[Irtalk] Microsoft will adopt open document standards following government battle | ITProPortal.com

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Sun Apr 26 10:38:10 SAST 2015

Microsoft has confirmed it will start supporting the Open Documents Format
(ODF) in the next update to Office 365, following a lengthy battle against
the UK government.

In 2014, Microsoft went against the government’s request to support ODF,
claiming its own XML format was more heavily adopted. The UK government
refutes the claim, stating that ODF allows users to not be boxed into one


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