Microsoft Home Use Program

I am pleased to announce the availability of a new technology benefit that is available to APR Agents: The Microsoft Home Use Program.

As part of a new offering from Microsoft, you are eligible to participate in the Home Use Program (HUP). This program enables you to get a licensed copy of most Microsoft Office desktop applications to install and use on your home computer.

For each product eligible for the Home Use Program for which you are a licensed user with active Software Assurance coverage, you may order a single copy of that product to install and use on a home computer. You may continue using this HUP software while you are under our employment and as long as the software you use at work has active Software Assurance coverage.

Please note that some product and language versions may not be available at the time you place an order. For up-to-date information on the availability of Home Use Program software, please visit

To access the Microsoft Home Use Program web site, please follow the steps below:

1. Go to
2. Select the country to which you wish your order to be shipped to and choose the language for viewing the order web site.
3. Enter your corporate email address and insert the program code (please ask the helpdesk for this code).
Note: this program code is assigned to our organization for our sole use in accessing this site. You may not share this number with anyone outside our organization.
4. Place your order on-line and it will be shipped to the location you have chosen. Please note that a fulfillment fee will be charged to cover packaging, shipping and handling costs.

We trust you will enjoy this benefit and look forward to your participation.

APR Network Maintenance, After Midnight Tonight 9/5/08

As part of our effort to provide you with the best possible network performance, our service provider XO Communications will be running several tests between 12 Midnight and 3AM this evening to ensure that all of the hardware is working properly. During this time some or all of APR’s network resources will be unavailable. SAVI will still be accessible from any Internet Connected Network outside of the APR Network. This includes Wifi hotspots, and home Cable Modem and/or DSL connections.

Google Launches “Chrome” Browser

Today Google announced the availability of their own web browser, titled “Chrome”. For those of you who want to learn more, here’s a link to the Official Google Blog posting about Chrome

IE 7 remains the preferred browser of choice when using APR sites and applications. Firefox, Safari and now Chrome each offer some additional features and benefits to specific groups of users. If you are interested in using Chrome, I encourage you to download a copy for use on your home computer. Please do not download/install this Chrome for use on company-owned computer equipment.

APR Launches DashFly

Dear APR Associates,

We have just launched a new tool on SAVI ( called Dashfly. Dashfly provides the most efficient route for viewing properties and keeping track of your mileage. This service is quick and easy and allows you to create a route in seconds. Tired of studying your maps or sifting through Mapquest trying to determine the best route? Showing or touring properties this week? Dashfly will save you as much as 1 hour a day mapping and driving routes, ultimately allowing you to show more homes, get more clients, expand your market, increase transactions, and save time.

Dashfly features include… * Optimized route for showing/touring as many as 25 properties * Turn-by-turn directions and drag/drop rerouting * Save routes and track mileage * Take secure notes with property information and client feedback * Email and print routes * Create mileage reports for tax purposes on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis

The application is very user friendly and intuitive. Here are a few pointers:

1.) Click the Dashfly icon in the Tools Menu / Listing and Community Information.You will be directed to a page where you can pick the level of service you would like and create a password that can also be used at

2.) To create a route, enter the start address and each stop address in random order. Please remember to write the city and state (i.e. San Francisco, CA) at the end of the address.

3.) Once you have created a route, you can print and email. You must save your route to track your miles. Your route and mileage will be saved on the "Routes" page of the application. This page will keep track of all of the miles driven for expense reporting.

4.) The "Support" page immediately sends a request to the Dashfly tech support dept, which will respond immediately should you have any problems or questions with the application. Your feedback, experiences and requests are most valuable, so please do not hesitate to share! Dashfly will be rolling out new features and will notify you via email.


Local Community Info for Agent Websites

If you have noticed that the Community Info on your APR Agent Website is not specific to your area, please check to make sure that your address is included on the Agent Profile for your SAVI Account.

In order to display Local Community Info (Schools, PG&E, etc.) on APR Agent Websites, you must enter an address on your Agent Profile page.  The Community Info tools use the Profile address to determine where to center the search results for various types of Community Info. To edit the address info  for your SAVI profile: 

  • click My Profile
  • click List
  • select your Primary Priofile and click the Edit Tool (pencil icon)
  • Edit your Profile to include your APR office address info, incl. City and Zip Code

For help with this feature: contact

That’s it! You’re done…

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