Good old Microsoft just bought a lot of their partners to vote YES for their OOXML format which they try to make a standard. The OpenOffice.org Format, ODF has already become a standard. The problem with Microsofts “standard” is that it is only designed for their expensive products. Luckly the vote was cancelled after the fact, that nearly all the voter were partners of Mircrosoft was revealed.
More info: os2world.com