Microsoft's OOXML Declared ISO/IEC Standard

razor - April 2, 2008 12:17PM in General News

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.