.NET Framework 3.0 is Released


Sort of Chapter 1 of a 3-part release of the innovation we have been working on for the last 4 or so years. 


Chapter 1 – .NET 3.0.  Contains all of the XPS and OPC document APIs, XPS Viewer and XPS print driver and runs on Windows XP (built into Windows Vista).  It is out today and you can download it here.


Chapter 2 – Release of Office 2007 that contains their new file format based on OPC packaging and XPS ‘Save-As’ support.  Office 2007 RTM’d last week, with release coming at the end of the month.


Chapter 3 – Release of Windows Vista.  Part A – Business release before end of year, Part B – Consumer release in January.  Contains of course all of our XPS/OPC, Printing, Scanning, Color and Fax innovations we have made over the last several years.  Read the product guide for details on the individual features.


Comments (4)

  1. Brad Hards says:

    Is Office 2007 as shipped actually going to contain a "save-as XPS". I thought this got pulled when the "save as PDF" stuff got pulled?

    When did it change, and why? Or did I just misunderstand?

  2. Andy Simonds says:

    Sorry, no I did not mean to imply that it was back in the box.  Just that we are shipping the capability – it is still being released as a free download from the web.

  3. Andy Simonds says:

    Sorry, no I did not mean to imply that it was back in the box.  Just that we are shipping the capability – it is still being released as a free download from the web.

  4. dave C says:

    so where are the chapters????  You said this is part 1 …  I am dying to read