Microsoft and Adobe Forms New Cross-cloud Productivity Integrations

Microsoft, Adobe integrates more of their cloud services, such as Teams and Adobe Sign across each other's portfolios. ONNX for AI model interoperability.

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Expanding its partnership with Adobe, Microsoft announcing new joint offerings to increase workforce productivity said, on Thursday, that 'Teams,' the chat-based workspace in Office 365, is now the preferred collaboration service for Adobe Creative Cloud, Document Cloud and Experience Cloud.

Also, that Adobe will now make Microsoft Azure as its preferred cloud platform for 'Adobe Sign.' In turn, the e-signature service in Adobe Document Cloud, today, becomes Microsoft's preferred e-signature solution.

"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."

The integrations are expected to be available to customers in the coming weeks, include (from the annoucement:

  • 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, Microsoft announced.

After, rebranding Lync as Skype for Business, Microsoft plans to combine some or all of Skype for Business as Teams. Microsoft Teams, a group collaboration tool, that was launched to compete with Slack.

Skype for Business now Microsoft Teams
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According to a ZDNet report, a number users when signed into their business accounts are reporting of seeing a message stating, "Skype for Business is now Microsoft Teams." The message was removed shortly after it appeared briefly.

Also, Thursday, Microsoft and Facebook co-developed an open ecosystem that makes artificial intelligence (AI) more accessible, known as the "Open Neural Network Exchange (ONNX)," provides a shared model representation for interoperability and innovation in the AI framework ecosystem.

Developers can choose the right framework for their task, framework authors can focus on innovative enhancements, and hardware vendors can streamline optimizations—as ONNX will be supporting "Cognitive Toolkit, Caffe2 and PyTorch."

Head over to the GitHub, for the initial version of ONNX code and documentation.

Salesforce Chatter app, that enables cross-company cooperation and helps businesses drive productivity, accelerate innovation and share knowledge is now available on Windows 10.

Salesforce Chatter is a forum for insights; a means to motivate and engage employees; and an easy way to exchange files, data and ideas. With it, you can track teams and projects wherever they are – in the office, on the road, at a conference, etc.

Dozens of functions and decisions can be executed right in the app, from conversations and approvals to edits and notifications, without waiting for a desk or a meeting. Also, keep up with what's hot, new and trending in the Windows Store on Twitter and Facebook.

Download it at the Windows Store.

Salesforce Chatter app for Windows 10
Salesforce Chatter app for Windows 10