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    Office 12 preview site

    The future of Microsoft Office: Get information about the next version is a preview site from Microsoft for the next version of Office. It also gives the opportunity to register to get the beta version when it becomes available.

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    Re: Office 12 preview site

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    Have you seen any comments about whether the XML-format document data files could perhaps be infected with viruses in a way similar to DOC files with Word macros embedded?

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    Re: Office 12 preview site

    The XML file formats guide covers this topic.

    Since documents can contain VBA there is still the possibility of viruses, but the overview of the XML file formats show that security will be improved. The default open XML formats (for Word, Excel and PowerPoint files) will not be allowed to include embedded code, and a special purpose format is required for files with embedded code. This makes files with embedded code easy to identify, improving security.

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    Re: Office 12 preview site

    Progress!

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