I just received word, as an iView Media Pro affiliate, that iView Media Pro will no longer be available after May 16th. Now that iView Media Pro is part of Microsoft the application has been assimilated into Microsoft Expression Media.
Looking at the Microsoft Expression Media page it looks as though Microsoft is finally ramping up its design and image product line to compete with Adobe’s software suite. Unfortunately I couldn’t tell if there was Apple support as the web site froze my browser. Not a good sign and odds are Microsoft is only releasing a PC version.
Microsoft Expression products include:
Expression Web – web authoring design tool
Expression Blend – “the professional design tool to create engaging, Web-connected, user experiences for Windows”… whatever that means.
Expression Design – an illustration and graphic design tool
Expression Media – “professional asset management tool to visually catalog and organize all your digital assets”
and Expression Studio – more than likely all these applications in one package.
iView Media Pro was great. I hope Microsoft doesn’t cannibalize it and ruin it.
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