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Microsoft Prevails in Document Standards Fight

OOXML ratified as a global standard

(Newser) - Microsoft has won a heated battle to have one of its document formats made into a global standard, disappointing many who lobbied against the company and making the software giant more likely to win government contracts. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) okayed OOXML, leading a Microsoft rep to boast... More »

Microsoft Document Format Faces Uphill Battle

International certification group struggles to agree on how to agree to discuss process

(Newser) - A meeting addressing concerns that has delayed Microsoft’s Office Open format from being adopted as an international standard since September went awry as delegates, in addition to studying the 6,000 pages of code, also battled over more than 1,000 points of order in an epic example of... More »

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