Brian Jones: Office Solutions

I'm Brian Jones, the group program manager of the Office Solutions Framework team.

Pushing Data from a Database into a Word Document

First off I want to thank everyone for leaving comments suggesting future posts about the Open XML...

Author: I'm Brian Jones Date: 01/19/2009

Open XML SDK... The Basics

Hi, my name is Ali and I'm a developer on the Word team. I have been part of the feature team...

Author: I'm Brian Jones Date: 01/12/2009

Taking Advantage of Bound Content Controls

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a good holiday. For my first post of the New Year I want to talk...

Author: I'm Brian Jones Date: 01/05/2009

The Easy Way to Assemble Multiple Word Documents

One of the most common requests we hear related to word processing documents is the ability to merge...

Author: I'm Brian Jones Date: 12/08/2008

Open XML SDK Session at PDC

I wanted to share with you guys some really cool demos and source code I presented at PDC last...

Author: I'm Brian Jones Date: 12/01/2008

ISO/IEC publishes the Office Open XML specification

There was some great news yesterday for those of you waiting to see what the final version of the...

Author: I'm Brian Jones Date: 11/20/2008

Creating a Presentation Report Based on Data

In my last two posts, I showed you how to create a spreadsheet based on data and how to read data...

Author: I'm Brian Jones Date: 11/18/2008

Writing semantically aware LINQ queries against Excel tables

I hope you all have been enjoying Zeyad's articles showing some of the powerful solutions you can...

Author: I'm Brian Jones Date: 11/14/2008

Reading Data from SpreadsheetML

In my last post, I showed you how to create a spreadsheet based on data from a database using the...

Author: I'm Brian Jones Date: 11/10/2008

Document Assembly Solution for SpreadsheetML

In my last post I gave a high level overview of the architecture of the SDK. Now that we've gone...

Author: I'm Brian Jones Date: 11/04/2008

Open XML SDK 2.0 Architecture

In my first post on the Open XML SDK, I talked about the overall design of the SDK with respect to...

Author: I'm Brian Jones Date: 10/14/2008

Open XML Format SDK 2.0

Hello, my name is Zeyad Rajabi and I am a Program Manager on Brian's team. For the next several...

Author: I'm Brian Jones Date: 10/06/2008

Looking for some good reading on Open XML?

Wow, can't believe it's been over a month since my last post. I've been pretty busy getting back...

Author: I'm Brian Jones Date: 06/30/2008

More on yesterday’s ODF announcement

Gray Knowlton had a great post yesterday laying out more of the details on the "Save as ODF"...

Author: I'm Brian Jones Date: 05/22/2008

ODF support in Office

I took a few weeks off recently, which is why my blog has been fairly inactive the past month. I...

Author: I'm Brian Jones Date: 05/21/2008

ISO takes full control - SC34 now moving forward on maintenance and evolution of Open XML

I'm heading home from Norway in the morning, but wanted to give a quick update on the progress made...

Author: I'm Brian Jones Date: 04/09/2008

Open XML Overwhelmingly Approved as an ISO / IEC standard (IS 29500): the end of the file formats war

I'm sure many folks have seen the news by now that Open XML has been approved as an ISO/IEC standard...

Author: I'm Brian Jones Date: 04/01/2008

Open XML Resources for Developers

Doug has a great post today that helps get us back to what really matters in this whole file format...

Author: I'm Brian Jones Date: 03/31/2008

German standards body responds to "incorrect and misleading" reports

Via Stephen McGibbon:...

Author: I'm Brian Jones Date: 03/31/2008

Norway vote is now “yes” for Open XML

Norway has also decided to change their vote to "yes" for DIS 29500 (Open XML)....

Author: I'm Brian Jones Date: 03/28/2008

South Korea vote is now “yes” for Open XML

Oliver Bell just informed me that South Korea has decided to vote for approval of DIS 29500 (Open...

Author: I'm Brian Jones Date: 03/28/2008

Denmark vote is now “yes” for Open XML

Jesper Lund Stocholm is reporting that Denmark has decided to change their initial vote of "no" in...

Author: I'm Brian Jones Date: 03/28/2008

Finland vote is now “yes” for Open XML

Here's the official statement, although it's in Finnish:...

Author: I'm Brian Jones Date: 03/27/2008

Another example of Open XML as a submission format...

Just saw this on Pablo's blog: Covering yet another set of scientific disciplines, last month the...

Author: I'm Brian Jones Date: 03/27/2008

The OSP will apply to DIS 29500 (Open XML) going forward

Oliver has a post today discussing this, as it's come up a lot in the discussions he's been having:...

Author: I'm Brian Jones Date: 03/27/2008

Miguel de Icaza’s views on Open XML, and what the next steps should be

Interesting post from Miguel today: http://tirania.org/blog/archive/2008/Mar-26.html I have been...

Author: I'm Brian Jones Date: 03/26/2008

Video clip of the add-in for authoring Scientific Articles

If you want to get an idea of how the add-in works, Pablo has posted a short video: Pablo suggested...

Author: I'm Brian Jones Date: 03/26/2008

HP in favor of Open XML

www.hp.com/go/officedocumentstandards "In the current vote on OOXML at JTC 1, HP is supporting an...

Author: I'm Brian Jones Date: 03/26/2008

Czech vote is now “yes” for Open XML

I just saw this on Stephen McGibbon's website:...

Author: I'm Brian Jones Date: 03/26/2008

Can I mention that it’s also in ODF?

I try to keep the discussion on this blog primarily focused on the area I care most about, the...

Author: I'm Brian Jones Date: 03/25/2008

ODF editor believes Open XML standardization is good for ODF

Via Stephen McGibbon:...

Author: I'm Brian Jones Date: 03/24/2008

German technical committee votes “yes” on Open XML

There was an article published last week that describes the results of the voting in the technical...

Author: I'm Brian Jones Date: 03/24/2008

Out of time?

I wanted to talk about some of the comments I wish we could have dealt with but we didn't have...

Author: I'm Brian Jones Date: 03/20/2008

Using Open XML to author scientific and technical articles

Pablo Fernicola has the news today that we've released a tech preview of an article authoring add-in...

Author: I'm Brian Jones Date: 03/20/2008

Ongoing support for IS 29500 (Open XML)

We're a couple weeks away from the final decision on whether DIS 29500 will become IS 29500 and if...

Author: I'm Brian Jones Date: 03/18/2008

Narrative of the ISO/IEC DIS-29500 BRM Meeting

BRM Summary I wanted to take the time to give a narrative of what actually happened in the BRM,...

Author: I'm Brian Jones Date: 03/16/2008

Gray looks into some of the recent thoughts from Patrick Durusau:...

Author: I'm Brian Jones Date: 03/13/2008

Object embedding in Open XML

There were some concerns raised earlier on that the Open XML format required a specific object...

Author: I'm Brian Jones Date: 03/10/2008

U.S. TC will approve Open XML as an ISO standard

Doug Mahugh just posted about a call this afternoon where the U.S. V1 technical committee reviewed...

Author: I'm Brian Jones Date: 03/07/2008

ODF editor speaks out in support of Open XML

Patrick Durusau, the editor for ODF 1.0 and 1.2, as well as the chair of INCITS V1, has a new post...

Author: I'm Brian Jones Date: 03/06/2008

More thoughts on last weeks BRM

Here's a bit more information on the results of the BRM last week, and where we go from here. There...

Author: I'm Brian Jones Date: 03/04/2008

BRM is done... time to sleep :-)

Well, the BRM is over and I can only describe the week as a lot of technical work and a lot of great...

Author: I'm Brian Jones Date: 02/29/2008

Big Interoperability Announcement

I'm traveling right now and don't have a lot of time to go really deep on this, but today's...

Author: I'm Brian Jones Date: 02/21/2008

British Library now hosting the Office Binary file format specifications

For folks excited by the availability of the binary file format specs last week, but concerned about...

Author: I'm Brian Jones Date: 02/21/2008

Binary Documentation (.doc, .xls, .ppt) and Translator Project Site are now live

As promised last month, the binary documentation (.doc, .xls, .ppt) is now live. In addition to...

Author: I'm Brian Jones Date: 02/15/2008

A few interesting links today:     Burton Group's Response to the ODF Alliance (Part 1) – A great...

Author: I'm Brian Jones Date: 02/08/2008

YouTube video of Open XML on an iPhone

Here's a cool video showing the rich Open XML support available on the iPhone:...

Author: I'm Brian Jones Date: 02/02/2008

Sun’s view of standards

Interesting post from Stephen McGibbon:...

Author: I'm Brian Jones Date: 02/01/2008

Is it jetlag?

I know Rob Weir has been traveling a lot these days lobbying against Open XML across the world, so...

Author: I'm Brian Jones Date: 02/01/2008

Harmonization: Finding the Differences

There have been some discussions over the past several years about the harmonization of Open XML...

Author: I'm Brian Jones Date: 01/31/2008

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