Microsoft embracing ODF

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Lawrence D'Oliveiro, May 25, 2008.

  1. Now here's a turn-up for the books: after all the maneouvring and acrimony
    over ODF versus OOXML, it looks like simple market forces are driving
    Microsoft towards supporting ODF after all. And it's putting this ahead of
    its own OOXML spec, that it fought so hard to get standardized.

    <http://computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=009089038&intsrc=hm_list>
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, May 25, 2008
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  2. Lawrence D'Oliveiro

    sam Guest

    Re: Microsoft embracing ODF (and pdf)

    Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:
    > Now here's a turn-up for the books: after all the maneouvring and acrimony
    > over ODF versus OOXML, it looks like simple market forces are driving
    > Microsoft towards supporting ODF after all. And it's putting this ahead of
    > its own OOXML spec, that it fought so hard to get standardized.
    >
    > <http://computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=009089038&intsrc=hm_list>


    According to Andy Updegroves blog The service pack will be distributed
    in 2009 and will include the option to set odf as the default save format.
    This link includes the MS press release.

    http://www.consortiuminfo.org/standardsblog/article.php?story=20080521092930864

    They will also introduce export as pdf
    sam, May 25, 2008
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  3. In article <g1b21r$hvi$>, Lawrence D'Oliveiro did write:

    > Now here's a turn-up for the books: after all the maneouvring and acrimony
    > over ODF versus OOXML, it looks like simple market forces are driving
    > Microsoft towards supporting ODF after all. And it's putting this ahead of
    > its own OOXML spec, that it fought so hard to get standardized.
    >
    >

    <http://computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=009089038&intsrc=hm_list>

    Why? Because OOXML is too bloody complicated for even Microsoft to
    implement, that's why
    <http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/200604/microsoft-ooxml-too-complex-for-office-2007-sp2.html>.
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, May 26, 2008
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  4. Lawrence D'Oliveiro

    Gordon Guest

    Re: Microsoft embracing ODF (and pdf)

    On 2008-05-25, sam <> wrote:
    > Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:
    >> Now here's a turn-up for the books: after all the maneouvring and acrimony
    >> over ODF versus OOXML, it looks like simple market forces are driving
    >> Microsoft towards supporting ODF after all. And it's putting this ahead of
    >> its own OOXML spec, that it fought so hard to get standardized.
    >>
    >> <http://computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=009089038&intsrc=hm_list>

    >
    > According to Andy Updegroves blog The service pack will be distributed
    > in 2009 and will include the option to set odf as the default save format.
    > This link includes the MS press release.
    >
    > http://www.consortiuminfo.org/standardsblog/article.php?story=20080521092930864
    >
    > They will also introduce export as pdf


    The really interesting point is that MS is finding itself on a playing field
    which is getting more level by the day and the other players are putting the
    peer pressure on.
    Gordon, May 26, 2008
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