Doug Mahugh

Microsoft Interoperability Team

WordCamp Victoria 2012

Over the weekend, I attended my first WordPress event: WordCamp Victoria 2012. It was a great...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 01/16/2012

OASIS ODF 1.2 Approved

As expected, OASIS members have approved ODF 1.2 as an OASIS Standard. Although the official...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 10/01/2011

New DII website locations

I’ve heard from a couple of people who have noticed that the Document Interoperability Initiative...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 07/13/2011

Microsoft Office Binary File Format Validator

My colleagues on the Office Interoperability team have been hard at work on a tool that will help...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 07/13/2011

libOPC version 0.0.1 released

The first release of libOPC, a new API for Open XML development, was published on Codeplex last...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 04/19/2011

Release V2 of Open XML document generation system

Eric White posted yesterday release V2 of his simple Open XML document generation system, a...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 03/30/2011

XML Prague 2011

I attended the XML Prague conference over the weekend, where I had the opportunity to see some great...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 03/29/2011

Change Tracking in ODF

When we implemented support for ODF in Office 2007, we decided to not support the limited...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 03/16/2011

Can progress be standardized?

There’s a fundamental challenge that many standards maintenance groups and standards...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 12/22/2010

Binary File Format Plugfest

The Office interoperability team will host a Binary File Format Plugfest on October 19th and 20th in...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 08/18/2010

Digital Signatures Workshop recap

The latest DII workshop was focused on digital signatures, and took place here in Redmond on Tuesday...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 06/11/2010

Agenda for June 8 Digital Signatures Workshop

I blogged recently about the upcoming digital signatures DII workshop, which will take place in...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 05/26/2010

SharePoint Interoperability Plugfest

Here’s another Plugfest event coming up here in Redmond to let everyone know about. It’s a...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 04/28/2010

Digital Signatures DII Workshop

The next DII workshop will be on June 8, 2010 in Redmond. This event will focus on digital...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 04/27/2010

Office’s Support for ISO/IEC 29500 Strict

There has been some interest expressed lately regarding how soon Microsoft Office will offer full...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 04/06/2010

SC34 Meetings, Stockholm

The SC34 plenary and working-group meetings took place in Stockholm last week, hosted by Swedish...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 03/29/2010

Standards, Patents, and the OSP

Arthur C. Clarke famously wrote that “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 11/24/2009

Open XML support in new tools, apps, and custom solutions

One of the more interesting aspects of my job is meeting people who are developing software that...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 11/18/2009

DII workshop, Brussels

Last week I participated in the DII workshop that took place in Brussels.  Attendees included a...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 11/17/2009

ODF plugfest and OOoCon, Orvieto

I’ve spent the last week in the city of Orvieto, perched atop a hill in Umbria, Italy. Monday and...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 11/07/2009

DII workshop – Brussels, November 12

The next DII (Document Interoperability Initiative) workshop will take place in Brussels on November...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 10/13/2009

DII Workshop on Office 2010 Extensions

If you’re using the Office 2010 Technical Preview and you’re the type of person who likes to look...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 09/23/2009

SC34 WG4 Meeting, Bellevue

WG4 has been meeting in Bellevue, Washington the last three days, as part of a full week of...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 09/15/2009

DII Workshop: MCE Deep Dive, Redmond

We’ll be hosting another DII workshop soon, and this one will be of special interest to those who...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 07/21/2009

Open XML developers: where to get answers

I recently returned from a long business trip, and while working through my email backlog I’ve come...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 07/09/2009

WG4/WG5 Meetings

I’ve just returned last night from a week in Copenhagen, where I attended the SC34 WG4/WG5 meetings...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 06/29/2009

ODF Plugfest, The Hague

Over the last two days I’ve been attending the ODF Interoperability Workshop, a fascinating event...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 06/17/2009

Testing Office’s ODF Implementation

In this blog post, I’m going to cover some of the details of how we approached the challenges of...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 06/15/2009

Standards-Based Interoperability

There has been quite a bit of discussion lately in the blogosphere about various approaches to...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 06/05/2009

Comment Policy

The posts on this blog are based on my personal perspective, which may or may not reflect official...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 05/20/2009

Tracked Changes

When I blogged about the release of SP2 with ODF support two weeks ago, I mentioned that I was...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 05/14/2009

1 + 2 = 1?

Does 1 plus 2 equal 3? After last week’s sometimes acrimonious discussion about formulas in ODF, you...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 05/10/2009

ODF Spreadsheet Interoperability

Rob Weir posted on his blog a couple of days ago an Update on ODF Spreadsheet...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 05/05/2009

PHPPowerPoint 0.1.0 was released last week, as an open-source PHP API for generating PPTX files,...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 05/04/2009

Working with ODF in Word 2007 SP2

For those of us on the Office Interoperability team, as well as our colleagues throughout Office,...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 04/28/2009

Catching up on links to blog posts I’ve found interesting this month … I was on vacation the first...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 04/22/2009

IS29500 is an American National Standard

The INCITS Executive Board has approved the adoption of ISO/IEC IS29500 (Office Open XML) as an...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 04/17/2009

DII Workshop: London, May 18

I’m pleased to announce that another DII workshop is coming soon.  The last two events took...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 04/09/2009

WG4 meetings and SC 34 plenary, Prague

We had three days of WG4 face-to-face meetings in Prague last week, followed by the SC34 plenary on...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 03/30/2009

I’m here at the WG4 meeting in Prague this week, working on IS29500 maintenance with the other...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 03/25/2009

It’s been a couple of weeks since I posted, and I’ve come across several interesting blog posts and...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 03/19/2009

Odds & ends for 03-01-2009

The ODF TC has published Committee Draft 01 for ODF 1.2. This is not the official public-review...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 03/02/2009

Building consensus around ODF 1.2

It’s been interesting to be a part of the ODF TC and learn about how an OASIS working group handles...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 02/19/2009

Okinawa WG4/WG5 Meetings

I spent last week in Okinawa, attending the first face-to-face meeting of SC 34 Working Group 4....

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 02/03/2009

Off to Okinawa

I'm at Sea-Tac waiting to board my flight to the WG4/WG5 meetings in Okinawa this week, and decided...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 01/25/2009

ECMA-376 Implementation Notes for Office 2007 SP2

Today we've published another set of document-format implementation notes, this time for the...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 01/16/2009

Interoperability Challenges

I've started testing interoperability between various document-format implementations, and have...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 01/15/2009

Is it too late to say Happy New Year?

Man, it's already the second week of 2009. Where does the time go? Here are a few links to posts and...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 01/12/2009

Ecma approves ECMA-376 Edition 2 aligned with IS29500

The Ecma General Assembly met on December 4, and one of the matters they addressed was publication...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 12/17/2008

ODF Implementation Notes for Office 2007 SP2

Microsoft has today published our first set of document-format implementation notes, for the ODF...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 12/16/2008

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