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  • Blog Post: Introducing the Microsoft Interoperability Team Blog

    It has been a long while since I have posted, as I have been busy working with the global Microsoft community, helping re-scope/expand our efforts around delivering relevant interoperability solutions between Microsoft and non-Microsoft technologies worldwide. We recognize that effective interoperability...
  • Blog Post: Interop Las Vegas 2008 – Day 2

    Day 2 was all about Partners – those who we are working with through the Interop Vendor Alliance as well as a host of companies building solutions that interoperate with Microsoft NAP technology. Video: Interop Las Vegas 2008 - Day 2 -C
  • Blog Post: Interop Las Vegas 2008 – Day 1

    I am not Ryan Seacrest. With that in mind, here is a quick recap of Tuesday's activities at Interop Las Vegas. Video: Interop Las Vegas 2008 - Day 1 Thanks to Grant Williams and Jessica Evans for putting the video together! UPDATE: You can now watch Bob Muglia's Interop Las Vegas keynote online...
  • Blog Post: Information Cards in PHP made easy!

    Developers can now integrate InfoCards into their PHP-based web projects using the recently released Zend Framework v1.5 with the Zend_InfoCard 1.5 library component. Documentation on Information Card integration can be found here . For more information about Information Cards and the identity metasystem...
  • Blog Post: Document Interoperability Roundtables & Labs - Take 2: Seoul, Korea

    The discussion continued Wednesday the 12th in Seoul, when we sat down with representatives from KANOi, Wooam, ECO and Tomotec. Through these discussions we learned that there are a number of very interesting products in the Korean market that are currently taking advantage of open standards-based document...
  • Blog Post: Document Interoperability Roundtables & Labs - Take 1: Cambridge, MA

    As announced yesterday , this week represents the kick-off in a series of technical labs and roundtable discussions that we will be driving focused solely on interoperability between open standards based document formats, including ODF, UOF, Open XML and others. The location selected for round 1 was...
  • Blog Post: DreamSpark Program – Free Software for students and a GREAT demonstration of Interoperability

    How do you ensure that somebody, someplace in the world is actually a student (so you can give 'em free software)? This is the challenge that these gentlemen sat down to solve. Through the combined use of Open Source and Microsoft technologies, they have figured out an elegant way to get enrollment verification...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Office Binary Formats – now freely available to all!

    This afternoon we published the specs for the office binary document formats and placed them under the Microsoft Open Specification Promise . This means that anyone can now freely use these formats for any reason without any concerns over intellectual property rights. Enjoy!
  • Blog Post: More information on the Imagine Cup Interoperability Award

    In the latest Channel8 video , my colleague Vijay Rajagopalan has some good info here about how the entries will be judged, and how he thinks about technical interoperability in the context of identity and the Imagine Cup theme of the environment. If you don't know him, Vijay is an interesting and very...
  • Blog Post: More details on Interop Track @ XML 2007 Conference

    We have secured a number of great well-known speakers from the industry to help lead the discussions at this year's XML 2007 conference! It will be a fun event and hopefully an enlightening one as well. The current schedule & speaker list for the Dec 4 sessions is as follows: 09:00 - Document...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Sponsoring Interoperability Track at XML 2007

    IDEAlliance yesterday announced that Microsoft will be sponsoring an interoperability track at this year's XML 2007 conference in Boston, MA Dec 3-6 (interop track taking place Tuesday the 4 th ). Details about the sessions can be found in the press release . It is going to be a great collection of...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft launches www.microsoft.com/opensource

    Today at OSCON, Microsoft announced a new website on Microsoft.com that outlines our perspective and strategy regarding the Open Source development methodology. Here you will be able to find information about a wide variety of ways that Microsoft is partnering with the Open Source community and leveraging...
  • Blog Post: Java Open XML API Project officially launched!

    The Java API library project started by Julien Chable ( Wygwam France) has officially launched at http://www.openxml4j.org . Java developers now have a nice set of methods which will allow them to create rich Open XML documents for consumption by office productivity software or line of business systems...
  • Blog Post: Welcome Adam Wiener to the Blogosphere!

    I would like to welcome my colleague Adam Wiener to the blogosphere. Adam is a XML and data guru and is currently driving some great interoperability work in the identity space that he will be discussing regularly (I hope) on his blog . Please take a moment to stop by, drop a comment, and grab an RSS...
  • Blog Post: Interop Las Vegas: T-minus one week!

    I am looking forward Interop Las Vegas next week at the Mandalay Bay convention center. Microsoft will have a large footprint in the expo hall and will also be featuring a keynote on Wednesday by Bob Muglia and a few other session speakers (including yours truly). All the Microsoft activity at the show...
  • Blog Post: DIN working group formed on translation of document formats!

    The Fraunhofer Institute in Berlin today announced a new DIN working group that will be focused on document translation to support interoperability! The working group is open and has issued an invitation for participation. The output of this group will be focused on providing a pragmatic approach to...
  • Blog Post: OpenXMLCommunity.org

    The Open XML Community site launched yesterday, with an inaugural list of members including over 300 companies worldwide supporting Open XML and its ISO standardization. Have a look at http://www.openxmlcommunity.org . Great momentum is building in the market around the format, and the list of applications...
  • Blog Post: Open XML Support on Palm OS!

    I just saw what appears to be a great product by DataViz that enables support of Open XML documents on Smartphones and PDAs running the Palm OS. I haven't evaluated it so can't speak to its quality (sorry, I don't use Palm OS) but it is a great demonstration of the true cross-platform interoperability...
  • Blog Post: Open XML translator downloads hit 10,000 in 6 hours!

    Today version 1.0 of the translator between ODF and Open XML has been made available on Source Forge and has already been downloaded over 10,000 times! The Microsoft press release can be found here . This release represents a ton of work, all done in the open source community and rigorous testing against...
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