Save the Date for the Beijing Interoperability Seminar 2015!

   2015 Beijing Interoperability Seminar   Next March, the Microsoft Interop team will be hosting an interoperability event in Beijing, China!   Please join us for the 2015 Beijing Interoperability Seminar! Please note that the dates have been changed slightly; the event will now take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 16-17, 2015. This two-day interoperability…

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Exchange Server Protocol Test Suites are now available!

The Office Interoperability team is pleased to announce the release of the Exchange Server Protocol Test Suites. The test suites are designed in a client-to-server relationship and were originally developed for the in-house testing of the Microsoft Open Specifications. The test suites have been used extensively during Plugfests and Interoperability Labs to test partner implementations…


Office 15 Technical Preview – Open Specification Update

The Office Interoperability team is pleased to announce the availability of new Office 15 Technical Preview protocol documentation. Please reference the MSDN release notes below to learn more about this update. MSDN Release Notes — January 2012 The January 2012 release contains updates made to Microsoft Office Protocols documents since the June 2011 refresh.  It…


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…


Announcing the Open Specification Learn Center!

I am pleased to announce the formation of a new “Learn” center on our MSDN Open Specification web-site. The Learn center will provide information targeted at the developer community that is working with our Open Specifications. The content is fairly sparse now, however we have a handful of articles in the works focused on Microsoft…


January Open Specification Documentation Update!

The Office Interoperability Team updated the MSDN Open Specification documentation Today. We try to release updates on a quarterly basis, if you have any questions about this update or future updates, please ask. This update does not include any new open specifications, only updates to existing documents.  The table below lists all the updated specifications…


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…