According to the sharp folks at IT Business Edge, Microsoft has “renewed its plans to submit its XML-based document format — broadly seen as a threat to Adobe’s popular PDF file type — to an open standards body for review.”

What does this mean for those who use Microsoft products but need to create PDF files as deliverables? It’s too early to tell. Previously, IT Business Edge reported on a big brouhaha over Microsoft’s plan to prevent PDF export capability from Office 2007.