Quick tip: Expression Encoder SP2 released

The Expression team has announced Service Pack 2 for Expression Encoder 4. With this Service pack you get over 300 bug fixes and some new features: Encoding features like support for 1 and 2-pass VBR for offline H.264 encodes, support for more AAC audio options (Pro only), … Live features such as Live crop, Support…


Quick tip: Microsoft Expression Web 4 SP1 available, new SuperPreview online service for Safari

The Expression team has just announced the availability of Service Pack 1 of Expression Web 4. This service pack adds quite a few interesting features to the product: HTML5 and CSS3: HTML5 support with IntelliSense in the code editor Support for CSS3 draft spec properties PHP: IntelliSense support for the latest functions from PHP 5.3,…


Quick tip [link]: Expression Encoder 4 SP1 released

Expression Encoder team has released a service pack to Expression Encoder 4 Pro. One feature that stands out is the support for NVIDIA CUDA-accelerated GPUs. This accelerates the encoding process and increases the number of live streams your PC can handle and allows you to get more streams into your broadcast. There is a series…


Microsoft Expression 4 launched, what’s new and resources

Expression 4 was officially launched today at Internet Week New York. In this post you’ll find the main links to downloads, getting started and a concise overview of new features. Trials & downloads All the different versions of Expression Studio are available for download with 60-day trials. Download here. Upgrading from Expression 3 If you…


ReMix Belgium 2009 – join us for Silverlight, Expression Blend, UX and Surface sessions

ReMix Belgium 2009, coming on September 29th 2009 in Kinepolis Brussels is a free event bringing in-depth sessions around Silverlight, Expression Blend and SketchFlow, Surface, ASP.NET MVC and .NET RIA Services. Joint keynote and two tracks Starting with a joint local keynote, we then split into a User Experience Track and a Web Developer Track….


3’ on Blend 3 - #2: SketchFlow Introduction

SketchFlow is a new feature that is part of Expression Blend 3. I’ve had the chance to demo this new feature to quite some people over the last months, and this seems to make sense to quite an array of different profiles: information architects, designers, developers, project managers. Because just 3 minutes on SketchFlow is…


Express Yourself newsletter: issue 5 is available

Express Yourself is a Belgian newsletter focusing on web development and web design topics. Issue 5 has been sent to subscribers, focusing on the latest around the MIX09 announcements. Here’s an extract. UX Prototyping with Blend 3 and SketchFlow As part of Blend 3, we announced SketchFlow, a new capability that allows designers to quickly…


Microsoft Web Platform Installer 1.0 released

Version 1.0 of the Microsoft Web Platform Installer is out since yesterday. The Web PI offers an easy way to download and install all the latest version of the Microsoft Web platform, including Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 and 7.0, SQL Server 2008 Express, .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and Visual Web Developer 2008 Express SP1….


Web Hosting Roadshow slides and all the links

It was great fun presenting the Web Platform overview to the folks over at the Microsoft Web Hosting Roadshow this Tuesday 9th of December. I know a lot of you were PHP developers so I hope it was a useful overview of the Microsoft technologies. Scroll down to the post if you want to download…


Project Rosetta – from Flash to Silverlight

Last week the DPE team at Microsoft launch a new site was launched with articles especially written for flash developers and designers that want to learn about Silverlight: Project Rosetta. To start there is a collection of 9 lessons that focus on one specific feature and explain the concept including the source code and assets….