September 12, 2005
Massachusetts / Open Document Format Followup: Q&A
Although I promised you a summary of what I discussed with Microsoft last Friday, much of it's already been told - if not discussed. Like CRN's Paula Rooney, I got the chance to connect with Microsoft's Alan Yates (GM of Business Strategy for the Information Worker team) for a few minutes, and our conversation more or less mirrored what was reported on there, with the notable exception of the headline. In our 30 minute discussion, Alan and I discussed the decision itself, as well as the lack of support from Microsoft's for the Open Document format.