What you need to know about Office 2016

Technology fans got their first look at Microsoft Office 2016 when images of its updated interface surfaced online in March. But it wasn’t until early September that Microsoft officially confirmed its existence and told us what to expect when it went on sale. Now that it’s available, here’s a summary of what you need to know about Office 2016.

Outlook is moving to the cloud

Outlook 2016’s interface hasn’t changed much, but it has some great new features. For example, when attaching a file to an email, you'll get the option to copy it to the cloud. This not only makes it easier to find in the future, it also means that people can collaborate on one version of a file instead of constantly sending each other updates.

Outlook also has a new email filter called "Clutter," which uses machine learning to identify messages that, though not spam, might rank low on your list of priorities.

Word supports real-time collaboration

For a while now, Office Online users have been able to use "Live Typing" to watch colleagues edit a shared Word document in real time. Now it’s coming to the desktop version, making collaboration even easier.

Word 2016 also features a new way for you to find the exact button you’re looking for. "Tell Me" lets you avoid Office’s menus and simply tell Word what you want to do. It’s a similar idea to Clippy, Office 98’s assistant – but more effective and less annoying (sorry Clippy …).

PowerPoint gives the power back

One common complaint about PowerPoint has been that it offers a limited range of editing tools. With Office 2016, however, it’s easier than ever to develop a visual style that suits your subject matter.

For example, "Variants" allows you to change color schemes for the included design themes. Similarly, a redesigned Format Options pane lets you quickly select text and shape options for every feature of your presentation.

Excel is better at integrating new data

Microsoft has tweaked Excel 2016 to be more efficient in the "Big Data" world.

Excel 2013 users could use Power Query, a data analysis plug-in that simplified data integration and combined multiple data sources into single spreadsheets. Excel 2016 includes Power Query as a standard feature. It also integrates completely with Power BI, Microsoft’s online tool for visualizing data and using personalized dashboards to track key data metrics.

The SCARY Misunderstanding Most Business Owners Have About Their Backup System


Unless you’ve been living in a tomb, you know you should be backing up your computers and server. But here’s something you probably DON’T know that will come back and “bite” you: simply having a backup of your data is NOT ENOUGH to guarantee you could be back up and running fast in the event of a disaster.

Having a data backup merely means that you have a copy of your company’s data stored somewhere; it does NOT mean you have a way to instantly restore your network back to normal – a shocking dose of truth most business owners discover after they’ve experienced a major network crash or data-erasing disaster.

For example, if your network dies because of a hardware failure, your entire company is down, period. No e-mail, no printing, no accessing your database, customer records, and more. Until whatever caused the problem can be fixed (which might involve ordering replacement parts), your business is deader than a door nail.

So You Reach For Your Backup Only To Discover... 

Your information is there, but without a server, you have nowhere to load that information, and no way to access it. On top of that, a backup only holds your data, not your operating system, settings, or software applications. So even if you can load the data, you can’t actually use it without re-loading all the software applications—no small feat. Even IF you have all the software disks and key codes (most people don’t), it could still take days — possibly weeks— to rebuild, and the costs can run into the thousands.

 That’s Not The Half Of It

The three most common causes of server downtime are hardware failure, software corruption and human error. But nearly 20% of businesses suffer damaging downtime from fire, flood, theft, or other natural disasters, and 44% of them never recover—and that’s mostly because they didn’t have a disaster recovery plan in place.

A disaster recovery plan covers more than just backup. It maps out how to get your business restored and running again in every possible scenario.

For example, if another company in your office building has a fire, the police may quarantine your building preventing you from even entering your office. Or if a major storm knocks out power, Internet or the phone lines, you need a plan “B” for servicing customers, taking orders and keeping things rolling.

3 Crucial Components To A Disaster Recovery Plan

1.    Have One! As the old adage goes, “If you fail to plan, then you plan to fail.” When it comes to disaster recovery, nothing could be more accurate.

If something happens to your office, will your employees be able to work from home? Do you have an alternate plan for your phones? Where would you temporarily set up shop? How quickly could you get technology equipment you need to function like computers, scanners, or printers? How will you access the Internet? Make a point to document the answers to these questions.

2.    Onsite Server “Virtualization.” In a downtime situation, virtualization is basically a business owner’s lifeline to his business. Once only available to big businesses with deep pockets, this now affordable technology can literally get you back up and running just as you were before the disaster... in as little as 24 hours. If the disaster doesn’t take out your whole office, virtualization can have you back in business the same day.  Here’s how it works. A second server makes exact copies of everything on your server—operating system, software applications and data—every 15-60 minutes.

This server replica, also known as an “image,” can take over if your main server fails or gets corrupted. No need to re-load software, reconfigure your network, or re-load your data. In as little as 30 minutes, everyone in your company can get back to work, just as they were before the downtime. Compare this to the days or WEEKS it could take without virtualization; the productivity and money savings is staggering. Side Note: If you are still using old tape backups, you NEED to throw them away and virtualize your server with an offsite backup!

3.    Offsite Image of Your Server. Fire, flood, theft, natural disasters, or even faulty office sprinkler systems can physically damage your office equipment, including your server and your backup system.

Head this off by having an exact copy (an image) of your server’s operating system, settings, programs, and data sent daily to an offsite location. Also make sure this image can be quickly loaded on to a server and shipped to you. With this in your plan, a tornado could rip open your office and destroy everything, yet you could be back up and running within a few days.

Want To Make SURE Your Business Can “Stay Open” After a Disaster? 

Contact us to see how our backup solutions can make sure your core business stays up and running and no horror stories happen. We can make sure:

  • Your files are automatically backed up every night right over the Internet. No more rotating and storing tapes or running the risk of tape failures!

  • Your data is safe from fire, floods, storms, viruses, hackers, hardware malfunctions, and human error!

  • You can back up ALL of your data and not be limited to the size of your tape drive.

  • Should a disaster occur, you can be back up and running the very next day…we GUARANTEE it.


Plus, we’ll map out a disaster recovery plan for your company’s network so everyone in your office will know what to do if the server dies or your employees can’t get into your physical location.To get started, call us at 214-270-0850 or send us an e-mail to sales@prototypeit.net. Don't quite believe us? We've experienced our own disasters. This is why you have a disaster recovery plan.  Back during the big freeze of 2013 we had a flood in the office Sunday evening and we were back up the next morning. It did take a while to clean things up a bit, but we are stronger for it and now know our DR Plan worked.

Happy Halloween!


The 10 Disaster Planning Essentials for a Small Business Network


September is...

If your data is important to your business and you cannot afford to have your operations halted for days – even weeks – due to data loss or corruption, then you need to read this report and act on the information shared. A disaster can happen at any time on any day and is likely to occur at the most inconvenient time. If you aren’t already prepared, you run the risk of having the disaster coming before you have in place a plan to handle it. This report will outline 10 things you should have in place to make sure your business could be back up and running again in the event of a disaster.

1.    Have a written plan. As simple as it may sound, just thinking through in ADVANCE what needs to happen if your server has a meltdown or a natural disaster wipes out your office, will go a long way in getting it back fast. At a minimum, the plan should contain details on what disaster could happen and a step-by-step process of what to do, who should do it and how. Also include contact information for various providers and username and password information for various key web sites. Writing this plan will also allow you to think about what you need to budget for backup, maintenance and disaster recovery. If you can’t afford to have your network down for more than a few hours, then you need a plan that can get you back up and running within that time frame. You may want the ability to virtualize your server, allowing the office to run off of the virtualized server while the real server is repaired.  If you can afford to be down for a couple of days, there are cheaper solutions.  Once written, print out a copy and store it in a fireproof safe, an offsite copy (at your home) and a copy with your IT consultant. 

2.    Hire a trusted professional to help you. Trying to recover your data after a disaster without professional help is business suicide; one misstep during the recovery process can result in forever losing your data or result in weeks of downtime. Make sure you work with someone who has experience in both setting up business contingency plans (so you have a good framework from which you CAN restore your network) and experience in data recovery.

3.    Have a communications plan. If something should happen where employees couldn’t access your office, e-mail or use the phones, how should they communicate with you? Make sure your plan includes this information including MULTIPLE communications methods.

4.    Automate your backups. If backing up your data depends on a human being doing something, it’s flawed. The #1 cause of data loss is human error (people not swapping out tapes properly, someone not setting up the backup to run properly, etc.). ALWAYS automate your backups so they run like clockwork.

5.    Have an offsite backup of your data. Always, always, always maintain a recent copy of your data off site, on a different server, or on a storage device. Onsite backups are good, but they won’t help you if they get stolen, flooded, burned or hacked along with your server.

6.    Have remote access and management of your network. Not only will this allow you and your staff to keep working if you can’t go into your office, but you’ll love the convenience it offers. Plus, your IT staff or an IT consultant should be able to access your network remotely in the event of an emergency or for routine maintenance. Make sure they can.

7.    Image your server. Having a copy of your data offsite is good, but keep in mind that all that information has to be RESTORED someplace to be of any use. If you don’t have all the software disks and licenses, it could take days to reinstate your applications (like Microsoft Office, your database, accounting software, etc.) even though your data may be readily available. Imaging your server is similar to making an exact replica; that replica can then be directly copied to another server saving an enormous amount of time and money in getting your network back. Best of all, you don’t have to worry about losing your preferences, configurations or favorites.  To find out more about this type of backup, ask your IT professional.

8.    Network documentation. Network documentation is simply a blueprint of the software, data, systems and hardware you have in your company’s network. Your IT manager or IT consultant should put this together for you. This will make the job of restoring your network faster, easier AND cheaper. It also speeds up the process of everyday repairs on your network since the technicians don’t have to spend time figuring out where things are located and how they are configured. And finally, should disaster strike, you have documentation for insurance claims of exactly what you lost. Again, have your IT professional document this and keep a printed copy with your disaster recovery plan.

9.    Maintain Your System.  One of the most important ways to avoid disaster is by maintaining the security of your network. While fires, floods, theft and natural disasters are certainly a threat, you are much more likely to experience downtime and data loss due to a virus, worm or hacker attack. That’s why it’s critical to keep your network patched, secure and up-to-date. Additionally, monitor hardware for deterioration and software for corruption. This is another overlooked threat that can wipe you out. Make sure you replace or repair aging software or hardware to avoid this problem. 

10.    Test, test, test! A study conducted in October 2007 by Forrester Research and the Disaster Recovery Journal found that 50 percent of companies test their disaster recovery plan just once a year, while 14 percent never test. If you are going to go through the trouble of setting up a plan, then at least hire an IT pro to run a test once a month to make sure your backups are working and your system is secure. After all, the worst time to test your parachute is AFTER you’ve jumped out of the plane.


Debate: RDP vs VPN

If you’re working from home and need access to your office work computer, you have two options available to you. To access your work, you could connect with a virtual private network (VPN) service, or you could connect using a remote desktop connection (RPN) service. While many people believe VPN and RPN services to be the same thing, they’re actually not. Both types of software provide different levels of access of a remote network to access resources.

While a VPN service will allow you to access resources on the network, an RDP can provide a larger range of processes because it allows you to access your computer terminal and the network. Both options can be used on Windows and Mac computers, and likewise, both options have pros and cons depending on what you’re attempting to do.


  • VPN allows you to encrypt your internet traffic for your protection. It allows you to enable geo-location services and to bypass content restrictions. By using a VPN, you can access a network from home, allowing you to work from home, and allowing you to access files from your work computer.
  • RDP not only allows you to access network resources, but allows you to have access to the resources on a single computer. This means that you can run specific network licensed software that you wouldn’t be able to otherwise. RDP is great because it allows you to screen share, and over-all it’s easier to use than VPN, although you you’re more limited by what you can do.


  • VPN unfortunately uses a lot of bandwidth, since files you access will be transferred to your computer for you can access them and edit them. Also, VPN’s traffic is routed through your internet connection, even if files don’t require internet access to access them, meaning you’ll need a good internet connection to use VPN. Lastly, using a VPN can cause system errors if not configured properly, but on the upside, the errors are easier to troubleshoot than those associated with an RDP. 
  • Sadly, RDP’s are very insecure and with a little patience, somebody could gain access to the network. In most cases, an RDP is used with a VPN. As well, RDP’s are harder to troubleshoot if errors occur, can be hard to configure properly, and can lag if your bandwidth isn’t good enough.

Running RDP on it’s own is fine as long as you maintain safe security and encryption practices. If you have no bandwidth intensive data, than a VPN service will be enough. However, most people prefer to use RDP since it uses less bandwidth. Lastly, because of the amount of security concerns facing RDPs, it’s best to use it alongside a software that performs encryption services. 

Choosing the Right IT Consulting Company


Making a big decision is never easy. No matter how decisive you are, at some point you’re bound to lose a little sleep –change your mind a couple of times– over a big decision. Choosing an IT consulting company that helps you with your information technology issues doesn’t have to be a task worth losing sleep over. We know that running your business is tough enough without having to decide what IT firm will be capable of providing all the right tasks and services on time and within budget, so we’ve provided you this list that will help you in narrowing down the right firm for your IT needs.


Small IT firms choose to hire qualified, experienced IT consultants because they want the job done right and in a timely manner, as opposed to IT consulting companies chock-full of new college graduates. By investing in a firm with experienced talent, you’re investing in years of problem-solving capabilities and customer service. Leaving your networks safety at the hands of those inexperienced puts you at a higher risk.


While experience shows what a firm has done in the past, it’s important to make sure that it’s keeping up with the present and the future. A company that’s actively engaged in providing learning opportunities for its staff will be ahead of the curb when new technology releases, providing smoother transition to new systems. Increased knowledge of new trends through conferences, awards, industry-recognized certification programs, and more, display a firm commitment to staying informed; a necessity when it comes to ensuring that your network is prepared for new and growing security threats.


Reputation is nothing to make light of. Reviewing and researching the IT firm’s history, specialties, capabilities, and customer satisfaction is all paramount in ensuring that you’re making the right pick. Calling on previous clients, or research reviews online of the firm’s success with previous clients will give you a good view of what’s in store for your experience with that firm. Not only does a reputable company provide peace of mind, it’s an investment, a warranty, and security, which keeps your own reputation in the limelight.


Everything boils down to cost. At the end of the day, compromises have to be made which may mean you don’t always get what you want. Small business owners understand the affliction of tight budgetary requirements, and as such need to make an IT decision that won’t set them financially off course. By making the choice of outsourcing IT work, you’re taking a step in the right direction, as it’s typically a more affordable option than creating and hiring a specialized in-house IT team. 


The New Salesforce


Unless you have been hiding under a rock you have probably heard at least a little bit about “The New Salesforce” but may not know exactly what that means.

On the surface some might say that “The New Salesforce” is simply a new user interface.  While that is partly true it is so much more – it is a totally new user experience which is outlined in more detail below.

As one might expect, Salesforce didn’t quietly announce the new Lightning User Interface with a press release, they did it in style with a world wide live stream complete with a pre-show and a killer keynote.  To start the event, Salesforce showed a video of the evolution of the platform from 1999 through 2015.  For some of us it was a walk down memory lane.  Check out the video below:

The most recent UI change that coincided with the launch of Chatter introduced some additional functionality but for the most part was little more than the change of a style sheet.  Functionality was still driven by the tabs across the top. List views and the overall experience was much the same of the previous version.

Lightning UI changes that entirely.  This is far more than colors, nav menus, and fonts.

Give Me Some Details Already!

If you were at Dreamforce last year you obviously heard the two biggest product announcements – Wave (also known as Analytics Cloud) and Lightning.  Both of these tools have their fingerprints all over The New Salesforce.  Charts and graphs have the look and feel of those found in Wave.  If you were at all like me and puzzled to learn that the Lightning framework was only for Salesforce1 Mobile things make a lot more sense now.

Lightning UI is built around and inspired by the user experience from Salesforce1. This also explains why certain features like Sales Path were only available for Salesforce1 at launch.  The convergence of mobile and desktop experiences is upon us.

Speaking of Sales Path, it is important to note that Lightning UI is going to be available first for Sales Cloud with Service Cloud and other functions to come at a later date. No ETA has been announced for a Lightning enabled experience in the other clouds.

Of course Sales Path will now be available for desktop users along with the following:

Account Insights will provide recent news articles on companies you are currently working with.

Salesforce has been pushing more and more functionality to the feed which makes it no surprise to see this carried further in the form of the Activity Timeline.

Now you can get analytic charts on all List Views while making changes to your filters on the fly.

One of the things that stood out to me was the new Pipeline Board which allows you to look at your open deals in which they are all organized in a column by stage.  For those sales reps that wait until the last minute to update their pipeline before their weekly sales review they can now simply drag and drop an Opportunity between stages to make updates. Again, this release is not just a UI change but an entirely different user experience.

Many of you have lamented the fact that there is no single screen in Salesforce to see all of your task in one place.  I have frequently installed Basati Activities from the AppExchange (Free) to help my clients get this consolidated view.  Lightning UI will make this a native experience without the need for third party tools.

While attending a launch party, one of my colleagues mentioned that the new Notes experience is much more like Evernote allowing you to “tag” a note by associating it to multiple records.

As was mentioned previously, elements of Wave can be found throughout Lightning UI including…wait for it…the ability to create Dashboards with MORE THAN THREE COLUMNS!!! Some of you just got our of your chair and did a little dance. Dashboard components can be resized independent of one another.  On top of that, all Dashboard Components enjoy a fresh, modern look and feel.

For Administrators and Developers

For those of you who are an administrator or developer there are probably dozens of questions around how you will build, manage and further customize Salesforce in this new world.  Obviously Lightning Components are key to Lightning UI.  When you make the transition you will be able to build with standard and custom components as well as those from the AppExchange.  On that note, in case you weren’t already aware, there is now a separate section of theAppExchange just for components.

Developers – don’t panic, the Visualforce pages you have written will not suddenly cease to work.  In fact, during the launch announcement it was clearly stated that VF will work indefinitely – hey, S Controls still work after all!  The one caveat was that going forward Visualforce may require some additional testing.

Also of note, Salesforce has released Lightning Design System which is the same toolset used by Salesforce’s in house engineers working on the application.  This system will allow you to create beautiful, pixel perfect apps and can be downloaded here.

Admins and Developers alike will do themselves a favor to start getting some experience with Lightning UI in the brand new Trailhead modules released alongside the announcement last week. On that note, for those interested in getting a pre-release org with Lightning UI enabled you will get higher priority by earning some of those badges.


A few other miscellaneous items to note:

  • Lightning UI will be available in all 32 languages currently supported by Salesforce at the time of launch
  • Any customizations made to the desktop version will apply to Salesforce1 Mobile – again, Salesforce is driving more and more toward a consistent user experience.
  • The list of supported browsers includes:
    • IE 11
    • Safari 8.x
    • Most recent stable versions of Firefox & Chrome

It is worth noting that organizations still running older versions of IE will have their users redirected to what is now being called “Salesforce Classic” – in other words, the UI you are used to seeing today.  The only surprise in the browser list was the fact that the new Microsoft Edge browser was not mentioned. I will be surprised if Edge availability isn’t announced in the very near future.

Should You Adopt Lightning UI Immediately?

By now I’m sure you are jumping up and down eager to roll this out to your entire company.  Not so fast…there are a lot of things to consider before flipping the switch.

First, as was mentioned previously, Lightning UI is only available for Sales Cloud.  If your organization uses Service Cloud you will not be able to deploy this new functionality to everyone right out of the gate.  Salesforce has put a lot of thought into how this will be rolled out and has given administrators a lot of control.  Organizations will have the ability to be more selective granting access to users, profiles and via permission sets. I highly recommend that you test with a group of users before going org wide.

There are a number of other resources that should be reviewed including:

Particular attention should be paid to the Compare Classic & Lightning Experience file.  While there are some incredible new features it is worth noting that Lightning is not at feature parity with Classic. Some of the notable items that aren’t yet available in Lightning UI are:

  • Calendar and Events
  • Items to Approve
  • Account Teams
  • Account and Contact Hierarchy
  • Person Accounts
  • Opportunity Teams
  • Joined Reports
  • Certain Types of Report Types including: Tables, Funnel, and Scatter
  • Filtered Dashboards
  • Dynamic Dashboards
  • Scheduled Dashboard Refreshes
  • Inline Editing
  • Forecasting

For larger organizations that may be slower to make the jump it is worth noting that Salesforce has stated that there is no end in sight for Salesforce Classic.

If you want to watch the announcement in all of its glory check out the full length video here.

Let us know what your thoughts are so far in the comments below.


Author: Scott Hollrah


Scott has a passion for creating customer success on the Salesforce platform. Building on his 6+ years of success he has supported Salesforce projects in a wide variety of industry verticals including retail, energy, nonprofit, technology, finance, distribution, and more. Scott has five Salesforce certifications which include Administrator, Advanced Administrator, Developer, Sales Cloud, and Service Cloud.


The Good and the Bad of Windows 10

Windows 10 is the new, and potentially last, OS upgrade you’ll be receiving for a while. But is it time to upgrade? Windows 10 merges the best of Windows 7 with the intentions of Windows 8 to create a hybrid for those familiar with both. But just like upgrading any company OS system, changing to Microsoft 10 could cost you money, time, and work that could be placed in other areas. Let’s take a look at some of the Pros and Cons of upgrading…


While any new OS will inevitably contain ways to breach security, Windows 10 provides some much appreciated security devices to protect your data and keep networks clear.

These upgrades include:

  • Device Guard prevents applications from running unless they’ve been recognized.
  • Windows Hello allows you to setup biometric authentications, including voice, iris, and fingerprint recognition.
  • Secure Boot will prevent malicious software from loading while your computer boots, which thereby potentially compromising the operating system as soon as it starts.


As the permanent installment to Windows OS systems, Windows 10 strips you of your ability to choose whether you want to download system updates and instead makes software updates mandatory. For administrators, this could be a potential issue should a patch arise that creates problems with your system or programs.

Similarly, hardware incompatibility could mean that your copier, scanner, or fax machine no longer works with Windows 10, forcing you to find a resolution to the issue, or forcing you to upgrade to compatible hardware.  Likewise, the same issue arises for porting Windows 7 or 8 apps over to Windows 10… once ported, will they work?

Cloud Computing

Straight out of the box, Windows 10 is ready for a host of Azure services, such as Azure Active Directory, which can drive new desktop infrastructure, selling Office 365 licenses, building out private cloud and configuring disaster recovery over a network.


Windows 10 is a direct upgrade to Windows 8. It brings together what people loved about Windows 7, such as the Start bar, with the app and panel design of Windows 8, to bring about a visual and functional style which promotes easy access and visual pleasure. Along with the Start bar is the return of the Aero look, which allows you to make your Start bar translucent, and can be customized, along with the app tiles, to an array of colors.

Included in Windows 10 is Cortana, a virtual assistant which will be familiar to anyone using iOS’s Siri. Cortana responds to typed or spoken commands, and can schedule, set reminders, check times, search general inquiries, or provide you with OS help.


Lastly, of prominent features, Windows 10 comes with the new Microsoft Edge Brower, Continuum for your Microsoft smartphone, and multiple desktop functions.

First, Microsoft Edge is an immense upgrade over Internet Explorer and is a large competitor to Chrome, Safari, and Firefox. Built into the browser is the ability to highlight, annotate, mark, and make notes on webpages for your reference or for sharing with others, functions that previously were only available as add-ons in competing browsers.

Next, Continuum allows Windows smartphone users the ability to pick-up on their phone from wherever they left off on their OS. As a result, many apps will be able to transition from one platform to another with little issue.

And lastly, Windows 10 offers the ability to manage multiple “virtual” desktops that you can easily transition between. As well, you can now multitask more efficiently with window snapping, a feature that allows you to place a different window in each of the desktops four corners. 

Surface Tension

Saturated markets are everywhere and technology is one of them. The options for a tablet, computer, or smart device are endless. You may be asking yourself what makes the Surface Pro a contender in a world governed by Apple and Google? 

Microsoft attacked a market that runs on a mobile operating system and brought a full version of Windows to it. What does this mean for you, the consumer? Use everything you would use on your desktop at home, at work, or on your laptop in a more compact setting. The Surface Pro 3 packs a punch in the power department. Outfitted with a varying size range of SSDs, the latest generation of Intel processors, and even a detachable keyboard cover, it’s everything you need to do most anything.

Being the size of an iPad, it’s an easy grab, allowing you to get your work done in any environment, be it the café, office, or just watching videos on the couch. Some cool features of the Surface Pro include the Pen to draw or manipulate the device in any way you see fit. The built-in Kickstand allows you to set it up anywhere with ease and get to work quicker. The mini display port allows this beast of a tablet to be plugged into various monitors, meaning, you can use this device as a full-fledged computer if you desire. Do I hear jumps for joy? I sure am jumping myself.  You can see more of the features of the Surface Pro 3 in the below pictures.

In conclusion, the Surface Pro 3 does what the competitors can’t. Run a full-fledged operating system natively on something the size of a tablet… And do it flawlessly. Use it as a tablet, use it as a computer, heck, even use it as a creative space or a journal. It’s whatever you want it to be.  We guarantee you are going to love it.