Microsoft to open standard behind Office

Microsoft took a step towards creating an open standard of technology behind Word and Excel in a move to appease governments and ensure data in documents and accounts can be accessed in decades to come.

The submission of Microsoft's Office Open XML to the Switzerland-based standardization body Ecma is supported by Apple, Barclays Capital, BP, the British Library, and other.

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