July Live Meeting – v3

by cdwise 14. July 2009 01:41

On Wednesday, July 15, 2009 at 10:30 CDT (-6GMT) we will be hosting a live meeting on Expression Web v3. During this live meeting I will have Expression Web 3 running and will answer questions on it and demo the new features.

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Subject: Expression Web 3
Start Time: Wednesday, Jul 15, 2009 10:30 AM CDT
End Time: Wednesday, Jul 15, 2009 11:30 PM CDT

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Expression v3 Launch

by cdwise 11. July 2009 03:47

Somasegar is on the podium now talking about the direction and philosophy of the technical foundation of developer tools. Hearing Soma channel Ballmar with “developer, developer, developer” is strange.

Some very interesting stuff with Silverlight 3 and offline-desktop experience. Scott Guthrie says it works on both PCs and Macs. Guess I’m going to have to look at it more, possibly as a way to deliver some of my videos. Right now I use Silverlight Encoder for the Basic Website tutorial (which will be released with a new site using Expression Web 3 in the near future.) Looks like the offline experience will provide competition for Flex.

I must say that I prefer listening to Scott Guthrie over Soma, or perhaps I just prefer the more practical, less directional/philosophical approach Soma took.

Pricing for EW $149 for the full version which includes Expression Design and Expression Encoder. Full Studio $599, with Visual Studio Pro $999. Two subscriptions: Expression Studio subscription which includes all the platforms (Parallels to run it on Macs) as well as the studio and MSDN.

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Will July 10 be the date?

by cdwise 7. July 2009 03:18

Just posted by Steve Guttman in the comment thread of Soma’s blog entry on Expression Studio 3.

@Kirt Blattenberger - Yes Kirt, there will be a trial version available at (or before) retail availability. We haven't specified a release date, although there is a Silverlight/Expression themed event on the 10th.

So Expression Web 3 be released on that date or not?

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Expression v3 what is known

by cdwise 2. July 2009 10:55

Today I was reading through the comments on Soma’s blog post that I talked about earlier to see what I could glean from the responses posted by the Expression Web team and other folks at MS to see what will be in it. With Expression Studio v3 launching in just over a week it seemed like a fitting time to review. Especially since Microsoft is running a short 50% off sale on the current version for US customers (they just finished one for UK customers). Looks like Microsoft is clearing out inventory before the July 10, 2009 launch of Expression Studio 3.

SuperPreview

Expression Web Team said:

@Ian Ringrose - SuperPreview in Expression Web (not SuperPreview for Internet Explorer) will support Firefox 3.x.

We are actively working on adding more browsers to SuperPreview, but right now we do not have any additional news to announce.

Thank you for your suggestions!

Expression Web Team

 

Root Relative Links

Expression Web Team said:

@Jeromey Gaudreau Balderrama - We understand that the root relative link bug is disruptive for some of our customer's workflows. Unfortunately, in Expression Web 3, this is not a bug that we fixed.

We are actively considering this issue for future service releases and hope to have better news for you in the not so distant future.

Thank you for your feedback - this kind of dialogue is very important to us and does help us align our priorities for future releases.

Expression Web Team

Keyboard Customization

Expression Web Team said:

@ALLOW CUSTOM KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS - Unfortunately Expression Web 3 does not let you create custom keyboard shortcuts, but this is something that we are receptive towards for future versions. Thank you for your input on features that are must-haves for you. We hope that you'll try our product regardless.

Pricing

Expression Web Team said:

@Denny - Pricing information will be available soon. Expect for Expression Studio upgrade prices to be competitive with our current Expression Studio pricing.

Extensibility

Expression Web Team said:

@Dennis DeRobertis - We have not announced details just yet for our extensibility story in Expression Web 3, but work is well under way and we are very interested in working with any add-in vendors to make sure that the transition from Expression Web 2 to Expression Web 3 is as easy as possible.

UI

Expression Web Team said:

@Roman - Expression Web 3 follows the same look and feel found throughout Expression Studio. This consistent, uniform interface is new for Expression Web 3 and does not let you change the colors in the interface.

You may find that it offers slightly less customizability than previous versions of Expression Web, at the expense of some new functionality that we have added, like a new Panel and Panel docking system.

We understand that customizability is very important to our customers, and we certainly hear loud and clear that this is something that we should invest in for future releases of Expression Web.

To all that have participated in the comments for this blog post, thank you for your feedback! We are very excited about this release. Feedback from customers definitely helps us shape future releases of Expression Web.

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Expression v3 Luanch

by cdwise 23. June 2009 01:32

I got my invite today for the Expression Studio v3 launch in San Francisco July 10, 2009. Yes, I will be going and intend to have laptop or at least iPhone busy during the launch presentations, maybe both. So you will be able to follow what I have to say as they are showing the new stuff on Twitter (http://twitter.com/cdwise ) and a more detailed set of impressions and info here even if it takes a little longer to get posted (but will be posted as soon as possible since I do have cellular internet in this tablet.)SilverlightExpression3_Invite_b_v2

I’m looking forward to seeing the what’s new and hopefully improved.

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