04 Oct

Dispatch from Orlando: Takeaways from Microsoft Ignite 2018

Our field team returned from Microsoft Ignite with this digest of key takeaways. Teams Microsoft Teams is getting a lot of air time this year. When selecting sessions, we thought we saw more sessions on Teams than on anything else, even Exchange. Teams is undergoing a fundamental shift. Microsoft is repositioning it as the default Read more…

24 Sep

Introducing the Security Customer Immersion Experience

Increasingly, organizations are looking to the cloud to increase productivity, adopt compelling new features, and more. Simultaneously, these organizations are concerned about how to protect their users and data from being compromised in a cloud-first, mobile-first world. We’ve heard you, and we’re excited to announce that we are now certified to facilitate the Security Customer Read more…

24 May

Here’s What’s New in the Windows 10 Spring Creator’s Update

The Spring Creator’s update was finally released on April 30. Formerly called Windows 10 1803 and expected on April 10, the new version was allegedly postponed due to Microsoft’s last-minute discovery of a significant bug. Whatever turmoil occurred behind the scenes to cause the delay, this version officially succeeds Windows 10 1709, which will reach Read more…

29 Mar

Windows 10 KB Bug – Notification to Update to The Latest Version

Note: The issue and resolution are still being reviewed. Here is what we know so far: We have been informed by multiple clients that they are seeing the following message stating, “Your device needs the latest security updates”. This prompt is being generated on Windows 10 machines with builds prior to v1709 after 2 specific Read more…

31 Jan

Why Doesn’t UE-V Like My Slideshow?

I came upon an interesting situation recently during a Windows 10 upgrade project. A pilot user on a new Windows 10 desktop reported that they changed their desktop background to a photo slideshow, but each time they logged in the wallpaper reverted to a single static picture. I investigated the most typical potential causes and 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…

29 Nov

8 Disruptive Trends and Technologies to Expect in 2018

IT is set to transform next year. We are already seeing the disruptive beginnings of trends that will continue to expand, forcing organizations and their IT teams to adapt. While there are some perils in not keeping up with the times, as with most technological shifts, firms who stay up-to-date and actively look for advantages Read more…

29 Sep

October 31 Deadline for Legacy Microsoft Office Connecting to Exchange Online

A while back Microsoft announced a change that would deprecate RPC over http from Exchange Online in favor of the more modern MAPI over http. It’s officially happening October 31, and as we get closer to the deadline we want to remind clients that this will affect anyone connecting to Exchange Online with legacy Office 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…

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