LexisNexis has announced the integration of its Lexis for Microsoft Office legal drafting and review solution with Microsoft Office 365 , creating a new cloud-based version of the tool that is accessible "anywhere, anytime on any device directly within Microsoft Word Online". The company made the announcement at a special event held at the Microsoft flagship store in New York City.
Designed for the Office 365 platform, the integration delivers new collaboration capabilities for legal professionals with a cloud version of Lexis for Microsoft Office. The solution expands document portability and accessibility operating on PCs, Mac computers, and a wide range of mobile devices.
It includes automatic software updates of both Office 365 and the Lexis for Microsoft Office add-in eliminating the need for IT departments to host Office and add-ins on premises and manage complicated software update schedules.
“By bringing Lexis for Microsoft Office to the cloud with Microsoft Office 365, legal professionals can now conduct legal research, draft documents and share with colleagues within a single Microsoft Word document whether on the road, in the courthouse, at the office or at home,” said Jeff Pfeifer, Vice President of Product Management for the North American Research Solutions business at LexisNexis.