October, 2005

  • Andy Simonds Blog

    Office and XPS support

    It is not necessarily that interesting of a story for Microsoft to talk about how we are using our own technology (duh)! But certainly when the Office team announced support for ‘save-as’ PDF in Office “12” earlier in the month, it raised speculation...
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    XPS MSDN Forum

    I forgot there is an XPS forum up on MSDN. Not a lot of other people seem to know either as there is only 1 post. Here is the link: http://forums.microsoft.com/msdn/ShowForum.aspx?ForumID=126
  • Andy Simonds Blog

    Never a dull moment shipping software

    In the last day I’ve: Stared at bug charts/graphs/pivot tables to see how our different feature teams are doing, sent mail to areas I was concerned about, attend some more meetings on XPS licensing to ensure we were rock solid on being as open as...
  • Andy Simonds Blog

    XPS, open, royalty-free, cross platform...really

    I just got back from a week in Japan . Thinking back to my trip, I am still surprised at how many times I was asked to confirm that XPS was an open format. I visited a lot of partners that are building XPS hardware or software and I found myself forgetting...
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    XPS and Windows Media Photo

    Those tracking the XPS specification should have noticed that in v.75 we introduced Windows Media Photo as a supported image format in XPS (look on page 12). Windows Media Photo is a new image format in Windows, but is also supported on other platforms...
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    XPS and Open Packaging Conventions

    I've decided it is way overdue that I start blogging about the amazing work we are doing around documents in Windows Vista. 1st topic is to talk about the splitting of the XPS specification into two parts: XPS and Open Packaging Conventions. I'm sitting...
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