In case some folks missed it here's a post from the Microsoft Expression Media forums which may shed some light on the future of xMedia.
Where/when is version 3
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 5:36 PM
Anita has forwarded me this thread and asked that we address some of the issues raised here. I appreciate the passion and enthusiasm that each of you has for Expression Media.
First I want to apologize for the seeming disappearance of Expression Media from our website. Microsoft decided to shift Expression Media from the Expression Studio in the v3 release due to the differences in the target markets (designers vs photographers), and we have moved the product information to our photography portal http://www.microsoft.com/prophoto
. In the transition, we did not do a good job of redirecting customers from the Expression Studio pages to the photo portal -- something that we are correcting now.
Recently we released Expression Media 2 Service Pack 2, and we subsequently re-released it a month later to correct some bugs -- largely in part to the folks on this forum. In the last few months we have been working on our plans for the future of Expression Media. At this time I cannot share details of our plans, but we are actively working on the future of the product.
Microsoft will continue to provide support for Expression Media, and I want to thank Anita, JP, and Tom for their dedication to the product. They're some of the best support resources and customer advocates I've ever seen.
Please feel free to contact me with your questions, feedback, and frustrations.
Director, Rich Media Group