Adobe and Microsoft have recently announced a collaboration to enhance the PDF experience for the over 1.4 billion Microsoft Windows users worldwide who rely on Microsoft Edge. This partnership will provide users with a unique PDF experience and bring higher fidelity for more accurate colors and graphics, improved performance, strong security, and greater accessibility.
A Revolutionary Partnership
Adobe and Microsoft are two of the most well-known technology companies in the world. They have now teamed up to bring their joint expertise in productivity to take an important step forward in making modern, secure, and connected work and life a reality.
The Benefits of the Partnership
Together, Adobe and Microsoft are transforming the future of digital work and life by enhancing the PDF experience and value users have come to expect in Microsoft Edge. The built-in PDF reader will be powered with the Adobe Acrobat PDF engine, which will give users a unique PDF experience. The Adobe Acrobat capabilities powering the PDF experience in Edge will allow Windows 10 and Windows 11 users to use Adobe’s best-in-class PDF capabilities within the Microsoft Edge web browser without having to download a separate application.
For those who want more advanced digital document features, an Acrobat subscription can be purchased that enables access to these features. This means that users can edit text and images, convert PDFs to other file formats, and combine files.
The transition to the built-in Microsoft Edge PDF reader with the Adobe Acrobat PDF rendering engine will occur in phases to meet the needs of organizations with managed devices. The Microsoft Edge PDF solution with the legacy engine is scheduled to be removed in March 2024.
To meet the needs of organizations with managed devices, the transition to the built-in Microsoft Edge PDF reader with the Adobe Acrobat PDF rendering engine will occur in phases. The Microsoft Edge PDF solution with the legacy engine is scheduled to be removed in March 2024.
This partnership is part of an ongoing Adobe and Microsoft initiative that is transforming digital work and life by bringing Adobe’s industry-leading PDF, e-signature, and document automation tools directly to Microsoft users. This PDF experience in Microsoft Edge joins an already comprehensive set of Adobe PDF and e-sign integrations across Microsoft solutions, including Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, and others.
The partnership between Adobe and Microsoft is a step forward in making modern, secure, and connected work and life a reality. This collaboration is another step in their shared journey to bring people continued innovation, efficiency, and productivity in their digital work and lives. The unique PDF experience set to revolutionize the way we work with PDFs will benefit productivity and customers alike. With Adobe Acrobat capabilities powering the PDF experience in Edge, users will have fast and secure access to critical digital document capabilities, including improved performance, strong security, and greater accessibility.