Category «Cloud»

Increasing DMS Security

Given the constantly evolving threats, document management system (DMS) security is an increased priority.  While many organizations are migrating to a cloud based DMS to address concerns, others fear giving up control and having an outside entity house their data.  However, where both camps come together is agreeing a DMS security breach would be catastrophic, …

“AI is coming, AI is coming”

AI is coming in iManage Work 10.1 As the legal DMS market eagerly awaits the release of iManage Work 10.1 expected in December 2017, for the first time in a long while customers will have a choice as to whether to continue to run the legacy IDOL platform or set their sights on the next …

New ‘365’ products from Microsoft may change the way you license and manage PC’s

Most businesses are now familiar with Microsoft’s ‘Office365’ suite of products which provide a range of services to their end users – email, instant messaging, Word, Excel, Outlook etc. The adoption rate of Office365 as a platform for replacing aging, on-premise Exchange servers has been extremely high (more than 90% of clients have chosen to …

Cloud Computing a Surprise Winner at the Preakness – Could it be A Surprise Winner for your DMS?

DMS providers are encouraging clients and prospects to move to the cloud, but is it the right move for your firm or company?  There are several factors to consider: Security – Most cloud solutions have multiple security certifications and include multiple levels of encryption.  There are options for shared vs. siloed clouds and options for …

What is AppAssure?

In my travels as a network engineer I often hear the question, “What is AppAssure?”  The simple answer is that AppAssure is a comprehensive backup solution, but that is only telling half the story. When installed with a replication partner AppAssure is a very robust system for backup, replication and disaster recovery. Here’s how it …

ILTACON – Las Vegas 2015 Heavy Clouds (But No Rain)

For those of you not familiar with ILTA (International Legal Technology Association) it is an association that is made up of technologists, administrators, attorneys and anyone else who has an interest in how technology is shaping the way law firms do business.  As a Gold Sponsor, Adaptive Solutions has a long history of engaging with …

Name Changes in 365 with DirSync Enabled

When attempting to change values on a user object in 365 with DirSync enabled you are told that ‘This user is synchronized with your local Active Directory. Some details can be edited only through your local Active Directory’.  So, you fire up Active Directory, change the last name, display name, add the new SMTP proxy …

Beware of Defaults

Default values aren’t always correct!  A custom Receive Connector was installed on an Exchange 2013 Server and Hub Transport, and the default value under Role, was used.  The connector worked, but caused a conflict with the default Receive Connector which wasn’t noticed until Cumulative Update 8 was applied.  About half way through the update the process …

Cut the Clutter with Office 365

Cut the Clutter with Office 365 As a hosted desktop provider, we are acutely aware of the issue a lot of us are having with the increasing deluge of email.  There are many tips and tricks out there for getting to the elusive “Inbox Zero,” but for many of us that is simply a bridge …

Microsoft Intune brings enhanced MDM to Office 365

Today Microsoft continued their relentless push towards a “Cloud First Mobile First” strategy with some significant updates to both Intune and Office 365.  In an MSDN blog post from Brad Anderson, Corporate Vice President, Enterprise Client & Mobility (which can be found here) Microsoft announced that as of Q1 2015 any Office 365 subscription will include …

Using MSP to Beat Zero Day Exploits

One of the scariest scenarios facing today’s IT administrator is something known as a “Zero day” exploit. A “Zero Day” vulnerability is one in which a previously unknown flaw has been identified in an application or operating system and the vendor has had zero days to provide a patch closing the security flaw.  Once identified …

Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 3.0 released: Game on for Hyper-V

This week another shot was fired in the contentious world of hypervisors.  Microsoft has released the 3.0 version of their extremely useful Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC). At its base this alphabet soup utility allows for the relatively easy migration of VMware virtual machines to the Hyper-V platform.  In the past such a migration would have …

An Engineer’s Lesson on Focus – Exchange: Error 550 7.5.1

It started off as a routine task Configuring a spam filtering account for a Mail-Enabled Universal Distribution Group is a ticket assignment that provokes a wide smile on any engineer’s face. The prospect of enjoying the aroma of fresh coffee, isolated in the peace and quiet of a simple setup task isn’t something an engineer takes for-granted given the usual rapid-fire productivity that the …