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LexisNexis Announces Global Sponsorship for the Launch of Microsoft Office 2010

Participation Highlights Next Generation of Legal Technology – Lexis for Microsoft Office

May 12, 2010 — LexisNexis®, a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions, announced it is one of the global sponsors selected by Microsoft Corp. to participate in the Microsoft Office 2010 global launch and online simulcast today in New York City. Mike Walsh, CEO of LexisNexis U.S. Legal Markets, will join Microsoft Business Division president Stephen Elop at the event.

With its tradition of pioneering innovative technologies for business professionals, sponsorship of the Microsoft Office 2010 launch coincides with LexisNexis getting ready to introduce its new offering "Lexis for Microsoft Office."

Created through close collaboration with LexisNexis customers, Lexis for Microsoft Office integrates market leading content, information and services from LexisNexis directly into the Microsoft Office applications that legal and business professionals use every day, enabling them to find relevant information they need with a single click without ever leaving Microsoft Outlook, Word and SharePoint Server applications.

"Lexis for Microsoft Office signifies the next phase of legal technology that offers users a convenient new way to work more efficiently, share information and collaborate with colleagues without ever leaving the desktop applications they use every day," said Walsh. "Users can do in one click what used to take them dozens if not hundreds of steps, by repeatedly switching back and forth between their desktop applications and online research sites."

"Using Microsoft Office 2010 applications with Lexis for Microsoft Office will provide a big productivity boost for our joint customers," said Chris Capossela, senior vice president of the Information Worker Product Management Group at Microsoft. "This one-stop access lets people spend more time on their business, their priorities and clients without breaking away from their normal work flow."

"We look forward to our continued initiatives with Microsoft to create innovative new solutions for customers, since Microsoft Office 2010 also benefits from LexisNexis technology in a variety of ways," said Walsh.

"Working with Microsoft and the Office 2010 application suite provides our company with a business productivity infrastructure that helps us build products at record speed that are increasingly flexible and manageable," said Walsh.

LexisNexis will also participate in additional regional Microsoft Office 2010 launch events in coming weeks as Microsoft introduces its new Office 2010 platform in the U.S.

About LexisNexis
LexisNexis® ( is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting and academic markets. LexisNexis originally pioneered online information with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. A member of Reed Elsevier [NYSE: ENL; NYSE: RUK] (, LexisNexis serves customers in more than 100 countries with 15,000 employees worldwide.

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