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ISO calls for end to Open XML 'personal attacks'
The ISO committee handling OOXML braves open-source protests to meet in Oslo and works out how to ensure interoperability with ODF.
(By David Meyer of ZDNet UK)
April 15, 2008 9:10 AM PDT
U.K. may make last-minute U-turn on OOXML
Microsoft's Office Open XML may win last-minute favor from a key British standards body, but Microsoft would need more votes to change before OOXML becomes a standard.
March 27, 2008 12:54 PM PDT
Microsoft makes last-gasp OOXML push
With critical ISO vote on ratification of Office Open XML looming, company maintains it has users' best interests at heart.
January 29, 2008 11:41 AM PST
Report fuels OpenOffice vs. OOXML debate
Speculation mars Burton Group report that suggests Microsoft's OOXML document format is preferable to ODF, says OpenOffice.org.
January 17, 2008 4:39 PM PST
Office 2007 gets official mobile compatibility
Office Mobile on Windows Mobile 5 and 6 phones can now handle Microsoft's controversial Office Open XML format.
December 1, 2007 9:10 AM PST
IBM chides Microsoft over SOA
Big Blue claims Microsoft leans too hard on Windows-oriented, proprietary standards for its service-oriented architecture.
August 8, 2007 12:39 PM PDT
Microsoft document formats gain Mass. favor
Proposed technical guidelines include Microsoft's Office Open XML on the list of "open format" standards.
July 2, 2007 11:37 AM PDT
Microsoft criticized for Open XML petition
Company urges fast-track standardization of Office Open XML; open-source advocates say Microsoft is worried rivals will gain too much ground.
April 6, 2007 6:01 AM PDT
Microsoft's document format moves up a step
ISO expects to vote on whether to approve Office Open XML as a standard by September, according to Ecma International.
April 3, 2007 4:00 PM PDT
Microsoft starts testing Office 2008 for Mac
The new version, due out later this year, is the first to run natively on Intel-based Macs and also supports new XML-based file formats.
April 2, 2007 6:20 AM PDT
California may adopt OpenDocument
Bill would require state agencies to adopt ODF as a standard and exclude the use of proprietary file formats.
March 1, 2007 6:16 AM PST
Microsoft's amusing standards stance
Opera Software's Håkon Wium Lie says Microsoft's recent letter about IBM undermining standards contradicts its own track record.
February 23, 2007 4:17 AM PST
Cisco spends $135 million on XML firm
Network gear maker gives its Web services business a boost with the acquisition of Reactivity.
February 22, 2007 1:21 AM PST
Microsoft calls IBM hypocritical on document standards
Redmond publishes open letter accusing Big Blue of blocking ISO from considering Office Open XML as document standard.
February 15, 2007 7:02 AM PST
OpenDocument up for adoption in Texas, Minnesota
States may follow Massachusetts in making the rival to Microsoft Word format the standard for all documents, spreadsheets and presentations.
February 8, 2007 7:24 AM PST
Microsoft to release ODF document converter
Microsoft-sponsored open-source group expected to release ODF translator for Word.
February 2, 2007 5:44 AM PST
Microsoft sails through document standard vote
Office Open XML, the default file format in Office 2007, was certified Thursday as a standard at Ecma International.
December 8, 2006 7:33 AM PST
New Office file formats could cause headaches
Microsoft says Windows Mobile, Office for Mac won't be compatible with XML formats until next year.
December 6, 2006 8:07 AM PST
Novell to support Microsoft Office documents
Company joins project designed to bridge rival document formats and thus enable its OpenOffice customers to work with Microsoft Office.
December 4, 2006 9:39 AM PST
Corel to support Microsoft Office, ODF formats
Maker of the WordPerfect word processor and productivity suite will support Microsoft's Office Open XML, OpenDocument format.
November 30, 2006 5:56 AM PST