Microsoft has received a steady chorus of requests from the MSDN crowd. “Please include Expression Blend in MSDN!”. We’ve lobbied long and hard and Microsoft listened. Today Microsoft announced that both Expression Web and Expression Blend will be in MSDN.
From Soma Somasegar
Based on this feedback, I am pleased to say that we will be making Expression Blend and Expression Web available to all MSDN Premium subscribers shortly after the release of Expression Studio (Q2 2007). Expression Blend and Expression Web are intended to help creative professionals collaborate with developers to create rich user experiences for the Web, Windows Vista applications and beyond, which means we need to make sure both tools are readily available to our developer community.
The decision extends to all MSDN Premium subscribers, including those with Visual Studio Professional and Visual Studio Team Editions. For customers that have premium subscriptions to Visual Studio Team Suite, we will be making the entire Expression Studio available to them.