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Any news from Microsoft Expression Web designer?

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    Kenty

    Just wondering when will it be released and if there is a beta avaible. If anyone knows please post.

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    David7738

    Kenty wrote:
    Just wondering when will it be released and if there is a beta avaible. If anyone knows please post.


    You might try enrolling at Microsoft Connect. And if see if you can get into the beta. There is a Private Beta that started last week on it, which is as far as my NDA will allow me to comment.

    In the installation notes: it is not compatible with ANY version of Office 2007 Beta.

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    Cybermagell​an

    Yep, it's a confidential beta. But it has been released to selected Beta testers.

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    Andrei P

    I thought I was in the beta:

    You are invited to participate in a CONFIDENTIAL preview of Microsoft Expression Web Designer (EWD) on the Microsoft Connect Web site at http://connect.microsoft.com/" href="http://connect.microsoft.com/">http://connect.microsoft.com. This release is called Expression Web Designer CTP1 (Community Technology Preview 1). Your role in product development is important to us. By including you in our development process, we can make sure that our products meet the needs of our users and are reliable. Microsoft Connect enables you to connect with Microsoft developers, product managers, and other development team members to help us make our products the best they can be.

    But when I entered my invitation ID I got:

    The invitation code you entered is invalid, assigned to another person, or else the program is no longer accepting invitations.

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    jamie

    whoops there it is..
    repeat

    still love this app - when can we talk about it no holds bared?  [y]

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    Ang3lFir3

    jamie wrote:
    whoops there it is..
    repeat

    still love this app - when can we talk about it no holds bared? 


    As soon as i get an invite on Connect!!!!! Tongue Out

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    jamie

    no...even with an invite .. its all oooooh scarry SHHHH beware...eula

    this is the best code out of ms ive seen in years...  frontpage fixed! - can we talk about it? .....nooooo...

     

     

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    Cannot​Resolve​Symbol

    jamie wrote:

    no...even with an invite .. its all oooooh scarry SHHHH beware...eula

    this is the best code out of ms ive seen in years...  frontpage fixed! - can we talk about ? .....nooooo...

     


    I'm looking forward to June so I can talk about it...  Tongue Out

    I haven't even managed to get the Connect newsgroups to work...  I don't have good internet here and when I was still @ school the port news uses was apparently blocked...  so I can't say a thing!

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    MasterPi

    I haven't been able to install it.

    Says something about "pre-release versions of Office 2007 system not supported" when I go to install.

    Guess I need to go to connect to install latest Office build...if there is one.

    Why does Expression depend on Office anyways?

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    Cybermagell​an

    mVPstar wrote:
    
    Why does Expression depend on Office anyways?


    Sorry we can't talk about it.

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    jmacdonagh

    Cybermagellan wrote:
    
    mVPstar wrote: 
    Why does Expression depend on Office anyways?


    Sorry we can't talk about it.


    I'm not sure if you're allowed to say that.

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    jamie

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    Cybermagell​an

    jmacdonagh wrote:
    
    Cybermagellan wrote: 
    mVPstar wrote: 
    Why does Expression depend on Office anyways?


    Sorry we can't talk about it.


    I'm not sure if you're allowed to say that.


    We better stop now before Charles locks this thread for copyright/NDA disscussion.

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    Khamul

    I opened the Web Designer.

    I closed Web Designer.

    I opened Dreamweaver.

    And that, my friends, is really all there is to it - although I'll give it another shot when I'm not layed down with homework.

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    raymond

    I am more interested in the release of Sparkle, aka Expression Interactive Designer and seeing more videos about all the Expression applications.

    I do, however, have one question to all you Microsoft web designers and developers that have used the Expression Web Designer:

    Does it have the best of breed CSS editor and is that same editor going to be Visual Studio 2007? If not, why not?

    I have used Top Style for several years and like it.

    The CSS editor in Dreamweaver is OK, but I still prefer Top Style.

    If you canot beat these, what have you been wasting your time on?

    Raymond



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    Ang3lFir3

    raymond wrote:
    
    I do, however, have one question to all you Microsoft web designers and developers that have used the Expression Web Designer:

    Does it have the best of breed CSS editor and is that same editor going to be Visual Studio 2007? If not, why not?

    They can't answer that question

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    Cannot​Resolve​Symbol

    raymond wrote:
    I am more interested in the release of Sparkle, aka Expression Interactive Designer and seeing more videos about all the Expression applications.

    I do, however, have one question to all you Microsoft web designers and developers that have used the Expression Web Designer:

    Does it have the best of breed CSS editor and is that same editor going to be Visual Studio 2007? If not, why not?

    I have used Top Style for several years and like it.

    The CSS editor in Dreamweaver is OK, but I still prefer Top Style.

    If you canot beat these, what have you been wasting your time on?

    Raymond





    You'll have to wait until June to find out when the public beta comes out...  or hope they take it out of NDA.

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    raymond

    I am asking their opinion on the CSS editor in Expression Web Designer and Visual Studio 2007.

    I will form my own opinion when I use the released product next year. No time for alpha, community technology preview, and beta versions.

    I assume Expression will be released with the Windows Vista (client version) and Office 2007 about March 2007 and Visual Studio 2007 either then or with Windows Vista (server version) in November 2007.

    Well is it?

    a) Cool
    B) Great
    C) Exceptional
    D) None of the above
    E) It sucks 
    F) What is CSS?


    Show us one of Channel 9's technology teasing videos (ttv), start a conversation and some buzz and then...

    Charles run another poll! Smiley

    Robert blog away!Wink

    Raymond



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