Remember my last post about ODF?
Things go quite fast in our industry. Indeed, Microsoft has decided to enable the support for ODF format both for reading and writing documents.
I can, somehow, underdand that but, to be honnest, I'm not seeing any strong demand for ODF from Corporate or Consumer segments.
Some links of interest:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/ODF-converter - SourceForge project site. We migh have to wait for a couple of days before the site is updated.
http://blogs.msdn.com/brianjones - Brian runs an excellent blog on Open XML issues
http://www.microsoft.com/interop - Where to find an open letter from Chris Capossela with good information on the differences between Open XML and ODF.
http://blogs.msdn.com/jasonmatusow - Jason's blog is only somewhat about ODF - his posts are on interop, standards, open source
http://ntouk.com/?view=archives&month=5&year=2006 – Jerry Fishenden, Microsoft National Technology Officer for the UK. Good posting on doc format issues. He also comments on the issue elsewhere in his blog.
http://notes2self.net/archive/2006/06/26/415.aspx - Stephen McGibbon, Microsoft Regional Technology Officer for Western Europe. Also a link to a single blog, but there are other postings on the topic.
http://blogs.msdn.com/erikaehrli/archive/2006/06/23/getstartedwithOpenXMLFileFormats.aspx - more technical blog from Erika Ehrli – From the Information Worker team.