As part of Microsoft's 2007 Office suite of products another open XML document type was introduced. This time in the Excel sphere, Excel is known world wide. It is a powerful tool you can use to create and format spreadsheets, graphs, do complex maths and much more. You are able to create diverse spreadsheets with multiple workbooks, formulae, and various data sources. Files can be saved in the XLSX format, which is based on the Open XML format and uses ZIP compression for smaller file sizes.
XLSX improves file and data management and data recovery. XLSX extends what is possible with the binary files of earlier versions. Any application that supports XML can access and work with data in the new file format. The application does not need to be a Microsoft product it can be any application. Users can also use standard transformations to extract or repurpose the data. In addition, security concerns are drastically reduced because the information is stored in XML, which is essentially plain text. Thus, the data can pass through corporate firewalls without hindrance.
Microsoft Excel 2007 OpenOffice OxygenOffice Progessional (Linux)
HTML5 is the fifth revision of the HTML standard, it's main aims are to improve the support for the all types of multimedia with the intention to keep it readable by both humans, computers and all devices. HTML5 has become the adopted standard following Apple CEO Steve Jobs very open letter entitled 'Thoughts on Flash' where he concludes that 'Flash is no longer necessary to watch video or consume any kind of web content' and that 'new open standards created in the mobile era, such as HTML5, will win'.
Any Web Browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, Google Chrome)