These pages will guide the new and existing clients on “Best Practices”, “Do’s and Don’ts”, “Field Definitions” and more.  In addition to this, these pages are open for teams at different companies to comment and add their tips on a screen, report, or general best practices.  As these comments come in, they will get added to the support page documentation for everyone to see.

Making life easier for FOCUS clients is our goal.

Supporting our clients with better interactive documentation will help everyone in the long run.  After all, we don’t operate in a bubble.

At the end of the day, everything we do is to help create happier Timeshare and Vacation Club owners

FSD Announces College Scholarship fund for the 2014-2015 academic year

FOCUS SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT, LLC announces a College Scholarship fund for the 2014-2015 academic year

 

Oceanside, CA (January 3, 2014) — Focus Software Development, LLC, a timeshare marketing and sales C​RM, is proud to announce their College Scholarship fund for the 2014-2015 academic year.

​Knowing that a college education is an important step in any adult’s life and also knowing that climbing secondary education costs keep growing, Focus Software Development wants to help fund even a small portion of this. “I know college costs are high. My son just entered his first year and try as he did, scholarship money was difficult to come by” says Les Abeyta, CEO of Focus Software Development. “We wanted to make a contribution to our leaders of tomorrow, and this is a real and positive way we thought would do that.”

The scholarship is open to entering freshmen or continuing sophomores who have a family member in the timeshare sales or vacation club industry.

Albeit it a modest amount, there will be two $500 scholarships awarded on August 1, 2014. “that’s not enough to pay for tuition at most universities,” Abeyta says, “but it can sure help to pay for fees and text books for classes”.

The scholarship application and terms and conditions can be found at http://FocusSoftDev.com/scholarship.

Focus Software Development, LLC is a timeshare marketing and sales CRM with the small to midsized developer in mind. To learn more, visit http://FocusSoftDev.com or emailinfo@FocusSoftDev.com

PRESS RELEASE SOURCE: Focus Software Development, LLC

New, Affordable CRM Platform Introduced for Timeshare Sales & Marketing Management

New, Affordable CRM Platform Introduced for Timeshare Sales & Marketing Management

InsideTheGate.com
9/23/2013

San Diego, CA (September 23, 2013) — Focus Software Development, LLC(FOCUS) announced today the release of their desktop Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software solution, designed to manage small to mid-size timeshare developers’ entire marketing and sales process utilizing a simple, uncomplicated and easy to use platform.

Unlike a variety of other applications on the market, under the leadership of 20 + year timeshare industry veteran and company CEO Les Abeyta the FOCUS CRM management tool has been created by seasoned professionals with a rich industry history coupled with the rare backgrounds of programming skills to develop this invaluable software solution for timeshare developers, clubs, etc.

Headed by timeshare industry professionals who thoroughly understand the unique needs of the shared ownership industry FOCUS will appeal to those developer and club operations that are in need of a robust client-management tool at an attractive, fixed and affordable price point.

Key components of the FOCUS solution include, but are not limited to, the ability to manage Bookings – Tours – Premiums – Sales – Multiple Sales Products – Timeshare Inventory – Employees – Vendors – Contracts and more without the immense overhead traditionally associated with other CRM software programs.

Of the many other unique benefits, features and uses of the FOCUS system Mr. Abeyta says he is confident that the industry will embrace the software program knowing that the data is cloud based and accessible from anywhere, including a tool for vendors to enter their information while at the same time keeping the data secure.

He added, “Clients retain ownership of their data and FOCUS serves as a conduit to manage day to day transactions. Focus helps the developer navigate the often murky waters in what can be a time consuming, laborious, expensive and confusing CRM process. A simple and affordable CRM is absolutely necessary in today’s business environment.”

Additional FOCUS features include: Microsoft Data security; Servers are cloud based hosted by Microsoft Azure; SQL (Structured Query Language) capable; complete efficiency, booking, confirmation, referral, sales and marketing reports; exports to key industry service providers – and more.

For complete details today contact:

Les Abeyta, CEO – abeyta@att.net

760-683-9760

Focus Software Development, LLC

http://focussoftdev.com