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by RossEvans
Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: Getting Started for New Clerks
Topic: Home Teaching /Visiting Teaching App (English /Spanish)
Replies: 5
Views: 2286

Re: Home Teaching /Visiting Teaching App (English /Spanish)

And the 2012 request from the church to developers of LDS membership mobile apps (including even simple ward-directory apps) came in a "To Whom it May Concern" letter to them from a church official. It asked that they cease distribution of such apps in app stores, etc. I don't recall a pu...
by RossEvans
Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:03 pm
Forum: Getting Started for New Clerks
Topic: Home Teaching /Visiting Teaching App (English /Spanish)
Replies: 5
Views: 2286

Re: Home Teaching /Visiting Teaching App (English /Spanish)

As a followup, I think the policy general statement I was recalling about smartphone use was actually this bullet point from a Presiding Bishopric training presentation from 2011 or 2012, which actually referenced "confidential information": Never save copies of confidential information to...
by RossEvans
Wed Feb 05, 2014 2:53 pm
Forum: Getting Started for New Clerks
Topic: Home Teaching /Visiting Teaching App (English /Spanish)
Replies: 5
Views: 2286

Re: Home Teaching /Visiting Teaching App (English /Spanish)

There are two issues. First, I believe to be able to export the data from MLS, one must have Administrator rights in MLS. Your typical EQ or RS President won't have that. Secondly, a new Meetinghouse Technology Policy came out just recently. It contains "4.8.3 The use of MLS data and membershi...
by RossEvans
Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:43 pm
Forum: Clerk Computers
Topic: Offsite Storage of MLS Backups
Replies: 41
Views: 5475

Re: Offsite Storage of MLS Backups

typically on the finance clerk's keychain since he is there for the most critical backups. Well, what used to be the most critical. I'm not sure that still true with CUBS. But at least you know he will be doing something weekly, so that's probably still a the best plan. Good point about CUBS. But M...
by RossEvans
Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: Clerk Computers
Topic: Offsite Storage of MLS Backups
Replies: 41
Views: 5475

Re: Offsite Storage of MLS Backups

You don't have to worry about encryption. The MLS backup files are already encrypted by MLS. Our procedure has been: ⋅ Backup from MLS to the C: drive. ⋅ Copy that backup to a cumulative folder on a USB, which is stored in a locked cabinet. ⋅ Make another copy to a USB ...
by RossEvans
Tue Feb 04, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: Clerk Computers
Topic: Procedure for non-mls computers in clerks office
Replies: 15
Views: 2625

Re: Procedure for non-mls computers in clerks office

Interesting and confusing. As a practical matter, since there apparently has been no letter through the usual channels notifying priesthood leaders at various levels that there is a new policy, it seems to be known only to interested readers of this forum and those who might happen to browse RKATS. ...
by RossEvans
Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:44 am
Forum: Clerk Computers
Topic: Procedure for non-mls computers in clerks office
Replies: 15
Views: 2625

Re: Procedure for non-mls computers in clerks office

We are awaiting a response as to whether the Meetinghouse Technology Policy supersedes previous instructions found in older sources such as the 18 Aug,2009, Policies and Guidelines for Computers Used by Clerks for Church Record Keeping It seems pretty obvious to me that the 2009 document, which cov...
by RossEvans
Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Tools or apps to help with record keeping
Replies: 3
Views: 914

Re: Tools or apps to help with record keeping

The use of Google Drive (aka Google Docs) now must be analyzed in light of the recent policy (less than two weeks old) regulating use of cloud-based services: 4.8.4 The use of cloud-based services for storing and/or backing up MLS or any membership related data is prohibited. Whether or not any of t...
by RossEvans
Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:43 am
Forum: Reports and Forms
Topic: Custom MLS Reports that are not just columnar.
Replies: 3
Views: 840

Re: Custom MLS Reports that are not just columnar.

And a columnar custom report, once defined, can also be saved as a CSV by clicking a button without using the generalized keyboard shortcut jdlessley described. His advice about exporting to third-party software is certainly correct. If you can't get the final report format you need from MLS, then y...
by RossEvans
Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: Reports and Forms
Topic: Custom MLS Reports that are not just columnar.
Replies: 3
Views: 840

Re: Custom MLS Reports that are not just columnar.

Take a look at the Households report in MLS.

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