Adobe and Microsoft expand productivity partnership

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Adobe and Microsoft have announced an expansion to their strategic alliance over increased workforce productivity and efficient business processes.

“Adobe and Microsoft are working together to redefine what the modern enterprise experience looks like with collaboration, identity, data and intelligence at the core,” said Abhay Parasnis, chief technology officer, Adobe.

“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.”  

As part of the partnership, Adobe Sign is now Microsoft’s preferred e-signature solution across the company’s portfolio, including the 100 million monthly commercial customers of Microsoft Office 365.

In exchange, Microsoft Teams, the company's new chat-based workspace, is now the preferred collaboration service for Adobe Creative Cloud, Document Cloud and Experience Cloud. Adobe will also be making Microsoft Azure its preferred cloud platform for Adobe Sign.

“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,” said Peggy Johnson, executive vice president, Business Development, Microsoft.

“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.”

Adobe Sign for Microsoft Dynamics and Microsoft SharePoint is already available.

New Adobe Sign integrations for Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Flow, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Outlook are expected to be available in the coming weeks.

Adobe Creative Cloud integration with Microsoft Teams is also expected to be available in the coming weeks with Experience Cloud integrations to follow.

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