Microsoft Makes XML the File Format for the Next Version of Microsoft Office

June 3, 2005

REDMOND, Wash., June 1, 2005 — When Microsoft announced support for XML in Microsoft Office 2000 seven years ago, many corporate computing customers were unfamiliar with the business value possible from a common data format capable of being understood across applications, platforms and the Internet. Today, with more than 300,000 developers building XML into their solutions, according to Microsoft estimates, times have changed.

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