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:
You can read more about the announcement here. Are you affected by the change? If so, what is your take on it?Advertisement
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