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Notebooks May Be Larger Than They Appear Our IP department likes OneNote. They keep important client data spread out among ten massive notebooks. Once these lawyers started to get updated computers with fancy solid-state drives, we started to see a problem. They were running out of disk space. The culprit? All those useful OneNote notebooks. Working locally on a OneNote notebook opened from the cloud or a fileshare can mean you're working on three. It's Not Live. It's… … a cached copy. When OneNote opens a notebook from a shared drive, OneDrive or SharePoint, it copies those files to the local computer. This cache file also keeps track of changes ...
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OneNote 2016 v. OneNote for Windows 10 Is one note as good as another? Since the release of Windows 10, Microsoft has supported two flavors of OneNote: the more traditional looking and functioning OneNote 2016 , and one of the first applications using the Universal Windows Platform framework, OneNote for Windows 10 . With the release of Office 2019, Microsoft announced the retirement of OneNote 2016. The pain in your heart is normal when facing the loss of a loved one. Take a deep breath and realize that Microsoft will still support OneNote 2016 until October of 2020, and until October 2025 for extended support. Still OneNote 2016 is not installed ...
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I have the pleasure of not just introducing but also participating in what looks to be an extremely popular new format to present, compare, and answer live questions in a head-to-head roundtable discussion, we have proclaimed as  The PDF Shootout .  The PDF landscape has been a wide-ranging, yet narrow band of competition all with the single goal of toppling the giant that started it all, Adobe Acrobat.  While Acrobat has been upheld for many years as the one tool that true enterprise-level firms cannot do without, recent changes and/or advancements in technology and user knowledge/experience has allowed what was once viewed as an unreachable pinnacle to ...
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According to a 2018 joint Legal Marketing Association and Bloomberg Law survey of the latest trends in legal marketing, the majority of law firms (63 percent of respondents) are planning to increase their investment in marketing and business development activities over the coming two years.  Along with this continued commitment to marketing, respondents to the survey acknowledged the importance of technology as a tool in bringing in new business.  For example, attorney respondents reported that increased social media efforts (52 percent) and the investment in new technology (34 percent) were among the most effective marketing initiatives implemented over ...
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Greg Glidden asked the following question on the ILTA-DESKTOP forum: “It can be a fairly common occurrence for a firm to have to store, share, and manage various types of large files. How do you deal with large, non-standard data types such as audio, video, or ISO files? Are there special considerations for ECM? What issues have you run into and what solutions have worked best? What tools do you use; file share, database, O365 Video, Vimeo, YouTube, etc.?” My reply – which addresses the storage part of his question: “We tell users to make a folder with the client-matter name on a network share (Large Client Files)X: and save files there that ...
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Remember the story of Sniff and Scurry and Hem and Haw? These four characters lived in a maze which represented their "environment" and their task was to search for cheese (representing happiness and success). Now fast forward to the year 2016. We live in a different maze now surrounded by physical servers and super-fast storage and our task is to search for a different kind of cheese (representing the happiness of our end-users). Our old cheese was found in freezing cold server rooms with biometric scanners and blood-thirsty guard dogs by the door. Nobody really knew what was happening behind those doors, did they? But here in the year 2016, ...
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If you are looking at a hardware refresh in the near future, now may be time to also look at upgrading to Windows 10. With the introduction of the Skylake processor by Intel, they designed it with Windows 10 in mind. In keeping with this integration between Skylake and Windows 10, Microsoft is limiting support for older operating systems on the new hardware. Here is a link to a Microsoft blog post explaining their decision. blogs.technet.com/b/windowsitpro/archive/2016/03/18/... The following link is to a list of systems that currently use the Skylake processor. windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/skylake-support For older processor ...
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In late 2014, Vorys rolled out Surface Pro 3 devices as a desktop replacement to users that met an early adapter profile and had a tablet preference. The rollout was very successful, partly because the project team spent a great deal of time determining what configuration choices would maximize our chances for success. At its heart, the Surface Pro 3 wants to be two machines in one. It wants to be your work computer, and also allow you to access your personal data and apps. This desire to serve two masters might be what eventually did in Windows 8.1, but for our rollout, we wanted to embrace this concept as much as possible, while still adhering ...
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It was a fantastic conference in National Harbor, MD at the beautiful Gaylord Resort. I really enjoy that resort for the facilities for conference. AC2DC was an inventive and creative approach to conference this year. I especially enjoyed the keynotes. It was a bit of a different spin with interaction and not necessarily in rows. It was light but at the same time full of just stuff to take back to my firm. I really want to bring a shout out to the staff of ILTA and the board of ILTA and the bazillion of volunteers as they tirelessly put on great sessions, good speakers, setup the conference in a superior way. Couple of things I would recommend after ...
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Have you signed up for ILTA 2012 ? If you haven't, I would advise you to do it now. I believe if I am correct, the Gaylord resort is filling up fast. If you were like me last year and waited until the last opportunity, I lost and had to shuttle back and forth to the sessions making it difficult to fill out my bingo card. Ha ha. Anyways, I want to introduce you a topic that I have the great opportunity to moderate entitled, "End of Training". It will be a panel discussion that will explore the complexities we do face in our training rooms throughout our law firms and how we may need to rethink our strategies going forward. It will all go down at 4PM ...
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We have heard it all our lives as IT that technology is always changing and the tide has currently turned in the direction of effeciency as we like to see it. It is rich with security, ever changing gadgets have turned. All of us have gone to Brookstone to look at gadgets, things that make "life easier" and be more effecient. We had browsed Day Runners and Franklins and read every book that has been put on shelfs. Our efficiency has given us add-ins, widgets, gadgets, apps, "The easy Button". Now comes mobility, smart phones, effeciency is now on a different level, a different continuim. It has swung to what we call Law2020. I have been taken by it's change ...
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