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Earlier this week in New York, executives from Microsoft Corp. proudly trumpeted the launch of Windows Vista for enterprise customers. To a certain extent the simultaneous release of Microsoft Office 2007 was overshadowed somewhat. If anything, Microsoft Office might be far more radical of an upgrade though. Will people get used to new Ribbon interface, file formats and workflow tools? Time, and marketing muscle, will tell.

Like Windows Vista, Microsoft Office 2007 has only been released to enterprise users. If you wish to buy it in a box, you'll have to wait until January 30.

In other office productivity suite news, Corel Corp., of Ottawa, Ontario announced that its WordPerfect Office suite will now support the Extensible Markup Language-based Open Document Format. It will also support Microsoft's Open XML format, the XML format used in Microsoft Office.

Although Corel representatives sat on the ODF development team from its inception, the company had been strangely reticent about supporting ODF until now. ODF has been at the center of controversy, brewing in Massachusetts and elsewhere, over the potential use of open formats for office documents.

Posted by Joab Jackson on Dec 01, 2006 at 9:39 AM


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