WIndows phone developers please hold on Blend 4

Jaime Rodriguez
On Windows Phone, Windows Presentation Foundation, Silverlight and Windows 7

WIndows phone developers please hold on Blend 4

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Today at Internet Week New York we are launching Expression Studio 4.
This new version is shipping just 10 months after Expression Studio 3 and includes support for Silverlight 4, .NET 4, and interop with Visual Studio 2010 and TFS 2010.

In this version we are also moving to a new SKU lineup which aligns with the new Visual Studio and MSDN levels. There are now three levels of Expression Studio: Expression Studio Web Pro, Expression Studio Premium, and Expression Studio Ultimate.

Important Note: If you are developing in Silverlight for Windows Phone 7, do not install the released version of Expression Studio 4. You must continue to use the Blend 4 Beta and Add-in Preview for Windows Phone. This Beta will be refreshed with each Phone SDK pre-release and will be unified with released Blend 4 in a service pack which will release when the Windows Phone SDK releases.

Congratulations to the Blend team!

  • So no Expression 4 RTM until the Windows Phone SDK releases?


  • Yeah, this mismatch of releases for development tools is getting annoying.

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