Monday, November 21, 2005

Microsoft to open Office document format

News Story by Simon Taylor and Elizabeth Montalbano
November 21, 2005

"Microsoft Corp. today said it will offer its Word, Excel and PowerPoint document formats as open standards, a move that could spark a war with technology rivals over standard document formats.

Microsoft said it would submit its Office Open XML document format technology to the International Standards Organization (ISO) to be adopted as an international standard in time for the launch of the next version of its Office software suite, code-named Office 12."

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