03 Sep

Support Practice Group Tech Tip: Improve workstation performance by recreating WSUS database

Most PC users have probably had this complaint at some point during their user experience, and certainly anyone who was worked in support of users has heard it countless times: “My computer is too slow!” Workstation slowness can be frustrating for anyone, and a tighter economy means reduced budgets, which makes it harder for IT Read more…

26 Aug

Exchange 2010 Benefits for Law Firms – Part 3 of 3

Previously, in part 2 of this blog post, I discussed native electronic discovery features, retention policies, and legal holds.  In this post, the final part of this three-part post, I will present  user-specific HTML disclaimers and MailTips. User-Specific HTML Disclaimers Exchange 2007 allowed for basic disclaimer-type functionality with the introduction of Transport Rules.  However, this was Read more…

26 Aug

ADERANT Acquires StarLaw

Last week, ADERANT announced that they are acquiring StarLaw’s suite of ECM applications.  The following is a snippet of the official press release: ADERANT, a global provider of business and financial management software for law firms, today announced that the Company has purchased a suite of Enterprise Content Management applications developed by StarLaw.  The acquisition Read more…

26 Aug

ILTA 2009 – Recap from Tuesday, 8/25

Tuesday was a exciting day at ILTA 2009 with lots of great sessions and discussions throughout the day.  About the only part of the day that wasn’t so great was the turkey bacon served at breakfast, which had the texture of construction paper and the flavor of it as well. The morning saw a number of Read more…

25 Aug

Seamless Applications with XenApp and Macs using the 11.0 plug-in

Macs continue to gain traction in the personal computing space.  This in turn has required Windows administrators to become more familiar with Macs and the limitations they may have when connecting to a typical corporate Windows environment.  In the past, Citrix has done an OK job providing Mac support for XenApp through a basic ICA Read more…

24 Aug

Outlook Bug: Disappearing Meetings

In working with a colleague, we came across what appears to be a bug within Outlook relating to meetings disappearing from calendars after an update is sent.  This has been confirmed to affect Outlook 2007 but it may affect other versions as well. Symptom:  A meeting for which you are the owner/organizer disappears from your Read more…

23 Aug

Exchange 2010 Benefits for Law Firms – Part 2 of 3

Previously, in part 1 of this blog post, I introduced Exchange 2010 and discussed  large mailbox support along with native archiving features.  In this post, I will present native electronic discovery features, retention policies, and legal holds. Native eDiscovery Features In previous versions of Exchange, third-party tools were required for even basic multi-mailbox searching and Read more…

21 Aug

Connecting SharePoint libraries to Outlook with stssync

Outlook 2003 and 2007 support a protocol called stssync, which allow SharePoint libraries to be viewed in Outlook.  Outlook 2003 allows for read-only viewing, whereas Outlook 2007 also allows for two-way synching of certain content.  The most common way of connecting to a SharePoint library is through the SharePoint Actions menu, as shown below.

19 Aug

Exchange 2010 Benefits for Law Firms – Part 1 of 3

The next version of Microsoft’s enterprise messaging platform, Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, is due for release in the fourth quarter of 2009.  The current version of Exchange, Exchange 2007, introduced dramatic architectural changes that made it a compelling upgrade both for law firms running previous versions of Exchange, such as Exchange 2000 or 2003, and Read more…

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