Adobe Acrobat has been recognized as a finalist for 2023 Microsoft Partner of the Year in category of Apps & Solutions for Microsoft Teams — Modern Work. This award recognizes Adobe’s outstanding commitment and dedication to drive digital transformation for customers through implementation of solutions based on Microsoft technology.

Acrobat for Teams allows you to view, share, and review PDF content right where you already communicate, without needing to switch between apps. It brings Acrobat to every Teams user, enabling a better reading experience in the subtlest way, such as, being able to rotate a page while also ensuring the document is rendered exactly as the author intended. All too often, work is interrupted, or critical information is missed because an element like a comment or sticky note is not rendered by a PDF alternative. As inventors and pioneers of the PDF format, Adobe ensures a high-fidelity experience.

We are democratizing tools such as highlighting, annotating, and commenting available for free to Teams users. Acrobat for Teams is not a PDF Reader — the same app is also made for users with Acrobat Pro/Std entitlements for the final mile actions of protecting, compressing, and converting documents for publication. With these tools organizations can effectively collaborate across boundaries in today’s hybrid world of work - all without compromising on security as the shared PDFs remain encrypted.

“Seamless experiences are delivered through seamless partnerships.” said Álvaro Celis, vice president Global ISV Commercial Solutions, Microsoft. “Together with Adobe, we continue to unite data, content, and processes, to create, share, and collaborate all in one place. We want to empower businesses through world class tools that help drive collaboration, efficiency and productivity.”

“This best-in-class PDF experience is resonating with users in organizations large and small, with over a million users now using Acrobat for Teams every month.” said Simon Williams, vice president, Digital Media Strategic Development & Partner Marketing, Adobe. “Adobe recognizes the challenges of modern work — the proliferation of apps in everyday tasks, global round-the-clock collaboration, context switching across multiple UIs, logins, and devices. All the advancements in empowering employees with new capabilities are coupled with complexity and the risk of overloading users. Our approach has been to meet users where they are working, studying, or browsing. This results in a more mobile workforce, no learning curves for employees, no difficult deployments, and more value from your Microsoft and Acrobat investments.”

Exciting updates for users

Adobe is focused on ensuring Acrobat is the all-in-one-app that simplifies the way you work and communicate through PDFs. With our Acrobat and Microsoft integrations, the goal remains the same. We have been hyper-focused on listening to our enterprise customers and making changes based on their feedback. Some of the recent updates include:

Clean new “Modern Viewer” experience, consistent with Acrobat on the web and desktop.

@mentions allow you to tag others while commenting, and automatically notify the tagged user by the app bot/email right away.

Open in Acrobat Desktop lets you seamlessly jump to the Acrobat app from personal files, shared files in OneDrive, SharePoint and channels.

The Acrobat app’s home screen now does not require you to sign-in to see your Recent files.

Better together

Adobe Document Cloud and Microsoft have worked together on integrating Acrobat, Acrobat Sign and Acrobat services with Microsoft Edge, OneDrive/SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, Outlook, Power Automate, amongst others. Through these comprehensive integrations, the partnership helps businesses automate document processes, increase productivity, and enhance collaboration without compromising on security.