Microsoft has recently released updated CTPs of their Expression Interactive Design and Graphics Design applications (personally I can't wait to see the Web Design application when it's released or atleast made available via beta). You can get details on what the Expression product line are at: http://www.microsoft.com/products/expression/en/default.mspx The Expression Dev Team has a blog online at: http://blogs.msdn.com/expression/default.aspx (one thing is for sure, Blogs are definately handy in finding new dev details and especially Dev Team Blogs like this one that link together all kinds of presentations, notes and tutorials) Links for the March Betas are found on the Blogs website. There's also something called Orcas, which I'm downloading currently and want to play with it. It appears to be a WinFX design extensions for Visual Studio 2005. I don't know but it sounds pretty damn cool: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=AD0CE56E-D7B6-44BC-910D-E91F3E370477&displaylang=en Enjoy.