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 and Office Services

    If you didn't see the news up on the Word team blog announcing Word Automation Services, and you have any interest in server side conversion of .docx files into .pdf or .xps, you should definitely go take a look: http://blogs.msdn.com/microsoft_office_word/archive/2009/10/26/introducing-word-automation...
  • Blog Post: More on the PDF support in Office

    In the comments of my latest post around the legal issues we’re currently dealing with from Adobe around our PDF support in Office 2007 a number of folks were wondering when Adobe would provide their side of the story. Well while I was down in Tech Ed, there was a press release from Adobe that you can...
  • Blog Post: Follow-up on PDF legal issues

    There have been a ton of really great comments and questions today in relation to the news that we are going to have to pull our PDF and XPS publish support out of Office 2007. We will still offer the PDF and XPS publish functionality as a free download, but due to pressure from Adobe we are not able...
  • Blog Post: Legal issues around PDF support

    About 8 months ago we announced to our MVPs that we would provide PDF publish support natively in the 2007 Office system . We made the move due to overwhelming customer demand for PDF support, and it was received really well. The blog post I made around the announcement was probably one of my most widely...
  • Blog Post: New blog on PDF functionality in Office "12"

    Interested in knowing all the intricate details of the PDF output functionality coming in Office "12"? Cyndy Wessling has been working directly on the PDF support and has spent the past year driving that functionality into Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Visio, Publisher, InfoPath, and OneNote. I was...
  • Blog Post: Follow up on questions around PDF support in Office "12" (part 1 of many)

    Sorry for not posting any replies to the PDF questions sooner, it's been pretty busy. I have a list of all the questions and I'll try to write up responses to everything over the next week or two. Today, there are a couple of the earlier questions that I wanted to address. Do we support tagged PDF...
  • Blog Post: Native PDF support in Office "12"

    Today's another exciting day as we move closer to Beta 1. We are just wrapping up the MVP summit here in Redmond and we've finally announced another piece of functionality I've wanted to talk about for a long time now. This afternoon Steven Sinofsky announced to our MVPs that we will build in native...
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