SQL Interoperability Plugfest Event

The SQL Interoperability team is considering an event in 2012 that will cover the OData (MS-ODATA) protocol and associated formats: Conceptual Schema Definition (MC-CSDL), and Entity Data Model (MC-EDMX). For those of you who have attended either a Windows, SharePoint, Office, or Exchange interoperability event in the past, the format would be similiar, where you…


Office and SharePoint Products Network Monitor Parsers version 1.5 is Now Available!

The Office Interoperability team is happy to announce the availability of version 1.5 of the Office and SharePoint Products Network Monitor Parsers. Version 1.5 will be the last major update until the next version of Office and SharePoint and includes 127 parsers that support both 2007 and 2010 of the Office and SharePoint products. Office…


SharePoint Protocols Plugfest 2011: Event Videos

In late June, the Office and Windows Interoperability teams hosted a Windows File Sharing and SharePoint Protocols Plugfest that spanned five days. It was the first joint interoperability event between SharePoint and Windows and the event turned out to be one of the larger protocol events hosted at Microsoft. We had over 22 companies in…


Microsoft Office Binary File Format Validator is Now Available!

The Office Interoperability team is proud to announce the public Beta release of the Microsoft Office Binary File Format Validator (BFFValidator) tool. Available on the Microsoft Download Center , BFFValidator is a tool that will validate whether a .doc, .ppt, or .xls binary file format (bff) file is conformant with the Microsoft Office File Format…


New Interoperability Content on MSDN Learn

Last week, the Office Interoperability team updated the Learn Open Specifications and Interoperability page in the Open Specifications Developer Center. This update features the debut of the Open Specifications interactive Pivot, nine new learning modules, and one new article. Open Specification Pivot: We’re very excited about the Open Specifications Interactive Pivot, which makes it easy…


Registration Closes on June 6th for the SharePoint Protocols Plugfest

We are closing the registration for the June 20th Windows File Sharing and SharePoint Protocols Plugfest on Monday June 6th. So please register now, if you would like to attend. We are nearing capacity and encourage everyone who has already expressed interest in attending to send me your registration forms. Our goal is to keep…


New Interoperability Content on MSDN

The Office Interoperability team is regularly updating the Learn Open Specifications and Interoperability page in the Open Specifications Developer Center with new topics focused around the Open Specifications. In particular, we’ve recently released a group of learning modules that direct you to content on MSDN, Channel 9, and other Microsoft web sites. Each learning module focuses…


Office and SharePoint Parsers v1.4 is now available

The Office Interoperability team released version 1.4 of the Office and SharePoint Products Network Monitor Parsers. The table below outlines the changes in the v1.4 package, we have added seven new parsers and provided updates to six others. Network Monitor and the Office and SharePoint Products parsers will be discussed and demoed at our upcoming SharePoint Protocols Event (if you are…


Calendaring standards for the next version of Outlook and Exchange

Beginning in November, 2010, Microsoft solicited community input regarding its support of the core and most commonly adopted email and calendaring standards in the next versions of Microsoft Exchange Server and Outlook.   The process confirmed the existing plan of support.   Accordingly, Microsoft will continue to support the following standards in the next versions of Microsoft Exchange…


June 20th-24th: Windows File Sharing and SharePoint Protocols Plugfest Event!

The Office and Windows Interoperability Teams are hosting a free event that will cover the SharePoint front-end and Windows File Sharing protocols. Attendees will have the opportunity to:   Listen to presentations from Microsoft Subject Matter Experts   Meet with members of the SharePoint & Windows product teams Leverage “internal” protocol test tools to test protocol…