Wash., Jan. 27, —
1997 — LEXIS-NEXIS and Microsoft Corp. today announced that the new version of the award-winning LEXIS® NEXIS
® Office for Windows® software suite for legal professionals will include the latest Microsoft® Internet Explorer browser technology.
Microsoft Internet Explorer will be incorporated into LEXIS-NEXIS Office 97, an integrated software suite certified for the Windows 95 and Windows NT® Workstation operating systems that allows legal professionals to integrate LEXIS® -NEXIS® online sessions, Folio Infobase Technology,
CD-ROM information and word processing documents into their own work product. Providing point-and-click access to the LEXIS-NEXIS suite of services through a customizable Windows-based toolbar, LEXIS-NEXIS Office 97 will offer easy and reliable Internet access via LEXIS® -NEXIS® Internet Companion with Microsoft Internet Explorer version 3.0.
Attorneys will get a preview of the product during the New York Legal Tech exposition Jan. 27-29 at the New York Hilton. The product is scheduled to be available during the second quarter of 1997.
Customized for legal professionals, LEXIS-NEXIS Office 97 with Microsoft Internet Explorer will offer a full suite of Web browser technology tools, allowing users simultaneous access both to the LEXIS-NEXIS information service and the World Wide Web.
“Offering the latest Microsoft Internet browser technology in LEXIS-NEXIS Office 97 is the result of LEXIS-NEXIS working closely with Microsoft to provide legal professionals new products – and enhancements to existing products – in the environments they use every day,”
said Ron Staudt, vice president of technology development in the Legal Information Services unit at LEXIS-NEXIS.
“Our working relationship with Microsoft enables LEXIS-NEXIS to offer an ongoing series of products and services developed onto Microsoft’s newest technology platforms.”
“With LEXIS-NEXIS, Microsoft is providing an innovative solution designed to help lawyers work more efficiently,”
said Sam Jadallah, vice president, organization customer unit at Microsoft.
“With the integration of Microsoft’s browser technology into LEXIS-NEXIS Office 97, we are helping lawyers easily incorporate Internet-based research into their legal documents.”
LEXIS-NEXIS has also been working with Microsoft to offer Windows 95-based versions of its popular legal research software, such as the LEXIS-NEXIS Legal Toolbox software collection, which includes CompareRite, CiteRite II and FullAuthority.
LEXIS-NEXIS, headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, is the world’s leading provider of enhanced information services and management tools. The company’s mission is to help legal, business and government professionals collect, manage and use information more productively.
LEXIS-NEXIS is a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. and a member of the Reed Elsevier PLC group ( (http://www.reed-elsevier.com/) ), one of the world’s leading publishing and information businesses. Reed Elsevier has annual sales of approximately $5 billion and 25,000 employees. It is owned equally by Reed International PLC (NYSE:
) and Elsevier NV (NYSE:
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (NASDAQ
) is the worldwide leader in software for personal computers. The company offers a wide range of products and services for business and personal use, each designed with the mission of making it easier and more enjoyable for people to take advantage of the full power of personal computing every day.
Microsoft, Windows and Windows NT are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corp. in the United States and/or other countries.
LEXIS and NEXIS are registered trademarks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under license. Legal Toolbox, CompareRite, CiteRite, FullAuthority and the INFORMATION ARRAY logo are trademarks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under license. Folio Infobase Technology is a trademark of Folio Corp., used under license.
Note to editors : If you are interested in viewing additional information on Microsoft, please visit the Microsoft Web page at http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/ on Microsoft’s corporate information pages.