Expression Blend 4 Beta and Information on Windows Phone Development

As many of you know, today was the first day of MIX - Microsoft’s annual conference for designers and developers. Just like previous years, there has been a lot of great news coming out of the conference.

The two big things we announced are Expression Blend 4 Beta and an add-in to Expression Blend that gives you the ability to build applications for the Windows Phone.

Download everything you need below (*updated for RTM):


.NET Framework 4
blendicon_3 Expression Blend 4

Windows Phone Development You will need the following components installed for developing Windows Phone apps:

  1. Expression Blend 4
  2. Windows Phone Developer Tools
  3. Microsoft Expression Blend Add-in Preview for Windows Phone
  4. Microsoft Expression Blend SDK Preview for Windows Phone

Christian Schormann has a nice overview of Expression Blend 4 and the new features in it, so if you want to learn more, go read his blog post.

Of course, there will be plenty of posts in the upcoming days and weeks that dive into detail on what we’ve released and announced today, so stay tuned.

As always, we love to hear from you. Please feel free to comment below or use our forums here.

- The Expression Blend Team