Desmond File

Blog archive

The ISO End Game

Yesterday, we were all expecting to hear the final results of the vote to make Microsoft Office Open XML (OOXML) an industry standard under the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). That announcement has been put off until tomorrow, but rumors persist that Microsoft may have narrowly won the support it needed to gain approval.

We'll be covering the ISO process and its implications in our next issue of Redmond Developer News magazine, but in the meantime, I'm left to wonder: What do developers think of the noisome ballot process that has brought OOXML to the doorstep of ISO ratification? What could have been done better? And what, perhaps, shouldn't have been done at all? E-mail me at [email protected].

Posted by Michael Desmond on 04/01/2008 at 1:15 PM

comments powered by Disqus


  • Entity Framework Core 6: What Developers Want

    Microsoft outlined its plan for Entity Framework Core 6, which in November will take its place as the data access component of the landmark .NET 6, a long-term support (LTS) release that will mark Microsoft's transition from the Windows-only .NET Framework to an open source, cross-platform umbrella offering of all things .NET.

  • AWS Open Sources .NET Porting Assistant GUI

    After previously open sourcing components of its Porting Assistant for .NET, Amazon Web Services open sourced the tool's GUI.

  • .NET Core Ranks High Among Frameworks in New Dev Survey

    .NET Core placed high in a web-dominated ranking of development frameworks published by CodinGame, which provides a tech hiring platform.

  • Here's a One-Stop Shop for .NET 5 Improvements

    Culled from reams of Microsoft documentation, here's a high-level summary of what's new for performance, networking, diagnostics and more, along with links to the nitty-gritty details for those wanting to dig in more.

Upcoming Events