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MarkLogic Senior Engineer Pete Aven to Discuss Advantages of Building Applications Directly in Microsoft Office at MarkLogic Government Summit

SAN CARLOS, Calif. — November 16, 2010 — Organizations around the world are constantly creating new content with Microsoft Office. Unfortunately, much of this content falls to the wayside after being used for its original purpose and loses value. MarkLogic Corporation, the company revolutionizing the way organizations leverage unstructured information, today announced the availability of updated toolkits that allow content authors to quickly access, reuse, and repurpose content created within Microsoft Office. Pete Aven, senior engineer, MarkLogic, will discuss the advantages of the updated toolkits and connectors for the government sector in a session titled “MarkLogic Toolkits and Connectors ” at the MarkLogic Government Summit on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at the Ritz Carlton in Tysons Corner, V.A.

“Many content authors only want to use the tools they are comfortable with,” said Ken Chestnut, vice president of product marketing, MarkLogic. “With the updated MarkLogic toolkits, content authors can find and reuse content from other documents while allowing them to stay within Microsoft Office. This allows them to spend more time authoring and less time trying to navigate across multiple user interfaces.”

The toolkits and connectors contain customizable applications for Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint that enable authors to tag, search, and reuse previously created content. Developers can then build rich applications for Microsoft Office to extend the functionality of the software suite. Once a document has been created, it is stored within MarkLogic Server and can be searched and updated to increase collaboration and content sharing between different teams within an organization.

“The MarkLogic toolkits give developers the ability to build advanced applications directly into Microsoft Office,” said Aven. “Microsoft Office’s native XML format – Office Open XML – makes MarkLogic the perfect platform to increase efficiency in the authoring process.”

MarkLogic toolkits are available for:

  • Microsoft Word – allows for intelligent information authoring and dynamic assembly for reuse when creating new content.
  • Microsoft Excel – search across spreadsheets and workbooks for text, formulas, and metadata to improve information reuse and discovery.
  • Microsoft PowerPoint – easily create new custom presentations by searching and retrieving information that already exists in your library of presentations, documents, and spreadsheets.

Microsoft Office Toolkits are available today. The hashtag for the MarkLogic Government Summit is #MLGS10.