July, 2006

Doug Mahugh

Microsoft Interoperability Team
  • Doug Mahugh

    ODF support? In Office?

    Well, not built-in, but today's announcement of the Open XML Translator , an open-source project to deliver an ODF add-in for Word 2007, means that you'll be able to easily create ODF documents from Word 2007 if your organization has standardized on ODF. And Excel/Powerpoint versions of the converter will be available some time next year. I love this news, because it means we can stop talking about ODF support as if it's a "missing feature" and instead focus on which desktop apps deliver the best...
  • Doug Mahugh

    Introduction to the WSS V3 Object Model

    It's been a while since Dan Winter has posted anything on his blog, but it was worth the wait. His introduction to the WSS V3 object model is full of useful hands-on info about differences between V2 and V3, and includes a great set of links to useful resources for Sharepoint developers. Dan is on the escalation team, which means he helps deal with the most complex Sharepoint development issues that come in from customers and partners in the early-adopter programs.
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