Expression 3 Upgrade Offer for Visual Studio Developers
Like many small development shops and one man/woman software entrepreneurs, I have a limited budget for development tools. Currently the best value option for me is the Visual Studio Professional with MSDN Professional subscription. However, this does not give me access to any of the expression products, which would be very useful for Silverlight and WPF projects.
I am particularly interested in using Expression Blend for design work; Sketchflow for customer demo’s and specs; and Expression Encoder for encoding videos for my Silverlight web pages.
The great news is that you can take advantage of the Expression 3 Upgrade Offer if you own a licensed copy of Visual Studio 2005 or later. The upgrade price offers developers a considerable saving on the full price alternative.
I have been meaning to set up this blog for a while now.
It’s purpose will be to let off steam when the frustration level exceeds the boundaries of human endurance.
To ask for advice before the aforementioned frustration levels are reached.
To post code and tips to help other near demented programmers from exceeding their own frustration levels.
Of course, some of you may think that this will be an open rant against Microsoft, but that is not the case.
Microsoft is currently, and has been for the last 7 years, the provider of my development tools. I currently use Visual Studio 2008, Visual Basic, ASP.NET and Microsoft SQL Server. I read people like Josh Smith, Karl Shifflet and Sacha Barber for up to date info on WPF.
Anyway, I was reading Josh Smith’s blog today and noted the reference to the Loch Ness Monster. As a proud Scot, back living in Scotland, I just could not resist the temptation to have some fun on a Friday afternoon.