February, 2008

Doug Mahugh

Microsoft Interoperability Team
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    Respect for open standards? You decide

    I was a bit surprised to see the news recently that Open Forum Europe is working with some large US-based technology vendors to put on an event in the same building as the upcoming BRM for DIS 29500, on the same dates as the BRM . An anti-BRM, if you will. This event has absolutely nothing to do with the standards process, and appears to have been hastily thrown together to coincide with the BRM. They've even sent emails to national bodies involved in the BRM, encouraging the BRM delegates to attend...
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    That BRM rumor you've heard? It's true

    Yes indeed, I'm wearing a suit every day ...
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    Open XML links for 02-20-2008

    Patrick Durusau speaks out again. I'm glad to see that Patrick Durusau is continuing to share publicly his thoughts on document formats. His latest post is on the topic of Co-Evolving OpenXML and OpenDocument Format , and Gray Knowlton has some interesting commentary about how Patrick's view compares to the public statements that others have made on this topic recently. Biztalk and Open XML. BizTalk is a powerful tool for XML-based integration of disparate business processes, and the Open XML...
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    Geneva photos

    I said in my last post that I'd try to post some photos from Geneva, and here are a few so far. I'm here for the weekend, so I'll post some more on Sunday as well; I'm hoping to get out to CERN to shoot the Moiree Globe at the birthplace of the internet, among other things. There are a few themes I come back to again and again when I take photos, which are reflected in the shots below. For example, one of my favorite themes is pigeons. They can be found in a very wide variety of locales, and I...
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    DOCX support from down under

    Sydney's Aspose Pty Ltd , a developer/publisher of developer components for the .NET and Java platforms, has just released Aspose.Words for .NET 5.0.0 , which includes support for reading and writing Open XML word-processing documents. An eval version is available, and their conformance spreadsheet shows the status of their support for over 1500 details of the DOCX format.
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    Office Devcon and Open XML

    Office Devcon starts this weekend in San Jose, and I'm really disappointed I won't be able to be there this year. I'll miss Bill Gates's keynote, all the great sessions on Office developer technologies, the OBA of the Year contest winner, and a chance to catch up with my friends Wouter Van Vugt , Erika Ehrli , Jean-Christophe Cimetiere, Eric White , Dennis Hamilton , Satish Reddy, Sanjay Kumar, Ted Pattison , Stephen Peront, Chris Strevel and many others. If you're planning to be there, be sure...
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    Relaxing in Geneva

    After another long day, a massage, a meal, and a walk, I'm going to sleep like a ton of bricks. Tonight I think I can get in six straight hours. Whee ... zzzzzz.
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    DIS29500 BRM: the final day

    Today is the last day of the DIS29500 BRM, and I've just arrived at the convention center. It's been a long week, and a great experience for me; I'm looking forward to talking about it a bit more in the future. I've learned a lot, heard many interesting opinions and perspectives, and I've finally met in person some of the people I feel I know so well through their blogs: Jesper Lund Stocholm, Yoon Kit, Tim Bray and Bob Sutor, just to name a few. I'm really tempted to burn my suit at 5PM today...
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    Open XML links for 02-04-2008

    Indexing DOCX files with Lucene in PHP. Maarten Balliauw has another great post on working with Open XML from PHP. This time he takes a look at how to use the Zend framework's PHP port of the Lucene indexing and search API. As always, Maarten provides very detailed explanations and full source code. Open XML video gallery on YouTube. A new page on YouTube will start aggregating video content for Open XML, including hands-on demos of various implementations, interviews, and other information. My...
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    More Geneva Photos

    I didn't get out to CERN after all (they're closed on Sunday, and I didn't think it was worth a vist to snap a picture from outside the fence), but it was a beautiful day in Geneva today and I took a walk around town and snapped a few hundred pictures. A few favorites are posted below. Pigeons are dirty and ugly, and swans are beautiful. Everyone knows that, right? The BRM starts in just 12 hours! It will be great to see so many friends and colleagues there, and it will also be great to finally...
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