Adobe Acrobat DC vs Office 365


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Adobe Acrobat DC
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC software is the free global standard for reliably viewing, printing, and commenting on PDF documents.
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Office 365
Microsoft Office 365 is commercial software plus services offering a set of products from Microsoft. Office 365 includes the Microsoft Office suite of desktop applications and hosted versions of Microsoft's Server products (including Exchange Server, SharePoint Server, and Lync Server), delivered and accessed over the Internet, in effect, the next version of Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS). Office 365 free alternatives are Zoho, Google Apps.
Comparing Adobe Acrobat DC vs Office 365 is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like Office 365 has more user-friendly interface than Adobe Acrobat DC because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots


To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that Office 365 is more popular than Adobe Acrobat DC

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- Microsoft Office arrived on Chromebooks (in 2017)
- Microsoft adds 5 new services for SMB to Office 365 Business Premium (in 2017)
- Microsoft launched StaffHub - a new Office 365 app aimed at shift workers (in 2017)
- Office 365 gets its own built-in lightweight CRM (in 2016)
- Adobe Acrobat DC gets better support for digital signatures (in 2016)
- Office 365 now lets you invite guests to groups (in 2016)
- Office 365 hets online booking app (in 2016)
- Office 365 groups gets connectors (in 2016)
- Microsoft released Office 2016 (in 2015)
- Microsoft opens Office for Android tablets to all (in 2015)

Looks like Office 365 was recently more active than Adobe Acrobat DC (at least in our news). We also found some news, in which Adobe Acrobat DC and Office 365 meet head to head:

2013 - Web Office Apps add normal real-time co-authoring to defeate Adobe Acrobat DC



Microsoft's online document editors Office Web Apps (available in SkyDrive and Office 365) already provided collaborative editing for some time. But it worked in the old-fashioned way: you had to press the Save button - and only then your colleagues saw the changes you made. Now this feature will become modern: you'll be able to see who is currently working on a document and see what collaborators are doing. And the Save button is gone, now the changes are saved automatically. So now it works just like in Google Docs. But this does not mean that Microsoft's online editors are lagging behind Google's. Regarding the document formatting, Office Web Apps does the better job, especially after today's update. In particular, the Word Web App added page headers and footers, ability to find and replace words and phrases, table styles and formatting and the Excel Web App added status bar and the ability to drag and drop cells and reorder sheets.

2011 - Office 365 is officially available in 40 countries to win over Adobe Acrobat DC

Office 365 Live Meeting
Today Steve Ballmer at the press-event in New York officially announced the launch of the cloud solution Office 365. And it's nice that it becomes available globally. Office 365 is offered in 21 languages (English, Br Portuguese, Chinese (simplified, traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Spanish, Swedish, Romanian, and Russian) and 40 countries (US, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong SAR, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, and the UK).

Recall that Office 365 includes online versions of Office applications - Office Web Apps (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), as well as online versions of Exchange, SharePoint and Lync.

And of course, talking about Office 365, we can't help mentioning about its main competitor - Google Apps. The day before the Office 365 release Shan Sinha, a former director of strategy for Microsoft SharePoint, and now Google Apps Product Manager, posted in Google's official enterprise blog the article called "365 reasons to consider Google Apps". In fact, there are fewer reasons and these are the general ones:

Collaboration. Shang says that Google Apps are created for teams and Office 365 - for personal productivity. He means the superiority of Google Docs over the Office Web Apps in real-time collaborative editing.

Cross-platform. Shang says that Google Apps work anywhere, while Office 365 actually works only on Windows / Internet Explorer. By the way, it's confirmed by Galen Gruman from Infoword, who personally tested Office 365 on Linux, Mac, iOS, Android, Blackberry - and only Exchange worked on them fine, and other apps didn't because of the usege of ActiveX and Silverlight technologies.

Reliability. Shang says that this year (in fact) GMail was available 99.99% of time. While the BPOS (the Office 365 predecessor) had a couple of significant outages.

Price. Shang says that Google Apps pricing is simple and affordable. Google Apps is US$ 5/month with no lock-ins. And "Office 365 is… well, difficult to work out with three editions, two tiers and 11 planes".