In 2002 and throughout 2003 I wrote a flurry of InfoWorld articles about the XML features that were being infused into Office, including:
- Jean Paoli on XML in Office 11
- XML for the rest of us
- Ten things to know about XDocs
- Exploring XML in Office 11
- 2003 InfoWorld Innovator: Jean Paoli
- Microsoft reboots Office
I was excited by the opportunities I saw then, and I still am today, though it has been a slower burn than I’d hoped. In today’s podcast with Brian Jones we discuss what those opportunities are, what’s changed (or hasn’t) over the past few years, and what remains to be done.
This podcast isn’t about the Office Open XML (OOXML) vs. Open Document Format (ODF) controversy that’s been such a hot topic lately. Instead it tackles a broad theme: how, in general, do we unite documents and data on the desktop and on the web?