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Adobe: New e-commerce tools and financing program for merchants

Adobe announced on Tuesday new features for its recently renamed Adobe Commerce platform (resulting from the acquisition of Magento), which aim to move upmarket on product recommendations and live search, and to further integrate the Adobe signature (Adobe Sign) in the payment process. The company is also launching a new financing offering that allows Adobe Commerce merchants to apply for working capital loans.

First, Adobe Commerce, formerly Magento Commerce, will benefit from new search and recommendation functions powered by Sensei. The new Live Search feature allows merchants to add searchandising functionality to their website, giving their customers personalized search results that grow richer over time.

At the same time, improvements to Adobe’s product recommendation feature aim to incorporate more B2B purchasing scenarios into the recommendation rules. This improvement aims to take into account the nuances of the buying behavior of a B2B buyer, then to adapt the recommendations according to his area of ​​interest.

Adobe also announced the upcoming integration of Adobe Commerce and Adobe Sign to make electronic signatures a more natural part of the payment process. Merchant customers of Adobe Commerce will be able to integrate Adobe Sign into their storefront by downloading the Adobe Sign extension from the Magento marketplace, Adobe said. This feature is expected to be rolled out worldwide in the second half of this year.

Regarding the financing service, Adobe has partnered with Wayflyer to provide access to its financing solution via an extension for Adobe Commerce and Magento Open Source merchants. According to Adobe, this new financing option will allow merchants to access working capital loans to help them improve and grow their online businesses. The loans can also be used by Magento merchants who qualify to upgrade to the latest Adobe Commerce platform.

New Document Cloud integrations for Microsoft Teams

The latest integrations include the availability of Adobe Sign in the new Microsoft Teams Approvals app and a live email signature tool for Teams.

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Adobe and Microsoft are extending their long-standing partnership with a new series of productivity integrations in Adobe Document Cloud and Microsoft Teams.

The latest integrations include the availability of Adobe Sign in the new Microsoft Teams Approvals app, a live email signature tool for Teams, and Teams integration with Adobe Acrobat.

Adobe’s electronic signature service has been Microsoft’s “preferred” online signature offering since 2017. Companies have continued to develop this partnership through cross-cloud integrations, with particular emphasis on native electronic signature services. and approval.

On the approval front, Adobe Sign received the distinction of being the first electronic signature solution available in the Approvals app. When it comes to electronic signatures, companies are deploying an online signature tool for Microsoft Teams.

With Live Signing in Microsoft Teams, users can host an agreement to sign in a Teams video meeting. Using the Adobe Sign message extension, users can search Adobe Sign for an agreement to host it in the meeting, then send it to the signer in the chat to view and sign.

With Acrobat integration for Microsoft Teams, multiple Acrobat users can comment and annotate PDFs stored in SharePoint, OneDrive, or Teams without leaving the Teams app. Comments are captured in a single PDF which can be stored.

“While this is an important milestone in our joint work, we’re not stopping there,” Adobe said in a blog post. “You can expect to see more work between us and Microsoft not only through Adobe Document Cloud, but other Adobe solutions as well. “

Adobe launches free software for threat and data anomaly detection

Adobe provides the open source community with a “one-stop-shop” project for data processing.

Adobe’s One-Stop Anomaly Shop (OSAS) project, now available on GitHub, was developed to aid in the detection of anomalies in datasets, as well as to improve the processing and format of security log data. .

According to Chris Parkerson, marketing manager for Adobe’s corporate security team, OSAS combines the vendor’s previous security research and other open source projects to deliver a “plug-and-play” system. for experimentation and processing of datasets, and to allow developers to explore ways to “shorten the path to a balanced threat detection solution”.

This includes the use of Hubble, an open source compliance monitoring tool.

Security logs can be complicated to understand and may not scale well for machine learning (ML) -based analytics tools, creating a data dearth and problems turning unstructured data into structured sets. and usable.

The command-line interface (CLI) toolset applies two processes to datasets in an attempt to make sense of security logs. The first is tagging raw data with field types such as “multinomial, textual, and numeric values,” says Chris Parkerson, and it’s also possible to tag content based on defined rules.

In the second step, the tags are used as input characteristics for generic (unsupervised) or targeted (supervised) ML algorithms. Currently there are three standard options, but more are planned for the future.

Adobe released the OSAS code in full and also provided a Docker version.

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