Microsoft has announced the strategic link-up it has established with fellow software provider Adobe will be expanding, with the aim of driving collaborative working and e-signatures among cloud-based work groups.
The two technology companies will be forging a stronger connection, which is set to lead to the creation of products on a joint basis capable of operating across the cloud platforms of both firms.
As the first step in this process, Microsoft has made the Adobe Sign service, which is available within the Adobe Document Cloud, its favoured option when it comes to e-signatures. This is the case throughout the whole range of products offered by Microsoft, which includes Office 365, with its 100 million active commercial users per month.
The stronger partnership between the two companies is also seeing Adobe adopt some of Microsoft’s products as its default options. For example, Teams, which is Microsoft’s Office 365-based chat workspace, will now be the first choice Experience Cloud, Document Cloud and Creative Cloud collaboration solution for Adobe. Furthermore, the expanded link-up between Microsoft and Adobe will not just be bringing about integrations between their solutions.
As a result, Adobe is set to have the Azure product - provided by Microsoft - as its new default Adobe Sign cloud platform. The two tech giants are stating that, by collaborating with one another more closely, they will be able to help enterprises and individuals to make business decisions, communicate and work together across devices in a more efficient way.
In announcing the expanded partnership, the CTO for Adobe, Abhay Parasnis, said the two companies were collaborating with each other with the intention of redefining the cutting-edge business experience, with a particular focus on issues of intelligence, data, identity and collaboration. He also stated they would create solutions capable of assisting enterprises with the process of digital transformation, while also ensuring they are able to provide excellent customer experiences.
Microsoft’s Peggy Johnson stated this expanded link-up between the firms was due to a shared commitment to encouraging team working and creativity among their respective clients. She went on to add:“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.”
The initial set of product integrations arising as a result of this strengthened partnership between Microsoft and Adobe should be made available to those who are clients of either or both of them over the next few weeks, if everything goes according to the planned schedule.
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