You would be forgiven if you didn't realize Expression Studio 2 is now available. It went up quietly this week on the newly red-designed Expression website. While there will be a bigger splash later in the year to announce the launch of this product, the reason why you haven't heard much about it yet is because while the product is now released by Microsoft, the physical media for the product is in the process of being shipped to retailers.
While the physical media won't be available likely until late May at retailers, if you are interested in trying out the products in the mean time, you can download trial versions today.
There are a number of things that are very important in this release of Expression, many of which are very important to developers. Below are some of the new and improved features you will see with Expression 2 products:
New with Expression 2: The Expression Professional Subscription!
A new and very exciting purchasing option for Expression is also available with Expression 2, starting in June 2008. This is the Expression Professional Subscription. If you are a developer, designer or wear both hats, this might be an option you will strongly want to consider. The Expression Professional Subscription contains a veritable treasure chest of software for a fraction of the price all of the software combined (Canadian pricing is still being worked out, but numbers I have seen make this a very good deal).
Software included in the Expression Professional Subscription:
Stay tuned on pricing and availability. This is a great way to lower the costs for you to build great software solutions.
I've seen the announcement on several blogs... but I always get this when I try to access the Expression web site:
"We’re sorry, but there is no Microsoft.com Web page that matches your entry..."
It was like that yesterday... it's still the same today.
Is the link good or not?
PingBack from http://home-studio.crutoo.com/2008/05/02/surprise-expression-studio-2-is-live/
I have to admit I've never had that problem with http://www.microsoft.com/expression myself. I just tested it now and it seems fine as well.
Hopefully the issues you have experienced are isolated and maybe won't have again.
In a previous post , I mentioned that Microsoft was bringing out the new Expression Professional Subscription