Microsoft announces expanded strategic partnership with Adobe

Microsoft and Adobe today announced their expanded partnership with several new integrations. Adobe Sign will become Microsoft’s preferred e-signature solution for Microsoft Office 365 and other services. While Microsoft Teams is now the preferred collaboration service for Adobe Creative Cloud, Document Cloud and Experience Cloud. Adobe is also making Microsoft Azure its preferred cloud platform for Adobe Sign.

The below integrations will be available from Microsoft and Adobe in the coming weeks.

  • Integration between Microsoft Office 365 and Adobe Sign will deliver fast, secure electronic signing across Office 365, including Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Outlook, so that signing documents electronically, on any device, can become an everyday experience.
  • Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe Stock integration with Microsoft Teams will give Adobe’s creative customers access to a world-class collaboration workspace that speeds up creative feedback, iteration and decision-making. Microsoft Teams integration will expand to Adobe Experience Cloud in the future.
  • Adobe Sign integration with Microsoft Teams will accelerate electronic agreement creation, approval and signature processes across teams. The Adobe Sign app in Microsoft Teams includes a tab to send documents for signature and a bot that allows team members to manage and track documents.
  • Adobe Sign integration with Microsoft Flow will allow users to build end-to-end digital workflows by adding Adobe Sign to any Microsoft Flow process. In the coming months, organizations will benefit from Flow integration with other Microsoft applications such as SharePoint, Dynamics and OneDrive.

In addition to above integrations, Microsoft and Adobe will also explore opportunities on AI, analytics and intelligent document automation. Peggy Johnson, executive vice president, business development, Microsoft commented the following regarding this expanded partnership,

“Together with Adobe, we’re committed to fostering creativity and a culture of teamwork for our shared customers, so they can unlock the opportunities of today’s rapidly evolving workplace. We’re thrilled that our partnership with Adobe has now grown to span our three clouds — Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics 365 — providing customers with the powerful integrations they need to navigate digital transformation.”

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