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Microsoft is introducing an innovative set of professional design tools that have the potential to change the way that designers and developers work together. Get a tour of the new tools for …

Microsoft is introducing an innovative set of professional design tools that have the potential to change the way that designers and developers work together. Get a tour of the new tools for developing graphic content (Expression Graphic Designer), interactive WPF content (Expression Interactive Designer) and standards-based Web content (Expression Web Designer).

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  • 1. Introducing Microsoft Tools For Professional Designers: An Overview of Microsoft Expression Brad Becker Senior Product Manager Server & Tools Microsoft Corporation
  • 2. Microsoft Expression A professional illustration , painting , and graphic design tool to create compelling designs for on-screen , web, and application user interfaces . A professional design tool to create sophisticated standards-based Web sites which deliver compelling user experiences. A professional design tool to create engaging, rich user interfaces for desktop applications and the web which deliver next generation user experiences on Windows Vista.
  • 3. Designer Emotional Connection Look, behavior, data visualization, usability, brand impact Developer Functional Capabilities Deployment, function, data connection and integrity, IT process, security Unifying The Designer Developer Process XHTML CSS XML / XSLT ASP.NET Javascript XAML C++ C# VB.NET Paper JPG / TIFF MOV / WMV PSD PPT
  • 4. Microsoft Design And Development Tools
  • 5. XAML Robert Ingebretsen Program Manager Microsoft
  • 6. Developer And Designer Collaboration This is the XAML code needed to draw a circle with a radial gradient. About XAML
  • 7. Expression Graphic Designer The professional design tool that brings together the best of vector and pixel-based capabilities, letting you explore new creative cutting-edge possibilities. A professional illustration , painting , and graphic design tool to create compelling designs for on-screen , web, and application user interfaces . Create or edit graphic design content whether it’s vector or bitmap based and export to popular formats or bring your artwork into other software tools such as Microsoft Office.
  • 8. Expression Graphic Designer
  • 9. Expression Interactive Designer The professional design tool to create high-quality user interfaces for next generation applications. Drive seamless collaboration with developers and maximize the integrity of designs by sharing the common WinFX platform. Incorporate rich media including vectors, bitmaps, video and audio, 3D content, text, controls, layout & skinning and create compelling user interfaces.
  • 10. Expression Interactive Designer Robert Reinhardt Vice President, Multimedia Platforms Group Schematic
  • 11. Next Steps
    • Expression Web Designer
      • In this room in 10 minutes!
    • Next Steps
    • www.microsoft.com/expression
      • Watch training videos for Expression
      • Try out Expression previews (CTP’s)
      • Leave feedback in the forums
  • 12. © 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. This presentation is for informational purposes only. Microsoft makes no warranties, express or implied, in this summary.
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