Activity 5: Microsoft Expression Advanced Features

Intent:

Welcome to activity 5 of the Expression Blend and Silverlight OnRamp training program. This content is designed explore key features that have been updated with Expression Blend 4.

Task:

You’ve come to the end!
We hope you’ve found this Fundamentals training a useful introduction into Expression Blend and Silverlight.

Whether you completed the OnRamp content in 5 days or took a number of weeks now is a perfect time to go back and revisit any topics that you feel need to refreshed.

You can talk to the Expression team at Twitter #MSExpression or visit one of the many blogs run by our team members and if you have any feedback or questions about the OnRamp training please send an email to ‘OnRamp Training Feedback‘. Thank you.

What next?
So you now have a great understanding of what is possible with Expression Blend and Silverlight. But this is really just the start. You’ve literally just scratched the surface of what’s possible!

Now might be a fantastic time to put your new knowledge into practice and sign up for .toolbox.

.toolbox is an online design training program where you will find two study tracks: Design Principles and Design Scenarios.

Design Principles is all about learning how to do better UX and design in general. We have received HUGE number of requests for this type of content. You will find 12 modules on this track, each about an hour long so 12 good hours of UX lectures

Design Scenarios is all about learning how to use Expression Blend and the design aspects of Silverlight. We have 12 modules, each about an hour long. Some of the mini apps we have in the school are: SketchFlow Prototyping, Music Mixer, Canvas, Games, Business, Avatar Creator, Weather and more…

You can take the training, present evaluations, collect badges and share your status via Twitter and Facebook.

Do you have what it takes to get the ultimate Design All-Star badge? Find out at .toolbox!