How to save your files in ODF formats using Office 365

Microsoft has a long history of supporting open document formats in Office 365, even as some of our competitors lagged behind. Today, that journey begins a new chapter as the “Download to ODF” functionality in Office 365 becomes available for all our users, as part of a free update to both the Consumer and Enterprise…

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Microsoft and UK government continue to put the cloud first

The UK government is a global leader in promoting public sector use of cloud technology and Microsoft is proud to support this endeavour at every step of the way. The government’s cloud-first policy ensured that government departments would opt for cloud tools as a first solution and Microsoft has long been a leader in the…


Meet UK Government open standards mandates with Microsoft Office

Last week the Open Standards Board  adopted .ICS files (RFC 5545) and vCard files (RFC 6350) as open standards for UK government. What does that mean for your office? How will you adapt to these changes? The good news is, if you’re using Microsoft Office, these new standards are already supported. Microsoft Office is the…


Learn how to keep your public sector office compliant with the ODF mandate

Earlier this year, Cabinet Office mandated that all government documents be created in “open document format” file types, commonly known as ODF. Moving to comply with the ODF mandate is going be an issue that offices big and small have to face. But the good news is that you probably already have access to the software…


What’s up .Doc?

The Burton Group – a US technology research organisation – have released an interesting report into the alternative file standards in use. They compared MIcrosoft’s Office Open XML (OOXML!), which is standard in the new versions of Office 2007, with Open Document Format (ODF) which is championed by Sun, IBM and Google. And the conclusion…