July, 2008

Doug Mahugh - Office Interoperability

Doug Mahugh

Microsoft Interoperability Team
  • Doug Mahugh

    My new role in Office interoperability

    Brian Jones mentioned on his blog yesterday that he’s going to be pretty focused on Office 14 going forward and people should look over here on my blog for information about Office’s approach to interoperability and file formats going forward. I’d like to add a few more details regarding my own plans. Over the next few weeks, I'll be transitioning to a PM position on our Office interoperability team, and I'm going to get much more involved in a variety of standards groups and activities including...
  • Doug Mahugh

    DII Workshop on SP2 and ODF

    We’re holding a workshop in Redmond on July 30 to talk about our ODF support in Office 2007 SP2. This is a free workshop that we’re doing as part of our Document Interoperability Initiative , to share information with the developer community and solicit feedback on how we can work together to improve interoperability. We initially invited the members of the ODF TC, but it looks like we may have a few more slots open, so I thought I’d extend the invitation more broadly. I can’t guarantee that we...
  • Doug Mahugh

    Links for 07-15-2008

    Eric White on Linq and Open XML. Eric White has been posting some great code samples lately, including a sample of functional programming with the Open XML SDK , how to transform flat data into a hierarchy with Linq , and a set of blog posts on Writing robust Linq to XML code that performs well . Orcmid on Interop. Like Eric, Dennis Hamilton has been blogging prolifically this summer, with a series of posts in the last week on interop topics: Interoperability: The Experience of It , Interoperability...
  • Doug Mahugh

    Planning the maintenance of IS29500

    I'm in London this week for meetings with SC 34 Ad-Hoc Group 1 (AHG1) and Ecma TC45. I suppose London is an appropriate place for standards bodies to meet, having had a newspaper called the Standard for nearly 200 years. SC 34 AHG1 Meeting The AHG1 meeting took place on Monday and Tuesday at the British Library. The goal of this meeting was to come up with a set of recommendations for SC 34 regarding the structure and activities of WG4, the new working group to be created for maintaining IS29500...
  • Doug Mahugh

    ODF workshop in Redmond

    We had our ODF workshop today in Redmond, and it was a busy day full of interesting conversation with a great bunch of people. We had the architects of our ODF implementation at the event, and they demonstrated various functionality for the attendees, then we had an engaging roundtable discussion followed by hands-on lab time so that everybody could try out a very early (pre-alpha) build of Office 2007 SP2. It was great to have a chance to share our thinking with this group and get their feedback...
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