Olenick Solves a VSTS Reporting Challenge

Olenick has developed tooling that is able to generate test status reports from cloud-based VSTS. These tools solve issues that arise when needing to produce test execution trend reports from the VSTS hosted environment. While TFS users have had access to this data via SSRS, now VSTS users can get access to this historical data easily and effectively.

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ConnectLive with Olenick

Olenick will be attending the iManage User Conference, ConnectLive 2018 in New York, May 3 -4.  ConnectLive is an opportunity for Olenick to connect with current and prospective clients and to further engage with the iManage team and technologies. 

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With Mission In Mind: Olenick Diversity Team Q1 Update

By: Shawn Hertzig Vice President of Diversity and Recruiting

At Olenick, establishing a formalized diversity program was an important part of our planning for 2018. The diversity teams mission is to increase technology job opportunities for women, minorities, and veterans within our organization and with our customers and partners.  As a Veteran-Owned and Diversity Supplier-designated organization, we are incredibly committed to “paying it forward” and we’ve made a tremendous amount of progress in the first quarter alone.  I’m pleased to share some highlights from these efforts:  Partnerships are an important way that we realize success within our diversity and inclusion program. We’ve met so many great people and candidates through our partnerships with ComEd CONSTRUCT, YearUp, and Chicago Scholars. It has been a privilege to offer our expertise volunteering at Job Fairs, reviewing resumes, conducting mock interviews, and hosting job shadowing. In addition, this quarter we introduced a three-day IT Project Management Training component to ComEd CONSTRUCT.  We created and executed 3 days of IT-related training in areas of Agile Methodology, Software Testing and Project Management led by our Olenick Consultants to 45 plus CONSTRUCT students. Our participation has given us the unique opportunity to really get to know the participants and students, and our employees are having a great time giving back to the communities. 

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Benchmark Testing of Meltdown and Spectre Patches

Meltdown and Spectre are vulnerabilities in modern processors that can be exploited to steal data.  These flaws may result in data being stolen by attackers through Speculative Execution Side-Channel attacks. There are actually three separate vulnerabilities that comprise Meltdown and Spectre and two steps to fully remediate them.

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Olenick Roundup: Meltdown & Spectre

Recently, several well-known cyber security analyst teams, including Google Project Zero, alerted the world to a pair of CPU vulnerabilities which have been dubbed Meltdown and Spectre. These vulnerabilities allow for data to be stolen while it is being processed on the system and stored in the memory in what is called a “speculative execution side-channel attack”.  

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The Next 20 Years in Utilities - DistribuTECH 2018

DistribuTECH 2018 kicks off Olenick’s 20th year providing solutions to the Utilities industry.  Celebrate with Olenick by visiting booth #1860, registering for the “Mobile Workforce” session, or joining the team for observatory views, cocktails, and appetizers.  More details on Olenick’s DistribuTECH events are provided below, Olenick is lookng forward to seeing you at DistribuTECH 2018! 

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Windows Image Deployment - Excluding MAC Addresses

There are a number of challenges when deploying desktop images with Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (CM). One of the newer challenges is how to image a machine that does not have its' own internal ethernet interface.

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Is application patching and testing keeping you up at night? We have your sleep aid.

Defending desktop environments from security incidents requires a holistic strategy and continuous operational maintenance.  Join Scott Christensen and Brent Melson as they discuss how to mitigate the challenges and risks associated with Windows 10 security and feature updates continuously being rolled out.  “Today you must have a secure desktop environment, you can no longer afford to postpone your patches.  You need a program in place that allows you to patch with confidence,” said Brent Melson, Vice President of Innovation at Olenick.

Register for the Keeping your Windows 10 Desktop Secure: Patch Management and Application Compatibility webinar on Dec 14th from 11am-Noon CST by clicking here.  We look forward to speaking with you soon.  If you have any inquiries about this webinar, please reach out to Derrick Sibbitt (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Olenick Sponsors at ILTA INSIGHT 2017

Olenick is a sponsor for the ILTA INSIGHT 2017 Conference in London.  This year’s INSIGHT knowledge sessions focus heavily on Windows 10/Office 365 and security.  “With our experience implementing Windows 10/Office 365 and patching solutions, we have seen a variety of problems and solutions across the industry, and we have a lot to add to the conversation,” said Bill Mertes, Vice President of Olenick’s legal practice. 

By combining expertise in quality engineering with deep experience in the legal industry, Olenick has helped many firms with Windows 10, Patch Management, Packaging, and many other challenges.  Olenick is a Microsoft Gold Partner and longtime ILTA Gold Sponsor.

Visit Bill Mertes, Claire McBride and Ben Tyler at INSIGHT 2017 or reach out directly to Claire McBride at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  The Olenick legal technology team is looking forward to an educational and action-oriented INSIGHT 2017 Conference.

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