XML 2007 Conference

Next week’s XML 2007 conference in Boston features speakers from all sides of the document format debate, including a document interop session with Miguel de Icaza (Novell) and Vijay Rajagopalan (Microsoft) that I expect will offer a lively discussion around Open XML, ODF, and XML-based interoperability in general. My good friend and colleague Craig Kitterman…

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Open XML Portfolio Manager

An open-source demo application on Codeplex shows how a Java application can generate Open XML spreadsheets to track a stock portfolio, including creation of graphs from a web application. The first release of the code was just uploaded a few days ago by my colleague Amir Shevat, a Microsoft Israel developer evangelist, so you can…

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Open XML links for 11-15-2007

Office Developer Conference 2008. It’s time once again for an Office Devcon, and this time it will be in San Jose, February 10-13, 2008. You can find registration info on the official web site, and soon there will be complete information about the agenda. Sessions and hands-on labs are being planned for Open XML and…

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Open XML to DAISY XML Translator

Microsoft announced today a project to create a “save as DAISY” plug-in for Word that will be available as a free download on SourceForge. DAISY (Digital Access Information SYstem) is a standard for digital talking books (DTBs). DAISY-encoded DTBs include content that can range from XML text only, to text with corresponding spoken audio, to…

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Open XML links for 11-04-2007

There has been quite a bit of Open XML discussion in the blogosphere recently, and I’ve not posted on my blog for two weeks (a personal record, if not one to be proud of!), so without further delay here’s a recap of some of the posts and articles I’ve found most interesting lately … Two…

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