Last year, we saw Microsoft and Adobe come together to explore new ways to meet their customer’s needs. For instance, the use of embedding Adobe’s software like PDF, e-Signature, and document automation capabilities in Microsoft 365. This is especially after most organizations started taking up the hybrid work approach to mitigate the impact of the pandemic.
Building upon this premise, Microsoft announced that Adobe Acrobat as a default PDF experience in Microsoft Teams is now available in public preview. This means that you can use it to view and edit PDF files from the chat, channel, and files app in Teams. What’s more, tenant users do not require an Adobe subscription or ID to view, search, comment, and annotate PDF files. However, the subscription becomes mandatory when the user wants to create, organize, combine, or export a PDF.
Now you can set Adobe Acrobat as the default app to view and edit PDF files in Microsoft Teams. Once done, all PDF files from the chat, channel, and files app will open directly in the Acrobat app within Teams. Your end-users don’t need an Adobe Acrobat subscription or an Adobe ID to view, search, comment and annotate PDF files. However, to Create, Organize, Combine, or Export a PDF, the tenant users will need an Adobe Acrobat subscription.
To set Adobe Acrobat as a default PDF viewer in Microsoft Teams, admins need to set up the Acrobat app to work in the tenant and then avail it on the users’ Teams client as detailed in Microsoft’s post.
And now, according to the Microsoft 365 Roadmap, the standard release of the feature tagged 95128 has been pushed forward and will now start rolling out in early November and is expected to reach wide availability towards the end of November.