Legal Tech in the Blogosphere - Documents
The race is on between Google, Microsoft, and others to position themselves for dominance in the Cloud. Hence, Microsoft announced this week the beta release of Microsoft Office 2013 as well as Office 365 to mixed reviews. Beta versions of both products are available for free download. According to Evan Koblenz, writing for Law Technology News, Microsoft Office 2013 Bolsters E-Discovery. According to Alexandra Chang at Wired.com the subscription based Office 365 means that, Microsoft Office Finally Gets Serious About the Cloud. However, Scott M. Fulton at ReadWriteWeb was underwhelmed in his review, The New Office365, Baby Steps in the Right Direction. From the perspective of the legal profession, Deborah Savadra inquires in Lawyerist, Microsoft Upgrades are Coming. Are you Ready?
Ever wonder why PDF documents are so inconsistent, with some being searchable and others seeming like glorified photographs? Court Technology Bulletin reprinted an explanation by Rick Borstein of Adobe, The Flavors of "PDF," and a list of resources, More on PDF. Understanding the different features and flavors of PDF documents, particularly with regards to searchability and accuracy, provides a better appreciation for the value of preserving the electronic nature of documents.