Cloud

Azure Data Protection – An Overview of Your Options

With Microsoft’s cloud solution there seems to be a dizzying array of options to secure data, with new ones coming out all the time.  There is Azure Site Recovery (ASR), Azure Information Protection (AIP), Customer Key (new and not fully rolled out), Azure BitLocker, Key Vault, and the list goes on. Some of these solutions…

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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,…

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“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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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