Dude Community Technical Updates
  • 3/1/2018

Beginning March 2nd until March 15th, the Dude Community will be read-only as we enter the next major phase of our website and user experience updates and working our magic behind the scenes. We are planning similar updates as recently released refreshes …

Author: Dave Kornegay

A question I have heard over time is how to color-code items as a visual indicator. Just as Excel uses "Conditional Formatting" to flag data, so can your Outlook Calendar! Your browser does not support the video tag. Summary of the video: You …

Author: Dave Kornegay

Beginning in December, we will begin transitioning elements of the SchoolDude website into the larger picture of the Dude Solutions family. We will be simplifying some elements (e.g., find content easier through categories vs. groups) in addition to …

Author: Dave Kornegay
Using PowerPoint to Create Graphics

Many people assume PowerPoint is only used forpresentations, however, it may be used as a substitute for developing graphics foruse on websites or in other types of documents. Yes, I develop presentations, but the bulk of work I perform in PowerPoint is …

Author: Dave Kornegay
Tips on How to Start a Preventive Maintenance Program from Scratch

Preparation and planning often prove to be the toughest parts of someone's proactive work journey. Can we handle the current list of reactive work, do we have enough resources, where do I begin, will there be a point where we feel we are on autopilot, do …

Author: Dave Kornegay
Updated Product Support Content for Safety and Event Applications

As our latest and future products are developed using an Agile approach , so is our product support content! For Crisis Manager (a.k.a., Safety Center) , you now have the ability to Create a Panic Screen to call, text, email an emergency contact or …

Author: Dave Kornegay
Updated Help Links in SchoolDude Solutions and New Product Support Content

Updated Help Links The "Help" links found at the top and bottom of the pages within SchoolDude's MaintenanceDirect, PMDirect, FSDirect, TripDirect, Incident, InventoryDirect, CaptialForecastDirect, UtilityDirect, CriticalAlarmAutomation, FSAutomation …

Author: Dave Kornegay
2017 Budget and Staffing Survey – How Does Your School Compare?

Our second annual Budget, Staffing and Operations survey serves as a benchmarking document for K-12 and higher education operations professionals. Each year, we present the most relevant budgeting, staffing and operations data to our readers collected …

Author: Julia Washburn

MaintenanceDirect's Help links (at the top and bottom of every page) has been updated to redirect to our updated help content site . Other Dude solutions help content is already available and a similar enhancement is slated in the near future to update …

Author: Dave Kornegay

A great question around capital planning was submitted that requires defining and feedback: "I am a resident and involved parent in our local school system which is in the process of contemplating capital improvements for our aging buildings. I'm hoping …

Author: Dave Kornegay
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