25 Mar

How to disable and control Shut Down / Sleep functions in Windows

How to disable Windows Shut Down

We are seeing technicians make avoidable trips into offices in order to power-on PCs that have been shutdown or put to sleep accidentally. It can happen when a firm’s remote access strategy includes allowing users to connect to their in-office Windows workstation, via technologies such as Microsoft Remote Desktop, LogMeIn, GoToMyPC, or TeamViewer. A question Read more…

13 Feb

Microsoft Cancels Microsoft Search in Bing Extension for Chrome

Microsoft Search in Bing Extension

Microsoft has listened to customer feedback and reversed its plan to change default search browsers to Bing upon installation of Office 365 ProPlus. The Microsoft Search in Bing Extension will now be optional. The plan was to, in an upcoming version of an Office 365 patch (2002 specifically), install a Google Chrome extension that would Read more…

30 Oct

Windows 10 v1909 is Coming (November 2019 Update)

Windows 10 v1909 is arriving soon, and it comes with some few new features worth mentioning. The general availability of Windows 10 v1909 is imminent. As a regular practice, Kraft Kennedy monitors any immediate reported issues or hotfixes released prior to upgrading a production system. Over the coming months, as we review and build confidence Read more…

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…

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