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October 2013 Risks and Rewards

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WINDOWS 7/OFFICE 2010 ROLLOUTS XXXX Windows 7/Office 2010 Rollouts Bond Dickinson LLP: Story Shared by Paul Hunt I was tasked with developing the firm's nextgeneration desktop. As a central component of our firm's "Get Fit" project, I built a new desktop based on Windows 7 and Office 2010 that was designed to be deployed with minimal intervention. To save costs, the firm had recently dropped its existing packaging and deployment tools in favor of leveraging Microsoft tools that were included as part of an Enterprise Agreement. I had to learn those tools — SCCM, specifically — first. The end result of my work was a zero-touch desktop deployment across all five of the firm's offices that included various applications specific to departments and practice areas. This was deployed to more than 750 desktops comprising 10 separate computer models. The average desktop deployment (full build/rebuild) time decreased from two hours — plus additional time for custom and practice-specific configuration — to 37 minutes (with no need for IT intervention), which included all additional software already preloaded as part of the base build process. To create the desktop, I also repackaged a little more than 100 distinct applications that are now deployed via SCCM as well. Further, I created a central "applications warehouse" for business software that is utilized by SCCM. This had the effect of recovering needed local storage from each individual office. Read the rest of Paul's story on the Connected Community! (Login required) them into new Exchange 2010 systems because of incompatibility with KVS and Exchange 2010. To meet this challenge, we created a process that managed the migration workflow, which included automated timing for notifications to end users, scheduled tasks for IT analysts and Runbook automation to complete email archive exports/ imports and exchange migrations. Read the rest of James's story on the Connected Community! (Login required) Morrison & Foerster LLP: Story Shared by James McKenna We knew upgrading Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) to Windows 7 and Office 2010 was going to be really problematic if we did not leverage automation. Without it, the project would take too long and the opportunity for mistakes and frustrated users would be really high. Our scope was to migrate 2,500+ users across 16 offices and three continents to Windows 7/Exchange 2010 from Windows XP/Exchange2003. This included exporting all the KVS email archives to .PSTs and importing If you are new to ILTA or have not yet discovered the ILTA discussions forums – your organization's membership in ILTA grants you access to these member-only discussion forums that are part of the ILTA "Connected Community." Visit the link below to subscribe to discussion areas of interest to you. The ILTA Connected Community is where members can privately share and discuss issues that are pertinent and common within the legal technology world. And much much more. Visit

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