Featured Guest
Ben Schorr

Ben M. Schorr is a Senior Content Developer at Microsoft. He is the author of several books and articles...

Your Hosts
Sharon D. Nelson

Sharon D. Nelson is president of the digital forensics, information technology, and cybersecurity firm Sensei Enterprises. In addition to...

Jim Calloway

Director of the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Management Assistance Program, Jim Calloway is a recognized speaker on legal technology issues,...

Episode Notes

Lawyers now have the option to purchase Microsoft Office 365 for their small, medium, or big law firms. Microsoft Office 365 is a collection of products and services that can be purchased individually or in bundles known as stockkeeping units (SKUs). The products available include Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Lync, Yammer, Office Suite 2013, and Matter Center. These provide everything from document management, email and contacts, voice and text communication, to a corporate social network. How might these services benefit a law firm and what questions should lawyers be asking?

In this episode of The Digital Edge, Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway interview Microsoft expert and technologist Ben Schorr about the Office 365 services and products as they pertain to use in a law firm. Schorr answers some of the often asked questions concerning the difference between Office 365 and Office Suite 2013, cloud based information storage, collaboration and sharing, and the way that Microsoft’s pricing differs from other software providers. He wraps up the interview by explaining the differences between SharePoint and Matter Center for document management and advises lawyers and legal professionals to do online research and work with a Microsoft partner before deciding on products for a firm. There are many options to pick and choose from for a firm of any size, from solo to big law.

Ben M. Schorr is a technologist and Chief Executive Officer for Roland Schorr & Tower, a professional consulting firm headquartered in Flagstaff, Arizona with offices in Hawaii and Oregon. He has been involved with management and technology for more than 20 years and a Microsoft MVP for more than 15. He is the author of several books and articles on technology including “The Lawyer’s Guide to Microsoft Outlook,” “The Lawyer’s Guide to Microsoft Word,” and “OneNote in One Hour.”

Special thanks to our sponsor, ServeNow.

Mentioned in This Episode

Microsoft 365 Products:

Brought to You by
Newsletter

Notify me when there’s a new episode!

Episode Details
Published: September 29, 2014
Podcast: The Digital Edge
Category: Best Legal Practices , Legal News , Legal Support , Legal Technology , Practice Management
Podcast
The Digital Edge
The Digital Edge

The Digital Edge, hosted by Sharon D. Nelson and Jim Calloway, covers the latest technology news, tips, and tools.

Listen & Subscribe
Recent Episodes
04/26/19
Highlights of the Wolters Kluwer 2019 Future Ready Lawyer Survey

Stacey Caywood and Dean Sonderegger discuss the Wolters Kluwer 2019 Future Ready Lawyer Survey.

03/27/19
Successful Digital Marketing Tips for the Solo and Small Firm Lawyer

Gyi Tsakalakis gives an overview of some of the best strategies solo/small firms can use in their marketing plans.

02/27/19
ABA 2018 Legal Technology Survey: Takeaways for Lawyers

Sofia Lingos talks about the ABA 2018 Legal Technology Survey.

02/01/19
Using Gamification of Access to Justice to Train Artificial Intelligence

David Colarusso talks about the Learned Hands project.

12/20/18
A Preview of ABA TECHSHOW 2019

Lincoln Mead and John Simek share how the conference stays current on tech for lawyers and give tips on how to best prepare for...

11/16/18
‘Tis the Season: Tech Toys for the Holidays 2018

Sharon Nelson and Jim Calloway share their complete list of picks for the best new technology -- some serious and some just plain fun.