More blogs on the Open XML dev tools

Some more folks posted about the Open XML formats SDK which we released yesterday as a technology preview:

  • Kevin Boske – Kevin gives a great example of how the new SDK can already significantly reduce the amount of code you need to write, simply by giving you strongly typed parts. I can’t wait until we start adding some more scenario specific functionality.

  • Art Leonard – Art and Kevin were the two who first started prototyping the SDK towards the end of the Office 2007 cycle. As Art says:”If you remember the code snippets we’ve shipped, there were a lot of strings for relationship types, content types, and the like. This drop begins to abstract away things like that – allows us (as developers) to focus more on the task of writing our solutions – not on the file format’s intricacies.”

  • Erika Ehrli – Erika and Frank Rice worked on the help content and examples for the SDK.

  • Channel 9 Video – Chris, who’s in the Office developer marketing group did a channel 9 interview discussing some of the motivations behind the SDK. Doug Mahugh and I will talk to the channel 9 folks either next week or the following to provide a few more details and go into some samples of what you can do.

  • Stephen McGibbon – Stephen shows a few screenshots from hits initial tests of the SDK.

  • Adam Wiener – Adam, who recently moved over to the interoperability team here at Microsoft talks about the general growth in tools we’re seeing for the OpenXML formats. One super cool piece here that I was planning on covering in a separate blog is the news from Altova!

  • Crag Kitterman – Craig actually talks a bit more about Julien Chable’s Java API which started up last week. It will be great to see how this project grows in parallel with the .Net one.

  • Doug Mahugh – Well, between his round the world trek to teach Open XML to developers (Nairobi; Mexico; San Francisco; Bogota; Santiago; San Paulo; Beijing; Kiev; Munich; and many others I didn’t keep track of), and his current schedule at tech-ed, Doug hasn’t had a chance to post much on the SDKs. I was talking with him yesterday though and he said he had a few things he wanted to talk about when he gets some free time.

Comments (1)

  1. By now it is blogged at various places and the announcement at TechEd 2007 USA hit the internet big.