IE9 Supports XPS Printing

Today we are passing along the great news that the IE9 browser will support XPS printing, and produce XPS print output natively. You can read the full announcement here: http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2010/04/09/Benefits-of-GPU-powered-HTML5.aspx .  While this announcement is just one of the aspects that IE9 is focusing on, we are very pleased that the IE team has recognized…

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Printer Management Using PowerShell

*******Disclaimer.  This posting contains scripting samples.  These are provided as-is with no guaranties or warranties of any kind.  They are not thoroughly tested in all scenarios. Over the years, the Printing team has released a number of management technologies designed to help print administrators get their jobs done. While the Print Management Console (PMC) is…

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Printing and Document Features for the Platform Update for Windows Vista

What is the Platform Update for Windows Vista? The Platform Update for Windows Vista is a set runtime libraries that makes it easy for developers to target both Windows 7 and Windows Vista. Among the technologies included in the Platform Update for Windows Vista are the XPS Print API for XPS Printing, the XPS Rasterization…

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Print Services Migration Guide

With the release of Windows Server 2008 R2, many of you will be looking into migrating your print servers. Since migrating a server running either Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008 to a server running the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system can often become a stressful time for IT Admins, we have just the right…

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New in Documents, Printing, and Scanning Space

There have been many improvements in Windows 7 and Server 2008R2 in the Documents, Printing, and Scanning space.  These include great performance, stability, security, and reliability enhancements and entirely new feature additions to ease printing and scanning as well as print and scan management.    Printers now are part of the Device Stage experience in…

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Print blog begins!

The print team has created a new TechNet blog for discussing printing related topics.  Our primary goal is to make this a highly efficient and searchable way for customers to get at the wealth of information we have published in various places.  The following list is a subset of topics that we have discussed and…

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