Symantec and Microsoft working together on SharePoint Interoperability

In June, Microsoft hosted a SharePoint File Operations Protocols Plugfest. This event was targeted at 3rd party implementers who are using the Microsoft Open Specifications to build interoperable products. It was our team’s first event and it was great meeting all the participants who have engaged with the Open Specifications.   One of the topics…


Open Specification Documentation Update!

The Office Interoperability Team updated the MSDN Open Specification documentation yesterday. This update does not include any new open specifications, only updates to existing documents. This update also contains Service Pack 1 changes. The table below lists all the updated specifications and a revision summary within each document describes the update.   MS-ACCDT MS-PWVPDP MS-AXL…


Opportunity to provide feedback on calendaring standards for the next version of Outlook and Exchange

Microsoft recognizes that in an increasingly interconnected computing landscape, enabling interoperability between products from different vendors is important.  In particular, Microsoft understands that its customers value interoperability with respect to email and calendaring functionality. In addition, in December 2009, Microsoft made a comprehensive commitment to the promotion of interoperability to the European Commission.  In connection with…


Interoperability Videos and Presentations

We have recently completed posting a collection of videos from our Office Binary File Format Plugfest Event on our MSDN Channel 9 blog. There are six presentations from the event that we posted and one presentation from a SharePoint event we hosted back in June.  In addition to SharePoint and File Format topics, there are also…


MS-OFFCRYPTO Virtual Event!

During our recent Binary File Format Plugfest, we heard a lot of interest in the MS-OFFCRYPTO specification. In response, we will be hosting a two hour virtual event that will include a presentation and participant discussion on MS-OFFCRYPTO. We are still working out some of the details but we wanted to get the event on…


New Office and SharePoint Products Network Monitor Parsers are available!

It has been an exciting couple of months for the Office Interoperability team and we are happy to announce an update to the Office and SharePoint Products Network Monitor Parsers. Yesterday, we released version 1.2 of the Office Parsers! This update includes enhanced support for both our 2007 and 2010 Office and SharePoint protocols. We…


Office Binary File Format Plugfest 2010 Recap

The Office Interoperability team hosted their first Binary File Format Plugfest event last week. The two day event was held at the Platform Adoption Center on the Microsoft Campus, October 19th and 20th.  The event consisted of a combination of presentations, 1:1 discussions with the product teams, and file format testing. We covered a lot…


Welcome to the Office Interoperability Blog!

We are extremely excited to share all the work we are doing around Office Interoperability and plan to use this blog to spread the word. We look forward to discuss topics related to the Office file formats and the SharePoint protocols. Our team will use this blog to provide release updates, to share the latest information on…