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Inside Mobile Design and User Experience

Thoughts on mobile and social business applications, design, and user experience, by Chris Reckling.

Why is it so hard for Lotus to inter-operate with Office file formats?

See this timeline on Rob Weir's blog for some insight into the struggles. I had always heard in the hallways about efforts to keep up with the file formats in Office - it often seemed that they would change arbitrarily just to keep us guessing. I'm sure there were good technical reasons to do so, but you also need to open up and let your ISVs have access to the information. You can see in the timeline that once it was in a dominant position, the doors seemed to close. Now, with pressure from OOo, things are opening up again...or are they?

Chris

Chris Reckling | 4 October 2007 08:22:56 AM ET | Home

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