Protocol updates for Office 2016 and Skype for Business 2016 are here!


At the beginning of this month, we released major updates to the Open Specifications technical documents to include support for the retail release of Office Desktop Client 2016 and Windows 10.

The documents listed below were previously released, and many also include minor corrections and bug fixes made since the last time these documents were published. For those who enjoy numbers, 41 Office documents and 47 Skype for Business documents were published for this release, for a grand total of 88.

For convenience, documents that had the most significant changes appear in bold in the list below. Specific changes to the technical content are indicated in the Change Tracking section at the end of each document.

Office Protocols 
[MS-3DMDTP]: Data Visualization: 3-D Map Data Tour File Format
[MS-CTDOC]: Word Custom Toolbar Binary File Format
[MS-CTXLS]: Excel Custom Toolbar Binary File Format
[MS-CUSTOMUI]: Custom UI XML Markup Specification
[MS-CUSTOMUI2]: Custom UI XML Markup Version 2 Specification
[MS-DOC]: Word (.doc) Binary File Format
[MS-DOCX]: Word Extensions to the Office Open XML (.docx) File Format
[MS-IMESYN]: IMESync Syntax Structure
[MS-OCPROTO]: Office Client Protocols Overview
[MS-ODCFF]: Office Data Connection File Format
[MS-ODRAW]: Office Drawing Binary File Format
[MS-ODRAWXML]: Office Drawing Extensions to Office Open XML Structure
[MS-OFBA]: Office Forms Based Authentication Protocol
[MS-OFFCRYPTO]: Office Document Cryptography Structure
[MS-OFFDI]: Microsoft Office File Format Documentation Introduction
[MS-OFFMACRO2]: Office Macro-Enabled File Format Version 2
[MS-OFORMS]: Office Forms Binary File Formats
[MS-OGRAPH]: Office Graph Binary File Format
[MS-OI29500]: Office Implementation Information for ISO/IEC 29500 Standards Support
[MS-ONESTORE]: OneNote Revision Store File Format
[MS-OODF2]: Office Implementation Information for ODF 1.1 Version 2 Standards Support
[MS-OODF3]: Office Implementation Information for ODF 1.2 Standards Support
[MS-OSALER]: Alerts Interoperability Protocol
[MS-OSHARED]: Office Common Data Types and Objects Structures
[MS-OUTSPS]: Lists Client Sync Protocol
[MS-OVBA]: Office VBA File Format Structure
[MS-OWEMXML]: Office Web Extensibility Manifest Format
[MS-OWEXML]: Office Web Extensibility Extensions to Office Open XML Structure Specification
[MS-PPT]: PowerPoint (.ppt) Binary File Format
[MS-PPTX]: PowerPoint (.pptx) Extensions to the Office Open XML File Format
[MS-PST]: Outlook Personal Folders (.pst) File Format
[MS-PWPHP]: PowerPoint Web Presentation Handler Protocol
[MS-STSSYN]: StsSync Data Structure
[MS-STWEB]: Microsoft OneDrive Save to Web SOAP Web Service
[MS-VGSFF]: Visio Graphics Service (.vdw) File Format
[MS-VSDX]: Visio Graphics Service VSDX File Format
[MS-WORDLFF]: Word (.xml) Co-Authoring File Format in Document Lock Persistence Structure
[MS-XLDM]: Spreadsheet Data Model File Format
[MS-XLS]: Excel Binary File Format (.xls) Structure
[MS-XLSB]: Excel (.xlsb) Binary File Format
[MS-XLSX]: Excel (.xlsx) Extensions to the Office Open XML SpreadsheetML File Format

Skype for Business Protocols

[MS-ABS]: Address Book File Structure
[MS-AVEDGEA]: Audio Video Edge Authentication Protocol
[MS-CONFAS]: Centralized Conference Control Protocol: Application Sharing Extensions
[MS-CONFAV]: Centralized Conference Control Protocol: Audio-Video Extensions
[MS-CONFBAS]: Centralized Conference Control Protocol: Basic Architecture and Signaling
[MS-CONFIM]: Centralized Conference Control Protocol: Instant Messaging Extensions
[MS-CONFPRO]: Centralized Conference Control Protocol: Provisioning
[MS-CONMGMT]: Connection Management Protocol
[MS-CVWREST]: Unified Communications Call Via Work Protocol
[MS-DLX]: Distribution List Expansion Protocol
[MS-DTMF]: RTP Payload for DTMF Digits, Telephony Tones, and Telephony Signals Extensions
[MS-E911WS]: Web Service for E911 Support Protocol
[MS-ECREST]: Unified Communications Event Channel Protocol
[MS-EUMR]: Routing to Exchange Unified Messaging Extensions
[MS-EUMSDP]: Exchange Unified Messaging Session Description Protocol Extension
[MS-H264PF]: RTP Payload Format for H.264 Video Streams Extensions
[MS-ICE]: Interactive Connectivity Establishment (ICE) Extensions
[MS-ICE2]: Interactive Connectivity Establishment (ICE) Extensions 2.0
[MS-ICE2BWM]: Interactive Connectivity Establishment (ICE) 2.0 Bandwidth Management Extensions
[MS-OCAUTHWS]: OC Authentication Web Service Protocol
[MS-OCDISCWS]: Lync Autodiscover Web Service Protocol
[MS-OCER]: Client Error Reporting Protocol
[MS-OCEXUM]: Call Control for Exchange Unified Messaging Protocol Extensions
[MS-OCGCWEB]: Persistent Chat Web Protocol
[MS-OCPSTN]: Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) for PSTN Calls Extensions
[MS-OCSMP]: Microsoft Online Conference Scheduling and Management Protocol
[MS-OCSPROT]: Lync and Lync Server Protocols Overview
[MS-PRES]: Presence Protocol
[MS-PSOM]: PSOM Shared Object Messaging Protocol
[MS-QOE]: Quality of Experience Monitoring Server Protocol
[MS-RGSWS]: Response Group Service Web Service Protocol
[MS-RTASPF]: RTP for Application Sharing Payload Format Extensions
[MS-RTP]: Real-time Transport Protocol (RTP) Extensions
[MS-RTPRADEX]: RTP Payload for Redundant Audio Data Extensions
[MS-RTVPF]: RTP Payload Format for RT Video Streams Extensions
[MS-SDPEXT]: Session Description Protocol (SDP) Version 2.0 Extensions
[MS-SIPAE]: Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Authentication Extensions
[MS-SIPAPP]: Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Application Protocol
[MS-SIPCOMP]: Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Compression Protocol
[MS-SIPRE]: Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Routing Extensions
[MS-SIPREGE]: Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Registration Extensions
[MS-SRTP]: Secure Real-time Transport Protocol (SRTP) Extensions
[MS-SSRTP]: Scale Secure Real-time Transport Protocol (SSRTP) Extensions
[MS-TURN]: Traversal Using Relay NAT (TURN) Extensions
[MS-TURNBWM]: Traversal using Relay NAT (TURN) Bandwidth Management Extensions
[MS-XCCOSIP]: Extensible Chat Control Over Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)
[MS-XMLMC]: XML Schema for Media Control Extensions

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