Welcome!

Industrial IoT Authors: Elizabeth White, Stackify Blog, Yeshim Deniz, SmartBear Blog, Liz McMillan

Related Topics: Industrial IoT

Industrial IoT: Article

XML Gets Microsoft's OK At First Office Developer Conference

Microsoft Defends XML From Performance Criticism

The first Office System Developer Conference, held by Microsoft, introduced the idea of its productivity suite serving as a platform in its own right. Microsoft said XML would be used in data access operations. About 800 developers from around the world were invited.

While there has been no definitive news on new versions of Office, many developers have been developing application for Office 2003; an indication, Microsoft says, of its use as a platform. Adam LeVasseur, group product manager for Microsoft Office, noted, "With the launch of Office 2003 and the Office System, we really opened the door on positioning Office as Microsoft's second platform for building applications, behind windows."

Microsoft's corporate vice president for Office, Richard McAniff, added, "I've seen a lot of changes in my days here at Microsoft. Office has grown up from an application to a suite of applications to a system of servers and services and applications."

The company said it will continue using XML because of its data handling ability. Microsoft defended concern that has been expressed in XML's performance, by noting the number of developers who have used it. LeVasseur said, "Already, there are a million professional developers targeting Office 2003, and a full third of those are taking advantage of the XML capabilities, and it's a new technology and we're really excited and inspired by that progress."

Microsoft said it has taken steps to ensure XML does not hamper performance. Jeff Teper, general manager of the Business Portals Group at Microsoft, said the Office platform itself has been retooled to make sending XML over the wire very efficient.

LeVasseur. did now waver in his ardent support of XML. He said, "Another great thing about XML is, once you have an XML structure inside the document, you can then program against the document based on the XML schema. XML unlocks the power of what you can do in an application," taking isolated data and allowing it to be reused, he said. Web services, meanwhile, are used to provisioning XML data for consumption by other applications or servers.

Microsoft shifted discussing XML's use in Office, by offering up its SharePoint collaboration technology as yet another example of XML's strength. Microsoft brought in Andrew Rang, the Web developer of Sutter Hospital. He said that XML can also be used as a provisioning tool, and cities affiliate who are able to build their own forms. "It gives us control over what they can build," Rang said.

More Stories By XML News Desk

The XML-Journal News Desk monitors the world of XML and SOA /Web services to present IT professionals with updates on technology advances and business trends, as well as new products and standards.

Comments (0)

Share your thoughts on this story.

Add your comment
You must be signed in to add a comment. Sign-in | Register

In accordance with our Comment Policy, we encourage comments that are on topic, relevant and to-the-point. We will remove comments that include profanity, personal attacks, racial slurs, threats of violence, or other inappropriate material that violates our Terms and Conditions, and will block users who make repeated violations. We ask all readers to expect diversity of opinion and to treat one another with dignity and respect.


IoT & Smart Cities Stories
"Akvelon is a software development company and we also provide consultancy services to folks who are looking to scale or accelerate their engineering roadmaps," explained Jeremiah Mothersell, Marketing Manager at Akvelon, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"Space Monkey by Vivent Smart Home is a product that is a distributed cloud-based edge storage network. Vivent Smart Home, our parent company, is a smart home provider that places a lot of hard drives across homes in North America," explained JT Olds, Director of Engineering, and Brandon Crowfeather, Product Manager, at Vivint Smart Home, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
DXWordEXPO New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City and will bring together Cloud Computing, FinTech and Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, AI, Machine Learning and WebRTC to one location.
The current age of digital transformation means that IT organizations must adapt their toolset to cover all digital experiences, beyond just the end users’. Today’s businesses can no longer focus solely on the digital interactions they manage with employees or customers; they must now contend with non-traditional factors. Whether it's the power of brand to make or break a company, the need to monitor across all locations 24/7, or the ability to proactively resolve issues, companies must adapt to...
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that ICC-USA, a computer systems integrator and server manufacturing company focused on developing products and product appliances, will exhibit at the 22nd International CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO. DXWordEXPO New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City. ICC is a computer systems integrator and server manufacturing company focused on developing products and product appliances to meet a wide range of ...
René Bostic is the Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America. Enjoying her career with IBM during the modern millennial technological era, she is an expert in cloud computing, DevOps and emerging cloud technologies such as Blockchain. Her strengths and core competencies include a proven record of accomplishments in consensus building at all levels to assess, plan, and implement enterprise and cloud computing solutions. René is a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and a m...
@DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo, taking place November 12-13 in New York City, NY, is co-located with 22nd international CloudEXPO | first international DXWorldEXPO and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time t...
Founded in 2000, Chetu Inc. is a global provider of customized software development solutions and IT staff augmentation services for software technology providers. By providing clients with unparalleled niche technology expertise and industry experience, Chetu has become the premiere long-term, back-end software development partner for start-ups, SMBs, and Fortune 500 companies. Chetu is headquartered in Plantation, Florida, with thirteen offices throughout the U.S. and abroad.
DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO are the world's most influential, independent events where Cloud Computing was coined and where technology buyers and vendors meet to experience and discuss the big picture of Digital Transformation and all of the strategies, tactics, and tools they need to realize their goals. Sponsors of DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO benefit from unmatched branding, profile building and lead generation opportunities.
CloudEXPO New York 2018, colocated with DXWorldEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City and will bring together Cloud Computing, FinTech and Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, AI, Machine Learning and WebRTC to one location.