The kool-aid is strong in this one
What he said;
"I think collaboration is important in general"
What he didn't add;
"as long as everyone is using our products to do it"
"People did not understand what we were trying to do on OOXML"
Oh contraire, as already mentioned people understood all too well what you were doing and that still irks you.
Oh, and here's a clue for you, it irks us too and it will for a long long time.
"We want to deepen the conversation with the industry"
What does that even mean? Is that a euphemism for "Anybody who doesn't want to do it our way will be thrown into the bay with cement shoes on"?
This one is my favourite;
"We know the world is a mixed IT environment — this is really ingrained in our thinking,"
O'rly? Does he really believe that the company who actively and consistently does its absolute utmost to retain user lockin through application of closed standards and non-interoperability really believes this?
The bald face lying / stunning naiveté is simply astounding.
Actions speak louder than words and Microsofts actions are nothing if not consistent. Nothing has changed in Redmond.
Wheeling out hacks like this to make a few touchy-feely statements isn't gonna change anything and we won't be forgetting Microsofts actions just because they occasionally mouth the right words when it suits their business interests to do so. As someone else already said, if you guys had a cloud monopoly then your attitude would be 180 degrees different.
We are not stupid you know.