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Microsoft XPS Essentials Pack 1.0 RTW

Tags: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, XPS

Microsoft has released version 1.0 of the XML Paper Specification Essentials Pack. The pack is available for Windows Vista or Windows XP and Windows 2003 Server (both 32 bit and 64 bit versions is available).

XPS Reader EPXPS Essentials Pack contains

  • An XPS viewer called XPS Viewer EP - for reading XPS files
  • An XPS Document writer - for printing to an XPS file
  • Filters for previewing (IPreview) and searching (IFilter) XPS files
  • Windows Shell handlers, for Windows Explorer integration and thumbnails

Note: On Windows Vista Internet Explorer will still be the default viewer for XPS files. Just right click any XPS file and choose Open With and then Choose Default Program. In the dialog choose the XPS viewer you want to use as default.

Choose default program for XPS files

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Wictor Wilén is the Nordic Digital Workplace Lead working at Avanade. Wictor has achieved the Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA) - SharePoint 2010, Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM) - SharePoint  and Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) - SharePoint 2010 certifications. He has also been awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for seven consecutive years.

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