Thanks to everyone that came to my PDC session yesterday on the new Office "12" file formats. We covered a lot of information around the new formats and had a number of examples of things you will be able to do now that Office has an open accessible file format.

I really wanted to get an early preview of the schemas out there so that folks can start to look into them and send back comments on the current structures. These are still really early (we aren't even at Beta 1 yet), but I thought it was still valuable to get these out there. So, you can see the sneak peak yourself by going to the following address:

The dowload has a ZIP file that contains all the XSDs as well as HTML views of the schemas. You can also see diagrams of how Word and PPT files are structured in ZIP using the Open Packaging Conventions.

For those folks down here at PDC, I'll be in the track lounges until about 2:30 today (Wednesday), and from 9:30-1:30 on Thursday. Swing by if you get a chance.