April, 2009

Doug Mahugh

Microsoft Interoperability Team
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    Working with ODF in Word 2007 SP2

    For those of us on the Office Interoperability team, as well as our colleagues throughout Office, today is a big day. We’ve released SP2 (Service Pack 2 for Office 2007), which includes a bunch of updated features. Gray Knowlton has a roundup of what’s new in SP2, but I think the feature of most interest to readers here is probably the built-support for ODF 1.1. I first mentioned our plans for ODF support in a blog post last year , and I’ve also blogged in the past about the guiding principles...
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    IS29500 is an American National Standard

    The INCITS Executive Board has approved the adoption of ISO/IEC IS29500 (Office Open XML) as an American National Standard this week (on April 15), and the document will be published soon by ANSI.  This action taken by INCITS is a relatively routine occurence, as the US typically adopts ISO/IEC standards as national standards.  As an INCITS V1 member, I was very excited to see this news.  It’s a positive step in the validation and global adoption of IS29500.
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    Miscellaneous Links, 04/22/2009

    Catching up on links to blog posts I’ve found interesting this month … I was on vacation the first week of April, and missed out on the announcement of the release of the Open XML SDK Version 2 April CTP.  Zeyad Rajabi has details of the SDK version 2 over on Brian Jones’s blog, including a great example of the validation technology that is being built into the SDK.  Zeyad also has a new post this week on how to remove comments from Excel and PowerPoint files . Stephen Peront , who will...
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    DII Workshop: London, May 18

    I’m pleased to announce that another DII workshop is coming soon.  The last two events took place in Brussels and Redmond , and this one will take place in London on Monday, May 18. This is a free event that is part of the Document Interoperability Initiative ( www.documentinteropinitiative.org ), and the goal of the DII workshops is to share information with the developer community and solicit feedback on how we can work together to improve interoperability.  This particular workshop will...
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