Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th Apr 2008 20:14 UTC
Microsoft "Microsoft will make available the preliminary versions of technical documentation for the protocols built into Microsoft Office 2007, SharePoint Server 2007 and Exchange Server 2007. This documentation, which defines how these high-volume Microsoft products communicate with some of its other products, is 14000 pages and is in addition to the 30000 pages posted when the software giant first introduced its new Interoperability Principles last month. They will be made available April 8."
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by sbergman27 on Tue 8th Apr 2008 21:10 UTC
sbergman27
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2005-07-24

Once these much trumpeted multi-deca-kilo page specification dumps actually result in quality 3rd party implementations, I will take them seriously. And not a moment before.

In the mean time, I think we should take up a collection to buy the folks at Microsoft a tanker truck of Pepto-Bismol, because they seem to have developed a nasty case of PDF diarrhea. They should have known better than to try to eat the continent of Europe. ;-)

Edited 2008-04-08 21:11 UTC

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RE: Show me
by jayson.knight on Tue 8th Apr 2008 22:55 in reply to "Show me"
jayson.knight Member since:
2005-07-06

Once these much trumpeted multi-deca-kilo page specification dumps actually result in quality 3rd party implementations, I will take them seriously. And not a moment before.

In the mean time, I think we should take up a collection to buy the folks at Microsoft a tanker truck of Pepto-Bismol, because they seem to have developed a nasty case of PDF diarrhea. They should have known better than to try to eat the continent of Europe. ;-)


So basically what you're saying is that you'll judge the quality of the MS spec based on the technical abilities of the developers who use them in their own products? Yeah, that's fair.

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RE[2]: Show me
by sbergman27 on Tue 8th Apr 2008 23:56 in reply to "RE: Show me"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

So basically what you're saying is that you'll judge the quality of the MS spec based on the technical abilities of the developers who use them in their own products?

How disingenuous of you to intentionally misreprsent what I said. History demonstrates clearly that there are plenty of developers in this world capable of taking a spec, written and presented in good faith, and creating something good and useful from it. That fact is not in question.

It is the "written and presented in good faith" part which I question.

If some of the talented developers, whom we know to exist, are able to run with this and create something of value, I will gladly give credit where credit is due. And that includes giving credit to MS if events prove their current campaign to be genuine. Until then, I am withholding judgement, but remaining skeptical.

Why do you have a problem with that?

Edited 2008-04-09 00:00 UTC

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RE: Show me
by PlatformAgnostic on Wed 9th Apr 2008 08:17 in reply to "Show me"
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2006-01-02

Isn't that up to the 3rd parties?

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