Microsoft has reportedly signed a partnership deal with DocuSign that would allow users of the Office suit to digitally sign documents from within Microsoft’s desktop apps. Microsoft Office 365 users will be able to submit and digitally sign documents without leaving Microsoft applications.
According to CNET, the two companies have announced a “long-term strategic partnership” that would see the integration of DocuSign’s eSignature apps with Office 365. The signature apps that integrate with Outlook, Word, SharePoint Online, and SharePoint Server 2013 are expected to arrive in the Office Store in March.
Vice president of marketing for Microsoft Office, John Case said that the partnership with DocuSign would help their customers keep transactions digital and manage eSignatures seamlessly from within Office 365. The report said that documents digitally signed with DocuSign apps would be stored automatically in Microsoft OneDrive for Business for full control and access.
Last week, Microsoft had announced that it would extend multifactor authentication to all Office 365 subscribers in an effort to reduce users’ vulnerability to online identity theft, and earlier it had announced plans of bringing in message encryption system for Office 365.