This week I attended the Microsoft ExpressionSession07 event held in New York City. As somebody not from NYC, the view from the 52nd floor of 7 World Trade Center was simply amazing!
The content of the day was equally as exciting, although I must say that while I think Microsoft has a great story with their Expression suite of products, they need to present a much more refined message. That being said, it was still a worthwhile event to attend.
The day featured a keynote in the morning lead by Eric Zocher, and afternoon sessions by presenters including Robby Ingebresen from Identity Mine & Beau Ambur fromMetaliqq (On Expression Blend/WPF), Microsoft's Jeff King, and Eric Meyer (Expression Web). The highlight for me was hearing from Robby and Beau, both individuals that are with companies delivering WPF solutions. Both showed opportunities to productively deliver amazing looking solutions and talking about the issues of a developer/designer world. I think hearing from these two clarified a lot of the message that Microsoft needs to be spreading to make Expression a success.
Coincidentally, on the same day Microsoft Expression Blend Beta 2 was released to the web and is available here. Check out the entire Expression suite at www.microsoft.com/expression
Electric Rain also presented their new presentation software StandOut, which makes use of WPF. [Info here]
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