Microsoft lost the first round of trying to make Office 2007 XML an ISO Standard, which could hinder progress in government markets and the ability to tick off the ISO standard checkbox on an RFP.
Microsoft has failed in its bid to fast track its Open XML document formats as ISO standards, thanks to a drubbing in the first round of the standardization process. Now, the software giant must respond to a litany of complaints and negative comments before it can resubmit the formats for standardization in early 2008.
Brian Jones has the positive spin - that over 9 separate apps currently use the Open XML format.
His comments tell a different story though.
Is RDL a standard yet? I thought DOC & XLS (BIFF) were standards? What am I missing here?
Wasn't it easy enough to manipulate the binary code in Office 2003 documents? This XML stuff is useless and bloated anyway....