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Microsoft wasting no time rejoicing in its OOXML win

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Like it or not, Microsoft’s OOXML – now known as IS 29500 — has received the proper number of votes to become an ISO standard.

And the Redmond, Washington company is wasting no time rejoicing the turnaround win.

In his blog today, Jason Matusow, a key Microsoft executive responsible for OOXML, pre-announced that ISO will publish a statement stating that DIS 29500 has become IS 29500 and that Microsoft is committing to implementing IS 29500 in its next version of Microsoft Office.

Microsoft corporate also issued an official statement about Open XML “appearing” to win approval as an ISO standard. OOXML lost in the first voting round last September.

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