Microsoft is updating its Expression Blend product to support Silverlight 2. Here’s the info:

Expression Blend 2 Service Pack 1 will directly and seamlessly patch the previously installed version of Expression Blend 2 to utilize the newest designer/developer technology and enhance overall user experience.  This will be a free of charge service pack for Blend 2 that will provide full authoring support of Silverlight 2. Customers who have been using either the Expression Blend 2 Trial or Expression Blend 2.5 Preview will receive an additional 60 days to test Expression Blend 2 once the Service Pack has been installed.

This Service Pack will provide, at no extra cost, full support of Silverlight 2, similar to the authoring environment that Expression Blend 2.5 Preview users have been experiencing.  In addition, the Service Pack will not disrupt developer or designer workflow, and will continue to support current Windows Presentation Foundation and Silverlight authoring.

By leveraging the full power of the desktop and Web, Expression Blend 2 Service Pack 1 will allow developers and designers to work together to deliver big-impact, high-performance Web user experiences that drive brand recognition and repeat use.

To find out more about Expression Studio 2 and Expression Blend 2, please visit the Expression Studio website at:www.microsoft.com/expression.