30 Aug

End of General Support for vSphere 5.5 Alert: September 19, 2018

With the looming end of support for vSphere 5.5 on September 19, 2018, the recommendation is to upgrade before this end date or risk interruption. If you are unable to complete the upgrade but are active on support and subscription, you have the option of purchasing extended support in one year increments. Please reach out Read more…

29 Aug

Top 3 Takeaways From ILTACON 2018

While ILTACON 2018 was a veritable hotbed of ideas, the buzz undoubtedly coalesced around a few trends that emerged as the main themes of this year’s conference. The lessons of the sessions, questions posed by attendees, and results of our polling all pointed to the same thoughts on the collective mind of the legal IT Read more…

20 Dec

Can OneDrive for Business Replace My Firm’s Network File Shares?

With an increasing number of firms opting for cloud services, especially Microsoft’s Office 365, IT administrators often try to find creative ways to substitute on-prem functionality with cloud resources. They are paying for these services as part of their subscription, so why continue to invest in a duplicate solution? Clients often ask if OneDrive for Read more…

17 Oct

KRACK: A serious Wi-Fi vulnerability

Yesterday security researchers announced a serious security flaw that affects virtually every wireless device in the world. KRACK (short for “Key Reinstallation Attack) exploits a vulnerability in WPA2, a security protocol that most modern Wi-Fi devices rely on, including computers, phones, and routers. Rather than exploit access points, a common attack strategy, hackers can use KRACK Read more…

27 Sep

Deleting an Empty Datastore That’s in Use in VMware vCenter

We are migrating a client from EMC VNX to a new EMC Unity SAN and part of the process requires us to clean up the legacy datastores. This isn’t a small environment, however, and the datastores span across approximately 30+ hosts. Trying to find which host is actively connecting to this datastore is nearly impossible. Read more…

26 Sep

Microsoft Announces Intelligent Communications, Folds Skype for Business Online into Teams

Monday marked the beginning of Microsoft’s Ignite conference where 30,000 IT professionals descended upon Orlando, FL to learn about Microsoft’s evolving vision and direction for the coming year and beyond. Ignite is a time where many product announcements are made. As one of my focuses at Kraft Kennedy is the Skype Unified Communications platform, I Read more…

08 Aug

Skipping OS Versions is No Longer Viable

This article originally appeared on legalitprofessionals.com.  For about 15 years it has been a standard practice among law firms to skip iterations of Desktop Operating Systems—go to Windows 7 from XP, for example, or from Windows 7 to 10. As a result, desktop deployments used to be projects slated for every few years. This model, 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…

07 Nov

Citrix Provisioning Services and DST

It’s that time of year again. The weather gets colder, the days get shorter, and IT engineers forget to update their Citrix Provisioning Services (PvS) images to account for Daylight Savings Time. If any issues are reported where Group Policy is not applying correctly to VMs provisioned via PvS, the image simply needs to be updated Read more…

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