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Microsoft and Adobe strengthen cloud integrations for better digital document experiences

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Microsoft and Adobe are integrating more of their services to deliver better digital document experiences and workforce productivity to millions of joint customers.

The integrations are built on the existing cloud partnership that the companies struck last September to make Adobe Sign the preferred e-signature solution in Office 365 and Dynamics 365.

Adobe said that the new integrations are focused primarily on two products— Adobe Sign (the e-signature service in Adobe Document Cloud) and Acrobat DC Suite of PDF tools.

Adobe has now deeply integrated the Adobe Sign with Dynamics 365, allowing users to access client information from LinkedIn’s Sales Navigator. It will reduce the data entry errors, save time, and automate the sales process.

“Whether onboarding an employee, signing up a new customer, or completing a critical sales contract, great experiences start where the document does, in Adobe Document Cloud,” said Ashley Still, vice president and general manager, Digital Media, Adobe. “As leaders in document and productivity software, Adobe and Microsoft are integrating best-in-class cloud services like Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Dynamics 365, Adobe Sign and now Adobe Acrobat DC to meet the needs of today’s agile and rapidly evolving workforce.”

The new PDF integrations will allow enterprise users to create, manipulate, and view PDFs right from the online versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

This integration will also be available with SharePoint and OneDrive with the capabilities to combine multiple file types into a single PDF, which can be used for archiving and distribution. Users can also password protect the files, and convert the PDFs into editable Word, Excel or PowerPoint files.

“Microsoft and Adobe share a common vision of the workplace of the future—one that is centered on teamwork and collaboration,” said Ron Markezich, corporate vice president, Microsoft Office 365 at Microsoft Corp. “Building on the initial success of our partnership focused on Adobe Sign, we’re thrilled that Microsoft Office 365 customers now have access to the expansive PDF services from Adobe, right within the tools they use every day.”

Additionally, Adobe Sign has received the FedRAMP (Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program) Tailored Authorization that meets the security standards of government. The Adobe Document Cloud can now be deployed across US Federal agencies.

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The new PDF integrations are now available with Adobe Acrobat DC for teams and enterprise, and the Adobe Sign for Dynamics 365 is available with Adobe Sign for Enterprise.

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