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    Going to PDC or WinHEC?

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    Going to WinHEC or PDC ? If so, the team would love to meet up, I'll be down in Los Angeles for PDC next week and others from the team will be there the week after for WinHEC. Drop me a note via the contact link and I'll fwd on to the team. The last PDC...
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    Viewer Comparisons

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    Pagemark Technology has published a comparison of the performance of different XPS viewers ( XPS , PDF ). The report covers XPS viewers from a number of different sources: Microsoft XPS Viewer Informative Graphics Brava Reader ! 3.1.0.16 NiXPS Edit v...
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    Monarch data import with XPS

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    Datawatch has released an update for their Monarch application for report mining and analysis. Version 10 now provides support for XPS to enable users to import data into Monarch from any Windows application with print support. This is a great example...
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    16 bits and more printing on Windows

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    I’ve been hearing recently about 16-bit printing and how, apparently, you can’t do it on Windows (for example on this thread ). 16-bit (and more, but we’ll get to that in a moment) print support was added in Windows Vista and Windows...
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    Capturing XPS

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    MadCap announced today that the latest version of Capture includes XPS support: “Capture 3.0 provides the ability to save and load images in Microsoft XPS, providing a much crisper image that does not become pixilated when someone zooms in. The new functionality...
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    Zoran IPS 8.1

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    Zoran has announced version 8.1 of the IPS interpreter which “…fully supports Microsoft’s XPSDrv print path”. “As a technology supplier that has earned Microsoft’s Driver Test Manager certifications, Zoran continues to demonstrate its full commitment...
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    More XPS with Toshiba e-STUDIO

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    Today Toshiba announced the immediate availability of the Toshiba e-STUDIO(TM)5520c/5520CT/6520c/6520CT/6530c/6530CT series of MFPs with XPS support. “Building on its long-standing relationship with Microsoft, the e-STUDIO5520c/6520c/6530c MFP series...
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    XPS testing from XPS Associates

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    XPS Associates have released two testing products for XPS: C-XPS Render is designed to test accurate rendering by providing test content and expected results C-XPS Speed Suite is designed to test rendering performance by providing test content  ...
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    Another XPS viewer

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    Not content with the multiple XPS viewers for Windows, Mac & Linux? Software Imaging have introduced their own XPS viewer that uses their PrintMagicXPS rendering engine (i.e. it doesn’t rely on the rendering engine in WPF). More details from Software...
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    MagiColor XPS

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    Konica Minolta continue to release products with support for XPS , the latest is the Magicolor 5600 Series . Additional details of Konica Minolta and Windows Vista at http://www.biz.konicaminolta.com/technologies/vista_compatibility/ .
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    PDC & WinHEC

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    PDC Tim has a nice post outlining some of what you might hear about if you’re going to PDC this year. Already there’s a load of interesting session abstracts on the PDC2008 site and it’s also been announced that “ keynote attendees will be among the first...
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    Nuance OmniPage Capture SDK 16

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    Nuance has announced OmniPage Capture SDK 16 — " Nuance has also added robust support for the XML Paper Specification, XPS, which enables document sharing and archiving with Windows Vista. " More details in the press release .
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    IRIS updates XPS Support

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    IRISPdf has been updated to version 7.2. XPS is included in the list of enhancements: “An important new output format is the XML Paper Specification (XPS). Like Adobe's PDF format, XPS is a fixed-layout document format designed to preserve document fidelity...
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    XPS Blaze

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    MadCap Software has announced MadCap Blaze, a new tool long document authoring, with support for XPS: “Microsoft is thrilled by the launch of MadCap Blaze, which extends the power of XPS into the world of long document print publishing,” said Jack Mayo...
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    XPS Standardization Update

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    There’s an update on the activities to standardize XPS on the Ecma TC46 page . Enjoy.
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    New Toshiba e-Studio

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    “…the e-STUDIO2330c provides Windows Vista-specific printing enhancements in the form of XPS Print Path drivers, Windows Color System support and Windows Vista WS print and scan support, while remaining 100 percent backwards-compatible with existing deployments...
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    Automatically Opening XPS files from MXDW

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    MXDW – the Microsoft XPS Document Writer – includes the ability to open XPS files that are created. To enable this, you’ll need to dig into the preferences dialog where you’ll find the following on the XPS Documents tab: The ‘Automatically open XPS documents...
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    Engineering Windows 7

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    Interested in the engineering process for Windows 7? Then I'd recommend keeping up with the Engineering Windows 7 blog. As an example, this post covers the structure of the Windows Engineering Team. Enjoy.
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    System-supplied property handler for XPS

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    Did you know that Windows Vista includes a system-supplied property handler for XPS? Details of how to use the XPS handler, and on how to write your own handler, are available on MSDN .
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    9 Business Benefits of XPS

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    While I was away on holiday (vacation), NiXPS posted 9 XPS benefits for your business. Here they are… Benefit #1: XPS is ideal for sharing and publishing Benefit #2: XPS is truly ‘what you see is what you get’ Benefit #3: XPS is a reliable format for...
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    Where to get the latest XPS Print Path bits

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    The XPS Print Path is shipped as part of Windows Vista and later but it’s also available for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.  If you’re developing a hardware device driver for the XPS Print Path (an XPSDrv print driver) you’ll probably want to...
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    Okular XPS

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    Okular, the document viewer included in KDE, has reached version 0.7 . I liked this bit from the random ordered list of features and improvements... "XPS backend: various loading and rendering improvements, should be much more usable now"
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    Everything is a link in the chain

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    Or maybe everything is in a cycle... Develop XPS , awesome fixed format document and print stream format Develop Silverlight , fantastic cross-platform, cross-browser plug-in for richer media and interactive applications Write book introducing Silverlight...
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    WPF <> XPS

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    A favorite question I get asked is “When will [insert some application name] be ported to WPF?” WPF is a fantastic technology and there’s lots of interesting stuff happening on top of the WPF platform, but I’m wondering why people are asking me about...
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    XPS: One format to rule them all (or maybe not)

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    One format or multiple formats? Some would have you believe that one format does everything everyone will ever need. Some feel that, by extension, two similar formats, or two formats that have some degree of overlap, must be 'competitive' (or designed...
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