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Microsoft announces new intelligent security innovations to help businesses manage threats from cloud to edge

Amid evolving digital threats, an innovative IoT security solution, integrated threat intelligence and advanced protection in Microsoft 365 help simplify cybersecurity for businesses

SAN FRANCISCO — April 16, 2018 At a news conference on Monday, Microsoft Corp. announced several new intelligent security tools and technologies to help enterprises more easily secure their data and networks against today’s biggest threats as well as address emerging threats aimed at IoT and edge devices. These new solutions build on Microsoft’s longstanding approach to delivering innovation that customers and partners can build upon to strengthen the broader ecosystem against cyberattacks from the cloud to the edge.

“As last year’s devastating cyberattacks demonstrated, security threats are evolving and becoming even more serious,” said Brad Smith, president of Microsoft. “The tech sector’s innovations need to accelerate to outpace security threats. Today’s steps bring important security advances not just to the cloud, but to the billions of new devices that are working on the edge of the world’s computer networks.”

Securing a new generation of connected devices: announcing Azure Sphere

Microsoft is harnessing the power of the intelligent cloud to address emerging threats against a new class of connected devices, those relying on a chip the size of a thumbnail called a microcontroller unit (MCU). MCU-powered devices are already the most populous area of computing with roughly 9 billion new devices every year. They are found in everything from toys and household appliances to industrial equipment — and attackers are starting to target them. To bring security to this next generation of connected devices, Microsoft is introducing Azure Sphere, the industry’s first holistic platform for creating highly secured, connected MCU devices on the intelligent edge. Featuring an entirely new class of MCUs with more than five times the power of legacy MCUs, an OS custom built for IoT security, and a turnkey cloud security service that guards every Azure Sphere device. With Azure Sphere, Microsoft extends the boundaries of the intelligent edge, to power and secure an entirely new category of devices.

“As our homes become more connected, we place significant value on the security of connected devices, so we can focus on continuing to deliver an exceptional customer experience,” said Brian Jones, director of Product Strategy and Marketing at Sub-Zero Group Inc. “Microsoft’s approach with Azure Sphere is unique in that it addresses security holistically at every layer.”

Microsoft 365 Intelligent Security Solutions: Simplifying Security

As security threats become more complex, companies are increasingly finding that the intelligence and threat protection tools they need to remain a step ahead of attackers are in the cloud. Today, Microsoft introduced several new intelligent security features for its Microsoft 365 commercial cloud offering designed to help IT and security professionals simplify how they manage security across their enterprises:

Advanced tools that make it easier to prevent threats before they happen

  • To help teams stay prepared and ahead of threats, Microsoft today released Microsoft Secure Score and Attack Simulator. Secure Score makes it easier for organizations to determine which controls to enable to help protect users, data and devices by quickly assessing readiness and providing an overall security benchmark score. It will also let organizations compare their results to those with similar profiles using built-in machine learning. Attack Simulator, a part of Office 365 Threat Intelligence, lets security teams run simulated attacks — including mock ransomware and phishing campaigns — to event-test their employees’ responses and tune configurations accordingly.

Automated threat detection and remediation to free up security operations teams

  • With the latest Windows 10 update, now in preview, Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) works across other parts of Microsoft 365 to include threat protection and remediation spanning Office 365, Windows and Azure. Also available today in preview, and with the upcoming Windows 10 update, are new automated investigation and remediation capabilities in Windows Defender ATP, leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning to quickly detect and respond to threats on endpoints, within seconds, at scale.
  • Conditional Access provides real-time risk assessments to help ensure that access to sensitive data is appropriately controlled, without getting in the way of users’ productivity. Microsoft 365 is now adding the device risk level set by Windows Defender ATP to Conditional Access in preview to help ensure that compromised devices can’t access sensitive business data.

Stronger partnerships to give customers more integrated solutions

  • The intelligence data used to quickly detect and respond to threats improves as more relevant signals are added. Machine learning tools are only as good as the data they receive. Microsoft’s security products are informed by the trillions of diverse signals feeding into the Microsoft Intelligent Security Graph. Today, Microsoft announced a preview of a new security API for connecting Microsoft Intelligent Security Graph-enabled products as well as intelligence from solutions built by customers and technology partners to greatly enhance the fidelity of intelligence.

Most security tools report an attack from a single limited perspective, offering insight into one piece of a potentially larger threat. By connecting individual tools to the Intelligent Security Graph, security teams get new perspectives and more meaningful patterns of data to speed up threat investigation and remediation. The new API is in early testing with a select group of cybersecurity industry leaders that are collaborating with Microsoft to shape its development. The group, which includes Anomali, Palo Alto Networks and PwC, joined Microsoft today to share their own early exploration of the API and how it may improve each company’s ability to protect their mutual customers.

  • Microsoft also is announcing a new Microsoft Intelligent Security Association for security technology partners so they can benefit from, and contribute to, the Intelligent Security Graph and Microsoft security products. Members of the association will be able to create more integrated solutions for customers that provide greater protection and detect attacks more quickly. Palo Alto Networks and Anomali join PwC and other existing partners as founding members of the new association.

Microsoft is partnering with customers through their digital transformation by making it easier for them to help keep assets secure from the cloud to the edge.

More information on Microsoft’s security announcements can be found at the Microsoft Security News site.

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

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Announcing the Reddit Solution Template | Microsoft Power BI Blog | Microsoft Power BI

Today, we are excited to announce a new suite of Power BI solution templates for brand management and targeting on Reddit through a thrid-party API relationship with SocialGist. These templates complement existing brand-oriented solution templates available for Twitter, Facebook, and Bing News.

The Reddit solution template suite combines AI with interactive visual analytics to reveal how different brands are performing across the Reddit platform, from companies and CEOs down to individual products. Behind the scenes, it uses Azure services and technologies from Microsoft AI and Research to support rich exploration by sentiment levels, key words, and author communities. All you need to get started are the list of brands you want to track and an Azure subscription – the solution template will automate and take care of everything else.

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Actionable Insights

With Reddit solution templates, you can easily track mentions of your brand, identify communities that talk about your products, and discover key influencers within those communities. You can also do the same for your competitors and their products!

The templates provide direct answers to the questions about who is talking about which brands, what are they saying in terms of text, sentiment, and keywords, and where on Reddit are they saying it. The templates also reveal new opportunities to drive customer engagement, whether through the identification of new community segments, top posts worthy of promotion, or trends in post volume or sentiment that require a timely response.

“With more than 330 million monthly users posting, commenting and voting across 138,000 active communities each day, Reddit is home to the most diverse and authentic conversations on the internet; and as such, an increasingly valuable source of brand and consumer insights,” says Alex Riccomini, director of business development and media partnerships at Reddit. “We’re excited to partner with Microsoft to bring Reddit’s vast data to Power BI, making it easier and more flexible than ever to customize, collect, and consume business-impacting insights from the Reddit community.

Together, the Power BI solution templates for Reddit offer unique brand insight and customer targeting opportunities powered by the highly-engaged and rapidly-growing Reddit community.

Multiple Workbook Experiences

1. Overview – This workbook shows the big picture for selected brands and the key influencers and communities talking about them.

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Analyzing sentiment over time

2. Targeting and Activation – This workbook reveals how communities relate to brands across the Reddit platform and highlights key influencers.

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Lookalike community analysis

3. Advanced Analytics – This workbook enables deep analytic exploration of Reddit posts, comments, and user activity relating to selected brands.

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Deep dive analysis with free-text search

Try it out & let us know

Go ahead and check out the Reddit solution template. You can try out an interactive sample report, watch a demo video or just go ahead and set things up! The team is always interested in any thoughts or feedback – you can reach us through our alias (pbisolntemplates@microsoft.com) or by leaving a comment on the Power BI Solution Template Community page.

Advanced Protection Program locks down Google accounts

The latest Google multifactor authentication solution aims to protect high-risk users from targeted attacks, but will add complexity to logins.

Google’s Advanced Protection Program has been designed to not only help keep users safe from phishing attacks such as spear phishing as well preventing unauthorized access to Gmail accounts by having users take advantage of physical security keys — like a Yubikey — for authentication.

“Journalists, human rights defenders, environment campaigners and civil society activists working on any number of sensitive issues can quickly find themselves targeted by well-resourced and highly capable adversaries,” Andrew Ford Lyons, a technologist at Internews, said in Google’s announcement post. “For those whose work may cause their profile to become more visible, setting this up could be seen as an essential preventative step.”

Google’s Advanced Protection Program could help to prevent some types of cyberattacks seen over the past couple years, including the phishing schemes that compromised the Gmail account of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta, or the Google Docs phishing attack.

According to Google, the Advanced Protection Program focuses on three areas of defense: using a security key for multifactor authentication, limiting third-party app access to Gmail and Google Drive, and mitigating fraudulent account access by adding steps to the account recovery process.

Google warns that third-party mobile apps like Apple Mail, Calendar and Contacts “do not currently support security keys and will not be able to access your Google data,” so Advanced Protection Program users would need to use Google’s first-party apps for now.

How the Google Advanced Protection Program works

Google has supported security keys for multifactor authentication in the past and has an option to use mobile devices as a multifactor device, but the Advanced Protection Program is far more strict because there will be no backup options with SMS or stored authentication codes.

Users will only be able to login to Google accounts with their password and registered security keys. If a security key is lost, the account recovery will be more onerous than answering simple security questions, but Google has yet to provide details on what such a recovery process will entail.

For those whose work may cause their profile to become more visible, setting this up could be seen as an essential preventative step.
Andrew Ford Lyonstechnologist at Internews

Although anyone can enroll in the Advanced Protection Program, Google admitted in its blog post that it would be best for those who “are willing to trade off a bit of convenience for more protection of their personal Google Accounts.”

At the start, the Advanced Protection Program requires the use of the Chrome browser and two security keys that support the FIDO U2F standard — one to connect to a traditional computer via USB port and one for mobile devices using Bluetooth.

The former isn’t as troublesome, but users need to be careful about the security key used for mobile. Google’s support page suggests purchasing the Feitan Multipass Bluetooth security key, which appears to be in limited supply on Amazon, as of this post, but, a Bluetooth security key is only necessary for those using iOS devices or an Android device that doesn’t support Near Field Communication.(NFC) for wireless access. An NFC-enabled security key would work for those with NFC-capable Android devices. 

For Sale – CM Mechanical Keyboard, Custom key caps &TP-Link AC2600 Dual Band Modem Router

Hello

Having a clear out now that I have settled on a networking solution for my home, so these are surplus to requirements.

Up for sale:

NEW
Cooler Master XTi Mechanical Keyboard, MX Brown switches, with white key caps that I had custom made. Has red & blue LEDs are looks AWESOME when in wave mode. Will be supplied with black key caps also. Comes with original usb cable. £60+ postage

TP-Link AC2600 Dual Band Wireless MU-MIMO Gigabit VDSL/ADSL Modem Router – Been used for about 6 months. Not sure I have the box still, but it does come with power supply. In good condition – standard finger prints and hairline scratches on the top and a little dusty. Looking for £115 including insured delivery.

TP-Link RE305 Range AC1200 Range Extender – barely used, still has plastic cover on – £25 including insured delivery – SOLD

TP-Link N300 WA850RE – purchased as a test unit – £10 including delivery

Corsair Sabre RGB Mouse – lighted used but prefer the pro – £26 inc delivery. – SOLD

Any questions, please ask.

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Price and currency: £10+
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Payment method: PayPal Gift, PayM or BT
Location: Emsworth, Hampshire
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For Sale – CM Mechanical Keyboard, Custom key caps &TP-Link AC2600 Dual Band Modem Router

Hello

Having a clear out now that I have settled on a networking solution for my home, so these are surplus to requirements.

Up for sale:

NEW
Cooler Master XTi Mechanical Keyboard, MX Brown switches, with white key caps that I had custom made. Has red & blue LEDs are looks AWESOME when in wave mode. Will be supplied with black key caps also. Comes with original usb cable. £60+ postage

TP-Link AC2600 Dual Band Wireless MU-MIMO Gigabit VDSL/ADSL Modem Router – Been used for about 6 months. Not sure I have the box still, but it does come with power supply. In good condition – standard finger prints and hairline scratches on the top and a little dusty. Looking for £115 including insured delivery.

TP-Link RE305 Range AC1200 Range Extender – barely used, still has plastic cover on – £25 including insured delivery – SOLD

TP-Link N300 WA850RE – purchased as a test unit – £10 including delivery

Corsair Sabre RGB Mouse – lighted used but prefer the pro – £26 inc delivery. – SOLD

Any questions, please ask.

2017-07-31 20.20.43.jpg

Price and currency: £10+
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: PayPal Gift, PayM or BT
Location: Emsworth, Hampshire
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – CM Mechanical Keyboard, Custom key caps &TP-Link AC2600 Dual Band Modem Router

Hello

Having a clear out now that I have settled on a networking solution for my home, so these are surplus to requirements.

Up for sale:

NEW
Cooler Master XTi Mechanical Keyboard, MX Brown switches, with white key caps that I had custom made. Has red & blue LEDs are looks AWESOME when in wave mode. Will be supplied with black key caps also. Comes with original usb cable. £60+ postage

TP-Link AC2600 Dual Band Wireless MU-MIMO Gigabit VDSL/ADSL Modem Router – Been used for about 6 months. Not sure I have the box still, but it does come with power supply. In good condition – standard finger prints and hairline scratches on the top and a little dusty. Looking for £115 including insured delivery.

TP-Link RE305 Range AC1200 Range Extender – barely used, still has plastic cover on – £25 including insured delivery – SOLD

TP-Link N300 WA850RE – purchased as a test unit – £10 including delivery

Corsair Sabre RGB Mouse – lighted used but prefer the pro – £26 inc delivery. – SOLD

Any questions, please ask.

2017-07-31 20.20.43.jpg

Price and currency: £10+
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: PayPal Gift, PayM or BT
Location: Emsworth, Hampshire
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – CM Mechanical Keyboard, Custom key caps &TP-Link AC2600 Dual Band Modem Router

Hello

Having a clear out now that I have settled on a networking solution for my home, so these are surplus to requirements.

Up for sale:

NEW
Cooler Master XTi Mechanical Keyboard, MX Brown switches, with white key caps that I had custom made. Has red & blue LEDs are looks AWESOME when in wave mode. Will be supplied with black key caps also. Comes with original usb cable. £60+ postage

TP-Link AC2600 Dual Band Wireless MU-MIMO Gigabit VDSL/ADSL Modem Router – Been used for about 6 months. Not sure I have the box still, but it does come with power supply. In good condition – standard finger prints and hairline scratches on the top and a little dusty. Looking for £115 including insured delivery.

TP-Link RE305 Range AC1200 Range Extender – barely used, still has plastic cover on – £25 including insured delivery – SOLD

TP-Link N300 WA850RE – purchased as a test unit – £10 including delivery

Corsair Sabre RGB Mouse – lighted used but prefer the pro – £26 inc delivery. – SOLD

Any questions, please ask.

2017-07-31 20.20.43.jpg

Price and currency: £10+
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: PayPal Gift, PayM or BT
Location: Emsworth, Hampshire
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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For Sale – CM Mechanical Keyboard, Custom key caps &TP-Link AC2600 Dual Band Modem Router

Hello

Having a clear out now that I have settled on a networking solution for my home, so these are surplus to requirements.

Up for sale:

NEW
Cooler Master XTi Mechanical Keyboard, MX Brown switches, with white key caps that I had custom made. Has red & blue LEDs are looks AWESOME when in wave mode. Will be supplied with black key caps also. Comes with original usb cable. £60+ postage

TP-Link AC2600 Dual Band Wireless MU-MIMO Gigabit VDSL/ADSL Modem Router – Been used for about 6 months. Not sure I have the box still, but it does come with power supply. In good condition – standard finger prints and hairline scratches on the top and a little dusty. Looking for £115 including insured delivery.

TP-Link RE305 Range AC1200 Range Extender – barely used, still has plastic cover on – £25 including insured delivery – SOLD

TP-Link N300 WA850RE – purchased as a test unit – £10 including delivery

Corsair Sabre RGB Mouse – lighted used but prefer the pro – £26 inc delivery. – SOLD

Any questions, please ask.

2017-07-31 20.20.43.jpg

Price and currency: £10+
Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
Payment method: PayPal Gift, PayM or BT
Location: Emsworth, Hampshire
Advertised elsewhere?: Not advertised elsewhere
Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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  • Name and address including postcode
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Adobe and Microsoft expand strategic partnership to drive e-signatures and collaboration among teams in the cloud – News Center

Adobe Sign now Microsoft’s preferred e-signature solution; Microsoft Teams now preferred chat-based workspace across Adobe Cloud Services

SAN JOSE, Calif., and REDMOND, Wash. — Sept, 7, 2017 Adobe (NASD “ADBE”) and Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq “MSFT”)  recently delivered their first set of joint solutions to help enterprises transform their customer experience with Adobe Experience Cloud, Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Dynamics. The companies are now expanding their strategic alliance to increase workforce productivity and drive more efficient business processes. Beginning today, Adobe Sign, the market-leading e-signature service in Adobe Document Cloud, is now Microsoft’s preferred e-signature solution across the company’s portfolio, including the 100 million monthly commercial active users of Microsoft Office 365. In addition, Microsoft Teams, the new chat-based workspace in Microsoft Office 365, is now the preferred collaboration service for Adobe Creative Cloud, Document Cloud and Experience Cloud. In addition to product integrations, Adobe will make Microsoft Azure its preferred cloud platform for Adobe Sign. Together, Adobe and Microsoft will ensure individuals and teams can efficiently collaborate, communicate and drive decision-making across devices.

Adobe and Microsoft are the leaders in document and productivity software, with a rich heritage of innovating to deliver ubiquitous solutions that touch hundreds of millions of customers through integrated desktop tools, innovative mobile apps and cloud-based services. In addition to the partnership announced today, the companies will explore opportunities to continue collaborating on artificial intelligence, analytics and intelligent document automation, taking productivity in the cloud to the next level.

“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.”

“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.”

The first integrations resulting from this partnership are expected to be available to customers in the coming weeks:

  • Integration between Microsoft Office 365 and Adobe Sign will deliver fast, secure electronic signing across Office 365, including Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Outlook, so that signing documents electronically, on any device, can become an everyday experience.
  • Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe Stock integration with Microsoft Teams will give Adobe’s creative customers access to a world-class collaboration workspace that speeds up creative feedback, iteration and decision-making. Microsoft Teams integration will expand to Adobe Experience Cloud in the future.
  • Adobe Sign integration with Microsoft Teams will accelerate electronic agreement creation, approval and signature processes across teams. The Adobe Sign app in Microsoft Teams includes a tab to send documents for signature and a bot that allows team members to manage and track documents.
  • Adobe Sign integration with Microsoft Flow will allow users to build end-to-end digital workflows by adding Adobe Sign to any Microsoft Flow process. In the coming months, organizations will benefit from Flow integration with other Microsoft applications such as SharePoint, Dynamics and OneDrive.

“When Adobe and Microsoft team up to innovate, their customers win,” said Jamie McLellan, chief technology officer, J. Walter Thompson Worldwide. “As power users of Microsoft Teams, Adobe Sign and Adobe Creative Cloud, we’re excited to realize the immediate impact delivered by these integrations that will enhance creativity, teamwork and overall productivity across our agency.”

“The most successful companies today are relentlessly focused on helping employees be more effective. Productivity suffers when work requires multiple applications that don’t interact,” said Alan Lepofsky, VP and principal analyst at Constellation Research. “The integration of team collaboration, electronic signatures and creative content provides customers with huge efficiency gains, and paves the way for how people will get work done in the future.”

Availability

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.

Helpful links

 About Adobe

Adobe is changing the world through digital experiences. For more information, visit www.adobe.com.

About Microsoft

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

For more information, press only:

Microsoft Media Relations, WE Communications for Microsoft, (425) 638-7777, rrt@we-worldwide.com

Steve Ballerini, Adobe, (415) 832-2234, sballeri@adobe.com

Note to editors: For more information, news and perspectives from Microsoft, please visit the Microsoft News Center at http://news.microsoft.com. Web links, telephone numbers and titles were correct at time of publication, but may have changed. For additional assistance, journalists and analysts may contact Microsoft’s Rapid Response Team or other appropriate contacts listed at http://news.microsoft.com/microsoft-public-relations-contacts.

Adobe and Microsoft expand strategic partnership to drive e-signatures and collaboration among teams in the cloud – News Center

Adobe Sign now Microsoft’s preferred e-signature solution; Microsoft Teams now preferred chat-based workspace across Adobe Cloud Services

SAN JOSE, Calif., and REDMOND, Wash. — Sept, 7, 2017 Adobe (NASD “ADBE”) and Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq “MSFT”)  recently delivered their first set of joint solutions to help enterprises transform their customer experience with Adobe Experience Cloud, Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Dynamics. The companies are now expanding their strategic alliance to increase workforce productivity and drive more efficient business processes. Beginning today, Adobe Sign, the market-leading e-signature service in Adobe Document Cloud, is now Microsoft’s preferred e-signature solution across the company’s portfolio, including the 100 million monthly commercial active users of Microsoft Office 365. In addition, Microsoft Teams, the new chat-based workspace in Microsoft Office 365, is now the preferred collaboration service for Adobe Creative Cloud, Document Cloud and Experience Cloud. In addition to product integrations, Adobe will make Microsoft Azure its preferred cloud platform for Adobe Sign. Together, Adobe and Microsoft will ensure individuals and teams can efficiently collaborate, communicate and drive decision-making across devices.

Adobe and Microsoft are the leaders in document and productivity software, with a rich heritage of innovating to deliver ubiquitous solutions that touch hundreds of millions of customers through integrated desktop tools, innovative mobile apps and cloud-based services. In addition to the partnership announced today, the companies will explore opportunities to continue collaborating on artificial intelligence, analytics and intelligent document automation, taking productivity in the cloud to the next level.

“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.”

“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.”

The first integrations resulting from this partnership are expected to be available to customers in the coming weeks:

  • Integration between Microsoft Office 365 and Adobe Sign will deliver fast, secure electronic signing across Office 365, including Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Outlook, so that signing documents electronically, on any device, can become an everyday experience.
  • Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe Stock integration with Microsoft Teams will give Adobe’s creative customers access to a world-class collaboration workspace that speeds up creative feedback, iteration and decision-making. Microsoft Teams integration will expand to Adobe Experience Cloud in the future.
  • Adobe Sign integration with Microsoft Teams will accelerate electronic agreement creation, approval and signature processes across teams. The Adobe Sign app in Microsoft Teams includes a tab to send documents for signature and a bot that allows team members to manage and track documents.
  • Adobe Sign integration with Microsoft Flow will allow users to build end-to-end digital workflows by adding Adobe Sign to any Microsoft Flow process. In the coming months, organizations will benefit from Flow integration with other Microsoft applications such as SharePoint, Dynamics and OneDrive.

“When Adobe and Microsoft team up to innovate, their customers win,” said Jamie McLellan, chief technology officer, J. Walter Thompson Worldwide. “As power users of Microsoft Teams, Adobe Sign and Adobe Creative Cloud, we’re excited to realize the immediate impact delivered by these integrations that will enhance creativity, teamwork and overall productivity across our agency.”

“The most successful companies today are relentlessly focused on helping employees be more effective. Productivity suffers when work requires multiple applications that don’t interact,” said Alan Lepofsky, VP and principal analyst at Constellation Research. “The integration of team collaboration, electronic signatures and creative content provides customers with huge efficiency gains, and paves the way for how people will get work done in the future.”

Availability

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.

Helpful links

 About Adobe

Adobe is changing the world through digital experiences. For more information, visit www.adobe.com.

About Microsoft

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

For more information, press only:

Microsoft Media Relations, WE Communications for Microsoft, (425) 638-7777, rrt@we-worldwide.com

Steve Ballerini, Adobe, (415) 832-2234, sballeri@adobe.com

Note to editors: For more information, news and perspectives from Microsoft, please visit the Microsoft News Center at http://news.microsoft.com. Web links, telephone numbers and titles were correct at time of publication, but may have changed. For additional assistance, journalists and analysts may contact Microsoft’s Rapid Response Team or other appropriate contacts listed at http://news.microsoft.com/microsoft-public-relations-contacts.