We have just published a cool new SketchFlow template that makes it a lot easier to prototype Windows Phone 7 applications. You can find it on codeplex as a free download.
Friday, June 10, 2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
It is finally Spring in Seattle, and it’s Mix in Las Vegas. Many of you, our faithful Expression Blend customers, have become accustomed to also see a new version of Expression Blend blossom with the flora of the land.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Today, buuteeq.com, founded by a number of ex-Microsoft employees, officially launched. Buuteeq aims to solve an important business problem that many independent hotels share:
How to build an impressive, competitive, and cost effective internet presence that makes the hotel accessible to the millions of travelers that plan and book their travel online?
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
The mission of the Expression team at Microsoft is to deliver great tools that enable designers and developers to create outstanding user experiences.
As I wrote in a previous post, the Expression at Microsoft team is hiring for a number of positions across the team, including product design, PM, UX, dev and test.
Here are links to the different job descriptions of some of the open PM and UX jobs. If you are interested in building great design and development tools and you have the right skills, we’d love to hear from you.
Monday, August 30, 2010
Expression Blend 4 comes with a sample that includes a set of useful mockup controls that help creating common mockups quicker and easier. You can very easily add the mockup controls to your asset tool in SketchFlow so that you have these controls always at hand. How is described in this article at the Expression blog.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
A few times, we have been asked how to use a URL to directly navigate to a given sub-page of a SketchFlow prototype. My colleague Chuck Hays from the SketchFlow team posted an answer to this question here, on the Expression forums. Many thanks to Chuck, who kindly answers an amazing number of customer questions.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
The mission of the Expression team at Microsoft is to deliver great tools that enable designers and developers to create outstanding user experiences. We are currently working on a number of really interesting and challenging things – and we have some open positions to fill in development, test and program management.
Sunday, June 6, 2010
When we introduced Blend 4 at Mix 2010, we showed most of the new features, but not all. Now that Blend 4 has launched officially, it is time for some introductions.
In this post, I want to tell you about a few new features in SketchFlow that make distributing and collaboratively reviewing prototypes a lot easier.
Sunday, June 6, 2010
We have demonstrated Expression 4 at Mix 2010. And today, Expression Studio 4, including Expression Blend, Web, Encoder and Design has officially been launched at Internet Week in New York, and will be available shortly.
There is a new SKU line-up and, very importantly, free upgrades for Expression 3 users. Please see www.microsoft.com/expression for more information.
For more on Expression Blend 4 specifically, you might also want to have a look at my previous post from Mix 2010:
Also, on this blog you can find a series of articles about one of the fun creative features in Expression Blend 4, path-based layout, which begins here:
Before this post comes to a close, I’d like to use the opportunity to thank our very active customers for a lot of great and encouraging feedback – without your interest and excitement, Expression would not be the same. And thanks to the amazing team that I have the honor to build Expression with
So much for now. Please stay tuned and most of all, have fun with Expression 4!
Monday, May 10, 2010
Jon Harris just published a 90-second introduction video on Expression Blend, this time featuring the new tools for creating Windows Phone applications. So, if you always wanted to know about Windows Phone application design with Expression Blend but you never could spare the time, here’s your one-in-a-lifetime opportunity
Jon’s first 90 second video, an instant classic on SketchFlow, the built-in prototyping system in Expression Blend, can still be found here: