Printing and Document Features for the Platform Update for Windows Vista

What is the Platform Update for Windows Vista?   The Platform Update for Windows Vista is a set of runtime libraries that makes it easy for developers to target both Windows 7 and Windows Vista. Among the technologies included in the Platform Update for Windows Vista are the XPS Print API for XPS Printing, the XPS…

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New Office 2010 Printing Functionality

Now that the Office 2010 Technical Preview is out, we’re happy to announce some great new printing experiences. Print Place The most obvious printing feature is a dramatically redesigned print dialog known as the “Print Place” that is available in Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project, and Publisher. This dialog is optimized to present the most…

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Hello Ecma-388 1st Edition

The 97th General Assembly of Ecma International, held in Budapest in June, approved the Open XML Paper Specification, OpenXPS, as an Ecma Standard: Ecma-388 1st Edition.   This marks a major milestone in the evolution of the XPS format and, like all standards activities, is the result of a lot of hard work and dedication…

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Announcing the Windows HD Imaging AQ

Last week Microsoft announced an Additional Qualification (AQ) for the Windows 7 Logo program called Windows® HD Imaging that requires adoption of the XPS for qualifying printers and applications, and promotes XPS as a key technology in the end-to-end high fidelity digital imaging experience.  For those who are unfamiliar with the Windows® Logo program, its…

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Get started with XPS APIs for document workflows

If you’re thinking about building document workflows on XPS APIs, the first thing to consider is which framework to start with. .NET Framework Windows SDK for Windows 7 Platforms: Windows XP Windows Vista Windows 7 Windows Server 2003 Windows Server 2008 Platform: Windows 7 While the Windows 7 SDK supports new scenarios, it is still…

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Thanks for joining us at AIIM!

The XPS team would like to extend our thanks to everyone who came by at AIIM to see what was happening in Windows 7.  We heard a lot of interest in building document workflow solutions on top of the Microsoft .NET and Win32 XPS APIs.  There are pointers coming soon on how to get started…

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XPS & Friends at AIIM

XPS at the AIIM International Exposition and Conference 2009 AIIM 2009 for the Enterprise Content & Information Management industry is being held in Philadelphia this week (March 30 to April 2) alongside On Demand. Windows 7 will be there, along with SharePoint, Office and other Microsoft products & solutions. You’ll find them in Booth 901…

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Hello from WinHEC

Hello from WinHEC!  The XPS team is continuing the Windows 7 roll out of new XPS features at WinHEC 2008 this week.  Since our initial presentation of XPS printing (then called the “NextGen Print Path”) at WinHEC 2004, partner support of XPS in printing workflows has made incredible progress.  For a quick view of some…

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XPS & OPC Support in Windows 7

Last week at PDC and this week at WinHEC we’re talking for the first time about investments we’re making in Windows 7 to better support XPS and OPC. New Win32 APIs for XPS New Win32 APIs for OPC New Win32 API to provide access to the XPS Print Path New XPS Rasterization service for driver…

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Now fixed…

The problems posting the updated XPS Essentials Pack update are now fixed. Thanks for your patience.

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