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Alan Yates Quotes

They come in at the beginning of the week, we evaluate them, we put them in a band, we work with them one on one, we get them on and off the stage and teach them how to work together as a band,
Alan Yates
#Beginning

As we look to the future, and all of these data types become increasingly intertwined, locked-in formats like OpenDocument are not well suited to address these varying data types -- as the proposed policy itself acknowledges. ... We would advise the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to do a thorough evaluation of the costs and benefits before making such a major shift.
Alan Yates
#Future

public records management is to force a single, less functional document format on all state agencies.
Alan Yates
#Force

As we look to the future, and all of these data types become increasingly intertwined, locked-in formats like OpenDocument are not well suited to address these varying data types - as the proposed policy itself acknowledges. It's this need for choice and flexibility that led Microsoft to design Office in a way that supports any XML schemas that a customer chooses, a capability lacking in less functional formats.
Alan Yates
#Future

We would have liked a greater opportunity to explain how openness is possible with Office. We've found a very positive reaction to our open formats and our approach, and there's a growing awareness there.
Alan Yates
#Office

Openness is very important for us, and for our customers. There's more awareness, but as the situation in Massachusetts demonstrates, we still have more work to do in terms of emphasizing our work with open formats.
Alan Yates
#Awareness

We've shipped a version of Office 2003 with an open format and we've expressed more commitment to the approach in our next Office releases. We feel that we're not being given enough of an opportunity to explain how openness is possible.
Alan Yates
#Commitment

It gives them the confidence that there is a foundation for documents that is not controlled by just one company but is a real consensus within the industry,
Alan Yates
#Company

There has been a very positive reaction to our open formats, although there's still perception from some quarters that we're the enemy of open source. That's just not the case.
Alan Yates
#Perception

This is a fantastic opportunity to work in the game I have a great passion for but also a great belief in.
Alan Yates
#Opportunity