Since 2017, Microsoft and Adobe have been working together to unite data, content, and processes for their customers. The strength and diversity of their global partner ecosystem is now more important than ever, as growing customer expectations for seamless customer experience have raised the bar on collaboration, integration and time to market.

In 2021, we are seeing a new wave of innovations to improve collaboration and business agility between the two, across all touchpoints.

In Micromail, we find ourselves in the unique position to be both Ireland’s leading Microsoft Licensing Solution Provider (LSP) and Ireland’s only Worldwide enabled Adobe Platinum Reseller with experts in both vendors. We would like to talk about some of these integrations so that you can get the most out of your investments.

Acrobat + Teams

Adobe Acrobat integration with Microsoft Teams allows you to effectively collaborate in real-time on PDF documents with other team members. Simply download the Acrobat app from your Teams app store and sign in to your Acrobat account. You can use the Adobe Acrobat app’s commenting features to write notes to yourself as you view or read documents. Or use the annotation tools like Insert Sticky Note, Highlight Text, or Draw markups on the PDF to share with your teammates.

Acrobat + Power Automate

The Adobe PDF Tools Power Automate connector brings high-fidelity PDF manipulation capabilities to perform document actions such as create, export, combine, compress and protect PDF files. This new service provides additional flexibility for users who want to perform tasks like converting Word documents using optical character recognition (OCR), or securing, modifying, and exporting PDF documents as part of a custom document workflow – all within Power Automate.

Adobe and Azure SSO

Authenticate your users quickly using Open ID Connect (OIDC). You can also add Microsoft Azure AD Sync (Azure Sync) to the directories set up with Microsoft Azure to automate user management. Azure Sync automates the user management for your Admin Console directory. You can easily add Azure Sync to any federated directory in the Admin Console regardless of its identity provider (IdP). To use Azure Sync, you must have your organization’s users and groups data stored in the Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD).

Adobe Sign and….well, everything

Adobe Sign is Microsoft’s eSignature solution of choice, and comes with out of the box integration with the Office stack allowing users to send documents for signature directly from within Microsoft Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Adobe Sign is also the preferred e-signature solution across the Microsoft enterprise portfolio, including SharePoint, Dynamics,Teams, Flow, and PowerApps. Adobe Sign also allows users to Embed e-signature processes into your custom business applications and update data in back-end systems automatically with comprehensive APIs.

Adobe Sign + Teams

Getting things approved is part of almost evey workflow. And because more than 100 million users collaborate with co-workers in Teams, it makes sense to enable Adobe Sign e-Signature workflows right inside the Teams Approval interface. Start an approval flow with an e-signature in the same place you send a chat, in a channel conversation or from the Approvals app itself. It’s that easy!

Most eSignature solutions deliver documents via email or weblink with little instruction or description. But some documents require a live conversation to ensure the signer feels comfortable. Other documents may legally require a live signing experience. Live Sign in Adobe Sign for Teams revolutionises the signing experience for both senders and signers by making a secure face-to-face signing a reality, without the need for anyone to travel. Senders can walk recipents through any document or agreement during a Teams video meeting. They can explain each page, answer questions, check for understanding and even read natural visual clues in real time. And recipents can then sign the document live durin the Teams meeting with legally binding e-Signatures.

Adobe Sign + Dynamics

Adobe Sign works natively with Microsoft Dynamics 365 so you can integrate it into your current Dynamics 365 document process with no coding required, and your staff can manage their entire eSignature workflow without ever leaving Dynamics 365. Documents can be sent to multiple recipents in any order that enables two or more recipients to receive the document simultaneously within a defined approval sequence. Your customers can sign documents fron any device, wherever they are.

Adobe Sign + Sharepoint

It is easy to set up Adobe Sign on your Sharepoint environment and from there, create clever workflows to speed up business processes. Take a look at the below example to see what Sign can do within Sharepoint.

Further, you can create a folder within Sharepoint that collects all signed documents across the organisiation.

Adobe Sign + Power Automate

The Adobe Sign Power Automate connector provides a set of event triggers and actions that automatically start a signature process, kick off tasks after an agreement is signed, keep track of the signature status using notification templates and store signed agreement in your Microsoft environment and other applications. Many complex workflows require a large number of recipients, form fields and documents. The Adobe Power Automate connector includes a ‘support array’ feature that allows users to create robust workflows with Adobe Sign that contain dynamic form fields, recipients and documents in an intuitive and seamless way. Adobe Sign templates can be accessed from the Power Automate home page.

To discuss more on Adobe and Microsoft integrations please talk to your regular Micromail account manager or email our dedicated Adobe team on to organise a call.