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Microsoft Releases Expression Web Designer First Community Technology Preview

by David Totzke on May 14, 2006 |

Microsoft has posted for download the first Community Technology Preview of the new Expression Web Designer.   At least, that's what this article started out saying.  Prior to publishing it I decided to download the CTP and have a quick peek inside. 

Once I downloaded the 200 + MB file I ran setup and was told just after the license agreement that the setup had failed.   No reason was given for the failure.  Apparently I am not the only one to experience the problem as the download link now simply states that we should try back tomorrow as they are experiencing "technical difficulties". 

I was under the impression that the setup program was pretty much a solved problem.  Perhaps I was mistaken.  I'll keep a watch on it and let you know when they have overcome the "difficulty".

Microsoft Expression is a new suite of tools that work together to enable you to produce user interfaces for web and desktop based applications.  It consists of a Graphic Designer, Interactive Designer, and a Web Designer.  

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