Adobe and Microsoft expand cloud partnership with Adobe Sign and Microsoft Teams

Microsoft and Adobe are expanding a cloud partnership that will see the two companies tapping each other's services for e-signatures and team collaboration. According to Microsoft, this expanded partnership will mean Microsoft Teams will become the "preferred chat-based workspace" for Adobe's Cloud Services, while Adobe Sign will become Microsoft's "preferred e-signature solution."

Ultimately, the partnership will bring several changes for both Adobe and Microsoft customers. Here's a look at what Microsoft says you can expect to see 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.

As for availability, Adobe Sign should already be accessible in Microsoft Dynamics and Microsoft Sharepoint, according to the release. Adobe Sign in Teams, Flow, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook are expected in the coming weeks. Adobe Creative Cloud integration in Teams is also expected in the coming weeks.

This follows the launch of an initial partnership focused on the cloud that the two companies announced nearly a year ago{.nofollow}. The first fruits of that relationship were delivered earlier in 2017 with a set of integrations around Microsoft Dynamics 365, Power BI, and more.

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