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 about if the same support would be there for XPS.  It should…

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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  

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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 possible, discussed some options on how we generate excitement…

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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 that in our partners…

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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.  Here is general overview from http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/xps/wmphoto.mspx: Windows Media Photo is a…

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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 here at my desk looking at the new printed copies with…

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