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. Ecma also hosted a dinner for the committee…

MSDN XPS Forum is Moving

The MSDN forum for XPS is moving. Once transitioned you’ll find the forum at this location While the transition happens, the forum is locked down, normal service will resume shortly…

Kyocera Mita does XPS

Kyocera Mita has announced the TASKalfa 500ci series of Color Multifunctional Products with support for XPS. For more information see

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.

PDC Hands-On-Lab

At PDC there were a number of hands-on-labs (HOL) that enable developers to get hands-on experience of working with new APIs in Windows 7. The HOLs were included on the hard drive that went to attendees. If you’re looking for the XPS lab, it’s included in the DirectX series, Kam has posted details on how…

Windows 7 Developers Guide

MSDN has the Windows 7 Developers Guide available for download. The guide provides an overview of Windows 7 for developers, and has details on the new Win32 APIs for XPS and OPC.


There’s loads of great stuff on the agenda for WinHEC (how I wish I was going back down to LA…) but two things I wanted to highlight:   XPS Rasterization and XPSDrv Performance in Windows 7 – CON-C650 This chalk-talk begins with a brief architectural overview of XPSDrv, XPS rasterization service and dependencies, and XPSDrv…

Busy Busy Busy

It’s not just us who have been busy, there’s also new stuff on the XPS Technology Showcase.

New XPS Features in Windows 7

We’ve been busy. Last week at PDC we unveiled Windows 7 and provided developers with a first look at the bits. This week at WinHEC we’re providing further details about Windows 7 for the hardware community. The big Windows 7 news for XPS is that we’ve extended the developer surface to include applications built on…


XPS Essentials Pack Update

The XPS Essentials Pack has been updated with support for Windows XP SP3 – details on the XPS Team Blog.