Microsoft XML Architect to Unveil XML in “Office 11” At XML Conference & Exposition 2002

REDMOND, Wash., Oct. 25, 2002 — Jean Paoli, XML architect at Microsoft Corp., will give a plenary session this December at XML Conference & Exposition 2002, the world’s largest event on XML-based products and services. Paoli will talk about XML on the desktop and will give the XML community its first look at the technical architecture of XML in Microsoft®
“Office 11,” the code name for the next version of Office, scheduled for final release in mid-2003. Microsoft also will give the first in-depth public technical demonstration of the product at a booth on the show floor.

Who: Jean Paoli, XML architect at Microsoft, one of the co-creators of the XML 1.0 standard with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Paoli has been a significant player in the worldwide XML community since 1985, when the technology was then known as SGML. His specialty has been building end-user markup editing tools.

What: Paoli will present “Bringing the XML Vision to the Desktop With ‘Office 11′” at XML 2002. His presentation will focus on four key areas:

  • The original vision of XML and the importance of enabling end users to use their own custom-defined schemas in their documents

  • The significant XML investments made in “Office 11” to help achieve this vision

  • The technical architecture adopted to enable Word, Excel, XDocs, Access and the FrontPage®
    Web site creation and management tool to work with any customer-defined schemas

  • How the paradigm for the Office family of products has evolved to enable customers to use the data defined by their own schemas, enabling better integration with XML Web Services.

When: Presentation: Wednesday, Dec. 11, at 4:45 p.m.

Conference: Dec. 8 – 13, 2002

Where: The Baltimore Convention CenterBaltimore, Md.

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