Microsoft Releases Updated Office-OpenOffice XML Translator…

“Microsoft today launched an update of its OpenXML and ODF
translator for its Excel and Powerpoint applications and pledged to
keep churning out more documentation to enable
interoperability–and more patents to protect that IP.

“At an event in Cambridge, Mass., Microsoft’s interoperability
chief Tom Robertson announced the document interoperability
initiative, availability of version 1.1 of the OpenXML/ODF
translator in conjunction with Novell and plans to release a beta
version of documentation for more than 30,000 protocols within two