Want to learn about Open XML from the source?   There's an opportunity coming up March 13-15 on the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Washington.  It's called the Open XML Deep Dive developer workshop .  If you’re adopting Open XML, and need deep technical training on the details of the format, including the actual markup, architecture, and developer topics, this is your chance to get up to speed fast.  There will be other workshops for IT pros and other non-developers, coming soon. 

Targeted toward Microsoft's training partners and ISVs, the workshop will cover Open XML architecture, the Open Packaging Convention, the three main schemas (WordprocessingML, SpreadsheetML, and PresentationML), DrawingML, custom XML support, and XSLT applications for Open XML.  We’ll have presentations of 60-90 minutes alternating with hands-on lab time, and all attendees will have a workstation with the labs, Office 2007, Windows Vista, and Visual Studio 2005 installed.

There will be C++, Java and C# samples used in the hands-on labs.

Basic understanding of XML and related topics is a prerequisite.  

To register for the workshop, contact Wendy Fotre (a-wendyf@microsoft.com).  Registration is on a first-come/first-served basis; get your registration in early.  There is no cost for the workshop, but attendees are responsible for their own travel arrangements and lodging.