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.

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

Exchange Server and Outlook Standards .zip file (4+ MB)

Internet Explorer Standards .zip file (19+ MB)

OData Standards Support .zip file (671+ KB)

SQL Server Standards Support .zip file (3+ MB)

Windows WordPad Standards Support .zip file (1+ MB)

Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Standards Support .zip file (38+ MB)
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