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  • Blog Post: Publisher 2010 TR and Printing to XPS

    Justin just posted on the XPS team blog news of Publisher 2010 support for printing via the XPS Print Path. When used with a device that supports XPS, Publisher generates XPS print content and submits that directly to the XPS Print Path. The technical preview for Office 2010 is available, although it...
  • Blog Post: Ecma-388 PR

    Ecma has published a press release on the approval of OpenXPS which includes quotes from many of the companies involved in the standard. Related, Dan has published some background details on the XPS Team Blog .
  • Blog Post: GreenPrint v2 with XPS

    GreenPrint Software have released version 2 of GreenPrint, their tool to help reduce unnecessary printing. The Press Release includes the following: The paper-saving software, which eliminates unwanted pages and reduces printing by 17% or more, has been redesigned from the ground up around Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: kReader PC

    The team at knfbReading Technology have built a book reader targeting assisted reading and study skills for students and based on the XPS format. Here’s a glimpse: More details on kReader PC on the knfbReader site .
  • Blog Post: Zoran Enhances XPS Print Path Support

    Zoran has announced enhancements to their IPS DDK 3.0 driver development kit with XPS Print Path support, including support for Windows 7. Details in the press release .
  • Blog Post: Active XPS

    ActivePDF adds support for XPS in activePDF Server 2009 . Details in the press release .
  • Blog Post: Document Toolkit v1 available

    First Floor have released version 1.0 of their document toolkit for client-side display of XPS using Silverlight. Details in this blog post . The documentation is also available online, including details of conformance with the spec, note that TIFF and HD Photo images and ICC color profiles are currently...
  • Blog Post: Windows HD Imaging AQ

    Dan just posted details of the Windows HD Imaging Additional Qualifier (AQ) for the Windows 7 logo program. Details and links are on the XPS team blog .
  • Blog Post: Office Service Pack 2 with XPS

    Office service pack 2 is now available – you can read the details pretty much anywhere but a good place to start is the Inside Office blog which has links to the official announcement, blog articles, technical and support information and, yes, the download link. From the document perspective the big...
  • Blog Post: SimonSays How to Display XPS in Silverlight

    Another XPS in Silverlight link. This one is from Simon Guest with details on how he updated David Anson’s sample to work around changes in Silverlight 2. Source code available.
  • Blog Post: XPS to OneNote

    David Rasmussen on using XPS to print to OneNote. There’s also a codeplex project .
  • Blog Post: Final Draft of OpenXPS

    After 20 months of hard work, 8 face-to-face meetings (in Japan, Europe and the USA), numerous conference calls and a load of email, TC46, the technical committee working on the standardization of XPS, has published the final draft of the OpenXPS specification – denoted as version 1.6. As Ecma notes...
  • Blog Post: Micropress joins Fiery

    EFI announced a “significantly enhanced” MicroPress with many new features including XPS support. MicroPress joins the Fiery, which also has support for XPS as announced back at drupa 2008.
  • Blog Post: 4 x PDF on XPS

    "Standards need to be open, otherwise they won’t be accepted anymore. Interoperability is important, as people do not want to get locked-in anymore. But everybody should still welcome a good, sound technology that aims to bring electronic document nirvana closer."   That quote is from...
  • Blog Post: NiXPS: now with PDF and SVG

    From NiXPS : NiXPS View v2.6.1 now features PDF export. NiXPS Edit can now export XPS pages to SVG, and has a new interactive text editing tool which greatly facilitates text corrections.
  • Blog Post: Browser Tab Roundup

    What with Windows 7 Beta and the work in TC46 things have been a little busy recently, and my nice to do list is getting rather long. Here’s a quick sweep from the list of “things to look at when you have a spare moment” that I might, or might not, blog about depending on whether I get that spare moment...
  • Blog Post: Ben on XPS and OPC

    Ben on the XPS and OPC APIs .
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Beta SDK

    Here’s the link to the Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1: BETA download.
  • Blog Post: Get tagging (with XPS)
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Beta MSDN Library Content Available

    The content team has published Windows 7 SDK documentation for some of the Win32 APIs in the Windows 7 beta. Of particular interest: Packaging XPS Documents XPS Digital Signatures Direct2D DirectWrite Although I’m off to try out the sensor API … Enjoy
  • Blog Post: MSDN Code Gallery for XPS

    The code gallery for the XPS APIs in Windows 7 is now live on MSDN . The gallery has three code samples for using the new APIs: Basics of working with XPS Documents: loading, modifying and saving. Rollup: combing content from different documents. Flow Text: using the text capabilities exposed by DirectWrite...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Beta

    For those that have been asking… the Windows 7 beta is now available via MSDN and TechNet subscriptions. There is also a public beta, for details see this post from Brandon on the WindowsTeamBlog. Here’s a quick snap of the specification in the Windows 7 viewer: Enjoy
  • Blog Post: TC46 in Genève

    This week TC46 is meeting at the Hôtel Longemalle in Genève , hosted by Ecma International . Details of the work of the technical committee, including summaries of previous meetings, the latest working drafts and issue lists, are available from the TC46 Activities page . As ever, feedback is welcomed...
  • Blog Post: Kyocera Mita does XPS

    Kyocera Mita has announced the TASKalfa 500ci series of Color Multifunctional Products with support for XPS. For more information see
  • Blog Post: NiXPS Updated

    NiXPS have updated their SDK (now version 2.6) and it now supports output to SVG in addition to PDF, and TIFF. Details of the SDK are on the NiXPS website.
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