Microsoft Details Support for ODF in Office 2007 SP2

by Peter Galli on December 17, 2008 09:29pm Microsoft has released documentation that details the implementation of the Open Document Format in Office 2007 Service Pack 2, which is available at no cost on the Document Interoperability Initiative (DII) Web site. This, along with the soon-to-be-released Open XML notes, gives developers insight into how Microsoft…

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Eclipse4SL Release Candidate Hits the Streets

by Peter Galli on December 15, 2008 04:34pm The feature complete Release Candidate for Eclipse4SL, an open source, feature-rich RIA application development environment for Microsoft Silverlight in Eclipse, has been released, and can be  downloaded here. This new and important milestone includes a number of new compelling features, including full implementation of the XAML Editor…

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Oxite: an Open Source Content Management Platform

by Peter Galli on December 09, 2008 01:40pm I’m on the road with Robert Duffner, our Senior Director of Platform Strategy, talking to tech press in New York, Boston and San Francisco this week. So, imagine my surprise when top Microsoft blogger Mary Jo Foley ran an article about a new open source content system…

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SMB2: a Complete Redesign of the Main Remote File Protocol for Windows

by Peter Galli on December 08, 2008 10:24am SMB (Server Message Block) is a remote file protocol commonly used by Microsoft Windows clients and servers that dates back to 1980’s. Back when it was first used, LANs speeds were typically 10Mbps or less, WAN use was very limited and there were no Wireless LANs. Network…

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New Document Format Interop Solutions

by Peter Galli on December 03, 2008 03:05am The work to promote interoperability between different document format implementations is yielding some concrete results. A number of new technology solutions were announced in Brussels on December 3 by the Document Interoperability Initiative (DII), which was launched in March of this year, and where industry leaders and…

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