Adobe Acrobat 2015 & Adobe Acrobat Reader 2015 end of support in April 2020

Adobe provides five years of support for each of its products after launch. Support for Adobe Acrobat 2015 and Adobe Acrobat Reader 2015 will end on April 7, 2020.

This means that Adobe will terminate technical support, including product and/or security updates, for all products or product versions (localized versions, minor updates, operating systems, subversions, and connector products).

Therefore, we strongly recommend that you upgrade to the latest version of Adobe Acrobat DC and Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. By upgrading, you will always receive the latest features and security updates. Adobe’s new annual and monthly subscriptions are perfect for this, as well as giving you access to Adobe Document Cloud services.

Adobe Admin Console enhancements for enterprise customers

Adobe announced that they are launching the following new capabilities of the Adobe Admin Console to provide a better administration experience for enterprise products sold through the Value Incentive Plan (VIP):

  • Greater visibility into user compliance and appropriate actions to get compliant
  • View and download a list of users that need renewal on assigned licenses
  • Receive alerts via product card and view users that are pending payment
  • See expiration date for unpaid licenses
  • Assign users to a user group regardless of the group’s quota limits, adding them to a “waitlist.” These users automatically get assigned a license as soon as licenses become available
  • Two new reports for System Admins:
    • License status report
    • License deficit report

These updates will roll out to customers over the next 30 days. If you have any questions, please reach out to SCHNEIDER IT MANAGEMENT.

Adobe PDF & Acrobat Integrations for Microsoft Office 365, OneDrive and SharePoint

The integration of Adobe PDF & Acrobat functions into the Microsoft Office 365 environment allow you to combine both technologies smoothly. Here are some examples how to use it:

  • You can create, manipulate, and view high-quality, secure PDFs across the web versions of Office 365, right from the toolbar of the web versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive and SharePoint.
  • Sales teams can now combine parts of PowerPoint and PDF files directly in SharePoint Online to create a new customer proposal, and even get that proposal signed with Adobe Sign without leaving SharePoint Online.
  • You can also add signing steps to SharePoint Online workflows, or use the Microsoft Flow connector to automate processes.

For more information about the different functionalities, please visit: https://acrobat.adobe.com/lu/en/business/integrations/microsoft-office-365.html

To benefit from the integration, you have to activate the Adobe Document Cloud add-in and the Adobe Sign add-in. With the following link you can install and configure the Microsoft + Adobe Document Cloud integrations: https://documentcloud.adobe.com/o365pdf/start.html. And here you find detailed instructions for the installation and configuration of Microsoft Office 365 SharePoint OneDrive https://helpx.adobe.com/document-cloud/help/office365-configuring-sharepoint-onedrive.html.

Adobe Acrobat DC Integration in Microsoft Office 365

Adobe announced the optimized integration of Adobe Acrobat DC and PDF services in Microsoft Office 365. This integration offers the following features, among others:

  • Convert Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents to PDF files without leaving the Office 365 environment
  • Create, export, merge and organize pages in a PDF directly from SharePoint and OneDrive
  • Password assignment for important documents during PDF conversion to Office 365.  

For more information on integrating Adobe Acrobat DC with Microsoft Office 365, visit https://acrobat.adobe.com/lu/en/business/integrations/microsoft.html