San Francisco, CA, January 24, 2012 - Workshare, a leading provider of document collaboration software, will participate at the upcoming LegalTech conference January 30-February 1 in New York and will provide a CLE-eligible session with Microsoft and the law firm of Abramson Smith Waldsmith, LLP, focusing on legal document management strategies. In addition, Workshare will provide demonstrations on how to easily manage documents between SharePoint and Outlook in booth #124.

The Microsoft super session on Tuesday, January 31 at 10AM will highlight why Abramson Smith Waldsmith, LLP (ASW) decided to move their document management to the cloud and how Workshare Point addresses their productivity, cost reduction and confidential matter management needs. 

For ASW, increasing accessibility and maintaining the security of client matters, addressing the growing needs of mobile users, and increasing profitability through better productivity were critical business issues. Managing Partner Robert J. Waldsmith will present details on their challenges and why the firm chose to utilize Microsoft Office 365 and Workshare Point to meet these needs. Matthew Brown, VP marketing at Workshare, and Ryan Soosayraj, product manager, Workshare, will also present at the session. 

Workshare Point version 1.2, on display at the Workshare booth, supports Microsoft Office 365 and allows users to connect to a SharePoint Online Server hosted by Microsoft, as part of Microsoft's cloud solution, Office 365. For smaller firms or departments seeking secure Web-based collaboration, Workshare Point 1.2 also works with Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010. Workshare Point allows users to manage all content within their Office applications as if they were working with on-premise services. The latest release also enhances access to Microsoft's FAST search functionality which is easily accessible in Outlook and the Workshare Point user interface.

"Law firm practitioners need tools that help them easily and securely share documents with others within the firm, provide feedback, and incorporate that feedback in an efficient manner. Workshare Point's integration with Microsoft Office 365 and SharePoint provides a secure collaborative document management solution," said Nishan DeSilva, Sr. Director of Business & Technology Solutions Legal & Corporate Affairs at Microsoft.

"Workshare Point helps law firms create an integrated, intuitive legal document management collaboration workflow that saves time and money" said Scott Smull, CEO of Workshare.