I am pleased to announce the availability of the Expression Media 2 beta. You can get full info at the main Expression site, but owing to a snafu with the download links, I wanted to make it easy for Mac users to get the download.

Microsoft Expression Media 2 beta for Mac

Microsoft Expression Media 2 beta for Windows

Windows XP users will need to download the Windows Imaging Component in order to use the beta.

Later, I'll blog about the main themes of this release, but for now please download it and take a look and don't forget to check out the new Expression Media community forums, which benefit from a much improved UI.

Please send bug reports to xmbugs at microsoft.com and let us know whether you are running it under MacOS or Windows.