XMLAW Announces OneView 2009 Products for SharePoint

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XMLAW, the leading provider of SharePoint-based information and knowledge management solutions to the legal industry, today announced the release of new and enhanced products in its OneView suite of applications built on the SharePoint platform. OneView, used by more than 25 percent of the top ranked 200 U.S. and international law firms worldwide, provides a framework for delivering integrated intranet, extranet and search solutions using SharePoint 2007.

Our first 2009 product releases reflect our real-world experience in delivering global solutions that are scalable, flexible and impactful to our client's business.

XMLAW, the leading provider of SharePoint-based information and knowledge management solutions to the legal industry, today announced the release of new and enhanced products in its OneView suite of applications built on the SharePoint platform. OneView, used by more than 25 percent of the top ranked 200 U.S. and international law firms worldwide, provides a framework for delivering integrated intranet, extranet and search solutions using SharePoint 2007.

"XMLAW has focused exclusively on creating enterprise scale, industry-targeted SharePoint solutions for more than five years," said Rob Saccone, CEO of XMLAW. "Our first 2009 product releases reflect our real-world experience in delivering global solutions that are scalable, flexible and impactful to our client's business."

SharePoint has radically evolved since its initial release in 2001, and has become a billion-dollar business for Microsoft and its partners. "Few partners have invested in SharePoint from the beginning," continued Saccone, "and XMLAW is fortunate to be among those that have, over time, determined the right mix of platform, products, services and support that truly deliver enterprise value. Installing a couple of web parts and hoping for the best isn't a viable strategy for those organizations that truly want to change the way they find and use information. XMLAW provides a complete suite of products and complimentary services to ensure success for those firms serious about SharePoint."

New and Enhanced Products.

Released in February 2009, OneView Extranet is XMLAW's newest addition to the OneView suite. OneView Extranet automates the creation and management of SharePoint-based client and matter extranet workspaces, and provides tight integration with internal practice management and document management systems to enable controlled sharing of documents to extranet sites and libraries for web-based access and collaboration with clients. OneView Extranet is the first packaged extranet solution built on SharePoint and designed specifically for law firms and professional services organizations, and significantly reduces the complexity and risk of exposing privileged content over the Internet through SharePoint.

XMLAW is also releasing a new version of OneView Search, XMLAW's enterprise search solution built on MOSS and Microsoft Search Server. This release includes significant performance and scalability improvements, and new metadata connectors that extend and enhance searchable information on existing content sources. Using the new metadata connector framework, XMLAW will also provide out-of-the-box integration with industry leading search and work product retrieval systems such as West km from Thomson West and RealPractice from Practice Technologies, Inc. This integration extends the Microsoft search platform to include legal-specific document analysis, entity extraction and dynamic creation of metadata.

Additional highlights of the OneView 2009 releases include:

Focus on User Experience.

Usability is paramount to a successful SharePoint deployment, and the rise of Rich Internet Applications and focus on user experience has changed the way web applications can and should be created. To enable creation of sophisticated, customized sites and pages, OneView includes new AJAX-powered components for data access, navigation, advanced UI customization using AJAX dialogs and displays, and integration of Silverlight applications, all built into the SharePoint environment.

Content Tagging and Targeting.

OneView provides the ability to tag content both inside and outside of SharePoint with consistent categories or tags, and then dynamically filter views of this content based on who is viewing it. Beyond SharePoint's audience targeting features, which are limited to MOSS and to content stored within SharePoint, OneView enables the creation of consistent taxonomies and targeting of content from any source.

Standards-based Integration.

XMLAW has always focused on transparent integration of external content sources through the SharePoint interface, and has provided out-of-the-box support for widely used industry applications such as ECM systems from Interwoven and OpenText, practice management systems from Thomson and Aderant, and other systems that typically require custom development to use their programming interfaces and expose their content. With the release of OneView, XMLAW added customizable, SharePoint-based integration with common interfaces such as ODBC and OLEDB sources, SQL Server and Oracle RDBMS systems and web services.

OneView now includes connectors that can be used to integrate with information sources utilizing additional industry standard protocols such as SOAP and REST with enhanced support for both consuming and exposing RSS 2.0 feeds through OneView Connect. Additionally, the latest OneView release also includes universal document management system integration based on the Content Management Interoperability Specification (CMIS). CMIS is being created in collaboration between Microsoft, EMC, IBM and other software vendors to simplify interoperability with ECM systems through other standards such as SOAP and REST. This type of integration is used within the OneView suite to provide document-specific functionality independent of the document source, but going forward will provide more flexibility and integration points for XMLAW clients as this standard develops. For more information on CMIS visit http://www.microsoft.com/sharepoint/capabilities/ecm/cmis.mspx.

Tools for Developers and SharePoint Administrators.

OneView now includes enhancements for .NET developers, including an API for creating custom connectors that plug into OneView, a web service API for exposing information integrated through OneView to other applications outside of SharePoint, and RSS integration throughout OneView that can be used to consume and aggregate RSS content as well as expose SharePoint and external information through custom RSS feeds.

For SharePoint administrators, we've consolidated and centralized installation and administration leveraging SharePoint's feature and solution packaging framework, building administrative options directly into SharePoint's Central Administration and Site Settings pages. Other OneView tools for administrators have also been enhanced, such as the OneView User Profile Importer that enables custom import of MOSS user profile information from custom sources, and a new OneView Search Manager that provides more tools for customizing, monitoring and troubleshooting OneView Search and the MOSS search index.

The new OneView Connect release is available immediately. OneView Search and OneView Extranet will be generally available on February 16, 2009.

About XMLAW
XMLAW is the leading provider of information management solutions for the legal industry. For more than five years, XMLAW has delivered world-class intranet, extranet and enterprise search solutions to some of the world's largest law firms, and continues to show rapid and consistent growth through superior client service and support, innovative products and solutions and partnerships with other leading technology companies such as Microsoft, Interwoven, OpenText, Thomson Reuters and LexisNexis. For more information, e-mail info@xmlaw.net or visit http://www.xmlaw.net.

XMLAW and OneView are trademarks of XMLAW Incorporated. All other trademarks mentioned herein are the properties of their respective companies.

For information contact:
Danielle Keith
XMLAW Incorporated
(781) 848-4844

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