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  • Blog Post: Brussels DII workshop

    I participated in the DII workshop in Brussels earlier this week, where I got a chance to catch up with old friends and also to make some new ones. Maarten Balliauw and Julien Chable have already covered the event in detail, but here's a brief summary of the presenters for this one: Vijay Rajagopalan...
  • Blog Post: 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: ...
  • Blog Post: Open XML links for 04-28-2008

    Open XML SDK Class Diagram Explorer. Erika Ehrli has created a reference for Open XML developers that is also a great demo of the types of user interfaces that Silverlight enables. The Open XML FormatSDK Class Diagram Explorer uses Deep Zoom to enable intuitive browsing on a large hi-res image of the...
  • Blog Post: Open XML links for 01-11-2007

    I've been pretty busy since the holidays, and consequently haven't got around to posting links to all of the great Open XML information that I've come across lately. So without further delay, here are some of my favorite Open XML blog posts and projects I've run into since the first of the year ... ...
  • Blog Post: Open XML in Japan

    Open XML Book. Yoko Girier of Toshiba has written a book that provides an overview of the Open XML formats in Japanese. As a member of Ecma TC45, the technical committee that created the Ecma 376 specification, Yoko offers a well-informed view of the details of Open XML. In this book her goal was to...
  • Blog Post: Open XML Portfolio Manager

    An open-source demo application on Codeplex shows how a Java application can generate Open XML spreadsheets to track a stock portfolio, including creation of graphs from a web application. The first release of the code was just uploaded a few days ago by my colleague Amir Shevat, a Microsoft Israel developer...
  • Blog Post: Developer workshop content

    If you've attended one of the Open XML Developer workshops that I and others have delivered in the last few months, you probably received a bunch of presentations, hands-on labs with complete source code, lab manuals, and demo files. We passed out that content as takeaway items for all the attendees...
  • Blog Post: Open XML links for 06-06-2007

    Ted Neward's InfoQ article "Using Java to Crack Office 2007" provides a nice overview of Open XML development in Java. "It's exciting and inspiring to consider how open the Office platform is to the Java programmer. Between the interoperability of using Java within an Office application, using Office...
  • Blog Post: Vive la Révolution Open XML

    What a week! First we had Novell's announcement of Open XML support in OpenOffice , which came just after a similar announcement of plans for Open XML support in Corel's Wordperfect Office X3 suite . And then the really big news we've all been waiting for, approval of Office Open XML as a worldwide standard...
  • Blog Post: Parlez-vous Français?

    If you answer "oui!" you'll want to check out a great resource for French-speaking Open XML developers on the MSDN France site. Here's the link. The site has a growing list of source-code samples in .NET and Java, including an overview of Java manipulation of Open XML written by my friend Julien Chable...
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