Entries by Joe Chmielarz

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Microsoft announces Windows Virtual Desktop now in public preview. Law firms can begin to deploy Windows 7 and Windows 10 on the Microsoft Cloud.

Microsoft announced the public preview of Windows Virtual Desktop on Microsoft Azure. Windows Virtual Desktop is a desktop and app virtualization service that runs on the cloud rather than on your Windows 7 or Windows 10 computer. Law firms can migrate case management, time and billing, accounting and other software to any type of device while maintaining […]

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Microsoft Introuces Azure Sentinel, intelligent security analytics for your Law Firm

Azure Sentinel is a cloud-based security information and event management (SIEM) service.  SIEMs normally require a substantial upfront investment in hardware, software and infrastructure costs.  With Azure Sentinel there are no upfront costs, you only pay for what you use.  Azure Sentinel uses the power of artificial intelligence to ensure you are identifying real threats […]

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Law Firms need to prepare for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 end of support, July 9, 2019.

Law firms that utilize Microsoft SQL Server 2008 must prepare now for end of support on July 9, 2019.  SQL server is the backend of popular case management software such as Lexis Nexis Timematters and PCLaw, Aderant Total Office and others.  See announcement by Microsoft:  Announcement regarding SQL Server 2008 end of support. That means […]

End of support for Windows 7: Law Firms need to replace or upgrade Windows 7 computers by Jan 14, 2020.

After January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide free security updates or support for PCs running Windows 7. That means that known security holes will no longer be updated by Microsoft free of charge and networks that contain Windows 7 PC’s will be vulnerable to hacking, malware and viruses if not updated.  The time […]

Microsoft Azure Revenue Up 76%

Microsoft Azure continued its fast growth in the marketplace with a 76% increase in revenue, year over year for its last reporting quarter.  The continued growth in the marketplace, dominated by Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services, parallels the adoption rates of law firms migrating their workloads from on-premises servers to the public cloud. Microsoft […]

Microsoft adds voice dictation to Microsoft Office.

Microsoft has recently been updating current versions of Microsoft Office applications including Word, Outlook and PowerPoint to include the option of using dictation. Microsoft Voice Dictation Video When you’re signed in to your Office 365 account, turn on your microphone and make sure it works (Microphone settings). Go to Home > Dictate. (In Outlook, go […]