This week Microsoft and DocuSign have announced a partnership that will allow users of Microsoft’s Office 365 services and software to be able to digitally sign documents with digital signatures from within Microsoft’s applications.
The new digital signature support provided by the partnership will soon enable users to use digital signatures on documents without the need to leave the Microsoft Office 365 suite of apps, providing a secure and effective way for businesses to conduct business and secure contracts.
The integration of DocuSign’s eSignature apps in to the Microsoft applications is expected to happen during March 2014 and will be integrated into Outlook, Word, SharePoint Online and SharePoint Server 2013. Offering Office 365 and SharePoint administrators the ability to enable the digital signature service remotely for their users.
The digital signature service will also not require a separate login to use the DocuSign service from within the supported Microsoft’s applications, and all documents will be stored on Microsoft’s newly renamed OneDrive cloud storage service, which was formerly known as SkyDrive. Microsoft’s John Case, vice president of marketing explains :
“This partnership with DocuSign helps our customers keep transactions digital and manage eSignatures seamlessly from within Office 365, where they already communicate, collaborate, and create,”
Source: Tech Crunch