.NET Undocumented: Office XML

.NET Undocumented: Office XML blog post
CNET News original article

OK, here’s some really cool news to offset my frustrations with FireFox from earlier.

It’s great that M$ is finally starting to see a little of the light when it comes to open standards and the value thereunto. Hope they keep it up….

It is interesting to note, however, that this is an EU decision; no mention of if MS will follow through state-side.

Also interesting to note is that they will not be sending these formats to a third-party standards org, but will keep developping them in-house. Some malarkey about maintaining compatibility with previous version. Seriously, though that’s a valid issue, I think that more widely-accepted and open standards is more important….