March 9, 2017
SharePoint/Office 365: GROUPS (Part 2)
This webinar, the second in a series on SharePoint/Office 365, builds off the foundation of Groups from Part I. We take a deep dive into this new capability so you have a thorough understanding of appropriate use cases, its benefits and how to begin using Groups with your team today. You will understand the different types of Groups, how to manage Groups, how permissions are impacted, and how Groups are different from Yammer, etc.
February 28, 2017
Five Ways to Modernize Your Legacy Applications
Are your legacy applications holding you back? Whether you want to improve developer productivity, be cloud ready, eliminate technical debt, improve integration opportunities or — let’s face it — all of the above, modernizing your legacy applications has real business value.
But how do you get there? In this webinar, you’ll learn five ways to modernize your legacy applications. We will address cloud, deployment models, fast feature delivery and much more.
February 9, 2017
SharePoint/Office 365: What’s New? (Part 1)
In this webinar, the first in a series on SharePoint/Office 365, we take IT leaders and professionals through the various services of Office 365 to better assist in team collaboration and productivity. We address pros and cons, discuss which features are most relevant for smaller vs. larger law firms and take a high level look at services and apps including: SharePoint, Office, Yammer, PowerBI, Planner, Delve, Power Apps, Flow, Video Portal, Sway, OneDrive, Exchange Online, Microsoft Dynamics CRM.
November 22, 2016
Avoid the Top 10 SQL Server Configuration Mistakes for Performance Success
We’ve all seen or dealt with a poorly performing SQL Server instance, database or query. The source of the problem could be any number of things, not the least of which is poorly configured hardware or software — including SQL Server. Throwing big iron hardware at it will not always solve the problem, may mask what is going on and is an expensive way to deal with performance issues. Avoiding the top 10 SQL Server configuration mistakes can help you eliminate some performance problems right from the start.
October 20, 2016
7 Things You MUST Do Before Starting Your Next IT Project
So you’re ready to kick off your next IT project. Perhaps you’re building an intranet, developing a custom application or building a new integration with off-the-shelf platforms. Whatever the project may be, you don’t have time or money to waste. Following seven rules of engagement can help you deliver your project successfully and on time while meeting business objectives.
During this webinar, we cover critical steps including stakeholder alignment, documentation, measurement and much more.
June 23, 2016
Navigate SharePoint Upgrades and Migrations
Migrating to the newest release of SharePoint can be a daunting task. Whether SharePoint 2016 or SharePoint Online is your end goal, getting there from where you currently are will differ from firm to firm. Discover why migrating to SharePoint now is critical and understand what’s required for a successful migration. We’ll discuss your options for getting to the next version of SharePoint and fill you in on third party tools that can help with your transition. Understand what’s required for a successful SharePoint migration and learn:
- Your options for getting to the next version of SharePoint
- What third party tools are available to help with your transition
- Why migrating to SharePoint now is critical for success
May 19, 2016
Manage SharePoint Without a SharePoint Team
Managing SharePoint often requires a number of technical resources with varying and niche skillsets, but if your organization is currently using SharePoint without a full-time SharePoint team on staff — you’re not alone. Good news: We can show you how to better manage SharePoint without that expensive, skilled team by using the tools you have in-house and/or leveraging SharePoint Online, Azure, the App Model and more.
We answer questions like:
- What can’t be moved to SharePoint Online?
- What tools are available to avoid outages?
- How can I configure search?
- How can I leverage vendor support?
- What customizations can be made using the App Model?
April 28, 2016
Lay the Foundation for a Successful IT Project
Why is it that some IT projects never take flight? Why do great ideas become stagnant burdens with bottomless budgets? Do you hesitate to launch a new project because of past failures? Outsmart common project failures by laying a successful foundation for your next IT initiative. Discover the most important metrics for measuring success and how to achieve them with predictability.
You will learn how to:
- Measure success with the three most important metrics
- Efficiently gather feedback from key stakeholders and end users
- Evaluate third-party platforms
- Prevent triggers for rework and moving timelines
April 19, 2016
10 Tips for a Healthy SharePoint Environment
We explore the top 10 tips for assessing and maintaining a healthy SharePoint environment. New functionality, capabilities and cloud compatibility have improved SharePoint with each release, but all of this has come with new vulnerabilities. Learn the ins and outs of your SharePoint environment to get ahead of fire drills.
You will learn about:
- Auditing your farm configuration and infrastructure
- Uncovering security vulnerabilities
- Improving performance
Dec 10, 2015
Office 365 – New Tools Bring New Views – Office Delve
As Office 365 continues to gain adoption providing firms with accessibility and convenience, Microsoft has focused its recent efforts on enriching this cloud platform to help empower associates and take productivity and personalization to the next level. This tool enables users to quickly uncover information in Office 365 that is most relevant and interesting to them based on their current working patterns, partners and permissions.
We’ll address the advantages and functionality of Office Delve including:
- Personalized insights
- Security and privacy
- People-based search
- Self-expression (blogs, photos, videos)
- Collaboration among teammates and with content
- Storing content
Dec 9, 2015
SharePoint 2016: What’s New for Legal?
The anticipated release of SharePoint 2016 has many IT professionals interested to learn what’s new and relevant for legal. This customer-centric release emphasizes an improved user experience, cloud-inspired infrastructure and enhancements to compliance and reporting providing unique functionality to admins, end users and your organization.
You will learn about:
- Hybrid cloud solutions with global reach
- New cloud security controls and functionality
- Mobile experiences for end users
- Improved reporting and analytics
- SharePoint 2016 requirements
- Available tools for a comprehensive SharePoint health check up
Oct 8, 2015
SharePoint Online versus On Prem
The on-premise option offers peace of mind from a security and controllability standpoint, but comes saddled with high costs, a demand for resources and limited scalability. SharePoint Online, on the other hand, alleviates the burden associated with SharePoint on-premise by removing the need for servers, software licenses and personnel, and can be rolled out to a large pool of people virtually overnight. However, you’ll still need support for integration projects. We discuss the pros and cons of each option and share past experiences and deployments.
June 9, 2015
All You Need to Know to Take SharePoint to the Cloud
How can organizations leverage the Microsoft Cloud effectively while taking advantage of what they’ve already invested in their SharePoint implementations? What are the real business scenarios in which you would use/implement SharePoint in the cloud? What are the biggest challenges to utilizing the cloud, and how do they tie to SharePoint? How do you decide on one cloud provider versus another? Learn the answers to these questions and more as experts share knowledge gained from implementing SharePoint in the cloud.
Dec 3, 2014
SharePoint 2013: What’s new for legal?
Since its introduction in 2001, SharePoint has become a juggernaut in legal services – supporting everything from intranets to content management and beyond. Now, the release of SharePoint 2013 offers substantial new features such as enterprise search, moving to the cloud and a customizable app model – all significant improvements that can positively impact your IT performance.
You will learn:
- New capabilities in SharePoint 2013 such as enhanced searching capabilities and collaboration as well as new ways to visualize and create workflows
- Top reasons for – and warnings about –moving SharePoint to the cloud
- How to reduce risk and administration in SharePoint and its applications
- Talent and tools needed to undertake application development for SharePoint
- A demonstration of a successful SharePoint legal app
Sept 1, 2015
Ask the Expert: Improving Today for a Better Tomorrow
Leaders within law firms and legal departments have identified that business and legal process improvements are mandatory to stay competitive in an ever-changing market. During this interview, Acrowire President, Ted Theodoropoulos, shares his thoughts on improving today for a better tomorrow, as well as visions for the future, along with two other legal IT experts. The article is also available in the Featured Articles section.
May 15, 2012
How to Manage Technical Debt
Presentation for the ITMPI on managing the technical debt life cycle and the evolution of the concept. We go back to Ward Cunningham’s original definition to the state of the metaphor today.
Feb 1, 2011
Technical Debt – Defined
Interview with Acrowire President, Ted Theodoropoulos, by Tom Cagley, on the subject of technical debt. The definition and scope of the metaphor is discussed along with ideas for making it more effective.