XML at Microsoft's Mercy

The future of XML editing is pretty much in Microsoft’s hands, writes Kendall Grant Clark at xml.com. I have been testing Office last months and I’m not very happy about thought one thing what Microsoft knows is to make something hype. Therefore soon every developer has to write some kind of implementation for word to make their sales department happy. :)
Thought maybe it would it be better if Microsoft would it replace their loysy doc format with html. Well I kind of understand that would not be very sexy thing to do for sales. :)