Brian Jones: Office Solutions

I'm Brian Jones, the group program manager of the Office Solutions Framework team.

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  • Blog Post: Open XML SDK + Word Automation Services Presentation at PDC

    I just got back from PDC and am excited to share with you guys the presentation, deck, and code samples I showed at my session . I also want to thank everyone who attended my session. Here is my recorded session: You can find my session deck here: http://ecn.channel9.msdn.com/o9/pdc09/ppt/PR09.pptx You...
  • Blog Post: Open XML SDK Sessions at the Professional Developers Conference (PDC)

    I'm pretty excited, next week I'll be at PDC in Los Angeles giving another presentation on the Open XML SDK. I'll be at the conference from Nov 17-19, so if you're at PDC do come by and say hi. Here's the description and time of the session I'll be presenting: Session...
  • Blog Post: Open XML SDK Demos Shown at the SharePoint Conference (SPC)

    First off, I want to thank everyone who attended my two sessions at SPC on developing solutions on top of the Open XML SDK. The sessions were recorded, so as soon as they are published to the web I will send you guys some links. In the meantime, I want to share with you guys some really cool demos and...
  • Blog Post: Open XML SDK Sessions at the SharePoint Conference (SPC)

    We're just a couple of weeks away before the start of the SharePoint Conference (SPC) being held in Las Vegas. I want to give you guys a heads up that I will be at the conference from Oct 19-22. I'm pretty excited because I will be giving two different presentations on the Open XML SDK at the conference...
  • Blog Post: Office 2010 and how it can help you build powerful solutions...

    There will be more details over the coming months on what's coming in Office 2010, and the power it brings to developers. I'm particularly excited to start talking about the ways in which you can combine the power of the rich clients with server side technologies to build solutions that no longer just...
  • Blog Post: Interoperability Track at XML Conference 2007

    For those of you planning on being in the Boston area next week, you should plan on checking out the XML 2007 conference . There will be a full day Interoperability track that should have a great set of discussions. I'm going to be in Kyoto next week for Ecma and ISO meetings, so unfortunately I won...
  • Blog Post: Differences in vocabulary

    The workshop I attended last week at Harvard was a really great learning experience for me. I spend most of my time focused on technology, but not always as often on the policies and practices that need to be put in place to best leverage those technologies. Over the two day workshop last week I had...
  • Blog Post: Standards in Government

    It's been a really exciting first day out here at Harvard. Jerry Mechling and the rest of the folks at the Kennedy School have put together an outstanding workshop . There are a whole host of impressive attendees (from CIOs of major departments to ambassadors). At lunch Nicolas Carr (author of "Does...
  • Blog Post: Office Developer Conference Videos Online

    Well, it was all the way back in March when we had the Office Developer's conference out here in Redmond. It was a lot of fun, as we actually had a track dedicated to the Open XML formats. There were three separate presentations and we were able to get into some pretty good details. Now, almost 5...
  • Blog Post: TechEd presentation on Office Open XML available for download

    For those of you who weren't able to attend my talk at TechEd 2006 on the file formats, you can actually view it online here: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032297834&EventCategory=5&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US The quality of the video isn't great...
  • Blog Post: Learn more about Word 2007's support for seperating data from presentation

    If you're heading out to TechEd this week like I am, you should definitely plan on attending Tristan Davis' talk on Thursday afternoon that covers the new functionality in Word 2007 for custom XML solutions. This talk goes into great detail on the true power of XML in Office applications. XML file...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Boston

    Who else is going to be heading out to Boston next week for Tech Ed 2006? I'll be out there for a couple days in the middle of the week. I'm presenting Wednesday from 5:30-6:45, so be sure to swing by and say hi. Here's the information on my session: OFC324 Microsoft Office Open XML Formats...
  • Blog Post: Deck from my XML 2005 presentation available

    I've had a number of folks who attended my session at the XML 2005 conference ask me if the deck was available online. I thought it was posted, but I wasn't able to find it anywhere so I decided to post it myself. You can go have a look here: http://jonesxml.com/decks/xml2005.ppt Of course, the deck...
  • Blog Post: Update from XML 2005 conference

    Well, I'm here at the XML conference and so far it's been a lot of fun. There are a number of different tracks covered at the conference, and it's really fun to see all the things people have been up to or are thinking about. I'm getting ready to head up to a panel discussion on XML authoring that starts...
  • Blog Post: Word '12' Presentation on Customer XML Support Available Online (PDC)

    For those of you who watched my PDC presentation that I posted on the other week, you probably noticed a demo where I had a document structured with controls that were bound to XML data. We did a lot of work in Word 12 to allow you to create mappings from your own XML data to content within the document...
  • Blog Post: Office '12' File Format Presentation available online (PDC)

    If you're interested in seeing the presentation I gave at PDC back in September, it's now available online: http://microsoft.sitestream.com/PDC05/OFF/OFF304.htm#nopreload=1&autostart=1 It's about an hour and 15 mins. It's pretty much a developer level introduction to the Office '12' file formats...
  • Blog Post: XML 2005 Conference

    The XML 2005 Conference is just around the corner (only a few weeks away)! It starts on November 14th, and will be held in Atlanta. I'll be there for at least a couple days although I'm not sure exactly which day I'll get into town. I'll be giving a presentation on Thursday morning (11/17) at 9:45 where...
  • Blog Post: PDC Preview of the Office "12" schemas

    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...
  • Blog Post: Office 12 Sessions at PDC

    It's really amazing how quickly this summer is going by. The Seahawks are starting up training camp out in Cheney, and we are now just a little over a month away from PDC where we'll be introducing a lot more of the new functionality for Office 12. A simple look at the "Office & SharePoint" track...
  • Blog Post: TechEd: Repeat Session for Office 12 XML File Formats

    There will be a repeat session of the Office 12 XML File Formats on Thursday @ 1:30. Here's the info: CLI393R - A Glimpse at the Direction of Microsoft Office Open XML Formats June 9, 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM N 210 B Brian Jones, Joe Andreshak This session will give you an in-depth look at the future...
  • Blog Post: First presentation on the new XML formats

    Yesterday was the first presentation I gave on the new file formats since we made our announcement last week. It was a lot of fun. I focused a lot on just explaining what’s really going on with the new formats and what kind of an impact it will have. I also showed a few demos using an early version of...
  • Blog Post: Office Open XML Formats at TechEd

    I hope I'll get a chance to see everyone down in Orlando next week! I'll be down at teched from Sunday to Friday. I have a session on the new formats on Tuesday at 3: http://www.msteched.com/content/sessionview.aspx?TopicID=ac42ce75-1686-4725-bb99-7a02c1897b69 The session is on the new XML formats...
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