16 Dec

5 Patch 2 Furious

December has been a tumultuous month for Microsoft patches. This Patch Tuesday resulted in an unusual number of faulty updates, with issues that range from disabling Windows Updates to breaking the ActiveX features within Office. Find below the lineup for all affected Microsoft December Patches as well as recommended solutions. A security update for Internet Explorer, Read more…

02 Dec

You Are Running Out of Reasons Not to Learn PowerShell


Anyone who has worked with me for any length of time has heard me speak ad nauseam about how PowerShell is the greatest thing to come to the Windows ecosystem since Active Directory. Yet there are those troglodytes who insist on clicking away in the GUI, ignoring the speed, efficiency, and consistency that come with Read more…

12 Nov

Critical Patch Released for all Microsoft Server and Workstation Products

Yesterday evening, Microsoft released a security bulletin and related patch rated as Critical for all Server and Workstation products.  The patch addresses a vulnerability that would allow maliciously crafted SSL- or TLS-encrypted traffic to execute code of its choosing on the affected target. Some firms delay installing Patch Tuesday updates for a variety of reasons.  Read more…

11 Nov

Out With the Lync, In With the Skype for Business


Today Microsoft announced the next version of Lync, but it’s not Lync 2015. Microsoft acquired Skype back in 2011 and, building on that, has renamed Lync to Skype for Business. For those not familiar with the product, Lync (or now, Skype for Business) is an Enterprise communications platform that features instant messaging, presence, web conferencing, Read more…

03 Nov

Initial Thoughts on OpenText eDOCS DM 10

DM Management Studio

Now that OpenText eDOCS DM 10 has been officially released, we wanted to take a little time and get familiar with what is included in the final release. OpenText’s most advertised innovations in the release of eDOCS DM 10 revolve around an enhanced user experience. Updated dialog boxes and forms reflect these changes by providing Read more…

31 Oct

Business Intelligence Update

Handshake Software converts files to SharePoint and Matter Center. (LTN) LexisNexis launches LexisNexis Firm Manager, a cloud-based practice management solution for small law firms that will be integrated with Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Office 365 productivity solutions. (PRWeb) EMC launches a hybrid cloud bundle that allows companies to automate infrastructure and manage various cloud services Read more…

23 Oct

Influx of Project Management Interest at ILTA 2014 Conference: Is it Time for Your Firm to Take Notice?

LPM Legal Project Management

This year at the #ILTA14 conference in Nashville, there was an explosion of project management (PM) and legal project management (LPM) interest within the membership. To give a little background, approximately two weeks before the conference, a post was circulated on the ILTA Community “of Interest” board asking if there were going to be any PM Read more…

22 Oct

What’s the Meaning of This? Changes in the Office 2013 Dictionary


Recently I ran into an interesting discovery regarding the features in Office 2013 Dictionary. Note that the Dictionary feature includes the following actions in Office: Define and Synonyms. Starting with Office 2013, an independent Office Store account and an internet connection are required to leverage these functions. Microsoft is treating this feature as a web application, since you Read more…

20 Oct

Avoiding DIY Disasters

This past weekend, I was sitting in my backyard and looking at the leaves start to turn to their autumn hues, and I heard a noise from a few houses down.  One of our neighbors behind us is having a large expansion done to their home.  The workers there were starting to put windows into the new Read more…

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