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Microsoft Unloads Expression Media

  • ZDNet, Tuesday, May 25, 2010 1:33 PM
Digital-photography vendor Phase One just bought Microsoft's digital-asset-management application Expression Media. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Effective immediately, Phase One is expected to take on customer support and future development for the application, while Microsoft will continue to offer support for Expression Media retail customers for the next 90 days. Expression Media is actually one of several products in the Microsoft Expression family, the rest of which it has no plans to sell off anytime soon, a company rep tells ZDNet.

Microsoft has no plans to sell any of the other Expression tools, a company spokesperson said on May 25. The other Expression tools, including Web, Blend, SketchFlow, Design, Encoder and the Studio bundle, are geared towards Web designers. The deal was brokered by Microsoft IP Ventures, which Microsoft has relied on to sell off a number of internally-developed products and technologies.

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