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Layered Technologies Announces Microsoft(R) Expression(R) Web Partnership

Layered Technologies to Provide FREE Design Tool and Training With the Purchase of Any New Microsoft OS

Layered Technologies, a leading worldwide provider of “on demand” IT infrastructure, announces today a new Microsoft® Expression® Web partnership.

Microsoft® Expression® Web is a professional design tool to create modern, standards-based sites that deliver superior quality on the Web. With the purchase of any new Microsoft operating system, Layered Technologies will provide Microsoft Expressions Web free of charge, as well as 12-months of access to training for the complete Expressions suite of applications and ASP.NET.

Expression Web provides Web professionals with everything they need to build attractive, high-quality web sites using HTML, DHTML, CSS, and XHTML. With Expression Web, professional designers can easily take advantage of the best of dynamic website design, enabling users to quickly and efficiently design, develop, and maintain standards-based Web applications with seamless integration with ASP.NET 2.0 and Visual Studio 2005.

Expression Web provides seamless integration with Visual Studio 2005 and ASP.NET 2.0, enabling designers and developers to interact using products that they are most comfortable with. Designers can easily lay out XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, and basic dynamic functionality using Expression Web and take advantage of many ASP.NET 2.0-specific features like Master Pages for templating, and drag and drop controls. The project can then be handed over to developers using Visual Studio 2005, enabling them to extend the functionality through advanced server-side code and business logic.

“We are pleased to offer this great program that meets the needs of developer clients and provides them with new resources and tools to increase their productivity, while also bringing to the forefront new technologies and integration functionality,” said John Pozadzides, Vice President & CMO of Layered Technologies.

For a limited time, Layered Technologies and Microsoft have partnered with Total Training™ to provide an annual subscription to over 49 hours of high quality online training for ASP.NET and Expression Studio, absolutely FREE. The training is broken down into two different modules:

  • Twenty-two hours include learning the hottest tools for building powerful, dynamic web applications from pros Asli Bilgin and Andy Olsen. These training videos explore all of the key features of AJAX and Building Web Applications, and will then guide you to mastery level with advanced topics and techniques.
  • Twenty-seven hours include instruction on taking your creative possibilities to a new level using the professional design tools and innovative technologies in the Expression Studio. The team of presenters includes the most talented industry gurus to help get the most out of these powerful visual learning experiences.

For additional information on Layered Technologies, please visit www.layeredtech.com.

About Layered Technologies

Layered Technologies, Inc. is a leading global provider of on-demand hosting, utility computing solutions and Web services. By providing high quality technology, infrastructure and support we enable customers to forego capital expenses and save on operating costs while focusing on core business issues. Layered Technologies' scalable infrastructure powers millions of sites and Internet enabled applications including e-Commerce, Software as a Service ("SaaS"), content distribution and more. Our clients range from leading-edge Web 2.0 startups, successful mid-sized enterprises and some the world's largest consultancy and integration firms. For more information about Layered Technologies, please visit: http://www.LayeredTech.com or call 1-866-584-6784.

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