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

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

Partners Learn More    |    Customers Learn More   |   Microsoft Inside Sales Learn More Within the legal market, the LawToolBox focus on reducing the risk of missing a deadline differentiates it from other legal products.  The LawToolBox solution allows its customers to easily and methodically manage litigation, compliance and general legal deadlines with confidence – creating a cross-platform experience between Outlook, Teams and SharePoint or other document management products in Office 365.  See, Convert Outlook & Teams to Office for Legal (3 min).  In short, LawToolBox transforms Office 365 into Office for Legal. 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.  See Press Release. How you purchase LawToolBox in the new Microsoft commercial marketplace depends on who you are: Scenario 1:  Law firms can get LawToolBox through their IT Person via their distributor or Microsoft’s Partner Center portal This month LawToolBox and Microsoft announced that any distributor or MSP (Microsoft Partner “Managed Service Provider”) can discover, purchase and manage LawToolBox licenses for their law firm and legal department customers inside their existing Microsoft Partner Center portal in the same place and on the same invoice they manage their client’s Office 365 licenses.For solutions like LawToolBox, Microsoft will “pay the channel a 10 percent incentive to sell marketplace publisher solutions with a transactable SaaS...
LawToolBox Wins Microsoft Office App Award 2018

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. See video. The LawToolBox app for Teams provides an important new tool to manage compliance deadlines wherever and whenever legal professionals want them.  Jack Grow, the President of LawToolBox, says “This integration with Microsoft Teams is a powerful and crucial step in our mission to help good attorneys become great attorneys, and to deliver next-generation deadline management tools for law firms and corporate legal departments.” “Congratulations to the entire LawToolBox team. Their application is a great solution for Microsoft Office 365 users in the legal industry, empowering legal professionals to manage deadlines wherever and whenever they are working,” said Mike Ammerlaan, director, Microsoft Office 365 Ecosystem at Microsoft Corp. More Info: Press Release    Award Winning  Office 365 SharePoint Integration – 1st Place, Best SharePoint Solution 2018  Award Winning  App for Teams  –  2nd Place, Best Office Integration 2018  Award Winning  Add-In for Outlook  –   3rd Place, Most Business Value Award...
LawToolBox Teams App wins Best SharePoint Solution

LawToolBox Teams App wins Best SharePoint Solution

LawToolBox Teams App wins “Best SharePoint Solution!” A Microsoft Productivity Contest Congratulations to the entire LawToolBox team for winning BEST SHAREPOINT SOLUTION (see more) in the Microsoft Hack Productivity contest (more)! 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. Our Teams BOT gives users a bird’s eye view of their deadlines and matters: For example, users can retrieve important Microsoft Delve insights on team members they work with.  Users can also retrieve valuable statistics on the average length of time it takes to litigate a matter, or prosecute a motion, by venue. Another important function is that users can retrieve matter deadlines and filter by search terms, calculate and edit deadlines, then add matter deadlines to Outlook calendars instantaneously. When users want more robust deadline management tools they open the LawToolBox TAB in Teams, from which they can access existing matters or create new matters. When a new matter is set up, the user assigns the applicable deadline calculator, and then LawToolBox uses the Microsoft Groups to automatically create a matter-specific document folder,...