Compatibility pack for Open XML: 20 Million downloads and counting

The first compatibility pack for Open XML was released in November of 2006. This add-in for Office XP and 2003 (which also works with Office 2000 in some cases) enables users to open, edit and save Open XML files using prior releases of Office. The compatibility pack is designed to ease the pain of introducing…

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File size reduction for Open XML

I spend a lot of time working on the adoption of the Open XML Formats, For IT organizations, it can be a daunting task to migrate document formats in Office, and it the benefits are not always immediately obvious. Microsoft spent a fair bit of time on tools / guidance to make the introduction of…

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Welcome to my blog

Greetings,  I’ve created this blog to discuss topics related to Microsoft Office. I’m a Group Product Manager of the Office technical product management team. I’ll use this blog to discuss important topics, upcoming releases, Open XML, interoperability and other issues. I’m excited to share this information with you, I’ll look forward to adding insight as…

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