Microsoft’s Plan For Office Interoperability Questioned By EU

May 22, 2008

The European Commission is looking into the plan by Microsoft to move toward open-source interoperability with the Microsoft Office file formats in 2009.London (ChattahBox) – The European Commission is looking into the plan by Microsoft to move toward open-source interoperability with the Microsoft Office file formats in 2009.

Microsoft stated on Wednesday that then plan to update Office in 2009 to allow for open-source rivals to function properly with Microsoft Office.

This update is going to allow users to open, edit, and save any Microsoft Office document. They will then be able to save it as an Open Document Format (ODF).

This is a sign that Microsoft wants to be far more involved in format standards on a global scale.

Things are not all well yet for Microsoft though, as the European Committee For Interoperability Systems has stated that Microsoft has still not done enough to achieve the level of interoperability required..


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