March, 2009

Doug Mahugh

Microsoft Interoperability Team
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    WG4 meetings and SC 34 plenary, Prague

    We had three days of WG4 face-to-face meetings in Prague last week, followed by the SC34 plenary on Friday at the same location.  As Jesper has noted, it was a tough week and we made an enormous amount of progress. For those who might not know, WG4 is the SC34 working group responsible for the maintenance of the Open XML spec, ISO/IEC 29500.  WG4 had its first meeting in Okinawa in January, and this time around in Prague we had more participants (31 the first day, as opposed to 22 in Okinawa...
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    Odds & ends for 03-01-2009

    The ODF TC has published Committee Draft 01 for ODF 1.2 . This is not the official public-review version yet, but you can download the draft and provide feedback to the TC if you want to get an early start on the process. On a related note, OASIS administrator Mary McRae has posted a call for proposals for ODF v-next . Gray Knowlton has posted an Open XML Tools Index that includes links to many tools and resources for Open XML developers. Maarten Balliauw had a cool post last month on saving...
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    Miscellaneous links for 03/18/2009

    It’s been a couple of weeks since I posted, and I’ve come across several interesting blog posts and articles in that time.  Here are a few favorites … There’s some cool new content that has started appearing on the site.  First was the OOXML Crawler , an application that crawls all the documents at a URL (a web site or SharePoint library, say) and retrieves all of the metadata properties from those documents.  And this week there’s a cool article on how to use...
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    Links for 03-25-2009

    I’m here at the WG4 meeting in Prague this week, working on IS29500 maintenance with the other members.  I’ll be posting about the week’s activity after we’re done and I have some time, but for now I wanted to cover a few blog posts I’ve found interesting in the last few days … I only showed up here Monday evening, but some people were around during the XML Prague conference over the weekend.  Alex Brown has blogged about Day 1 and Day 2 of that event, as well as the SC34 WG1 meeting on...
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