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Wednesday, November 23, 2005

First look: Office 12 shows a bright new face

My fellow system administrator Oliver Rist from infoworld gives a first look at office 12:

With Office 12, Microsoft seems determined to show what a high-powered fat client can do. A first look at the freshly minted Beta 1 reveals dramatic changes in the Office UI and unprecedented support for end-user customization. Meanwhile, Microsoft has answered critics of its proprietary heritage by promising to submit the technical specs for all Office 12 file formats -- under the rubric Microsoft Office Open XML -- to the European Computer Manufacturers Association (ECMA) standards body, which will result in eventual standardization by the ISO.

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