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Cloud Storage

We moved all documents and photos to Microsoft's Azure cloud storage, giving all of our troops virtually unlimited storage.

Details to follow, but first we'd like to thank the many troops who signed up for TroopWebHost since our last newsletter:

  • Troop 4 of Vestavia Hills, Alabama
  • Troop 5 of Medford, Oregon
  • Troop 7 of Springfield, Missouri
  • Troop 15 of Cave Creek, Arizona
  • Troop 24 of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
  • Pack 44 of Philipsburg, Pennsylvania
  • Troop 45 of Southington, Connecticut
  • Troop 60 of Woodbury, Minnesota
  • Troop 82 of Charles Town, West Virginia
  • Troop 94 of Ashley, Ohio
  • Troop 106 of Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Troop 109 of Aledo, Texas
  • Troop 110 of Perrysburg, Ohio
  • Troop 118 of Arlington, Texas
  • Troop 135 of Franklin, Tennessee
  • Troop 140 of Lombard, Illinois
  • Troop 144 of Valparaiso, Nebraska
  • Troop 147 of Bartow, Florida
  • Troop 149 of Macomb, Michigan
  • Troop 154 of Reno, Nevada
  • Troop 156 of West Branch, Iowa
  • Crew 158 of Cedar Park, Texas
  • Troop 170 of Bloomington, Indiana
  • Troop 198 of Odenville, Alabama
  • Troop 205 of Cumming, Georgia
  • Troop 220 of San Jose, California
  • Troop 225 of Fruit Cove, Florida
  • Troop 232 of West Fargo, North Dakota
  • Troop 245 of Taylors, South Carolina
  • Troop 249 of Coral Springs, Florida
  • Troop 268 of David City, Nebraska
  • Troop 285 of Chandler, Arizona
  • Troop 302 of Kissimmee, Florida
  • Troop 352 of Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Troop 361 of Columbia, Maryland
  • Troop 373 of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Troop 390 of San Jose, California
  • Troop 403 of Austin, Texas
  • Troop 424 of Waldorf, Maryland
  • Troop 469 of Canton, Georgia
  • Troop 501 of Woodbridge, Virginia
  • Troop 509 of Hurlburt Field, Florida
  • Troop 527 of Clarksville, Tennessee
  • Troop 539 of Franklin, Wisconsin
  • Troop 559 of Columbus, Indiana
  • Troop 604 of Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Troop 648 of Norcross, Georgia
  • Troop 709 of Issaquah, Washington
  • Troop 750 of North Reading, Massachusetts
  • Troop 839 of Mesquite, Texas
  • Troop 850 of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
  • Troop 928 of Southlake, Texas
  • Troop 1134 of Huntington Beach, California
  • Troop 1702 of Troy, Michigan
  • Troop 2143 of Johns Creek, Georgia
  • Troop 4018 of Frisco, Texas
  • Troop 4046 of Saratoga Springs, New York

If you have any questions or suggestions about TroopWebHost, please contact us at info@TroopWebHost.com.

When you do, please include your troop number and city in your message so we'll know exactly who you are.

Unlimited Storage in the Cloud

Microsoft's Azure cloud storage solution gives us the ability to offer virtually unlimited storage for photos and documents. By selecting their "Geo Redundant" option we've eliminated any risk of data loss, as all data is duplicated in multiple geographical locations.

This allows us to dedicate the high speed disk on our server to database data - the text that makes up your membership records, advancement, monetary transactions, etc.

Surprisingly, your databases take up a relatively small amount of storage compared to the space required for photos and documents.

Going forward we will introduce functions that take advantage of this new unlimited capacity for photos and documents.

As part of this effort we upgraded our software to the current version of the Microsoft .NET Framework.

This keeps us up to date with the latest programming tools.

Other Improvements

We made the entry of "time of day" information much easier. You no longer have to enter the ":" - the system will insert it in the appropriate position. The system will also let you enter just the hour and will fill in the ":00" for you when you exit the field.

The event participation export now includes the names of the leaders of each event.

The system will no longer allow you to complete the first requirement for Star, Life, or Eagle unless the scout has already earned the previous rank.

Please let us know if you have any questions or suggestions about these or any other features.

Thank you for your support!

John Corning