- for all your OpenXML Development Needs

As you might expect, there's been a bit of discussion on the internal aliases about the results of ISO ballot DIS29500. Kleefy asked me about resources for developers wanting to write apps that read and/or write the new formats regardless of the programming language. Of course, I pointed him at There's a wealth of resources up there for OpenXML developers including these gems:

There's more going up all the time, so check it out.

While you're at it, head over to the community site,, to read some of the business reasons you'll want to consider OpenXML as your document format of choice. If you feel so inclined, you can sign up as a supporter of the format.

Finally, if you are developing an application that uses any of the OpenXML formats, or the Open Packaging Convention and you'd like help publicising it, please contact me.