|Microsoft Corp. has announced Front-Page 10, a new version of its Microsoft
FrontPage Web site creation and management tool thatís currently in beta
testing. According to the announcement, Front-Page 10 is designed for Web
developers who want the sophisticated features and ease of use of FrontPage.
This new release allows users to create and manage all types of Web sites
and provides new site-creation capabilities and control.
According to the company, FrontPage 10 includes new graphic and content
tools that make it easy to import and display photos and other information
in a professional-looking format. The Automatic Web Content feature lets
users add content to a Web site by inserting MSNBC headlines and weather
forecasts, MSN searches, Expedia maps, and bCentral small-business service
tools. Automatic Web content allows users to update their site daily without
having to edit it daily. New usage analysis reports track how visitors
use the Web site and how they were referred to the site. Daily, weekly,
or monthly reports can be exported to HTML or Excel for further analysis.
Advanced HTML editing features give users the ability to control exactly
how their HTML code looks and works with improved XML Formatting Rules,
HTML and ASP Source Code Preservation, and Optional HTML Source Reformatting.
New pasting features allow Microsoft Office users to decide whether they
want text thatís being pasted from another application to keep the formatting
in the existing Web page, keep the formatting from the source page, or
even paste as text.
FrontPage 10 also lets users add, edit, and customize SharePoint-based
Web sites. SharePoint is a team Web site solution that enables groups to
collaborate, share documents, and communicate with one another. SharePoint
will soon be available from leading Internet service providers.
Microsoft debuted the first version of FrontPage in 1995 and began shipping
FrontPage 2000 in March 1999. The beta 2 version of FrontPage 10 is currently
under customer evaluation prior to its anticipated release in the middle
of this year. For more information, visit http://www.microsoft.com/frontpage.
Source: Microsoft Corp., Redmond, WA, 425/882-8080; http://www.microsoft.com.