February 15, - 2 comments Microsoft Expression was a collection of tools that enabled you to design interactive web applications. The collection consisted of Expression Blend, an interface design tool for creating graphical user interfaces for both web and desktop applications, the HTML editor and web design software Expression Web, the video editing software Expression Encoder and Expression Design, a graphic design tool.
Microsoft revealed today that it will retire Expression as a standalone product line. While that does not mean that the tools won't be available anymore, it does have consequences which I would like to discuss below.
You are probably wondering why the company made the decision to retire Microsoft Expression. The homepage of the product highlights Microsoft's drive to provide its customer base with a unified solution. That unified solution will be Visual Studio, and that is where part of the Expression technology will be integrated into. The following changes will be made: Expression Blend will be fully integrated into Visual Studio and - likely but yet unannounced - future versions of Visual Studio.
Blend for Visual Studio will provide designers and programmers with tools to create Windows apps and Windows Phone apps.
The technologies will be integrated into the program with Update 2. Expression Studio 4 Ultimate and Web Professional are not for sale anymore.
Customers who purchased the products will receive support through the product lifecycle. Expression Design 4 and Expression Web 4 are now available as a free download from Microsoft. Support is not available for these products and it no new versions will be developed and released by Microsoft.
Customers who bought the product will receive support through the product's lifecycle. Expression Encoded 4 Pro will remain available through , and Expression Encoder 4 remains available as a free download.
Expression Web 4. Are you affected by the change? If so, what is your take on it? He is passionate about all things tech and knows the Internet and computers like the back of his hand.
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Microsoft Expression Studio was a set of tools designed for building web and Windows applications along with rich digital media content. Expression Studio was released in , and over the years Microsoft has enhanced the Expression Studio suite with new and exciting features. Unfortunately, the Expression Studio was discontinued by Microsoft in , and the last version of this tool was released in June Install Microsoft Expression Studio on Windows 10 Microsoft Expression Studio is available for download, and you can easily install it on Windows 10 by following these steps: