New updates to Adobe Document Cloud show the power of integration with SharePoint and OneDrive

June 17, 2019
The original article is published on the Microsoft Tech Community SharePoint Blog.

We’re always evolving Microsoft 365 to add more tools and capabilities across products – for example, at the recent SharePoint Conference, we announced many new product innovations. You can go even further to create transformational productivity experiences when you customize Microsoft 365 with integrated applications from Microsoft AppSource.

Microsoft 365 is designed to be tailored with web technologies to make every experience fit your team workflows. Well-integrated tools save you time by avoiding distracting context switches and providing tools right where you need them. Applications like SharePoint feature many ways to extend many user experiences, including file handlers and SharePoint Framework Extensions.

As one example, innovations from a Microsoft Partner – Adobe – show how it’s possible to further streamline workflows through deep integration across Microsoft 365. Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Document Cloud and Adobe Sign are standalone document applications in their own right, but because they deeply integrate across a number of Microsoft 365 products – including applications on Windows, integrations with SharePoint, Outlook, and Word, Microsoft Teams, and more — they can drive new levels of productivity.

For example, Adobe Acrobat is perhaps best known as a powerful Windows and MacOS application for working with PDF files. Through an updated web application and many integrations with SharePoint, Adobe Acrobat on the web brings these PDF tools to where your files are – in SharePoint and OneDrive.

In the newest set of updates to PDF tools designed to deepen integrations with SharePoint and OneDrive, Adobe Document Cloud has improved the user experience for its web tools, ensuring that you have all of the major capabilities to work with PDF files on the web and in the context of SharePoint. New inline commenting and drawing capabilities keep feedback close at hand. Adobe Document Cloud also now supports single sign-on with Azure Active Directory, dramatically simplifying log-in and avoiding the need to manage multiple account sign-ins. Taken together, common tasks for working with content and PDF files are just a click away, saving you time, and extending the power of your Microsoft 365 investments.

dcpdfb.pngAdobe Acrobat PDF web tools, accessible from Microsoft SharePoint

Acrobat now also features new form filling capabilities via Acrobat on the web. You can upload and send links to Adobe Acrobat PDF-powered files stored in SharePoint that can collect information. In the future, this integration will also use Microsoft Graph APIs for SharePoint to connect to more data, ensuring a performant integration experience. Because the files continue to stay in SharePoint and OneDrive, you keep the benefits of unified management and governance for content.

dcform.pngAdobe PDF Form Filling web tools

Adobe Sign supports comprehensive integrations for e-signature and approval workflows across SharePoint, Teams, Outlook and Dynamics 365 – like Acrobat and PDF tools, bring experiences everywhere you work. Building on these integrations, Adobe Sign also now features a connector for Microsoft Flow and PowerApps that enable you to use e-signatures across document processes. With this connector, you can trigger updates based on e-signatures, and store your signature audit trails back in SharePoint so that your critical document data are stored in one place and work consistently with Microsoft management tools.

Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Document Cloud and Adobe Sign are just a few examples of well-integrated Microsoft 365 applications. By integrating with the SharePoint and OneDrive user experience, storing key data in SharePoint lists and libraries to facilitate unified management, and by connecting to data via Microsoft Graph, they support making SharePoint and OneDrive the most productive and compliant location for working with your critical document content. Make sure you explore the set of Adobe integrations for SharePoint and OneDrive. Many other applications, available via AppSource and built within enterprises, integrate in similar ways. For any applications you work with, that leverage documents in capabilities, we hope you take advantage of the opportunity to improve productivity with products deeply integrated with OneDrive and SharePoint.

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