It appears there is a lot of hype out there for the new COLLADA format. There are COLLADA plugins for Max, Maya, Blender, and Ogre. So it looks like this could be my new favorite format. The COLLADA Wiki lists products that support COLLADA along with links to plugins.
Simply install ColladaMax and ColladaMaya to install the export plugins for Max and Maya:
There appears to be a COLLADA plugin for Ogre as well: