12 Jan

First Casualty of the Microsoft “Custom XML” Injunction

A couple weeks ago I blogged about the XML patent infringement that Microsoft had to deal with.  As mentioned in that post, they’ve released new code that removes some of the custom XML functionality that was built into the Office 2007 system, and brings them into patent compliance. We’ve just heard that there is at Read more…

06 Jan

Password Protect your Compressed Files

As consultants to legal professionals, we here at Kraft Kennedy often have to deal with sensitive or private information or data. This often means something as simple as password protecting case privileged files or documents as they are emailed back and forth between opposing counsel or other parties. I recently came across this issue for Read more…

04 Jan

Virtualizing SCSI tape drives with an iSCSI bridge

For years organizations have relied on tape drives and changers for backup and recovery of their critical data. Despite many predictions to the contrary, tape is still alive as we begin 2010. When virtualization became popular it presented a challenge to those looking to continue to use their tape drives in fully virtualized environments. If Read more…

25 Dec

Importing Employee Photos into MOSS 2007 MySites

Most of the information in an employee’s MySite profile comes from the Active Directory profile import, which is set up in the SharePoint Shared Service Provider.  However, this can be tricky with employee photos since links to photos are not normally stored in Active Directory.  An easy way around this if you don’t want to store Read more…

23 Dec

Whew! Microsoft Releases Fix for Office 2007 XML Patent Infringement

As you may have read, a judge recently upheld a court ruling which bans Microsoft from selling Word 2007 after January 11, 2010, due an XML patent infringement.  That was yesterday. Today, Microsoft announced that they have released a patch which corrects the patent infringement, bringing the Office 2007 code under compliance: The 2007 Microsoft Office OPK Master Read more…

11 Dec

PDF Creation and iManage

One of the most overlooked pieces of technology in law firms is PDF creation.    Yet it’s also one of the most important to an end user.  It needs to be simple, stable, and usually needs to integrate well with a DMS system. With iManage, you have three main choices.  Do you A) use the built-in Read more…

03 Dec

An Introduction to XenAppPrep

Before creating an image of a XenApp server, several steps must be performed to generalize the XenApp installation, in order to remove the machine-specific information from the install and allow the server to come online and join the XenApp farm as a unique entity. In the past, this was either accomplished manually or through the Read more…

25 Nov

Configuring NLB for Exchange 2010 CAS Load Balancing

As mentioned in my previous blog post about the Exchange 2010 RPC Client Access Service and the ClientAccessArray, Exchange’s dependence on the Client Access Server (CAS) role has increased dramatically in Exchange 2010.  This is because, in Exchange 2010, on-network Outlook MAPI connectivity now connects to a mailbox through the CAS role via the RPC Read more…

24 Nov

SharePoint 2010 Beta Installation Tips

The SharePoint 2010 Beta has finally been released, and this article will just give a few tips to make the installation smoother if you decide to install.  The first step is to choose which version to install.  It’s being released as two versions–An Internet facing version, for organizations that will use it to create public web Read more…

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