15 Aug

Choose Your Own Adventure: ILTACON 2019 Preview Digest

With a focus on cloud, security, and automation, the ILTACON 2019 session grid looks especially promising–and potentially overwhelming. How can you make the most of the conference? Over twenty years of ILTACON have taught us to think about our goals and plan ahead accordingly. Consider what you would like to get out of ILTACON 2019. Read more…

05 Aug

ILTACON 2019 Preview: Desktop Management Edition

It’s that time of year again. ILTACON 2019 is upon us. As I reviewed the schedule, I honed in on the sessions that will help me better understand how law firms are making their important desktop decisions today. Planning my time at ILTACON 2019 also gave me a chance to reflect. Three years ago I Read more…

12 Jun

Why Lawyers Should Take Windows 7 End-of-Support Seriously

As IT consultants for attorneys, we are all for making your technology purchases last. Windows 7, unfortunately, can’t be one of them. As of January 2020, Windows 7 will no longer receive security patches. If you are still running it next year, you will be actively posing a risk to your clients’ data. In 2017, Read more…

10 Jun

Citrix Synergy 2019 Highlights

The Citrix Synergy 2019 conference in Atlanta was as big as ever, and as usual Kraft Kennedy sent a team of technical consultants to ensure we had the ground covered. Couldn’t make it? No worries. We’ve done our best to pare down a ton of content to the topics most relevant to law firms. You Read more…

31 May

How to Deploy Volume Licensed Visio and Project With Office 365

How to deploy volume licensed Visio and Project with Office 365? This question has been coming up lately. By default, you can’t install Visio or Project 2016 MSI-based installers alongside an Office 365 installation. You will receive an error message and get blocked at installation time. This chart describes some scenarios by which deployment can Read more…

21 May

MMS 2019 at MOA – Reporting From the Midwest Management Summit

The sixth Annual Midwest Management Summit (MMS) wrapped up earlier this month at the Radisson Blu of Mall of America in Minneapolis, Minnesota. For longtime folks in the industry, this conference was a replacement for the Microsoft Management Summit that used to be held annually in Las Vegas until its demise through consolidation into TechEd 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…

20 Feb

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 8456 Released

Last month, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 8456 was released. While not earth-shattering, it did finally update the ZTIGather script to fix two longtime nuisances. One I originally blogged about back in June 2013. Better late than never. From the release notes: The following list is a summary of the major changes in this version: -Nested task sequence Read more…

27 Nov

Office 365 Shortcut Name Change

A client firm experienced an issue with a broken Start Menu after updating Office 365 clients. The firm had several Office applications such as Word, Excel, and OneNote pinned to the Start Menu and Taskbar. After looking into the issue, I found that the new Office365 ProPlus version changed the shortcut names from Excel 2016.lnk to Excel.lnk. That Read more…

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