Here's a follow-up to an entry from last September on Microsoft's "Sparkle" application. News.com has posted an article on the lastest incarnations. From their report:
Microsoft on Tuesday released early versions of a new line of tools meant to lure illustrators and designers closer to Redmond's world.
The software giant made public its trial editions, called community technology previews (CTP), of Expression Interactive Designer and Expression Graphic Designer--two products from a new line of software aimed at graphics designers and illustrators.