Interview with Microsoft Director re Work from Home with Microsoft Teams

Interview with Microsoft Director re Work from Home with Microsoft Teams

And as part of our effort to inform clients and friends, last week we recorded an interview with Mike Ammerlaan, Director of M365 Ecosystem Marketing at Microsoft, on security features of Microsoft Teams, and tips for legal professionals working from home to get the most from Teams.  In the last part of the interview, Carol Lynn Grow, VP of Sales & Marketing for LawToolBox, also gives an overview of how LawToolBox enables legal matter management system inside of Teams: As lawyers continue to transition to work from home, LawToolBox offers free daily webinars on how to collaborate remotely using Microsoft Teams, especially when lawyers amplify Office 365 for legal by adding LawToolBox: 11 AM CENTRAL – Working from Home on Office 365 & Teams – RSVP12 PM CENTRAL – Onboarding Workshop LawToolBox & Teams – RSVP1 PM CENTRAL – Manage Matters and Collaborate in Teams – RSVP If you want more direct support, schedule a call with a LawToolBox Teams specialist to answer any questions.  We hope to see you in one of our webinars.  Let us now what we can do to help.  Stay safe! The LawToolBox Team T: 1-888-958-6657 E: support@lawtoolbox.comCase Study |  White Paper  |  Press Release | Office 365 Apps (3-min...
LawToolBox Integration with Microsoft Teams Enhances Matter Management and Facilitates Virtual Hearings for Courts

LawToolBox Integration with Microsoft Teams Enhances Matter Management and Facilitates Virtual Hearings for Courts

DENVER (April 28, 2020) –  In response to COVID-19 LawToolBox announces it accelerated development of new features for its award-winning app for Microsoft Teams to empower judicial and administrative courts to manage legal matters remotely with virtual hearings.  Judicial and administrative courts are looking to different technologies to get them back up and ready for hearings.  Some courts are not just looking for a short-term patch for web meeting, but they are looking for a more robust long-term solution that includes matter and file management, calendaring, and document collaboration. virtual hearings connected to matters & Microsoft Teamsmatter management across Office 365 Teams, Outlook & SharePointautomate compliance and litigation deadlinesmodern and secure collaboration for courts and the parties Types of Virtual Hearings:  The types of remote hearings that Microsoft Teams and LawToolBox can facilitate include: State, Federal and Appellate Courts, State and Federal Agency with Hearing Boards, Attorney General Offices and City Attorney Offices, Workers Compensation organizations, Unemployment Boards.  Most of these organizations already own Office 365 and because Teams comes free with Office 365 subscriptions this enables these organizations to host and live-stream remote hearings on legal matters securely using software they already own. New Features in Teams for Virtual Hearings. Microsoft has been accelerating features in Teams that facilitate remote hearings increasing the number of participants who can be viewed simultaneously on the Microsoft Teams meeting stage to 9 so attorneys can watch the expressions of all the other participants not just the person talking, custom backgrounds so judges can look like they are sitting in a courtroom, Team’s “hold” to facilitate breakout waiting rooms that allow judges...
LawToolBox Offer Combines Free Access and Onboarding to Help Firms Manage Matters in Microsoft Teams

LawToolBox Offer Combines Free Access and Onboarding to Help Firms Manage Matters in Microsoft Teams

By Robert Ambrogi on March 26, 2020As legal technology companies step up to the plate and offer free products and services to help the legal community get through this time of crisis, LawToolBox is extending an offer that can help get firms up and running on effectively managing all their matters through Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Teams. LawToolBox is legal calendaring and deadline management software that integrates with a number of platforms. But through its integration with Office 365 Teams, it effectively becomes a full matter management suite for litigation groups, combining matter-level calendaring, document management, collaboration, contacts and more. As legal teams struggle to adapt to new ways of working, LawToolBox today said it is aiming to help them do that through a three part offer that combines next-day onboarding, training through webinars and direct calls, and free access both to its software and Office 365.Read the full article here...
Teams with LawToolBox versus Zoom – detailed feature comparison

Teams with LawToolBox versus Zoom – detailed feature comparison

Both Microsoft Teams and Zoom can be used to hold meetings quickly, but between the two only Microsoft Teams is integrated with LawToolBox matter management and can expand into a comprehensive collaboration solution.  As courts and law firms navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic, the extensibility and benefits of Teams plus LawToolBox offer a compelling use case: 1.  Teams is totally configurable.  Teams can be configured for working and tracking information on specific matters, or it can be used to track general information.  Users can create Teams for a specific case or appeal, and invitees can vary depending on which Team you ae working on.  Beneath a Team, channels can be created by topic, and channels can made private, and tabs can be added extending the Team to specific documents, websites or cloud-based products.  See, Configure Microsoft Teams & LawToolBox for Legal (7 min video). 2.  Both Teams and Zoom can be used to simply start a quick meeting, but Teams also has more advanced meeting and chat features: 2.1-chat 1 to 1, 1 to many, or by any individual team/matter2.2-convert any text chat into a call or video chat2.3-you can record sessions2.4-reply to chat topics out-of-order so all communications on a topic are grouped2.5-every conversation has a complete HISTORY of communication2.6-every conversation is SEARCHABLE subject to user permissions enforced by MS2.7-any chat can be edited or deleted by owner of communication2.8-you can post screen shots2.9-you can post files2.10-post links to websites and files2.11-quickly hold meetings with external people in a team chat – video2.12-like or flag any post2.13-connect files you are editing to a matter conversation2.14-interact with third party...

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

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

Partners Learn More    |    Customers Learn More   |   Microsoft Inside Sales Learn More Monday, August 19, 2019 by Kirsten Edmondson Wolfe 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, to learn how she is leveraging the new marketplace investments to drive her business.  To start, I asked Carol-Lynn, why she chose to expand her business model to include direct selling to customers through Microsoft AppSource.  She replied,  “The opportunity for our business to deliver SaaS, which provides access to the entire LawToolBox solution, into a Microsoft product where end users spend their day (whether its in their Outlook inbox, Teams Tab, or through a browser) is enormous. By selling direct through Microsoft AppSource, we can facilitate and accelerate transactions with larger corporations, who don’t need to add LawToolBox as approved vendor but can transact directly with Microsoft. Clients have told us they want one invoice.  As soon as our press release went out describing transactability through the Microsoft commerical marketplace platform we started getting calls not just from new clients who liked the idea of simplifying their operations – but we started getting calls from existing clients asking how they could add LawToolBox to their Microsoft invoice.”Selling thru Partner Center, any distributor or Managed Service Provider (MSP) can discover, purchase and manage LawToolBox licenses for their law firm and legal department customers inside their existing Microsoft Partner Center portal where they manage their client’s Office 365 licenses.” For LawToolBox, Carol-Lynn sent on...