Entries by Joe Chmielarz

Enable Modern Authentication in Office 365 to use multifactor authentication with IOS devices and Outlook.

  The last hurdle to utilizing multifactor authentication (MFA) for Office 365 has been resolved: IOS devices.  Iphone and Ipad users can now setup their accounts with MFA.   Up until now users were forced to use long “app passwords” to enable their Outlook, IOS or Android Office 365 email because the standard password and MFA text, […]

Microsoft Azure Cloud Data Centers: How does your Law Office’s cloud compare?

Microsoft invests billions each year in its cloud infrastructure including physical and logical security.   Below are two tours that describe how over a billion people each year utilize Microsoft’s state-of-the-art cloud data centers. Call Legal Computer Consultants for more information on deploying your firm’s operations to the world leading Micrsoft Azure Cloud.  (800) 646-9199. […]

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Has your law firm’s Microsoft Azure costs increased unexpectedly? Legal Computer Consultants can review your snapshot policy to determine whether they are driving increased costs.

Legal Computer Consultants can help you manage your Azure costs in several ways. In this post we will discuss how snapshots of your servers can unexpectedly cause an unanticipated increase in your storage costs. Best practices dictate that you manage snapshots carefully to avoid extra charges. Microsoft recommends that you manage snapshots in the following […]

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Windows 10 version 1903 arriving in May.

Microsoft will roll out Windows 10 version 1903 beginning this month (May, 2019) with enhanced deployment options for IT administrators as well as security improvements. Microsoft plans to release a new “health dashboard” for Windows 10 users. It will show “near real-time” information on the Windows 10 rollout status and known issues across both feature […]

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Help protect your law firm from email based malware, ransomware and hacking by implementing Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection

Properly implemented, Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) helps protect against sophisticated threats hidden in email attachments and links, and it provides cutting-edge defenses against zero-day threats, ransomware, and other advanced malware attempts.   Call Legal Computer Consultants today to learn how Advanced Threat Protection can help your firm protect itself from advanced threats. (800) […]

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Law and other professional firms can implement Exchange Online and the Security & Compliance Center to comply with SEC Rule 17a-4, CFTC Rule 1.31(c)-(d), FINRA Rule 4511.

If your firm needs to comply with regulatory standards for retaining your data, the Office 365 Security & Compliance Center provides features to manage the lifecycle of your data in Exchange Online. This includes the ability to retain, audit, search, and export your data. These capabilities are sufficient to meet the needs of most firms. […]

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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 […]