This material should not be considered as a complete coverage of the
frequently asked questions. Its goal is to capture the high-level questions in the Open Specifications areas.
are the intended audiences for the Open Specifications?
do I get access to the Open Specifications?
do I download a copy of the documents?
often are the Open Specifications updated?
do I know what has changed from one version of a document to the next?
are the Open Specifications organized?
should I start?
are some documents marked “preliminary?”
are there duplicated documents in the Windows Documents set?
can developers submit document-related issues?
Patents and Patent Licensing and Covenant Agreements
I need a patent license to use the Open Specifications?
Support and Interoperability Testing
there additional support options for implementers of the Open Specifications?
sample code available for protocols?
Microsoft make any of its interoperability tests and tools available to developers?