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garyedwards on 2009-06-25Microsoft to the world: Outlook's not broken and we aren't 'fixing' it!
Mary Jo has an interesting article over at ZDNet. She points out that Microsoft is refusing to restore support for HTML editing in Outlook. Instead, Microsoft intends on using the MSWord editor. I think that means a Microsoft desktop future based on Office OpenXML (OOXML). We shall see. But if this is the case, then i also think we are looking at how Microsoft will break the Web.
I've left an extensive comment to Mary Jo's article in the Talkback section, linked to above.
".... This is for all the marbles. The future of the Open
Web is at stake. If Microsoft is successful at carving
out and encoding an MS Web based on a document format
specific to their platforms, applications and services,
the Web will break. "
"Looks like a plan to me."