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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Comment by airwedge1
by airwedge1 on Wed 9th Apr 2008 06:19 UTC
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In all my years as a programmer I have learned the difference between a good programmer and a bad programmer, and also the difference between good software and bad software is organization and simplicity. If it takes 14,000 pages to describe protocols, they're software must be the crappiest, disorganized and complex software in the history of the world

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RE: Comment by airwedge1
by arooaroo on Wed 9th Apr 2008 12:41 in reply to "Comment by airwedge1"
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I'm no MS fanboy, but I was reminded of the complexities that the MS formats/protocols have to overcome as they evolve thanks to an interesting article over at Joel on Software (

I dare say they are big documents because they are big subjects.

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