Paula Rooney

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Paula Rooney has covered the software and technology industry for more than 20 years, starting with semiconductor design and mini-computer systems at EDN News and later focused on PC software companies including Microsoft, Lotus, Oracle, Red Hat, Novell and other open source and commercial software companies for CRN and PCWeek. She received a silver award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors in 2005 for her profile on Linus Torvalds and edited and co-authored "Partnering With Microsoft," a book about Microsoft's channel published by CMP Publishing in 2004. Rooney graduated from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1997. In her off time, she enjoys scuba diving, sailing, sun worshipping, running, reading, surfing (the net) and hanging out with her family. She resides on the shores of Scituate, Massachusetts.

Paula Rooney owns no stock in the companies that she covers. She holds a 401K that is managed by Morgan Stanley.

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Microsoft's OOXML viewers, translators, SDK to help interop with Firefox, OpenOffice?

Microsoft's OOXML viewers, translators, SDK to help interop with Firefox, OpenOffice?

I must admit I'm more than a bit skeptical when any company, Microsoft in particular, goes out of its way to make rivals' software work better with its own, especially if it's a cash cow product.But here we are, nine months after Microsoft announced its document interoperability initiative, announcing the availability of improved document viewers, translators and software development kits to improve interoperability between Microsoft Office with OpenOffice, Firefox and Apache-Java.

December 3, 2008 by in Innovation