Microsoft’s Macintosh Business Unit (Mac BU) has said that Mac Office will support the new file format announced by the company for its Windows Office products.
“Mac BU continues to partner closely with Windows Office to ensure seamless cross-platform compatibility,” said Microsoft in a statement provided to MacCentral. “The Mac BU will support the new file formats and work to enable forward compatibility with future Office releases.
The Microsoft Office XML Open Format is based on an open standard with a royalty-free license that is broadly accessible to any technology provider, according to the company. The Mac BU will provide Office for Mac users with the ability to take advantage of benefits of the new file format and container technology, which will include easier recovery of corrupted documents, improved security and smaller file sizes.