Updated Microsoft Office protocol documentation is available for download. It provides detailed technical specifications for Microsoft proprietary protocols (including extensions to industry-standard or other published protocols) that are used by Microsoft Office 2007 to communicate with other Microsoft products.

The documentation is designed to describe each protocol in detail as it is used by Microsoft Office. Each protocol specification documents the technical requirements, limitations, dependencies, and Microsoft-specific protocol behavior.

The documentation also includes a set of companion overview and reference documents that supplement the technical specifications with conceptual background, overviews of inter-protocol relationships and interactions, and technical reference information.

The documentation contains:

  • Overview documents

  • Protocol documents for Microsoft Office

  • Reference documents

You can also view the documentation online on MSDN and participate in the Open Specifications forum.

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