"Office Open XML will meet our new standards for acceptable open formats"

MA reverses itself on adopting Microsoft Office Open XML format. You can get a sneak peek at Office Open XML format here. Update: Sun’s Carl Cargill urges MA to rethink its opinion. Cargill raises a rather interesting point (according to ComputerWorld) – (emphasis mine): Cargill said it would be a “mistake” for Massachusetts to support…

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IMS Advanced Web Services Profiles

IMS (Instructional Management Systems, Global Learning Consortium – www.imsglobal.org) is an international standards group developing interoperable technical standards for e-Learning.  Membership includes leading technology system suppliers, publishers, user organizations and universities active in e-Learning.   I (briefly) attended IMS’ recent ALT-I-Lab conference in Sheffield to present the IMS Advanced Web Services Profiles.  The profiles are designed…

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Indigo has arrived

You know you want it. Now go get it.

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Thinking about SOA (again)

Eventually we’ll stop talking about SOA and go back to talking about Architecture.  When we stop talking about SOA it will finally become a reality (who talks about 3-tier architectures anymore?).   Thanks to Harry for this one! SOAs are like snowflakes – no two will be the same. SOAs will most likely be built using…

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