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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: ODF workshop in Redmond

    We had our ODF workshop today in Redmond, and it was a busy day full of interesting conversation with a great bunch of people. We had the architects of our ODF implementation at the event, and they demonstrated various functionality for the attendees, then we had an engaging roundtable discussion followed...
  • Blog Post: Open XML workshop videos

    MSDN has published the complete set of videos of the San Francisco Open XML developer workshop that was hosted by Mindjet in June. This was one of the series of workshops that we did in over 30 locations this spring, covering the content that was recently posted on OpenXMLDeveloper.org . If the workshop...
  • 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: Delhi Open XML workshop

    We had a 2-day Open XML workshop in Delhi this week, for local software developers and members of the technical committee working on the Open XML spec (DIS 29500). TC members included people from the BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) as well as representatives of software companies operating in India...
  • Blog Post: San Francisco workshop

    We had an Open XML developer workshop in San Francisco this week, with a couple of new twists. One new twist was that it was hosted by Mindjet , the developer/publisher of MindManager . They provided a great facility for us to use, and tolerated a lot of logistical complexity due to the other new...
  • Blog Post: Nairobi Open XML workshop

    I just finished two days of Open XML workshops here in Nairobi, and had a great time. Kenya has a rapidly evolving software scene that was fun to see firsthand. These guys asked some questions I've never heard before, and pushed me to try some things in front of the group that I'd never tried. (All Open...
  • Blog Post: San Francisco Open XML workshop

    Are you working on an Open XML development project? Or interested in learning the fundamentals of how to create rich Open XML documents programmatically? If so, there's an upcoming event you should know about. On June 18 and 19, I'll be teaching an Open XML workshop in San Francisco, hosted by Mindjet...
  • Blog Post: Bogota Open XML workshop

    Friday afternoon we finished up the workshop in Bogota, Colombia. This one was essentially a train-the-trainer event, since we had 3rd-party trainers and Microsoft people attending from several countries (Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela, and Colombia) and many of them will be redelivering the content. We also...
  • Blog Post: Santiago workshop and many others

    We just finished the Open XML developer workshop here in Santiago. Another chance to meet some interesting people and discuss the ways they're planning to use the Open XML file formats in their work. Thanks to everyone involved for getting this one put together, and especially hard-working Sole, who...
  • Blog Post: Sao Paulo Open XML Workshop

    We had some interesting people at the Brazil workshop, including students, software developers, members of local technical committees, and others. Yesterday morning we flew from Sao Paulo to Santiago, Chile, where we'll be doing a workshop on Monday and Tuesday. Here are a few pictures from the last...
  • Blog Post: Open XML links for 04-19-2007

    A few interesting links I've come across recently ... Wouter Van Vugt: Office Open XML Workshop in Sweden Wouter's latest workshop was a hit, and he has graciously posted some great sample documents for developers who want to learn the basics of Open XML document generation. Wouter's next workshop...
  • Blog Post: Beijing Open XML Workshop

    This week I had a chance to see firsthand why China is becoming a force to be reckoned with in software development. The caliber of the attendees at the Open XML workshop in Beihang University was very high, and their questions were very interesting. We had many attendees who have read significant portions...
  • Blog Post: Kiev Open XML workshops

    We had two Open XML workshops in Kiev this week. Thursday was an all-day technical workshop at a government facility, and the attendees included developers and project leaders. I met a few of the people from the Ukraine's TC20 technical committee, and we discussed a wide variety of technical topics related...
  • Blog Post: Munich train-the-trainer event

    The Open XML train-the-trainer event at Munich's Kempinski Hotel this week has been a great chance to meet new friends (and a couple of old friends) from a bunch of countries all in one place at one time. We have attendees here from Hungary , Croatia, Greece, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Bulgaria...
  • Blog Post: Open XML workshops in Belgium and Slovenia

    What a week! I've had the opportunity to discuss Open XML with developers, journalists, and government workers in several European countries, and it's been a very useful and informative 2-way dialog. I showed a bunch of people what Open XML can do and how it works, and a bunch of people showed me how...
  • Blog Post: Developer & IT Pro Days

    I'm in Ghent, Belgium today for Developer & IT Pro Days, where I'll be doing an Open XML breakout session this afternoon as well as some meetings with MVPs, RDs, press and others. The two photos below were taken on a walk around the area near the speaker hotel. Very cool architecture everywhere here...
  • Blog Post: On the road in Prague

    I'm in Prague today and tomorrow for an Open XML workshop over at the Microsoft office, which will be a great opportunity for me to learn about document-format needs and perspectives here in the Czech Republic. This is my first trip to Prague, but I won't have time for any sightseeing because I'm...
  • Blog Post: Open XML Workshop

    We had an Open XML workshop in Redmond last week. It was rather spur-of-the-moment, frankly: we planned it less than three weeks before it took place. But this workshop is about to be delivered in many locations worldwide, and we wanted a chance to go through the content for a few Microsoft employees...
  • Blog Post: Open XML Developers

    Caught in the wild: a gaggle of Open XML developers. This is at a dinner event at the Rockbottom Brewery in Bellevue this week, when we got together with a bunch of the Open XML developers who were in town for an Open XML workshop and also the MVP Summit. More details and pictures later, after we...
  • 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: Paris MOSS Workshop

    The Paris workshop has been going great, with an all-star team of MOSS experts supporting the ISVs in their development of leading-edge applications on the MOSS 2007 platform. For this one we have Jeff Fattic of Quilogy, Hannes DeCorte of U2U, Jimmy Löfkvist (MS-Sweden), and our host at the MTC, Guillaume...
  • Blog Post: Munich MOSS Workshop

    We're putting on a MOSS developer workshop at the Munich MTC this week, and I've been too busy to blog much while we're here. But I took a few photos today so I thought I'd share them: Dinner this evening was at Erik's, a cool little Italian restaurant in nearby Ottenburg recommended by our host Sebastian...
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