BCM 2007 New Features?



  • 1. Sync between laptop and desktop
    Is there any possible way to keep my laptop Outlook with Business Contact Manager in perfect sync with my desktop Outlook with Business Contact Manager? I am using FolderShare to keep manny of my other files in sync. -- "Failure is only an opportunity to begin again more intelligently." Henry Ford (1863 - 1947) American industrialist, inventor
  • 2. How do I print Opportunity Detail/ History in a report?
    I have a brand new system - MS Office 2007, SBS 2003, BCM. We are running a large database (6,000 customers) and i want to print an "opportunity report" but I want to include information that our employees entered under Details and/or History. In short, I want more information than the "automatic" reports gives me? Ultimately, I want to print out a report of pending opportunites with detailed information about that opportunity. How? What's the point of entering "talked to Bob and he said they should order next month" if I can't print it out and share it with people not on my server? Thanks, Chad
  • 3. BCM/Outlook 2007
    Can I set BCM to only start for myself (administrator) and not for my childrens accounts (limited). When I set up their email accounts, BCM starts up too and creates a new database for each of them. They don't need BCM! If I try to disable BCM in their account settings I get a message syaing that it cannot be removed. Many thanks, wanted-66
  • 4. You're kidding me, right?
    I'm evaluating BCM 2007 - If I create an appointment and a task for a BCM business contact, they appear in the Calendar and Task list respectively. But when I delete them from the History tab of the business contact in BCM, they don't get deleted on the Calendar and Task list. Likewise, if I delete them from the Calendar or Task list, they remain in the business contact's history tab. Am I missing something or was this by design? Someone please tell me I'm doing something wrong - I can't believe it was designed this way!
  • 5. Remove old BCM 03 data file after 07 updated
    Windows XP, upgraded from Officce pro 03 with BCM to Office Enterprise 07 with BCM.. After the upgrade, the instructions were to remove the old MSDE database used by 03 BCM. I have used the 07 BCM upgrade for weeks, works fine, so I am trying to remove the old 03 BCM In control Panel, Microsoft Server Desktop Engine (MICROSOFTSMLBIZ), click remove, and it starts, but then you get this error MS SQL Server Desktop Enging n error has occurred while removing the SQL Active directory Help Serviceswhen you click ok it unwinds the removal Then you get a dialog Fatal error during installation I still have SQL 2000 tools installed, the the MSDE does not show up at all How do I remove the old MSDE? It is not used by anything else, and in services it is disabled. Thanks! Bob

BCM 2007 New Features?

Postby TGFycnkgTC4 » Sun, 27 Aug 2006 02:18:01 GMT

Does anyone know what the new features will be in BCM 2007.  Reading through 
the threads, it appears that the program is exceptionally buggy in beta.

We are trying to decide whether or not to upgrade to BCM 2007 from 2003.  At 
the moment, I am shying away from it, based on what I see (though I do 
realize it is beta).

What we need is a contact manager and scheduler that shows conflict times 
(ideally).  Also, the ability to customize fields easily.   Good performance 
is very important too.  

If BCM 2007 is not the answer, does anyone have any suggestion?

Thank you.


RE: BCM 2007 New Features?

Postby U3VzYW5H » Sun, 27 Aug 2006 05:50:02 GMT

I made a decision to use BCM for contact management and also develop an 
online app with db backend for the tracking stuff we do, but I'm going to 
stick it out with BCM. I will upgrade, I think the feature set is vastly 
improved with 2007, but I won't be upgrading when it's released. For us, it 
being a part of the Office suite I inherited is big reason, but also 
shareability (we're really small shop), the fact I can tech support it, and 
train it easily, and that it offers the modules we really need Opportunities 
and Marketing.  Otherwise I have to go CRM route or many different apps - 
cheap online versions that don't let me control the database.  It's never 
going to be perfect, for my type of org, it's really a boon. I like being 
able to select and copy/paste into Excel for INSTANT reporting, that's so 
cool. So I will stick with this, and upgrade, and complain and agitate for 
bug fixes.

RE: BCM 2007 New Features?

Postby TGFycnkgTC4 » Sun, 27 Aug 2006 06:19:02 GMT


Thank you for your comments.  We are a 10-person firm, and have been toying 
around with CRM.  However, I am not certain that this is the correct route 
for us.  The key thing for us is to be able to track appointments with work 
product by employee.  Ease of use is imperative, and performance is also 

We have been using BCM for about a year.  It has worked, but not ideally.  
The database is shared on the server, connected to Exchange.

What we lack it the ability to track work papers which is part of our 
operation.  Ideally, the work would be assigned to an employee, and they 
would be responsible for the work papers.  BCM does not offer that.  CRM 
does, but I am still learning it.  It is quite comprehensive, but equally 
complex too.  And, unless I want to start writing jscript at the frontend, or 
C# on the backend, I am limited to the customization tools and their 
restrictions.  So, I feel like might be spinning my wheels.

I also don't believe that my firm is necessarily ready for what it takes to 
implement a mid-level enterprise application like CRM.

You mentioned that you wrote a tracking program.  Could you give me some 
input on that, and what you did?  Tools I have at my disposal include 
multiple SQL servers, Crystal Reports, various VS 2005 tools if needed (I try 
to stay away from Access -- I'm not a fan).

Thank you,


Similar Threads:

1.New Features in Office 2007 Beta 2 Version of BCM

I am trying to determine if the Office 2007 version of Business Contact 
Manager addresses a few issues that made the old version of BCM a problem for 
my small business. A new features list doesn't seem to be anywhere on technet 
and the thought of suffering through the beta install of BCM just to find out 
isn't all that pleasant of a way to spend a weekend.

So in particular I am wondering anyone knows if the Beta 2 version of BCM:

a) allows synchronization of roaming laptops with the central BCM database 
on our Small Business Exchange Server?

b) allows synchronization to RIM Blackberries?

c) allows the recording of journal entries against a contact?

d) allows the creation of user-defined data fields?

As best as I can tell from all my messing around with the current release 
version of BCM, these tasks can not be done now on the non-beta version. But 
I am hoping that this new Beta 2 version of BCM 2007 will allow me to address 
these issues. If not, does anyone know if this might be addressed in the 
final version of 2007 BCM?



2.Report Feature in BCM 2007

I like the report feature in BCM 2007 which allows you to generate a report 
displaying business contacts that meet choosen criteria.  My original 
intention was to create a custom form in BCM 2007, enter in client 
information, and be able to generate sublists via the report feature.  
However, I can't customize the form in BCM to my satisfaction (namely, there 
is no way to delete the default fields, only add new ones at the bottom).  
Does anyone know if there is a similar report feature for My Contacts in 
Outlook 2007.  If not, does anyone have any recommendations for a piece of 
software that has more functionality than Outlook?

3.Instant Search feature does not work in BCM 2007

Instant search works brilliantly in an Outlook Contact, but not in a Business 

Also, when i do a seach for a contact, the search results will not find my 
contact.  Again, this is only in BCM not in Outlook contacts.    However, i 
can see in the bottom left of the screen that it has found say 5 items, but 
does not display them.  Quite often i have to clear the search and type in 
exactly the same name for the contacts to display.  I have tried hitting the 
enter key and clicking on the compass to search, but neither works.  

4.How to use the Add New Group feature in Outlook 2007 Tasks

I see one can create New Groups within Outlook Tasks but I don't see how to 
move individual tasks into those Groups. I see it is possible to move all the 
High Priority Tasks into a new group but that's not what I want to do. Maybe 
I am not understanding the purpose of Groups within Tasks, but I cannot find 
any help information on this topic to help me decide if I want to use this 
feature. Any assistance would be appreciated.

5.BCM-V2 (Outlook 2003 BCM SP3) TO BCM-V3 (Outlook 2007) Migration

I've got a two backups from my BCM-V2 SP3 installation :
A) Completed Export to BCM (From Outlook 2003)
B) Database Backup From MSSQL 2003 (Express Ed, or Whatever)

I Did a clean install (on Another WorkStation) of Office 2007, then install 
Outlook BCM-V3 (Witch install MSSQL Express Ed 2005, and creates an empty 

I've follow two differents steps to try to make the migration :
A) Import BCM File (From my previous exported BCM (Outlook 2003)).
ERROR : Something like "Outlook can't make the last action", and nothing 
append, another thing is that, I must kill outlook process to get rid of that 
pop-up (Cancel and BACK buttons doesn't work)
B) Restore Database into MSSQL Express 2005:
It seams that this last step is the right one, but, when the process is in 
the middle of the migration, it stops, and shows a pop-up with something like 
"You're not allowed to restore database, plese contact the owner (my self) of 
the database, before restore" (This is not the exactly msg, but the meaning 
is the same)

My last chance, is to backup database, with password, and try to restore 
again, and see what append. No other clue for me, any help ??


(Excuse my bad english))

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