Microsoft today announced the release of the Expression tools suite. These tools including XAML and Silverlight support.
XAML support is not due to be released for about 6+ months in Visual Studio Orcas. Silverlight inclusion of .NET (‘announced’ today) has no timeframe, and Silverlight support in VS requires Orcas; same problem.
If you’re a software developer you have no supported tools for doing cool web stuff. If you are a graphic/web designer you now have some cool stuff.
Perhaps the mantra should now be “Designers, designers, designers”