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Microsoft's OOXML Declared ISO/IEC Standard

Category: General News
Posted: 12:17PM

The International Standardization Organization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) announced that  Microsoft's Office Open XML (OOXML) will be the international standard document format.  The OOXML format - used in Microsoft's Office 2007 - was chosen after much heated debate and a fair amount of mudslinging by parties opposed to and in favor of, to be the multi-platform standard used in spreadsheets, word-processing documents, and presentations.  104 countries participated in the joint ISO/IEC standardization process, which required a 66.67% "Yea" vote to approve OOXML.

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