24 Jun

This DLA Piper IT Story Shows What Tech Can Do for Law

DLA Piper IT

There probably isn’t a better, more concise message about how IT at a law firm can and should deliver value to the business than the one DLA Piper CIO Andrew Gastwirth tells in this Microsoft customer story. It is definitely worth a read to see how DLA Piper IT pulled off a digital transformation. DLA Read more…

25 Sep

Microsoft Azure and Office 365 Are Now FINRA and SEC Compliant

FINRA, the SEC, and Office 365 You may already know all about FINRA, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, as it is the largest independent regulator of security firms in America, responsible for governing business between brokers, dealers, and the investing public. But most people know FINRA as a behemoth that has enforced penalties levied to Read more…

26 Jun

Announcing Another Microsoft Gold Competency: Cloud Platform

We are pleased to announce that we have achieved a Microsoft Gold competency in Cloud Platform. The Gold competency speaks to the high level of expertise we have reached in Azure over years of dedicated work and research. We have been testing and implementing the platform since it first appeared on the market. Today we Read more…

26 Feb

How to Use Azure Information Protection (AIP) -Part 2 of 3

We have been trying Azure Information Protection (AIP) here at Kraft Kennedy. Here is a glimpse of how it actually works from the administrator’s point of view. How to Use AIP Once you have AIP working, you can either manually apply classifications to email and documents, or build rules to automatically apply classifications.  While the Read more…

27 Mar

Implementing Azure Multi-Factor Authentication

How to Get Azure Multi-Factor Authentication Azure Active Directory is included in Office 365 Azure Active Directory Premium plans and in Enterprise Mobility and Security plans. If your firm has neither of these, you can purchase MFA licenses. For more information on obtaining Azure MFA, check out this article. Below is a guide to implementing Read more…

07 Jun

How to Claim a Discount for Azure VMs if You Have Windows Server Licenses with SA

The Security of Identity Synchronization to Azure Active Directory

If your company owns Windows Server 2012/2016 Standard or Datacenter with Software Assurance, you might be entitled to a discount  of about 40% on some Azure VMs. Azure Windows VMs include the Windows licenses as part of the cost. However, if you have SA on your Windows Server licenses, you can repurpose them in Azure Read more…

02 May

Azure Stack – Better Than the Real Thing?

The Security of Identity Synchronization to Azure Active Directory

“Hybrid cloud” is a term that has been tossed around for almost as long as cloud computing has been a viable option for enterprises. But while hybrid cloud has been championed as the answer to anyone afraid of going all in with the cloud, it has been somewhat of a unicorn. Until now, Hybrid cloud Read more…

29 Apr

Identity Synchronization to Azure Active Directory – Is It Secret? Is It Safe?

The Security of Identity Synchronization to Azure Active Directory

The Security of Identity Synchronization to Azure Active Directory One of the biggest concerns many businesses have when it comes to expanding to the cloud is, rightfully so, security. And while there are many components to cloud security, one that gets more than its share of scrutiny is identity and password synchronization. On the surface, Read more…

31 Oct

Business Intelligence Update

Handshake Software converts files to SharePoint and Matter Center. (LTN) LexisNexis launches LexisNexis Firm Manager, a cloud-based practice management solution for small law firms that will be integrated with Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Office 365 productivity solutions. (PRWeb) EMC launches a hybrid cloud bundle that allows companies to automate infrastructure and manage various cloud services Read more…