Using Microsoft Teams to Work from Home

RSVP for WebinarsIn a matter of weeks, Coronavirus has impacted our the world in ways most of us never imagined.  Right now most law firms and legal departments are shifting from traditional work environments to remote work and work-from-home work environments.  If you are using Slack or another collaboration tool and are happy with it, we don’t think you should switch to a new product at this time.  However, if you are in need of an enterprise level security-focused collaboration tool, we think you should seriously consider Microsoft Teams.  Many of you with a Microsoft Office 365 Small Business Premium, E1, E3 or E5 licenses are already paying for Microsoft Teams, other firms can consider using the free version of Teams. LawToolBox has spent the last 3 years helping law firms and legal departments use Microsoft Teams to run their law practices. Our mission in confronting this pandemic is to support our integration partners, reseller partners, existing customers and prospects that own Office 365 to efficiently work remotely using Microsoft Teams.  If you think this is the right time for your firm to explore using Microsoft Teams to collaborate on matters and work remotely, we prepared an introduction to Microsoft Teams presentation that might help you evaluate this approach We are doing daily no charge, “how to” on-boarding sessions on working from home using Microsoft Teams so that at the end of the first session, participants can chat, call and screen share, create a team and channel, attend or kick off of a #TeamsMorningMeeting and #TeamsOfficeHours  We encourage you to join and participate, and ask any questions you may have... read more

Discover, Purchase, Test, Deploy and Manage LawToolBox from INSIDE Your Own Microsoft 365 Admin Center

As Microsoft starts on March 2nd rolls out a new class of apps called Microsoft 365 Apps – IT professionals can discover, purchase, test, deploy and manage LawToolBox inside their own Microsoft 365 Admin Center. This means that IT professionals will be able to purchase and manage LawToolBox in the same secure admin center they manage Microsoft services. “We are excited to be among the first Microsoft 365 Apps making it easier for IT professionals to deploy apps like LawToolBox with integrations for Outlook, for Microsoft Teams, for a browser, or for all three, with a single click from the Microsoft 365 Admin Center,” says Jack Grow, CEO of LawToolBox. What New Things can IT Pros do with the LawToolBox Microsoft 365 App? Today IT professionals can discover LawToolBox for Outlook or Teams in AppSource with the option to also purchase directly, through their Microsoft Partner, or through their Microsoft Account Executive. With the launch of the LawToolBox Microsoft 365 App, IT professionals will also be able to manage the process end-to-end from within the Microsoft Admin Center. If a firm wants to deploy all LawToolBox integrations simultaneously, they now have the tools to do so. However, if a firm isn’t ready for Teams yet, an IT Pro can initially deploy just the LawToolBox Outlook add-in, and later deploy for Teams when the timing is right. With this new method, Microsoft 365 apps fast track procurement by adding LawToolBox to the Microsoft monthly invoice while increasing trust with clients by layering LawToolBox security self-attestation alongside Microsoft’s security and privacy certifications. Press... read more

LawToolBox launches mobile-friendly app that opens the door for a new class of integration partners to i-Frame

Partner integrations can use LawToolBox as a bridge to Outlook Calendars and Microsoft Teams LawToolBox transforms Microsoft Outlook and Teams into a legal solution for law firms and legal departments. LawToolBox partners can now leverage these same innovative Microsoft 365 apps to deliver rule-based deadlines and calendaring for Outlook to their clients. Not only can partners i-frame LawToolBox within their own products, but their clients can also manage deadlines and calendars for their matters from the award winning LawToolBox Outlook add-ins, Teams apps, or from their phone.Empowering Partners to Deliver Deadlines & Office 365 Calendaring:  Many legal software vendors have built incredible products that provide solutions like time tracking or billing, but have not yet filled their clients needs for rules-based deadlines, or a calendar solution that is deeply integrated with the Microsoft 365 and the calendar. Now, LawToolBox provides a simple and elegant solution for these companies to quickly and easily meet this need:1- End-Users set up matters in Partners product2-Partners use the LawToolBox API to provision the same matter on our system pre-populated with matter information3-When end-users are in matter within the partners product and want to manage their calendar they click on a link to open LawToolBox in a tab within the partner’s product 4-After creating a calendar event or calculating rules-based deadlines the end-user uses LawToolBox to synchronize those calendar events to office 365. Matters provisioned in LawToolBox by our partners are not only accessible within an i-frame inside the partner product, but end-users can also seamlessly manage their matter calendars from the LawToolBox add-in for Outlook, app for Teams, and from our mobile friendly... read more

LawToolBox Most Significant Upgrade in Years!

Creates seamless experience with Outlook, Teams, SharePoint, Your Phone & the Web We’re crazy excited to share this month’s app updates, and they are huge!  There’s a lot of new info to absorb, so let us know what you think and if you have any questions.  1.  Outlook Only – Pin your LawToolBox Add-in Open.  When you open your LawToolBox Add-in in Outlook, you will see a new “pin” in the upper right-hand corner of our add-in.  This is a brand-new feature that we are one of the first companies to incorporate that allows users to pin open the LawToolBox add-in then navigate between emails without having to close and re-open the add-in saving you oodles of time! 2.  Teams App Only – Instantly Create a Microsoft Team from any LawToolBox matter.  Maybe you’re tracking 50 matters in LawToolBox, but you only have a few that are in active litigation?  When a matter heats up and you want to start actively collaborating on it in a Microsoft Team dedicated to that matter, just navigate to LawToolBox matter, click on the action menu, and then click “Create Team”.   In a matter of seconds you will be up and running with a fully provisioned Microsoft Team (that includes all the deadlines documents and notes you were managing in Outlook, SharePoint and One Note). 3.  Lots of New Features in the Admin Portal.  You’ll see lots of new switches where your firm admin can turn on and off features across your whole firm, or user-by-user.  For example, your firm admin can hide the links to the “files” if you use a different document... read more

Microsoft Blog – LawToolBox is One of the First Transactable SaaS Offers Sold through the Microsoft Commercial Marketplace

Recently, in Las Vegas, Microsoft held it’s annual partner event, Microsoft Inspire. While there, I had an opportunity to sit with partners to understand how they are approaching new features to support additional business models within Microsoft AppSource and the commercial marketplace platform. I sat down with Carol-Lynn Grow from LawToolBox, a company that delivers a deadline and matter-management SaaS for legal professionals..

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LawToolBox Outlook Add-in & Teams App are Among the First Available SaaS Offers for Purchase in the Microsoft Commercial Marketplace

The award-winning LawToolBox deadline and matter-management solution is available for purchase in three ways: (1) by 75k distributors and Microsoft Partners through the Microsoft Partner Center CSP (Cloud Solution Provider) portal who can bundle in their own managed services and offers, (2) by 20k inside Microsoft field sales people through the internal Microsoft Quote Center, and (3) direct from Microsoft by law firms and legal departments on AppSource.

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LawToolBox Wins Microsoft Office App Award 2018

Orlando, Florida – LawToolBox, a market leader in delivering modern solutions for legal professionals in Microsoft Office 365, announce that at the Microsoft Ignite conference it has won an award for second place in the Best Office Integration category for its Deadline App for Microsoft Teams. This recognition is especially meaningful and notable because thousands of apps were eligible for this category across the Microsoft Office App Store….

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LawToolBox Teams App wins Best SharePoint Solution

Congratulations to the entire LawToolBox team for winning BEST SHAREPOINT SOLUTION (see more) in the Microsoft Hack Productivity contest!
LawToolBox, Teams for Legal
Our Teams App transforms a generalized collaboration product into a vertical solution specific to the needs of legal professionals
Our enterprise-ready app uses Microsoft Graph API to leverage the native extensibility of the Microsoft Teams platform to surface a powerful tool for litigators, law firms, and corporate legal departments to create matters, view reports, calculate deadlines, and sync with Outlook.
The intuitive combination of a BOT and TAB provides easy and powerful access to upcoming deadlines across all matters the user is working on. Users can jump back and forth from quick insights in the bot to more robust tools in the teams tab.

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LawToolBox Launches Deadline App for Microsoft Teams

By Robert Ambrogi on July 17, 2018
Legal professionals can now calculate and manage court deadlines from within Microsoft Teams, Microsoft’s workplace collaboration software, with the release this week by court deadline calculator LawToolBox of its Deadline App for Microsoft Teams.

This new app for Teams builds on the functionality of the company’s app LawToolBox365 Office for Legal, which is an Outlook add-in that integrates with Office 365 to enable legal professionals to manage court deadlines entirely from within Outlook. With the teams app, users can jump back and forth between Teams and Outlook to manage the same matters.

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