This has got to be one of the least well research articles I've ever seen in
"But the creative market has proved challenging for Microsoft. In the late
1990's, Microsoft's Front Page desktop publishing software failed to gain
any significant ground against PageMaker from Aldus, the leading product;
Aldus was eventually acquired by Adobe."
Huh? My recollection was Frontpage was out to compete with web design tools
Pagemill and Dreamweaver.
"Microsoft has released a test version of a new image-editing program called
Acrylic, which could compete with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Microsoft
has also announced plans to release a program called Expressions, for
creating slide shows and business presentations."
Strange, I thought Expression was a line of tools including: A vector based
illustration tool, an interaction design tool called Sparkle for defining
UI's in XAML, and a web design tool. Not some powerpoint add on.