August, 2008

Doug Mahugh

Microsoft Interoperability Team
  • Doug Mahugh

    Guiding principles for Office’s ODF implementation

    This blog post covers the main presentation from our ODF workshop that took place in Redmond last week: Peter Amstein’s explanation of the guiding principles behind our support of ODF in Office 2007 SP2. I’ve added explanations of some of the details that were covered verbally in the workshop, but if anything’s not clear here, please let me know. Why ODF 1.1? We’re implementing ODF 1.1 in our initial release of ODF support. We chose this version because it is the most current approved ODF specification...
  • Doug Mahugh

    Links for 08-09-2008

    Interoperability Study. Jay Kesan and Rajiv Shah of the University of Illinois have published a study on interoperability between various implementations of ODF and Open XML, respectively. I first saw it mentioned on Jesper's blog , and here's a link to the study . A few quotes from the abstract: "... governments seeking the benefits of open standards need to consider the role of interoperability ... While the best implementations may result in formatting problems, the worst implementations actually...
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