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…

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…

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…

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…

04 Sep

What’s Really Included in the Four Microsoft Subscription Licensing Plans?

What’s the Difference Between Windows 10 Enterprise, Office 365, Microsoft 365, and Enterprise Mobility + Security? The subscription-based licensing model is full-speed ahead. Have you gotten on board yet? You probably haven’t purchased music in years, but instead subscribe to Apple Music or Spotify. You probably don’t pay for shipping, but instead subscribe to Amazon Read more…

24 Jul

Is the Cloud Safe for Law Firms?

Reprinted with permission from: New York State Bar Association Journal, May 2018, published by the New York State Bar Association, One Elk Street, Albany, NY 12207. Authored by Nina Lukina of Kraft Kennedy. Addressing common concerns about privacy, compliance, and connectivity Cloud computing has been gaining momentum for about a decade. Today many law firms Read more…

20 Jul

How to Get Your Firm’s Contacts on Your Phone

Your firm likely has a CRM or a plain old Rolodex to hold your client contact information. Meanwhile, your coworkers’ contact information lives in Active Directory, the contact list that Outlook uses. Some organizations are content with this system. Others want to combine the two. To have employee information close at hand, they transfer contacts Read more…

25 Apr

Backing Up The Cloud with The Cloud

Many firms put a lot of focus and effort into protecting and backing up their on-premise data. They know exactly what data is backed up, how often it gets backed up, and how long the backups are retained. With Cloud based backup solutions, offsite backups over the Internet have become much easier. Tape backup has largely become Read more…

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