Media Alert: Microsoft to Present Technology Innovations for Law Firms at LegalTech New York 2008 and Fourth Annual CIO and CTO Forum

REDMOND, Wash. — Jan. 31, 2008 —


ALM’s LegalTech New York 2008 and the Fourth Annual Law Firm Chief Information & Technology Officers’ Forum

Hilton New York Hotel

1335 Avenue of the Americas

New York, NY 10019


Feb. 5–7, 2008 — LegalTech New York

Feb. 6–7, 2008 — Chief Information & Technology Officers’ Forum


Microsoft Corp. and distinguished speakers from the industry will discuss important technology innovations to help law firms cultivate client connections, address compliance requirements, streamline work-force communications and improve firm performance in 2008 at the following sessions:

Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008

  • 9 a.m. LegalTech: “Microsoft Office 2007 — Why Upgrade.” Industry consultants will present their top 20 reasons for migrating to the 2007 Microsoft Office system, which offers a new user interface, file formats, and a host of tools to help law professionals become more productive.

  • 10:30 a.m. LegalTech: “Open Text’s Legal Information Management System and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.” Join the launch of Open Text Corp.’s new offering that combines Open Text’s specialized expertise in matter life-cycle management and proactive compliance with the collaboration and document management capabilities of Office SharePoint Server 2007.

  • Noon. LegalTech: “Delivering Insight: Microsoft Business Intelligence for Law Firm Practice Management.” Hear how law firms can increase visibility into operational performance and be more proactive in managing firm talent, clients and intellectual capital.

  • 1:30 p.m. LegalTech: “SharePoint Server 2007 for Service Delivery and Handshake Software’s DM Director.” Learn about successful law firm implementations of powerful, flexible document-control solutions and other emerging technologies that support a unified view of clients, matter-centricity, team collaboration, enterprise searches, knowledge management, extranets and other proactive, highly efficient practices.

  • 3 p.m. LegalTech: “Application Virtualization and Microsoft.” Discover how Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack for Software Assurance can reduce application deployment costs, enable delivery of applications as services and allow for better management of enterprise desktop environments.

  • 4:30 p.m. LegalTech: “Microsoft’s Unified Communication Vision With Office Communications Server 2007 and Exchange Server 2007.” Hear how law firms can use the power of software to deliver complete communications — messaging, voice, and video — across the applications and devices that people use every day.

Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008

  • 2:45 p.m. CIO and CTO Forum: “The Future of Document Management Systems (DMS).” Hear from top DMS vendors, including NetDocuments and Interwoven Inc., about their vision for document management solutions.

  • 3:30 p.m. LegalTech: “Microsoft Search and XMLAW’s SharePoint-Based Information Management for Law Firms.” Learn the latest technologies for law firms to find, use and share relevant business data quickly, easily and securely.

Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008

  • 10 a.m. CIO and CTO Forum: “Unified Communications: It’s About the Desktop. Microsoft’s View of the UC World.” Discover how law professionals can stay mobile and global, 24 hours a day, seven days a week with the latest innovations for PC- and phone-based communications, including new IP telephony systems.



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