Andy Simonds Blog

Best places to get XPS Info

Since I moved over to the Office team this blog (primarily focused on XPS) is not very active. If...

Author: Andy Simonds Date: 12/12/2007

We are Done!!!

Wooohooooo!!!! Windows Vista RTM'd today: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/default.mspx Almost 5...

Author: Andy Simonds Date: 11/08/2006

.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...

Author: Andy Simonds Date: 11/07/2006

Seen and Noted

A few things to note: A very cool white-board demo you have to see. Posted on Nils van Boxsel's blog...

Author: Andy Simonds Date: 11/01/2006

Kofax Announces XPS Support

Kofax recently sent out a press release regarding support for XPS in their toolkit for the document...

Author: Andy Simonds Date: 10/25/2006

XPS v1 is on-line

The final v1.0 of the XPS spec is available for download. Get it here. - Andy

Author: Andy Simonds Date: 10/25/2006

XML Paper Specification v1.0 RTMs!!!!!!!!

At 11:30 AM PST - the final version of the XML Paper Specification (v1.0) RTM'd. This is a great day...

Author: Andy Simonds Date: 10/19/2006

New Windows Vista PC

I’ve finally purchased my ‘Vista’ PC for my home. My new PC was custom built from parts from Fry’s...

Author: Andy Simonds Date: 10/08/2006

What's going on?

A few random updates. But 1st, I mentioned putting up a picture of the spec. Here it is in its'...

Author: Andy Simonds Date: 10/01/2006

New DigSig Article

A new article on digital signatures is up on MSDN. Written by Andrey Shur (our all-knowing,...

Author: Andy Simonds Date: 09/27/2006

XPS .95 now available

Version .95 of the XPS spec is now available. Download it from the XPS download site. Also, go to...

Author: Andy Simonds Date: 09/26/2006

InfoTrends talk in Boston

Next week I am off to Boston to speak at the InfoTrends Office Document Solutions conference. Feel...

Author: Andy Simonds Date: 09/14/2006

Beta 2 of XPS Essentials Pack is out

Beta 2 of the XPS essentials pack is out. Read about the details and how to download at the XPS team...

Author: Andy Simonds Date: 09/10/2006

RC1 is out

RC1 of .NET 3.0 and Windows Vista has shipped. If you are a beta tester for Vista you already should...

Author: Andy Simonds Date: 09/05/2006

MXDW in July .NET 3.0 CTP

In the July CTP of .NET 3.0 (formerly WinFX) the XPS print driver (MXDW) is included in the package....

Author: Andy Simonds Date: 07/26/2006

Updated Hardware Logo Requirements for XPS and WSD

We've announced some new requirements for hardware supporting XPS and WSD. Specifically we are...

Author: Andy Simonds Date: 07/21/2006

Windows Media Photo Update

There is new info posted on the web regarding Windows Media Photo licensing. Latest info on...

Author: Andy Simonds Date: 07/05/2006

New D2 Newsletter and WinHEC slides

A new D2 newsletter hit the stands today. If you are still not getting the newsletter please go...

Author: Andy Simonds Date: 06/15/2006

Flickr Addiction

This year I have gotten more and more addicted to Flickr. Don't know how it happened. I've tried...

Author: Andy Simonds Date: 06/13/2006

WinFX rebranded as .NET Framework 3.0

Friday we announced rebranding WinFX as .NET Framework 3.0. You can read about the details is Soma's...

Author: Andy Simonds Date: 06/12/2006

XPS at TechEd 2006

Microsoft TechEd 2006 is next week and we will have a session on XPS there. Marcio will be going...

Author: Andy Simonds Date: 06/09/2006

Windows Vista Product Guide

The Windows Vista Product Guide is available up on ms.com. It seems to have finished its’...

Author: Andy Simonds Date: 06/07/2006

XPS, PDF and Adobe

So it is certainly an interesting news day today. For those interested in the world of PDF and XPS,...

Author: Andy Simonds Date: 06/02/2006

Brian Jones Blog about PDF in Office

Brian just posted an entry about the decision to remove PDF support from Office....

Author: Andy Simonds Date: 06/02/2006

WinHEC and Beta 2

It’s been a big week. WinHEC is wrapping up and we have shipped Beta 2. Beta 2 is awesome (I have...

Author: Andy Simonds Date: 05/25/2006

WinFX Beta 2 available for download

WinFX Beta 2 is available for download here. This will give you the exact platform bits for WinFX...

Author: Andy Simonds Date: 05/24/2006

Some Recent Press

A bunch of press over the last 2 weeks. Thought I would play the manual news-feed effort and collect...

Author: Andy Simonds Date: 05/22/2006

AIIM Day 3 - Final Day

AIIM - Final Day Like all shows, the last day is always slow. Still, we had a lot of traffic in the...

Author: Andy Simonds Date: 05/19/2006

AIIM Day 2

An amazing day. Went by so fast. We had a steady run of people coming by the booth, a lot busier...

Author: Andy Simonds Date: 05/17/2006

AIIM Day 1

Day 1 is in the can! A good steady stream of people all day. There wasn't a huge # of people in the...

Author: Andy Simonds Date: 05/16/2006

Setup Day is Done

It's 11:30 and setup day is done. Demos work, slides have been polished. Saw some cool demos from...

Author: Andy Simonds Date: 05/15/2006

In Philly

AIIM time is here. A 4.5 hour flight took over 6 hours as we spun over farm fields forever before...

Author: Andy Simonds Date: 05/14/2006

It's May! AIIM and Winhec around the corner

It is suddenly May and things are busy as ever around here. Of course, focusing on Beta 2 is our top...

Author: Andy Simonds Date: 05/03/2006

XPS Sample Docs available

We recently posted a bunch of sample XPS documents. Download them here. These are primarily for...

Author: Andy Simonds Date: 04/20/2006

XPS Essentials Pack Beta 1 Released!

Today we launched Beta 1 of what we are calling the XML Paper Specification Essentials Pack. If you...

Author: Andy Simonds Date: 04/06/2006

Latest D2 Newsletter is out

We get asked often about how to find out more info on XPS, or other things the D2 team is doing....

Author: Andy Simonds Date: 04/04/2006

.85 is released!

OK..my last post was a little ambitious - I was about a week off in my prediction of getting .85 of...

Author: Andy Simonds Date: 03/31/2006

XPS .85 spec here soon

A lot of people have been asking about .85 - it's coming soon. Should be out this week. I will make...

Author: Andy Simonds Date: 03/20/2006

Microsoft and XPS at AIIM

Microsoft will have a big presence at the AIIM expo in Philadelphia this year (May 15-18). A brief...

Author: Andy Simonds Date: 03/02/2006

Annotations and XPS

We've finally created a post on the annotations story for XPS. It's over on the XPS blog site. Take...

Author: Andy Simonds Date: 02/24/2006

WinHec 2006 Registration Open

Winhec 2006 is already around the corner. Here is a quick link to the topics coming from the D2...

Author: Andy Simonds Date: 02/17/2006

Seattle will win

Need to post an entry about the Super Bowl before the week ends. Seattle will win. Steelers are a...

Author: Andy Simonds Date: 02/03/2006

New XPS whitepaper on document workflow

We snuck a new whitepaper up on microsoft.com. Document Workflows in Windows Vista. The graphic on...

Author: Andy Simonds Date: 01/31/2006

Lyra Conference and XPS

The Lyra Conference 2006 Imaging Symposium is underway right now. It's a conference for the printing...

Author: Andy Simonds Date: 01/24/2006

XPS 5-Points Shortcut

My XPS 5-points of light entries are finaly done. Here is a shortcut to all 5 to send to your...

Author: Andy Simonds Date: 01/21/2006

Go Seahawks!

Needed to be said - we are on our way to the Super Bowl!

Author: Andy Simonds Date: 01/21/2006

XPS Five Points of Light – Part 5: Integrated Solution

Integrated solution – well that certainly brings up some interesting thoughts. Integrated-innovation...

Author: Andy Simonds Date: 01/20/2006

XPS Five Points of Light - Part 4: Platform for Innovation

Well it is a new year, and I am still two-parts away from getting my ‘5-points’ series done. In an...

Author: Andy Simonds Date: 01/17/2006

XBox360 Arrives

Luck was the only factor here. A call by my wife to Target mid-day on Wednesday last week - they had...

Author: Andy Simonds Date: 01/13/2006

New XPS Spec in time for Christmas - 0.8 live today

Yes, un-like the Xbox guys, we have the latest XPS spec available in time for Christmas with...

Author: Andy Simonds Date: 12/22/2005

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