02 May

Enhanced Instant Messaging in Microsoft Teams

Continuing the Teams takeover of the Kraft Kennedy blog, this post will discuss Instant Messaging and Presence in Microsoft Teams, the platform’s most basic collaboration feature. Like Skype for Business, Teams allows users to exchange private Instant Messages with each other. While the user interface is very different, all of the previous functionality exists and Read more…

01 May

Chat Apps in Microsoft Teams

This is part of a series on Microsoft Teams. My last post delved into the platform’s collaboration features. In today’s entry I discuss a feature that was never widely adopted with Skype for Business, Chat Apps in Microsoft Teams. When Microsoft released Teams two years ago, it re-branded the space in which its collaboration tool Read more…

10 Apr

Collaboration with Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams, the new collaboration software, is making waves as it replaces Skype for Business. Microsoft has even bigger plans for the platform. Its radical vision is for it to replace, at least in part, Outlook, the bedrock of workplace communication and collaboration. More on that later. This will be the first of a series Read more…

10 Apr

5 Ways to Know if You Are a Data Security Risk

When we help law firms implement security programs, we take the expected technical measures: we plug up holes in the network, apply encryption where necessary, install monitoring solutions, and so on. But the most important aspect of any security program, user training and awareness, is also the one that is hardest to control with any Read more…

08 Apr

NetDocuments to Discontinue Support of Internet Explorer

Say goodbye to Internet Explorer and ActiveX! ActiveX control has been used for years to connect desktops to NetDocuments’ web technologies in Internet Explorer. In March of 2019, NetDocuments released ndClick, the successor to ActiveX. The release of ndClick meant the eventual end of ActiveX updates. On March 31, 2020, NetDocuments will no longer be Read more…

01 Apr

Moving Past Password Complexity: Security for the Modern Law Firm

Reprinted with permission from: International Legal Technology Association, April 2019, published by the International Legal Technology Association, 159 N. Sangamon Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60607. Authored by Joseph Hoegler of Kraft Kennedy. Here. New Security Challenges Mobility, the cloud, and the modern workplace have fused to create unprecedented opportunities for law firms to connect with clients and Read more…

01 Apr

Recommendation: Getting back to basics in 2019

Inspired by his beginnings as a practicing attorney, Kraft Kennedy co-founder Michael Kraft has decided to steer Kraft Kennedy with a “back-to-basics” methodology in 2019. We are pleased to formally announce our new initiative Pad and Paper. ™ “It just makes life easier,” said Mr. Kraft. “Sure, there’s a lot of paper involved and it Read more…

12 Mar

Windows 7 End of Life

Windows 7 End of Life is Approaching The deadline is here. (That is, it’s in January 2020, but if you want to make it, you should start planning your desktop upgrade project now!) As of that date, Windows 7 will no longer receive patches and updates from Microsoft. Contact us today to schedule your upgrade Read more…

06 Mar

Tips and Tricks for Azure Information Protection (AIP)- Part 3 of 3

Setup and usage tips for Azure Information Protection These are the default labels you get with Azure Information Protection (AIP). We recommend that you meet with your firm leaders to develop a classification and security plan.  Similar to planning other systems like Document Management, try to focus on a simple and clear strategy.  If you Read more…

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