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    EFI add XPS

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    EFI announced yesterday that they will be showcasing the Fiery open platform at drupa 2008 with support for XPS. The press release highlights that EFI developed the XPS technology in-house and that it ensures Fiery users can benefit from improved transparency...
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    Another View

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    I recently linked to news about News Corporations investment in newprint. For a contrasting view, take a look at this piece from market watch analyzing why the cost of paper is increasing while news paper demand falls.
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    Windows Vista Service Pack 1

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    Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) RTM'd last month and today it appeared as an available update on my Vista machines at home. Here it is... Details of notable changes (that's changes " focused on addressing specific reliability, performance, and...
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    Konica Minolta

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    Konica Minolta continues to roll out devices with in-built support for XPS, the latest is the bizhub 40P/40PX monchrome desktop printer. More in the press release and Konica Minolta web site .
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    Worlds Biggest Print Plant

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    The BBC reports that News International has opened the world's largest printing plant — an investment of around £650 million (about $1.3 billion at today's rate). That's a reasonable indication that someone expects significant value in the newsprint market...
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    Fascinating

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    Gail Nickel-Kailing reported on the combination of AIIM, OnDemand and Xplor XDU for whattheythink . One snippet highlighted in the report: Fascinating also was the emphasis on the “Xs” – XML and XPS, both on the display floor on the “blue side” – that...
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    Ecma TC46 Update

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    Ecma TC46, the technical committee that's working on standardizing XPS, has published a couple of updates to the working documents section of the TC46 web site. First up, is a new working draft (version 1.1), that shows changes since the previous draft...
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    Emotional Bond With Paper

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    "Book lovers have a message for e-book makers: you can have my paperback when you pry it from my cold, dead fingers." Read the whole story in ars technica .
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    ImageGear

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    Today at the the 2008 AIIM Exposition & Conference AccuSoft announced a major update to ImageGear Professional and ImageGear for .Net . “With these ImageGear releases -- together with our new ImageGear for Silverlight toolkit -- we’re...
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    Pagemark at AIIM

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    Pagemark has announced that it will be demonstrating a multi platform XPS viewer and rendering solutions for Windows Vista, Windows CE, Apple Macintosh and Embedded Linux operating systems at this years AIIM. RanDair Porter, Pagemark president, from the...
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    I'm Not At AIIM...

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    ...and I'm not at OnDemand either. AIIM | OnDemand Microsoft is there , as are a number of other companies that are doing interesting things with XPS. Here are links to the things I'm aware of... Adlib Software Amyuni KnowledgeLake...
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    I Preview

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    Outlook 2007 has a great feature that enables you to preview attachments within Outlook without having to start an instance of another application. Windows Explorer (in Windows Vista) has a similar feature. Both are very useful tools as part of an information...
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    Catching up

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    I was out for most of last week so here's a quick catch up on XPS-related stuff... "While PDF still is the de facto standard for document exchange in the graphic arts industry, we are increasingly getting customer demand to take a look at Microsoft...
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    Autodesk: AutoCAD, DWFx and XPS

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    Yesterday, Autodesk announced the next release of AutoCAD, AutoCAD 2009, as part of a family of products. Shaan Hurley has called out some of the highlights from AutoCAD 2009 Product Manager Doug Cochran, including support for XPS-based DWFx files and...
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    Enabling XPS in Windows Server 2008

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    Windows Server 2008 provides support for XPS viewing, but it's not enabled by default — after all, only the stuff you need for a particular role should be enabled on a server, right?. Here's a step-by-step guide for how to turn on XPS... Step 1...
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    Server Perf Team on XPS

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    CC Hameed on the server perf team (although, more properly, I think that should be the Enterprise Platforms Windows Server Performance Team) has a post on XPS as part of a series of interesting stuff on Windows Server 2008. This reminds me that I didn...
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    Windows SDK

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    The Windows SDK for Windows Server 2008, .Net Framework 3.5 and Windows Vista SP1, with support for Visual Studio 2005 & 2008) has RTM'd. More details on the Windows SDK blog .
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    Examining XPS

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    Quality Logic have released XPS eXaminer . This .Net-based tool provides developers and testers with the ability to inspect and analyze the content within XPS files. Details, and a 30-day trial, on the Quality Logic site . Update: modified link...
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    Nuance does XPS in PDF Convertor 5

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    More news on support for XPS and interop with other formats. Nuance announced version 5 of PDF Creator earlier today ( press release ) with support for converting between XPS, PDF and editable formats, including those supported in Office. From the product...
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    Software Imaging Boosts XPS Performance

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    Software Imaging has updated PrintMagicXPS to take advantage of hyper-threading and multi-core architectures. Read more in the Press Release .
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    Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista SP1 RTM

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    RTM = Released to Manufacturing Want more details? Follow the link ...
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    Generating XPS Automagically

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    I got a mail overnight asking about ways to automatically generate XPS from applications, specifically asking for a way to enable existing applications that don't have knowledge of XPS to generate XPS content. The Microsoft XPS Document Writer (MXDW)...
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    My Tablet Rocks

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    I spend a lot of time thinking about and working on the interactions between physical paper and electronic paper, hence, I guess, two types of paper. But there's another way that I'm not 'normal' — I use a Tablet PC . Two things reminded me of this...
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    Printing Is Easier with Easy Print

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    Printing hasn't always been the easiest thing to configure and manage in Terminal Services. As Greg Shields puts it "printing and printer drivers have long been the bane of Terminal Services administrators. The pain of keeping the right drivers on...
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    More XPS Editing

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    I mentioned OneVision when they announced XPS support in Solvero and Asura last December ; but I'd overlooked that Nick & Kristof from NiXPS had also released NiXPS Edit . Fortunately, they've posted an update for NiXPS View, NiXPS Edit and their...
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