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Just a quick post to let you know 5 new training videos are now available for viewing and download at http://www.microsoft.com/products/expression/en/demos.mspx. Simply click the Interactive Designer tab near the bottom of the page, and then click one of the video links under Training Videos.
ZAM 3D ™ from Electric Rain is a new 3D XAML Tool for Microsoft Windows Vista application development, and the March CTP is available for download .
ZAM 3D fits into the designer-side workflow by complementing Microsoft Expression Interactive Designer. The idea is that a designer uses ZAM 3D to easily create 3D interface elements, models, controls, styles or layouts. Then the designer exports the 3D assets to XAML markup with a single click without any need to write, or even understand, the complex markup that goes into building a WPF 3D scene. Now the 3D assets are easily added to an Expression Interactive Designer project using the Project > Add Item... command.
To install this build of Expression Interactive Designer download it from the Microsoft Expression web site at http://www.microsoft.com/products/expression/en/interactive_designer/id_free_trial.aspx
To help us make a better product, please send your feedback to us via our discussion forum  or our product feedback center on the Microsoft Expression Web site .Highlights in this CTP include:
A gallery of samples and tutorials updated for this CTP  can be found in the Article Categories section to the right of the blog.
Very importantly, please also take a moment to read the Readme file for the March CTP  which contains known issues and workarounds.
 http://blogs.msdn.com/expression/archive/2006/02/22/537105.aspx http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx?dg=microsoft.public.expression.interactivedesigner&cat=&lang=en&cr=US http://www.microsoft.com/products/expression/en/default.mspx http://blogs.msdn.com/expression/articles/543834.aspx http://blogs.msdn.com/expression/articles/538345.aspx