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…

13 Aug

Matter Centricity Design: To Subclass or not to Subclass?

In my previous post, I discussed ways of bringing the legal user community into the matter centric design process. That’s only the first battle. Once attorneys are able to visualize the concept behind the organizational folders of a matter centric WorkSpace, they may want the structures to mimic what they are used to — especially Read more…

13 Aug

Citrix client plug-in 11.2 and hotfix rollup pack 5: Bringing Adobe Flash and dynamic USB redirection to XenApp

A couple of months back I posted on Citrix’s HDX Media Stream, as well as my first hand results with the trial release of HDX Media Stream for Flash.  Today, I wanted to follow up on that post with the newly released betas of XenApp 4.5/5.0 Hotfix rollup pack 5 (HRP) and Citrix Online Plug-in Read more…

10 Aug

VMware Tools lockdown for VDI/Terminal Server environments

Installing the VMware Tools package inside a VMware virtual machine improves overall performance and allows the use of advanced features and faster virtual hardware drivers.  The installation package also installs a tray icon that controls guest access to virtual hardware, time synchronization, etc.  Since most virtual machines are servers and end users don’t typically access Read more…

09 Aug

Internet Explorer Security Zone Settings for Pass-Thru Authentication to SharePoint

We often come across instances where firms are using NTLM Authentication (Windows integrated authentication) for SharePoint, and expect that Internet Explorer will automatically pass through the authentication from machines within the company, however they still get prompted for credentials.  This issue exists with any IIS website, not just SharePoint, but seems to come up more Read more…

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