Microsoft to Present Latest Innovations for Law Firms to Enhance Client Experience and Drive Profitable Service Delivery at ILTA 2008

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Customers to highlight creative strategies for using Microsoft Office

    SharePoint Server 2007, the 2007 Microsoft Office system, Microsoft

     Dynamics CRM and other legal solutions to create business value.
REDMOND, Wash., Aug. 21 /-/ --

     What: Lawyers and legal professionals need to better utilize

     their firm's knowledge and operate efficiently as teams to

     ensure the profitable delivery of services. At the 2008

     International Legal Technology Association (ILTA)

     Educational Conference, Microsoft Corp. will present

     innovative technology solutions and best practices to help

     law firms increase revenue, improve practice management

     and deliver a better client experience.

     When: Aug. 25-28, 2008

     Where: Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center

     1501 Gaylord Trail

     Grapevine, Texas 76051


     Sessions: Representatives of Microsoft's U.S. Professional Services

     Industry Group, leading law firms and business partners

     will speak in the Microsoft Peer Group and other ILTA

     conference tracks. Notable sessions include the following:

     Monday, Aug 25

     * 1 p.m., "You Did What With SharePoint? Creative Ways

     Firms Are Leveraging SharePoint to Create Business

     Value," Katrina Dittmer, Baker & Daniels LLP; Paul

     Phillips, Nixon Peabody LLP; Beau Mersereau, Fish &

     Richardson P.C.; Kara Portwood, Armstrong Teasdale

     LLP, moderator

     * 2:30 p.m., "Microsoft Office 2007: Why Upgrade?,"

     Tara Byers, Payne Consulting Group; Joe Buser,

     Traveling Coaches Inc.

     Tuesday, August 26

     * 11 a.m., "Accelerated Service Delivery with

     Next-Generation Collaboration Capabilities," Gad

     Epstein, Microsoft

     Wednesday, Aug. 27

     * 9 a.m., "Workflow and Forms Routing in SharePoint

     2007 Using SharePoint Designer and InfoPath," Roger

     Bonine, Baker & McKenzie Global Services LLC

     * 11 a.m., "Implementing Extranets and Enabling More

     Effective Client Services," Mark Gerow, Fenwick &

     West LLP; and Rob Saccone, XMLAW Inc.

     Thursday, Aug. 28

     * 9 a.m., "Microsoft's Spotlight on the Legal

     Industry," Brian Zeve, managing director, U.S.

     Professional Services Industry Group, Microsoft

     * 10:30 a.m., "Microsoft Workflow Solutions," Judi

     Flournoy, Loeb & Loeb LLP; Judy Katany, Huron

     Consulting Group Inc.; Susan Plummer, Best Best &

     Krieger LLP; Andrew Dawson, ADERANT; Richard Glikin,

     Metastorm Inc.; Brian Zeve, Microsoft; and Gad

     Epstein, Microsoft

     * 2 p.m., "Strategies for Successful Law Firm CRM

     Selection and Implementation -- Reed Smith Case

     Study," Victoria Gregory, Reed Smith LLP; and Michael

     White, Client Profiles Inc.

     * 2 p.m., "Mobilizing Your Organization to Globalize

     While Enhancing the Environment and Your Bottom

     Line," Joan Krajewski, chief environmental counsel,


     Booth: Information on Microsoft legal solutions can also be found

     at Booth 311.


     Details: A full list of sessions and more information on ILTA 2008

     can be found at

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