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This months issue November 2002
Welcome to the Microsoft FrontPage FanZine with a special focus on e-commerce!
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NEW ADD-IN ENHANCES GRAPHICS AND ANIMATION CAPABILITIES FOR FRONTPAGE Beatware, Inc., announces the immediate availability of e-Picture Pro 3.0 and the e-Picture Imager for FrontPage. Beatware’s e-Picture Pro is a complete Web graphics design application for FrontPage users who want to enhance their sites with Web animation and built-in text effects. The e-Picture Imager is an add-in that enables FrontPage users to customize e-Picture Pro graphics and generate new ones from within FrontPage. With e-Picture Pro 3.0 and the e-Picture Imager, FrontPage now has an integrated graphics design tool and dynamic imaging capabilities. Everything an artist needs to create interactive buttons, animations and graphics is included with e-Picture Pro. When uploaded to FrontPage, these files become graphics templates that can be customized and reused using the e-Picture Imager add-in. Both applications output to .gif, animated .gif, and .jpeg formats; Flash; and
more. Learn more at: http://www.beatware.com/company/news/11_01_02.htm
UPGRADE TO A MORE RELIABLE AND SECURE MICROSOFT DESKTOP
With Microsoft Windows® XP Professional, Microsoft Office XP Professional and Microsoft Visio® 2002, you can move your company forward--and keep it moving. Enhanced reliability features eliminate distractions and downtime. Improved security technologies will help protect your Internet-enabled workplace from increased computer security threats. Learn more about these features at: http://www.microsoft.com/xpdesktop
PATCH RELEASED FOR FRONTPAGE SERVER EXTENSIONS USERS
Web site administrators: Visit the Microsoft TechNet site to download this patch and get technical details about the vulnerability it addresses.
FRONTPAGE CHAT: BUILD AN ONLINE STORE WITH THE COMMERCE MANAGER ADD-IN TO FRONTPAGE
With Commerce Manager, an add-in for FrontPage, you can quickly and easily build an online store, complete with a product catalog and shopping cart. Learn how during this informative chat session with members of the Microsoft bCentral™ team. Join in on Tuesday, November 26, 2002, 11:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M. Pacific Time at: http://microsoft.com/technet/itcommunity/chats/
MAKE YOUR MARK THIS NOVEMBER. ATTEND A TABLET PC LAUNCH EVENT
Get all the power of Microsoft Windows XP Professional, plus pen-based computing. Enter to win a Tablet PC when you register at: http://www.tabletpcevent.com
FREE MICROSOFT SMALL BUSINESS SOLUTIONS SEMINARS COMING TO YOU
In the office, online, or on the road, experience the tools and technology to increase productivity at your business. Learn how to improve the way you manage your business using Microsoft Windows® XP Professional and Microsoft Office XP Professional! Discover valuable resources for maximizing connectivity and Internet resources with Microsoft Outlook®, Microsoft bCentral, FrontPage, SharePoint™ Team Services, and more. For more information and a complete agenda visit: http://www.msbigday.com/Default.asp
FRONTPAGE AND BUSINESS
BUILD E-PAYMENTS INTO YOUR SMALL BUSINESS E-COMMERCE SITE
Jeannine Gailey outlines some of the options available for building an online payment system with Microsoft FrontPage. She also discusses which method is most convenient and appropriate for your small business site.
SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION: HOW TO ACHIEVE HIGHER RANKINGS WITH FRONTPAGE 2002
Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Tiffany K. Edmonds explains how to use FrontPage to optimize your Web site for higher search engine rankings. http://office.microsoft.com/assistance/2002/articles/fpSearchRanking.aspx
TEACH YOUR STUDENTS ABOUT ONLINE COMMERCE
Amber Mitchell shows teachers how to help students learn about e-commerce so they can participate safely and responsibly in this new marketplace. http://www.microsoft.com/frontpage/community/columns/edcolumn04.htm
DOING GOVERNMENT E-COMMERCE RIGHT
Justine Brown, editor of Government Technology, demonstrates that providing government services online can result in less work for an agency and higher customer satisfaction. http://www.microsoft.com/frontpage/community/columns/govcolumn06.htm
USING ELECTRONIC COMMERCE WITH MICROSOFT FRONTPAGE 2002
The Microsoft FrontPage 2002 Web site creation and management solution makes it easier than ever for you to enable electronic commerce (e-commerce) functionality on your Web site and to interact with your customers in powerful ways. http://www.microsoft.com/frontpage/evaluation/usingecom.htm
CONSTRUCT YOUR E-COMMERCE BUSINESS TIER THE EASY WAY WITH XML, ASP, AND SCRIPTING XML
acts like the ASCII of the Internet, allowing interaction between hosts regardless of their operating systems, database managers, or data formats. David Cohen explains how you can add ASP and standard data formatting options, such as CSS or XSL, to your code to write some impressive network applications. http://www.microsoft.com/msj/0200/aspxml/aspxml.asp
FEATURED ADD-IN FOR FRONTPAGE
Are you a manufacturer, distributor, supplier, or small business that wants to sell goods and services online? Check out the e-commerce area on the FrontPage Add-in Center to find products that can help you create professional, fully featured e-commerce Web sites. And you don't have to know any complex programming languages and database development to use them. Learn more at:
GREAT FRONTPAGE-BASED WEB SITES
Cypress Inland Corporation, a software development and consulting company, wanted to launch an updated Web site quickly and easily while also building a user-friendly, browser-based interface for its supply-chain management software, YardView. Using FrontPage version 2002, the company was able to achieve both of its goals: http://www.microsoft.com/frontpage/evaluation/gallery/cypressinland.htm
Arbor Scientific, a company providing products and comprehensive educational resources for science teachers and students, decided its Web site needed a major overhaul. Using FrontPage 2002 and StoreFront, the e-commerce plug-in from LaGarde, the company launched a fully functional e-commerce solution that is attracting new business. Read about the new site at: http://www.microsoft.com/frontpage/evaluation/gallery/arborsci.htm
TIPS AND TRICKS
ENHANCE E-COMMERCE FUNCTIONALITY WITH FRONTPAGE 2002 AND 2000
Database-enabled FrontPage Web sites offer a wide variety of e-commerce opportunities, including e-tailing, customer services, and improved sales tools. For example, you can:
Collect customer feedback on goods and services.
Conduct online surveys to better understand your customers.
Offer online subscriptions to your company publications or e-mail newsletters.
Provide online catalogs and complete product information.
Offer products and services for direct sale.
Offer old inventory or discounted items through online auctions.
Collect entries for your online promotions.
Enable suppliers or partners to maintain their information on your extranet.
Learn how to collect sales leads online with FrontPage 2000 and 2002:
Use the Database Interface Wizard in FrontPage 2002 to quickly generate everything you need to add database functionality to your Web site:
Additional how-to information on e-commerce and FrontPage is available at:
E-commerce and FrontPage
THIRD PARTY SOLUTIONS
PAYPAL BUTTON WIZARD ADD-IN MAKES CREDIT CARD PROCESSING EASY AS 1-2-3
The 1-2-3 PayPal Purchase Button Wizard for Microsoft FrontPage makes it easy to add credit card processing to your Web site. All you need is an e-mail address to get started. In just minutes you can create payment buttons and begin collecting payments from your customers! PayPal supports payments in euros, British pounds sterling, Japanese yen, and Canadian dollars. Download the PayPal Wizard for free at: http://www.auctionmessenger.net/paypal/
CREATE A FULL-FEATURED ONLINE BUSINESS WITH STOREFRONT 6.0 AND FRONTPAGE
StoreFront 6.0 integrates with FrontPage to bring e-business features to developers, merchants, and shoppers. Developers are able to build feature-rich stores in fewer hours, merchants can manage stores more easily, and shoppers can find and purchase what they want with less hassle. This tutorial outlines the development tools available in StoreFront 6.0 and how to use them. Learn more with this StoreFront tutorial: http://www.storefront.net/fp/tutorial.asp
JOIN THE WPD PROGRAM
BE AN INTERNATIONAL WEB PRESENCE DEVELOPER FOR MICROSOFT FRONTPAGE
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:
FOR A LIMITED TIME GET 25% OFF CART32
Find out how easy it is for Web site developers to add shopping carts to their Web sites and sell products online. For a limited time, subscribers to the FrontPage FanZine can receive 25 percent off the retail price of Cart32, a program that has been successfully implemented in more than 52 countries. http://cart32.com/orderfrontpagefanzine.asp
PURCHASE STOREBOT AT 50% OFF
Get a complete database-driven shopping cart system -- and it doesn't require programming experience or monthly fees. Now, FrontPage FanZine readers can purchase StoreBot 2003 Professional Edition or StoreBot 2000 Enterprise Edition and get 50 percent off at: http://www.addsoft.net/FanZine.htm
STOREFRONT 6.0, NEW FROM LAGARDE: “BUILD WITH THE BEST” & SAVE 10%
Build more power, performance, and profit into your Web store with the new StoreFront 6.0 e-business software, built on Microsoft .NET technology. You get product import capabilities, unlimited subcategories, download delivery, inventory tracking, customer address books, integrated shipment tracking, and a lot more. And FrontPage users get 10 percent off through December 11, 2002. See the complete features list at:
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