26 Jan

Preparing for a Winter Storm (or any other emergency)

The first major storm of the season is upon us in New York.  Fortunately, technology has made it possible to be very productive when working from home during a storm or any situation that prevents employees from coming into the office.  That is however, if the proper preparations are made by the IT staff and Read more…

23 Jan

Can We Stop Calling it a Smartphone Now?

Ever since the rise of the cell phone, the devices we carry in our pockets are increasingly more capable.  Devices that were capable of text messaging were followed by others that had embedded browsers and could access and render basic websites on the internet.  Once the iPhone and Android-based phones became available 7 years years Read more…

22 Jan

Removing the Software Center Shortcut for SCCM

By default, the System Center Configuration Manager client includes a GUI based portal showing available software and its installation status called Software Center. While most firms are okay with Software Center in the Start Menu, a few have asked us to remove it, hiding it from the users. It turns out this is not as easy Read more…

20 Jan

A Review of the New Outlook for Mac for Office 365 Subscribers

Microsoft Office for Mac hasn’t had a major update since 2010.  Finally, Microsoft has released one.  However, it’s only for Outlook.  There’s another catch–it’s  currently only available to Office 365 subscribers.  You cannot buy a full standalone copy at this time.  Rumor has it that Microsoft will release a full Microsoft Office for Mac update Read more…

15 Jan

Upgrading an OpenText eDOCS Library from DM 5.3.1 to DM 10


With any release of a major new software version, the biggest problems and bugs are discovered by the firms who are brave enough to be the first few to try. Kraft Kennedy has taken on that task  by performing upgrades in our Research Lab. As kinks in the newest version of OpenText’s eDOCS get worked through, Read more…

12 Jan

Automatically Add Filesite to Outlook

During my desktop design workshops with Worksite/Interwoven/iManage clients I invariably hear one of the following: “We have to manually add Filesite in Outlook each time we set up a new user profile.” “We wrote a script that uses addiman to put Filesite in the Outlook tree the first time a user logs in.” Both of these Read more…

06 Jan

Law Firms’ Resistance to Open Floor Plans

Real estate represents the second highest expense for law firms, following salaries. While an increasing number of industries have been adopting open-floor plans to mitigate this cost, law firms have conspicuously abstained. “Cubicles Rise in a Brave New World of Publishing,” a New York Times article profiling publishing house Hachette’s move to an open floor Read more…

22 Dec

System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Support Center

I have not seen much blogging regarding this handy utility provided by Microsoft so I thought I would mention System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Support Center again in the hope that more people take advantage of it.  Initially announced in a blog post in May and updated as recent as September, this utility will give you a focused Read more…

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…

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