Forum Name Changes and Consolidation RRS feed

  • General discussion

  • Please be aware of the following organizational changes to the Open Specifications forums that will be taking place over the next few weeks. This is being done to reduce the overall number of forums and make it easier to decide where to post your question(s). We also hope this will reduce the number of redirected questions that should be posted on other MSDN or Technet forums. In addition, each forum will feature an updated description and FAQ. Any questions or concerns about these changes can be sent to dochelp(at)microsoft(dot)com.


    The following name changes will occur.


    Old Name

    New Name

    Using the Office Protocols

    Office Protocols and Standards

    Using the Exchange Server Protocols

    Exchange Server Protocols

    Using the SharePoint Products and Technologies Protocols

    SharePoint Server Protocols

    File Services

    Windows File Sharing Protocols

    Using the Microsoft SQL Server Protocols

    SQL Server Protocols

    Windows Protocols

    Windows Protocols (no change)



    The following forums are being consolidated into a single new forum. All existing threads will be moved to the new forum.


    Old Forums

    New Forum

    Office File Formats
    Office Open XML File Format Implementation
    Office Open Document Format Implementation

    Open Packaging Conventions

    Office XML and Binary File Formats

    Documentation on Standards
    Interoperability Scenarios: Technical Questions
    Using the Open Specifications Documentation

    Open Specifications Questions


    Josh Curry (jcurry) | Escalation Engineer | Open Specifications Support Team

    Thursday, March 6, 2014 7:38 PM