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    Lance Aughey commented  · 

    And another thing...I guess there's no better time or place to bring it up...why is it that (as MICROSOFT states) OneDrive is SharePoint and SharePoint is OneDrive (I.e., they are the same platform) and yet if I attempt to open a PDF from Adobe that resides on OneDrive, it works, without FAIL. But, if I attempt to open a PDF that resides on SharePoint, it FAILS every time...that is, until I use IE's little WebDAV trick and then, magically, it works without FAIL (and OneDrive continues to work). All this, mind you, by using the SAME exact MICROSOFT account. Smoke and Mirrors.

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    Lance Aughey commented  · 

    Classic Microsoft ignoring its customer(s) yet again. Especially love the notice from them that while Internet Explorer will remain supported, the 365 platform will cease to support the use of it. Why does this matter? For the simple fact that functionality that exists between SharePoint and IE allows, for those savvy enough to have discovered it, us to manage PDFs (via Adobe and Bluebeam) within SharePoint -- including checking files in, out, etc. Yeah, keep thinking about it MICROSOFT. Keep taking our money and keep thinking about how many other ways you can screw with the customer.

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    Lance Aughey commented  · 

    @will - does doing so allow for your users to sign and save the document back to the same or another location within SharePoint or are you simply providing a PDF "template" in which to simplify your process(es)?

    I may be way (totally) off base with this, but the desirement of those commenting here are wanting (a) to open PDF in native client and (b) have a means in which to save the edits back to the original location. Maybe the title of this recommendation needs to be updated to reflect both?

    All I know is this suggestion was posted over 4 years ago and, 49 months later, we get a glimmer of hope that someone at Microsoft is paying attention to UserVoice. What's irritating, to say the least, is some suggestions with few votes get implemented in short order, yet those with much higher tallies get ignored (for 49 months).

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    Lance Aughey commented  · 

    @bubba - I'm curious (and extremely interested), other than the Adobe Cloud, what other content management systems are out there that are KNOWN to work hand-in-hand with Adobe and all of its "pieces" (workflows, sign, etc.)?

    We use Adobe and Bluebeam for PDF handlers. Adobe has always been problematic, but there is one known workaround that continues to function (it's comical that Microsoft wants everyone to stop using IE, but it's needed for certain things, like this, to work). Bluebeam has been rock solid, however it uses the same methods (token) as Adobe in terms of authenticating to SharePoint.

    As I stated a few comments back, given the lack of effort on Microsoft's part, I'm inclined to believe this has less to do with Microsoft and more to do with Adobe.

    Remember how long it took Microsoft to include PDF creation in Office? All that litigation with seemingly no end in site and then...BAM! Licensing and relationships...good and bad.

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    Lance Aughey commented  · 

    I'm no expert, but I'ma guess this has more to do with Adobe (and its relationship with Microsoft) than it does with technology. Whether you want to call it copyright or trademark, this "feature" won't happen without Adobe's involvement. Why do I suggest this? Because we use different PDF handlers at my place of business and those who aren't using the Adobe handler experience ZERO problems (well, other than the annoying check out / check in requirement). I dare (want) Microsoft/Adobe to prove me wrong. :0)

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    Lance Aughey commented  · 

    Clearly those who are wanting (commenting on) this haven't attended a Microsoft conference as of late (truth in sarcasm).

    Microsoft wasn't founded on disabling anything or anyone. Those of us with Windows infrastructure security and support experience know this. Microsoft's motto has always been, "With our product(s), anyone can do anything." Classic Microsoft!

    Lastly, the notion that Microsoft would consider removing the ability to "share" in SharePoint is absurd -- it goes against its existence! LOL

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