OpenXPS final draft released
A lot of things are happening around XPS the last couple of weeks:
ECMA has posted the final draft of the OpenXPS specification on its website here
This will be submitted to the June 2009 ECMA General Assembly for vote.
If this draft will be accepted, then XPS will officially become and independent standard, which is great news for the format!
Microsoft also announced that XPS will be part of Office 2007 Service Pack 2 by default, currently you either have to print to the MXDW or install an after market free plug-in to export XPS directly. No more of that with SP2!
And I'm finally running Windows 7 RC, which has a revamped XPS viewer. It runs by default out of the browser, which I think is a good thing. The default XPS Viewer is a polished nice little app, great for viewing XPS, and raises the bar for NiXPS View.
We are preparing a next version of our NiXPS View, and it's going to be truly fantastic. Very soon I will post some screenshots and an insider's perspective on what we're working on.