Microsoft is releasing a suite of Designer products for Web and Windows called “Expressions“. These products promise to make the designer and developer collaboration lot easier than it is today. Unfortunately when first announced they decided not to include Expressions in MSDN subscriptions. MSDN Subscriptions are the most common way Microsoft developers and partners get access to Microsoft Software.
Through the Microsoft Regional Director program, we “RDs” made our disappointment known to Microsoft and why it is important for Developers to get access to “Designer” tools. Fortunately, Microsoft listened to us and other similar voices and through this blog post here from Somasegar (MS VP) Microsoft has decided to include Expressions with MSDN Subscriptions.
I am pleasantly surprised at these instances where Microsoft listens to you!.