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OFFICE 2003 BETA SHOWS PROMISE
PC Magazine notes "More Power for FrontPage" in its review of the Microsoft Office System Beta 2 Kit 2003. Columnist Edward Mendelson wrote, "Major enhancements in FrontPage 2003 include many expert-level features familiar from Macromedia's Dreamweaver MX. A split-view option lets designers edit raw HTML code and WYSIWYG in the same window, with changes in one mode reflected instantly in the other." Read the full review at: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,4149,943716,00.asp
FRONTPAGE 2003 TAKES AIM AT PROFESSIONAL WEB DEVELOPERS
CRN, the newsweekly for builders of technology solutions, featured FrontPage 2003 on March 10, 2003. "With FrontPage 2003, Microsoft is targeting professional Web developers for the first time," wrote Barbara Darrow. Read the article
OFFICE CHATS: GOT A QUESTION ABOUT THE MICROSOFT OFFICE SYSTEM?
Get answers from Microsoft executives, developers, testers, and others who helped create the Office System, including FrontPage 2003. Join the weekly chats at:
FREE MICROSOFT SMALL BUSINESS SOLUTIONS SEMINARS COMING TO YOU
Experience the tools and technology that can help you increase your company's productivity. Learn how to improve the way you manage your business by using Microsoft Windows® XP Professional and Microsoft Office XP. Discover valuable resources for maximizing connectivity and Internet resources with Microsoft Outlook®, bCentral, FrontPage, SharePoint Team Services, and more. For more information on seminars in the United States, visit:
FRONTPAGE AND SMALL BUSINESS
MAKE YOUR SITE MORE INTERACTIVE WITH FRONTPAGE
Add a wide variety of interactive elements such as discussion groups, interactive calendars, online video, pop-up menus, banner ads, and image swapping to your Web site. These elements will help your Web site acquire and keep online customers who want to be kept up to date on your latest product offers and services.
OFFICE XP WEB COMPONENTS ADD ANALYSIS TOOLS
The Office Web Components tool in Office XP brings the power of data analysis to the Web. With FrontPage, Microsoft Access, and Microsoft Excel, you can publish data as part of a Web page. Then if you have Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 or later, you can manipulate the data directly in the browser.
TRANSFERRING COURSE MATERIALS TO THE WEB (TUTORIAL)
Use FrontPage 2002 to quickly create an interactive place for your students to communicate online. Insert hyperlinks and hot spots to boost the range of reference material available to your students and easily create a search page for students to locate specific information on your course Web site.
WEB TOOLS HELP KEEP GOVERNMENT POLICIES UP TO DATE
By Tod Newcombe
Create a security team Web site, to present, discuss, and archive the latest policies, procedures, and best practices. Government workers from all walks of public service can use SharePoint Team Services to work together and, more importantly, stay current with the latest security policies set by their chief security officer.
USING FRONTPAGE TO PROGRAM SHAREPOINT TEAM SERVICES
By Paul Cornell
SharePoint Team Services is a technology solution that is designed to significantly improve the way your team manages information and activities. Now you can easily create Web sites that serve as the central repository for all project information--including lists, documents, surveys, and more. Because SharePoint Team Services ships with FrontPage 2002, you can use FrontPage to control certain aspects of the site.
BUILD DATABASE CONNECTIVITY AND OFFICE XP COLLABORATION FEATURES INTO YOUR SITE
By Marnie Hutcheson
Integration and collaboration are two very important themes throughout Office XP and FrontPage 2002. It's almost impossible to talk about FrontPage 2002 without mentioning how easy it is to incorporate Microsoft Word, Excel, or Microsoft PowerPoint® files into your FrontPage Web site--either in the original format or in HTML.
FEATURED ADD-IN FOR FRONTPAGE
Find Themes developed to give you a jump-start in creating a customized Internet, intranet, or extranet site using Windows SharePoint Services, a scalable, cost-effective information-sharing and collaboration solution. Bring your company closer together with tools for information management, information access, and team collaboration using a customized Windows SharePoint Services site.
GREAT FRONTPAGE-BASED WEB SITES
Chefadventures.com is a unique culinary destination. With the appeal and experience of a successful, online product that offers up-to-the-minute information on clients and products, this Web site helped streamline client business, reduced costs by eliminating printing and mailing costs, and grow a vibrant culinary community online. Find out more at:
Working with Guacamole Press, LLC, and FrontPage 2002, the Del Monte Center was able to launch a dynamic Web site to showcase its beautiful garden settings, open-air walkways, outdoor seating, and fountains. The site helped create a superior marketing opportunity by increasing public exposure for the 75 national retailers and unique regional merchants located in the mall. Read about it at:
TIPS AND TRICKS
INTEGRATE WEB DISCUSSIONS WITH E-MAIL
Use FrontPage to quickly create an online discussion on a new or existing site where both Web and Outlook users can participate.
Without writing any HTML or ASP pages, the Microsoft Exchange Discussion Wizard for FrontPage helps you create a Web site discussion area that can store messages and documents on a remote Microsoft Exchange Server computer. You also can create views in folders available to both Outlook and FrontPage-based Web users.
For more information and to download the wizard, go to:
JOIN THE WPD PROGRAM
BE AN INTERNATIONAL WEB PRESENCE DEVELOPER FOR MICROSOFT FRONTPAGENow
the Web Presence Developers (WPD) Program for Microsoft FrontPage has expanded
world wide. This program helps Microsoft's customers all over the world find
professionals to help them create and manage FrontPage-based Web sites. To learn
more and apply for membership, go to:
FRONTPAGE ADD-IN CENTER
Microsoft FrontPage Add-in Center provides a place where millions of people
using FrontPage can download and submit add-ins. Check it out at: http://www.microsoft.com/frontpage/downloads/addin/default.asp
NEW FRONTPAGE ONLINE COMMUNITY
The new FrontPage Community is your launching pad for communicating online with other users and pros about FrontPage and Web sites. Visit regularly, as there will be great new information and events you won’t want to miss. Come be a part of it today at:
FRONTPAGE USER GROUPS
Find out about user groups and get some pointers on how to start your own at:
To find out more about or get help accessing a FrontPage newsgroup, check out:
PAGE PROTECTOR PRO NOW 25% OFF
Password-protect your Web pages with Page Protector Pro from Webs Unlimited, Inc. Integrated with FrontPage, it allows you to protect a single page or hundreds of pages. Page access is controlled by an Access database. Now available to FrontPage users for $14.95 (regularly $19.95) at:
ORDER MICROSOFT OFFICE FRONTPAGE 2003 BETA TODAY
Get the Office System beta and check out how FrontPage 2003 can help you broaden Web publishing beyond just static pages into advanced, interactive sites. See for yourself how FrontPage works with other Office System programs to help you turn information into greater business impact.
SHAREPOINT PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGIES "V2.0" BETA 2 IS HERE
Get your hands on the latest SharePoint technologies, designed to enhance integration with the Microsoft Office System. SharePoint Products and Technologies "v2.0" facilitates easy, connected collaboration across an organization by combining the collaboration features of SharePoint Portal Server "v2.0" Beta 2 and Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services Beta 2.
FIVE .NET ALERTS WINNERS PICKED DAILY--YOU COULD BE ONE
Sign up today for Microsoft .NET Alerts, and you will have the option to enter the Golden Ticket Sweepstakes. Five daily winners will receive $50 in MSN Dollars, a weekly winner will get both a Siemens Pocket PC with two months of free AT&T Wireless service and an 18-inch Sony flat panel monitor, and one grand prize winner will take home a 42-inch Panasonic plasma television. .NET Alerts make it easy to receive timely information, such as auction bid updates, stock quotes, and travel changes, right on your desktop.
RIGHT TOOLS TOOLKIT AND REBATE OFFER
The Microsoft Right Tools Toolkit can help customers better understand how FrontPage 2002, Microsoft Project Standard 2002, and Microsoft Visio 2002 can help them more effectively manage projects, express complex ideas, or create professional newsletters. You can register for the free toolkit online. New visitors need to type a personal identification number (PIN). If you don't have a PIN, you can type "Guest", and then click Login.
FRONTPAGE FANZINE COMMENTS
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SUBMIT YOUR FAVORITE SITE
Would you like to get the chance to get your Web site featured in our new Web Gallery? Send us the address of a great Web site that's built and managed with FrontPage version 2002. We're especially interested in those that are using FrontPage 2002 features in a unique way to create a great-looking Web site. Please place "Site Submission" in the subject line, tell us what features you are using and how you are using them, and include the site address (URL) in the body of the message. E-mail to:
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