An Open XML ecosystem update
One of the more interesting aspects of my job is meeting people who are developing software that interoperates with Office through the various formats that we support. It’s exciting to hear their plans, work with them on the details of how our products can collaborate or share data, and then see the final solutions, whether they’re released in shrink-wrapped packages, available for download on the web, or delivered as a custom solution for a specific organization.
Three of the more innovative firms I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and working with over the last few years are Altova, Datawatch, and PSC. Here’s an overview of the latest work each of them has been doing with the Open XML formats.