Office Open XML (OOXML), the XML file formats used by Office 2007, today won the ISO vote which paves the way for it becoming an ISO standard.

This is very exciting news indeed for Excel programmability. Coupled with the new Open XML SDK that we announced last week, programming against Excel's native file format has never been as open. I think this opens up quite a lot of exciting programmability scenarios, some of which I'll cover on this blog over time.

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