Doug Mahugh

Microsoft Interoperability Team

If you've been at one of the recent DII workshops, you may recall that some of us from Microsoft...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 12/09/2008

Brussels DII workshop

I participated in the DII workshop in Brussels earlier this week, where I got a chance to catch up...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 12/04/2008

Publication of ISO/IEC 29500 (Office Open XML)

It's official: ISO announced today the publication of the final text of ISO/IEC 29500, the Office...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 11/19/2008

Zeyad Rajabi has started a series of very useful hands-on posts over on Brian Jones's blog about...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 11/17/2008

ODF Interoperability and Conformance TC (OIC TC)

I’ve had a few people ask recently whether Microsoft would be participating in the OIC TC, and I’m...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 11/12/2008

Stephen McGibbon has screenshots of the Open XML and ODF support coming in Windows 7 Wordpad, as...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 10/31/2008

DII Workshop Recap

The latest DII workshop took place in Redmond over the last two days. There were presentations at...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 10/26/2008

I've fallen a few weeks behind on posting links to various articles and blog posts, so this post is...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 10/20/2008

SC 34 Plenary, Jeju, Korea

I've just attended my first SC 34 Plenary, and it was an interesting four days on Jeju island, off...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 10/01/2008

DII workshop, October 23-24 in Redmond

Based on feedback from the DII workshop in Redmond this summer, we're making plans to host another...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 09/23/2008

Open XML SDK, XMLSpy Standard Edition, and custom markup

Where the heck did August go? A few links from the last month ... Open XML SDK V2. The first CTP of...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 09/08/2008

Patrick Tisseghem, one of a kind

The SharePoint community has lost a great teacher and mentor: Patrick Tisseghem has passed away at...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 09/05/2008

Interoperability Study. Jay Kesan and Rajiv Shah of the University of Illinois have published a...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 08/09/2008

Guiding principles for Office’s ODF implementation

This blog post covers the main presentation from our ODF workshop that took place in Redmond last...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 08/05/2008

ODF workshop in Redmond

We had our ODF workshop today in Redmond, and it was a busy day full of interesting conversation...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 07/31/2008

Planning the maintenance of IS29500

I'm in London this week for meetings with SC 34 Ad-Hoc Group 1 (AHG1) and Ecma TC45. I suppose...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 07/23/2008

Eric White on Linq and Open XML. Eric White has been posting some great code samples lately,...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 07/15/2008

DII Workshop on SP2 and ODF

We’re holding a workshop in Redmond on July 30 to talk about our ODF support in Office 2007 SP2....

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 07/10/2008

My new role in Office interoperability

Brian Jones mentioned on his blog yesterday that he’s going to be pretty focused on Office 14 going...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 07/01/2008

Updated binary formats documentation

We have announced today the release of version 1.0 of technical documentation for a variety of...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 06/30/2008

Here are some interesting blog posts from the last week, as well as a few items I had missed while I...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 06/22/2008

Open XML diff tools

When learning about Open XML or developing Open XML solutions, it's very common to find yourself...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 06/18/2008

Open XML Power Tools

Hot on the heels of the release of Version 1 of the Open XML SDK earlier this week, Eric White has...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 06/12/2008

Open XML SDK Version 1 released

Version 1 of the Open XML SDK is now available for free download from MSDN. Here are the links: Open...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 06/10/2008

Open XML SDK session at TechEd

This afternoon at TechEd, Zeyad Rajabi demonstrated some of the ways developers can use the Open XML...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 06/04/2008

TechEd Orlando

If you're at TechEd in Orlando this week, come on by the Open XML booth to get a copy of the...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 06/03/2008

Office support for document format standards

If you're an Office 2007 user, the image above probably looks pretty familiar. But look close, and...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 05/21/2008

Open XML can help you skip school. I've covered in the past how ISVs, corporate developers,...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 05/19/2008

DAISY translator released

I was traveling on Tuesday/Wednesday this week and wasn't around when the news came out, but the...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 05/09/2008

OpenOffice 3.0 beta can read docx/xslx/pptx formats

The beta code for OpenOffice 3.0 has been released, and it includes Open XML read support: Behind...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 05/09/2008

Library of Congress's standards activity. The Library of Congress has posted an overview of the work...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 05/05/2008

ODF conformance tests

Spring is in the air, and many a young man's thoughts turn to the matter of ODF compliance. Well,...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 04/30/2008

Altova upgrades tools for Open XML developers

Altova has announced an upgrade to the Altova MissionKit bundle with several changes of interest to...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 04/29/2008

Open XML SDK Class Diagram Explorer. Erika Ehrli has created a reference for Open XML developers...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 04/28/2008

M1 Beta CTP of binary translator project

The binary translator project has reached its first milestone: release of a CTP (Community...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 04/24/2008

Alex Brown's research, AbiWord enhancements

In a recent blog post, Alex Brown looks at how well Office 2007 supports Open XML. As he explains, I...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 04/21/2008

Open XML SDK

The April CTP version is now available, and Erika Ehrli has all the details.

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 04/18/2008

Like a few other people, I've been taking a break from blogging since the Open XML vote was final,...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 04/17/2008

IS29500

The national bodies have been notified of the results of the ISO/IEC process, and the outcome is now...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 04/01/2008

Open XML Resources for Developers

Like many people, I thought we'd know the official outcome of the DIS 29500 process today, but it...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 03/31/2008

Proposed distractions from DIS29500

Now that we're getting down to the final days of the DIS29500 standards process, it's interesting to...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 03/26/2008

What's at stake?

As we near the end of the standards process for DIS29500, the final positions of various countries...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 03/24/2008

Elephants have good memories

My buddy Yoon Kit seems to be having a heck of a time remembering what happened in today's TC4...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 03/21/2008

An "open standards" meeting in Malaysia

Man, what does a guy have to do to find a technical debate in Malaysia? I've spent 72 hours trying...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 03/21/2008

PIKOM meeting in Malaysia

I'm in Malaysia this week for several meetings, including a briefing set up by PIKOM, a Malaysian...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 03/20/2008

Open XML SDK roadmap

After nine months of developer feedback on the Open XML SDK, we have some good news today: a roadmap...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 03/13/2008

Catching up on non-controversial topics

While taking a hiatus from Open XML blogging during the BRM, I fell far behind in covering news of...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 03/10/2008

US V1 technical committee votes to recommend Approval of DIS 29500

I just got off a 3-hour call with my colleagues on the V1 technical committee, in which I and the...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 03/07/2008

Confusion, corrections, observers, and O-members

An article in Computerworld yesterday entitled "ISO officials, others dispute claims that Open XML...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 03/07/2008

BRM results publicly available

I see over on Alex Brown's blog that the results of the BRM are publicly available now. There are...

Author: Doug Mahugh Date: 03/06/2008

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