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While I'm at it, I should also mention that the Microsoft Expression takes the many sides of your creative personality to all new levels. Professional design tools give you greater flexibility to create sophisticated applications and content. Innovative technologies enable faster and richer interface development for Microsoft Windows applications or the Web. All three Expression tools are currently CTP releases. http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=5284394
If you're unfamiliar with the Microsoft Expression suite, it's comprised of the Graphic Designer (for creating great vector graphics), the Interactive Designer (for building great user interfaces on XAML applications), and the Web Designers (for building great standards compliant web sites.) These tools are tremendously powerful, and are worth more than just a passing look.