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Microsoft and Adobe expanded collaboration to better workforce productivity and business efficiency

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Microsoft and Adobe had delivered their first set of joint solutions a few months back in March, to transform cross-channel experience and campaign orchestration using Microsoft Azure, Adobe Experience Cloud, Dynamics 365 and Power BI. Both the companies, on Thursday, announced the expansion of their strategic alliance to increase workforce productivity and drive more efficient business processes.

As a part of the partnership, Adobe Sign, the e-signature service in Adobe Document Cloud, will now be used as Microsoft’s preferred e-signature solution in Office 365 and Dynamics 365, including the 100 million monthly commercial customers of Microsoft Office 365.

In addition, Adobe Creative Cloud, Document Cloud and Experience Cloud, will prefer Microsoft Teams for collaboration service. Apart from product integrations, Adobe Sign will be using Microsoft Azure as its cloud platform.

“Adobe and Microsoft are working together to redefine what the modern enterprise experience looks like with collaboration, identity, data and intelligence at the core. Together we will develop integrated cloud services with best-in-class solutions like Adobe Sign and Office 365 that help businesses digitally transform while delivering great experiences to their customers,” said Abhay Parasnis, chief technology officer, Adobe.

To enhance the cloud productivity, Microsoft and Adobe are also exploring possibilities for collaborating on artificial intelligence, analytics, and intelligent document automation. The companies are ensuring that the individuals and teams can efficiently communicate and drive decision-making across devices.

Expanded Integrations:

• Integration between Office 365 and Adobe Sign will make electronic signing of documents on any device easier across the Office 365.
• Integration of Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe Stock with Microsoft Teams will provide the world-class collaboration workspace to Adobe’s customers.
• Integration of Adobe Sign and Microsoft Teams to speed up the electronic agreement creation, approval and signature processes across teams.
• Integration of Adobe Sign and Microsoft Flow to allow users build end-to-end digital workflows by adding Adobe Sign to any Microsoft Flow process.

“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,” said Peggy Johnson, executive vice president, business development, Microsoft.

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Microsoft has shared that Adobe Sign for Microsoft Dynamics and Microsoft SharePoint is now available, and new Adobe Sign integrations for Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Flow, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Outlook, will be released soon in the weeks ahead.

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