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Interoperability, Choice, and Open XML
This morning Microsoft released a letter outlining its position and intent to foster interoperability with the Open XML file format (a recently passed ECMA international standard) and also raised concerns about competitor activity to interfere with our current ISO standardization process. The letter...
14 Feb 2007
The connected experience and a bit on how we got here...
I hate that I missed Bill's keynote at CES, but this article provides a solid recap of some interesting philosophy on the future of technology and how we use it to drive the connected experience. Coming from the wireless space, I am very comfortable with the idea of a ubiquitous computing infrastructure...
23 Jan 2007
Open XML approved by ECMA
Today marks a very important day on interoperability for Microsoft. Following a series of events that include the Open Specification Promise , the Interoperability Executive Customer Council , the Interoperability Vendor Alliance , and of course our partnership with Novell , ECMA (European association...
7 Dec 2006
Need details on the Open Spec Promise? Check out Channel 9...
If you have 30 minutes and are keenly interested in how Microsoft's new Open Specification Promise works, check out this video at Channel 9. Included in the clip are Jean Paoli, General Manager of Interoperability & XML Architecture; Tom Robertson, General Manager of IP and Corportate Standards Strategy;...
20 Nov 2006
Microsoft's Sender ID goes OSP
My guess is that most people don't even realize how 'at risk' they are to online threats these days. And what better way to take advantage of someone than by going through a trusted channel – their inbox. In response to these threats, Microsoft released SenderID nearly two years ago to foster online...
23 Oct 2006
Is it really open vs. proprietary?
...Or how well it works together. Its really about how well we connect people, data, and diverse systems to make processes more efficient right? It should not matter what the pieces are. Leave the choice of configuration to those who best know what they need. We'll meet them where they are! I am borrowing...
19 Oct 2006
IBM on Open Source
I found this post over at ipblog.org which puts in perspective how Big Blue really thinks about open source software: So Much for IBM’s Commitment to Open Source . In all fairness their business model doesn’t surprise me at all. With an emphasis on growth (what else right?), an IP portfolio that – for...
13 Oct 2006
For those about to rock...or...for those about to flip a light switch, dry your hair, or watch a show on the tube, this might be of interest. As you may or may not know, World Standards Day is coming up on October 11. So to honor the big event, I decided to read up on the first major standards war...
9 Oct 2006
Openness @ Microsoft…
Furthering our commitment to working broadly with the IT community to drive interoperability, Microsoft announced an Open Specification Promise this morning to make a number of web service specs freely available to the development community. Follow the link above to see the text. If you want to know...
12 Sep 2006
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