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EU competition chief advocates open standards

Europe's competition commissioner has cautioned Microsoft in its efforts to get recently-approved status for its Office Open XML format. There's already another open document standard, and some feel adding another will split scarce IT resources

Microsoft boosts e-government with new service platform

Microsoft recently unveiled a product package aimed at local and regional e-government initiatives, in the midst of growing government opposition in Europe to proprietary software. Microsoft's Citizen Service Platform includes applications and templates designed for local and regional governments primarily in Europe and the U.S.

U.K. goverment agency advises schools not to upgrade to Vista

The British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (BECTA) said in a report on Microsoft's Vista operating system and Office 2007 that British schools should not upgrade to the software. It also supported use of the international standard ODF (Open Document Format) for storing files.

Brazil votes against Open XML

The Brazilian organization in charge of technical standards has decided to vote "no, with conditions" to Microsoft Corp.'s Office Open XML document format during an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) meeting on Sunday.

Format wars – Redmond vs. Big Blue

How a Quebec City guy got to lead Microsoft's quest for document dominance

Norway likely to mandate open document formats

Norway is considering mandating the use of the Open Document Format (ODF) and Portable Document Format (PDF), which could eventually reduce the use of Microsoft Corp.'s Office software in the country.

Microsoft, IBM cross swords over open document formats

Microsoft went on the offensive Wednesday with a Valentine's Day attack on IBM openly accusing its rival of trying to subvert Microsoft's efforts to standardize its new document format and in turn destabilize customer choices.

Microsoft’s Office Open XML format to become a standard

Microsoft Corp. has won approval for its Offfice Open XML document format from international standards body ECMA International.

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