November, 2007

Doug Mahugh

Microsoft Interoperability Team
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    Open XML to DAISY XML Translator

    Microsoft announced today a project to create a "save as DAISY" plug-in for Word that will be available as a free download on SourceForge . DAISY (Digital Access Information SYstem) is a standard for digital talking books (DTBs). DAISY-encoded DTBs include content that can range from XML text only, to text with corresponding spoken audio, to audio with little or no text, and they're designed to make print material accessible and navigable for blind or otherwise print-disabled persons. ( Print...
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    Open XML links for 11-04-2007

    There has been quite a bit of Open XML discussion in the blogosphere recently, and I've not posted on my blog for two weeks (a personal record, if not one to be proud of!), so without further delay here's a recap of some of the posts and articles I've found most interesting lately ... Two new articles on have been posted this week: Custom XML Mapping in SpreadsheetML covers how to set up custom XML mapping through the Excel user interface. The ability to map spreadsheet...
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    Open XML links for 11-15-2007

    Office Developer Conference 2008. It's time once again for an Office Devcon, and this time it will be in San Jose, February 10-13, 2008. You can find registration info on the official web site , and soon there will be complete information about the agenda. Sessions and hands-on labs are being planned for Open XML and MOSS, Open XML and VSTO, and the Open XML SDK. And of course you'll be able to learn about all the other technologies used in Office as well, everything from SharePoint, InfoPath, and...
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    Open XML Portfolio Manager

    An open-source demo application on Codeplex shows how a Java application can generate Open XML spreadsheets to track a stock portfolio, including creation of graphs from a web application. The first release of the code was just uploaded a few days ago by my colleague Amir Shevat, a Microsoft Israel developer evangelist, so you can be among the first to download it. The setup instructions tell how to build and install the application on Apache Tomcat 5.5 and BEA WebLogic Server 9.2. Most people...
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    XML 2007 Conference

    Next week's XML 2007 conference in Boston features speakers from all sides of the document format debate, including a document interop session with Miguel de Icaza (Novell) and Vijay Rajagopalan (Microsoft) that I expect will offer a lively discussion around Open XML, ODF, and XML-based interoperability in general. My good friend and colleague Craig Kitterman has helped organize the event, and as you can see in the speaker list , they'll have many well-known presenters on XML technologies, standards...
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