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.


Windows 7 Beta SDK

Here’s the link to the Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1: BETA download.


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


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 to generate fixed layout…

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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


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.


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…

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