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Standards Support

The Standards Support section provides detailed support information for certain standards that are implemented in Exchange Server and Outlook; Internet Explorer; OData; Microsoft SQL Server; Windows WordPad; and Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Although the Open Specifications technical documents are freely available, many of them include patented inventions. Some of these patents are available at no charge under the Open Specifications Promise or the Microsoft Community Promise. The remaining patents are available through various licensing programs. For more information, please visit the Microsoft Open Specifications website or send an email message to the IP Licensing Team.

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The Open Specifications Interactive Pivot is a visual tool for searching, sorting, packaging, and distributing Open Specifications documents. The technical documents are represented by color-coded tiles that contain title and summary information and link to their respective target documents.

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Open Specifications Forums

These MSDN user forums are available to help answer technical questions about the Open Specifications documents.

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Open Specifications Blogs

These blogs, authored by the engineers who support the Open Specifications documents, provide a different venue for further discussion of those documents.

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