Microsoft brought out its biggest guns Friday to push its Office Systems conglomeration as a development platform. Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates spoke to about 800 ISVs and corporate developers on Friday morning, touting his company’s embrace of XML and Web Services standards with its Office franchise as a good starting point for application development. With “Office itself, we’re exposing more and more extensibility, all of that is done through XML,”Gates said. More on the CRN site…
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