Adobe Sign will become Microsoft’s preferred electronic signature solution, with integrations in Office 365 and Dynamics 365.

Almost a year ago, Microsoft and Adobe began a strategic partnership around Microsoft Cloud Azure and Adobe Cloud Marketing. That was a first step for the collaboration between the two software giants, who today have announced a major expansion of this partnership that will lead them to collaborate around electronic signatures and team communications .

Specifically, this new agreement means that Adobe Sign will become Microsoft’s preferred electronic signature solution, with integrations in Office 365 and Dynamics 365. At the same time, Microsoft Teams will become the collaborative messaging reference service in Adobe Creative Cloud and Experience Cloud.

The Redmond corporation will also integrate Adobe Sign into services such as its FlowWorkflow Automation service and the bot framework.

Similarly, Adobe will also make Microsoft Azure the preferred Cloud of Sign. This means Adobe’s Creative Cloud tools, for example, will have deep integration with Teams.

The integration of Adobe Sign with Teams, Flow, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook will be launched in the coming weeks. The integration of Creative Cloud with Microsoft Teams will also start soon, while integrations in Experience Cloud will come later.

Jon Perera , vice president of product development for Adobe’s Document Cloud, told TechCrunch that he hopes this agreement will also extend to other products in his company, such as the Adobe Stock image marketplace. The two companies also plan to conduct a large number of joint business client campaigns.

Microsoft and Adobe obviously share a large number of customers, but their product portfolio only overlaps in some areas. That makes yours an easy association , though it’s a bit surprising that Microsoft does not want to develop its own electronic signature solution. “The best thing for our company is to have an ecosystem of strong partners. We do what each one does best, “explained Microsoft corporate vice president for Office 365.