Microsoft yesterday released the second beta of the Microsoft XML Paper Specification Essentials Pack 1.0 (build 5715). 

The pack contains the following:

  • XML Paper Specification (XPS) Viewer
  • XPS metadata and thumbnail handlers for Windows Explorer
  • XPS rich-preview provider
  • XPS IFilter

You need Windows XP SP2 or later and the Microsoft Core XML Services 6.0 to be installed on your system.