2009: Out with the old, in with the new!
The Gregorian Calendar
we all love and use (note: shameless Western bias), is yet again forcing us within a few days to add another year to the counter, running the total up to 2009!
Traditionally people tend to look back, evaluate and hope for the best in the future. My - this is very appropriate these days.
2008 was an interesting year for NiXPS. We released tons of new software, travelled around the world to give demo's and we had the chance to meet lot of interesting people and, most importantly, customers!
It is great to see that XPS is slowly making progress, and more an more people are building fantastic products and applications around it. We have yet to see a big uptake of the format on the desktop, but I'm convinced that this will happen, sooner or later.
This brings us to 2009. In more ways than one do we throw out the old and welcome the new!
Not only a new year, but also a new team. NiXPS found a new motivated team of investors, who took the commitment to support NiXPS in continuing and expanding its business. This is fantastic news, and holds great promise for the years to come.
2009 will probably be the year that Windows 7 will be released, which will strengthen the XPS ecosystem, as Windows 7 build upon the XPS foundation laid down with Windows Vista.
There's a good chance that 2009 will also be the year of the formal ECMA approved XPS specification, the people over at TC46 are very busy with that.
NiXPS will continue to improve its current products, and release some more. We have a lot of interesting projects scheduled for 2009, I hope to able to tell you more about this very soon.
And I also hope for the world at large that we we will learn from the crisis that is upon is in 2008, and make a better future for all of us in 2009.
Warm wishes from the NiXPS team to all of you, and may 2009 turn out be a 'Grand Cru
' for you!