Several months after Microsoft released Acrylic Graphic Designer, it now has two more up it sleeves.
One is the Sparkle Interactive Designer, aimed for rich design environment that combines multiple media elements including vectors, pixel images, 3D content, video & audio, high quality text, and animation. The other one is the Quartz Web Designer for website authoring, which in my opinion is gearing up to replace MS FrontPage.
With the merger of Adobe and Macromedia just months ago, it looks like Microsoft is positioning itself to take on yet another battle in the creative department.
The trio of apps they’ve just released is under the Microsoft Expression brand. More can be found here.