October, 2008

Doug Mahugh

Microsoft Interoperability Team
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    Miscellaneous links for Halloween

    Stephen McGibbon has screenshots of the Open XML and ODF support coming in Windows 7 Wordpad , as announced by Steve Sinofsky at PDC this week. Alex Brown has predicted that 2009 will be a boring year for document formats , while covering some of the details of the DII workshop last week. See Rick Jelliffe 's fake real-time blog of the event for some additional perspective on document archtetypes. The big news in WG4 is that Jesper Lund Stocholm will be participating in WG4 as a technical expert...
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    DII Workshop Recap

    The latest DII workshop took place in Redmond over the last two days. There were presentations at this event from a variety of people, including members of the Office product groups at Microsoft and developers and consultants from several other companies. Topics covered included planning an IS29500 document test library, server-side document assembly strategies, various approaches to document validation, use of content controls in e-courseware, and goals for future DII events. John Head already blogged...
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    Weeks of links for 10-20-2008

    I've fallen a few weeks behind on posting links to various articles and blog posts, so this post is a bit long. As you can see, the world of document format interoperability has been humming along irregardless of my inattention ... Monarch v10 released. Datawatch announced today the release of Version 10 of their flagship report mining and analysis tool, Monarch. They have continued to improve Monarch's ability to read and write XLSX files, and features of the latest release include all-new...
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    SC 34 Plenary, Jeju, Korea

    I've just attended my first SC 34 Plenary, and it was an interesting four days on Jeju island, off the coast of Korea. I'm very pleased with how much we accomplished. The short version is that maintenance of ISO/IEC 29500 has now officially begun; the long version is covered below. First off, just to clarify what went on this week: Working Group 1 (WG1) of SC 34 met on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. WG2 and WG3 also met during those days, although I wasn't involved because I was with WG1...
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