Trondheim, Norway, 09/28/06. At the latest meeting of the Ecma TC45 technical committee, the final draft of the Office Open XML specification was approved as ready for submission to the Ecma General Assembly. The General Assembly will review the spec and then vote on approval in December, as the final step in making Open XML an official Ecma standard. Brian Jones has all the details on his blog.

This is exciting news for Open XML developers! It means that the ongoing changes to the spec are finally done, and you can write code around the latest version of the spec and be confident that your Open XML documents will conform to the standard when it's approved. So download the final draft of the spec (Brian has all the links on his blog post above), and start getting creative with Open XML. And if you have any questions, post them right here on OpenXmlDeveloper so we can all learn together.