Open XML BRM – A Response To Bob Sutor’s Assertions

On November 15, Bob Sutor over at IBM posted an opinion on the ballot resolution meeting that I think is fundamentally misleading, but also raises some valid questions deserving consideration by all parties. To be clear, I think countries who voted no should carefully consider the technical work done leading up to the BRM and…

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Music Consumption – Interop, Lock-in, Business Models

Before I write word one on this topic it is important to say that these are my personal observations – have nothing to do with my employer (Microsoft) or any particular industry expertise I may have. Also, this is something of a break from my ongoing writings about Open XML and document formats. Over the past two…

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Interoperability For Accessibility

I have been on the road the past week, and it has kept me from sitting down to write about two steps Microsoft has taken in the past week and half, and what I see happening around accessibility technologies. Just to make sure I have my terms clear – accessibility technologies (some refer to them…

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Just Sittin’ – Pickin’ A DAISY: translation and doc formats

In case you missed the news on this yesterday – Microsoft and the DAISY (Digital Accessible Information SYstem) consortia announced that Microsoft Office will support “Save As” DAISY using Open XML files in Office XP, Office 2003, and Office 2007. This is going to be done via a translation project hosted on SourceForge (yes, that makes…

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12 Years…Feels Like Dog Years

Well, today marks 12 years at Microsoft for me. I try not to blog about my personal stuff, but I was feeling a bit reflective so I thought I would take a moment to post about it. (This is completely self-serving, my apologies.) I started at the end of 1995, just a few months after Windows…

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