Microsoft partners with DocuSign to add eSignature to Office 365

Business users of Office 365 will soon be able to download and use some new apps that should make the signing and storing of online documents easier. Today, Microsoft’s announced a new partnership with DocuSign that will offer Office 365 users a way to download the company’s eSignature apps from the Office Store.

Microsoft’s press release says that the agreement with DocuSign will allow eSignature apps to be created specifically for the Office 365 platform, and they will integrate with Outlook, Word and SharePoint. The apps will appear in the Office Store sometime in early March and Microsoft will offer a demo of how they will work during the 2014 SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas March 3-6; pricing for those apps was not announced.

Microsoft says that the Office 365-eSignature deal will “provide customers with the ability to submit and sign documents without leaving Microsoft applications, allowing them to quickly, seamlessly and confidently transact their business.” Any online signatures will be automatically stored to Microsoft’s OneDrive for Business service; DocuSign has supported Microsoft’s SkyDrive service for storing signatures since November 2012. The two companies stated today they will “continue to collaborate to bring new innovations to customers on the Office 365 platform.”