Michael Murphy, interviews Gray Knowlton, the Group Product Manager for the Office Client Technical Product Management team. They discuss how Open XML Formats are intended to be standard file formats to which any Developer or Implementer will have access, key aspects of the modular architecture, why Microsoft chose to standardize the Open XML Formats, and how the design of the Open XML Format makes solution development much simpler than it's been in the past.
Aurora Queen – Your Show Host and TechNet Radio Producer
Michael Murphy – IT Pro Evangelist
Gray Knowlton – Gray Knowlton is the Group Product Manager for the Office Client Technical Product Management team. Gray has also engaged on product management topics for Microsoft Office Word, Microsoft Office InfoPath, and the Open XML Formats. Prior to joining Microsoft, Gray has held various product management, system engineering and other technical roles at leading desktop software companies, and integrated solution providers for large-scale news organizations.