Some people are wondering how Microsoft Office for the Mac will support Open XML, and there has been some speculation on this lately in the press and blogs. I just wanted to clarify where things stand, based on the latest information from the Office for Mac team blog:

Microsoft will issue free downloadable file format converters that allow Office for Mac users to read the new Office Open XML file formats. These converters are expected to be available in late March or early April of 2007.