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Office 2010 Blows Standard Shift

Microsoft promised that Office 2010 would be fully compliant with the ISO/IEC 29500 document standard otherwise known as Office Open XML (OOXML). Now before we get into this discussion, can we use real English to describe these things rather than random numbers and letters? Is that possible please?

So here's the back story: Office 2010, due any time now, was supposed to support the ISO file format standard. For some reason, it doesn't fully implement the format, and now Microsoft says that support will come with Office 15, which isn't even on our radar screen.

Is this a big deal? Give me your best lesson in standards at [email protected]

Posted by Doug Barney on April 12, 2010 at 11:53 AM


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