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Office 12 to Get New File Formats

Microsoft is making XML-based file formats the default in its next-generation Office suite. Will users bite or take flight?

Microsoft continues to slowly trickle out bits of information about its Office 12 suite. On Thursday the company will announce that it plans to make XML-based file formats the default in the version of Office due to ship in the latter half of 2006. Microsoft is introducing the new formats as part of Office 12, officials said, and will share more details about them at next week's Tech Ed 2005 conference in Orlando, Fla.

News source: Microsoft Watch

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