Microsoft to launch Expression Studio in 2007

Do you think Microsoft will make the difference with this new Studio


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deboz

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#1
Wow! As a developer (as we all are), here comes a new Website Development environment- this time by, probably, the most successful company-Microsoft!

Looks like a come back from archaic Frontpage to this brand new Studio which wants to "compete" with Adobe/Macromedia.
I for one, am looking forward to seeing the demos of Expression, so as to see what it will provide. I have a good feeling that it's gonna really compete with Adobe, but I suppose - in my oppinion- that we all are too use to Adobe to really trust Microsoft although some of us already love Asp.Net, vB and Visual Studio.
This is another world for us developers! What u guys think about this?



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link to full article on Expression Studio:
http://www.internetnews.com/dev-news/article.php/3647011

link to Expression Website:
http://www.microsoft.com/products/expression/en/default.mspx
 
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madmatt

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I don't think they will be able to out do Adobe with this suite. It'll take some effort. I do, however, think it is way better than FrontPage was (I used the beta).
 

GEN3RIC

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It seems like a good effort, but I dont think I will be ditching Visual Studio 2005 with ASP.NET 2.0 on C# code.

It had better be more advanced than Frontpage..
 

deboz

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It seems like a good effort, but I dont think I will be ditching Visual Studio 2005 with ASP.NET 2.0 on C# code.

It had better be more advanced than Frontpage..
Well it's definately Microsoft so i'm thinking that Expression will wrk with .Net Framework as it's backbone and maybe even provide the Asp.net environment. I'm thinking that they want to appeal to a more visual approach to Web Dev; jus like how the may Vista look great. but i sure don't think it's all pretty looks!

The trial versions are available on the site i mention above. get a looksy for ya self.
 

GEN3RIC

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Looks like it does use ASP. I see ASP server tags in this screenshot here. Looks like they used this program to build their dummy-site, Fabrikam.

 

GEN3RIC

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Hmm.. it is basically a web-only Visual Studio 2005, as far as I can see.

however two of the best upgrades it has gotten seems to be the ability for design mode to preview the page in the IE7 engine, not IE6. I use a lot of PNG's (screw those who lag behind in browser tech.. ha) and its annoying to build a site and need to continually view it in the browser to make sure its actually going to look like it should.

Also, it seems to be very CSS capable. I dislike using CSS in VS2005, it isn't very well integrated and it doesn't do any IntelliSense, but Expression does.
 

deboz

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Hmm.. it is basically a web-only Visual Studio 2005, as far as I can see.

however two of the best upgrades it has gotten seems to be the ability for design mode to preview the page in the IE7 engine, not IE6. I use a lot of PNG's (screw those who lag behind in browser tech.. ha) and its annoying to build a site and need to continually view it in the browser to make sure its actually going to look like it should.

Also, it seems to be very CSS capable. I dislike using CSS in VS2005, it isn't very well integrated and it doesn't do any IntelliSense, but Expression does.
I haven't gotten the demo as yet. I can't wait to try it out (just because it's new). remember that's its an entire suite -Expression Web, Design,Blend and Media. You tried these other Beta's yet?
 

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From what I gather it is out of the same division that publishes Visual Studio.
 

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