A while ago we learned that the Redmond Giant had entered into
the partnership with Adobe in pursuit of bringing PDF
integration for its Office Apps.
In continuation of this partnership, the Redmond giant today
has announced some new extensions which will be part of the
Microsoft Office apps.
Both the companies have introduced new and advanced PDF
functions within the Microsoft Office Apps. The new functions
let users create PDF documents from within the Office Apps like
Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
The new functions will be available in the online version of
the Office Suite. Microsoft is also working on integrating PDFs
in SharePoint and OneNote which will let users create new PDFs
by retaining the formatting of the documents.
The company has also confirmed that going forward as part of
the agreement both the companies plan to integrate Dynamics 365
to the customers of Microsoft and Adobe.
“Adobe Sign and Microsoft Dynamics are already used by hundreds
of joint customers. Now they can leverage a new UI for quick
navigation, real-time access to customer details from LinkedIn
Sales Navigator to reduce contracting errors and automated
sales processes by embedding Adobe Sign into multistep Dynamics
365 workflows,” the two firms announced in a press release
Microsoft entered a partnership with Adobe 2 years ago and
since then have been working on giving the PDF a push to be
integrated with SharePoint, OneNote and more.
Microsoft had already tried its hands at a PDF alternative XPS
which ended up being a failure in terms of popularity and could
not beat Adobe’s PDF format. Hence to continue to find a
solution for a file extension, Microsoft decided to enter in
partnership with Adobe since both the companies shared a common
goal of teamwork and collaboration.
“Microsoft and Adobe share a common vision of the workplace of
the future—one that is centered on teamwork and collaboration,”
Ron Markezich, corporate vice president, Microsoft Office 365
at Microsoft Corp said in a typical press release statement.