Workshare Announces Integration With Microsoft Office 2010 and New Industry-Ready Applications For SharePoint Platform

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Workshare announces integration with Microsoft Office 2010 and new industry-ready applications for SharePoint platform. Applications will include new capabilities across product lines, plus an industry-ready collaboration platform to extend SharePoint 2010.

Workshare continues to improve our productivity by integrating and extending the capabilities of Microsoft technologies

Workshare, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and leading provider of document collaboration software, today announced plans to extend the new Collaboration, Co-authoring and Content Management features of Office 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint. Workshare has been an active member of Microsoft’s Technology Adoption Program (TAP), allowing the company to work closely with Microsoft development teams to suggest new features, quickly integrate new capabilities into Workshare products, and access Microsoft assistance as needed.

With this major Microsoft release, Workshare Professional 5.2 SR3, Workshare Compare 5.2 SR3 and Workshare Protect 6.2 SR3 will support Microsoft’s new Office 2010 software suite within the next 90 days. Workshare will introduce new features across its entire product line to extend Office 2010 functionality with Workshare’s leading document collaboration and email management features.

Workshare will also introduce industry specific applications to allow customers to extend SharePoint 2010 functionality with their leading document production technology. Beginning with the legal industry, Workshare will deliver a legal-ready application that tightly integrates Office 2010 into traditional document management systems, Microsoft SharePoint, or both.

“Workshare continues to improve our productivity by integrating and extending the capabilities of Microsoft technologies,” said Christopher Lewis, Software Services Manager for Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP. “With support for the new Microsoft Office 2010 and the announcement of a legal-ready collaboration platform leveraging SharePoint, we are excited about the value Workshare continues to deliver.”

Features of the industry-ready collaboration platform will include:

Tools to simplify document exchanges with clients and internal teams managing matter files

  • A simplified user interface to provide easy matter-centric navigation of SharePoint documents and emails
  • Automated synchronization and version control between SharePoint and document management systems including Autonomy, Open Text, Aderant, Worldox, and NetDocuments

Strategies to collaborate more efficiently. For example,

  • Acceleration of document production, including support of real-time collaboration and co-authoring with colleagues and clients
  • Ability to access information anywhere with online and offline collaborative workspaces for project-based document reviews

New security and safety approaches

  • Policy-enforced document controls to automatically remove hidden data, redact information and enforce document rights, improving document quality and fidelity
  • Ensuring version control and email management through automatic document and email tracking and filing

“Workshare has worked closely with Microsoft to deliver powerful and industry specific solutions for our customers,” said Jacob Jaffe, head of Microsoft’s Information Worker Business Group. “Today’s launch of Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 is about connecting and empowering people to find, use and share information. Workshare is extending that value with solutions that enable customers to improve the security of their information and the efficiency in which they collaborate on documents.”

Workshare solutions tightly integrate Office 2010 into traditional document management systems, Microsoft SharePoint, or both.

“We are very excited about the enhancements to the new versions of Microsoft SharePoint and Office and Workshare is looking forward to taking these opportunities and building on them in our products,” said Matthew Brown, Vice President of Marketing for Workshare. “Having worked closely with Microsoft as an active TAP member, Workshare is ready to utilize the most advanced features of Microsoft Office and SharePoint to create even more effective products for our customers.”

Workshare’s software provides accurate comparisons of Office and PDF file formats, document control for easy and secure management of multi-person document reviews, hidden data (metadata) removal, secure PDF creation and sharing, and complete information security. The software allows users to easily manage and compare changes to contracts, documentation, financial filings and other documents when sharing between email, web portals and document repositories.

Learn more about this announcement at: http://www.workshare.com/microsoft

About Workshare
Workshare enables organizations to control and manage information securely. More than one million professionals rely on Workshare solutions to increase productivity and safeguard their confidential information; ultimately securing their intellectual property, customer relationships and the organization's reputation. Workshare's comparison and collaboration solutions provide risk management and security to over 14,000 organizations worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.workshare.com.

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