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Whatever Happened to OOXML?

Apr 30, 2009, 15:31 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Glyn Mody)

[ Thanks to Glyn Moody for this link. ]

"But then a funny thing happened: nothing. As if exhausted by the effort of squeezing through proverbial eye of a needle, OOXML just fell off the radar. I've come across few references to it in the previous 12 months. Indeed, about the most important announcement I've seen is the following, from Microsoft itself:

"Today the availability of Service Pack 2 (SP2) for the 2007 Microsoft Office system was announced. The service pack includes major performance enhancements for Office applications, most notably Microsoft Office Outlook, as well as Microsoft Office SharePoint Server. One big benefit is SP2's boost to interoperability — with this release, Office supports additional built-in file formats such as PDF and ODF."

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