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MICROSOFT REINVENTS FRONTPAGE TO BUILD LIVE XML DATA-DRIVEN WEB SITES
With the WYSIWYG ("what you see is what you get") Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations (XSLT) editor in Microsoft Office FrontPage® 2003, users can easily create sophisticated, Extensible Markup Language (XML) data-driven sites that connect to XML files, Web services, and OLE DB data sources. FrontPage 2003 makes building sophisticated data-driven sites accessible to not only the Web developer, but to anyone who wants to design dynamic sites.
CNET FEATURES FRONTPAGE ADD-INS
Cool Menu FX, a tool that helps you create state-of-the-art animated and floating menus for your Web pages, and the HTML Help Add-in, a tool for creating help files from your FrontPage Web projects, both FrontPage add-ins from the FrontPage Add-in Center, are now featured on CNET's Download.com Web site. If you would like to learn more about these and other great FrontPage add-ins, visit the download center at
FRONTPAGE FEATURED IN YAHOO'S NEW E-COMMERCE PROGRAM
Yahoo's new e-commerce program can help customers build their e-commerce sites not only with Yahoo Pagebuilder templates, but also with Microsoft FrontPage, according to Rich Riley, vice president and general manager of Yahoo's Small Business group.
MICROSOFT OFFICE SYSTEM CHATS
Chat: XML in Office & FrontPage
With extensive support for industry-standard XML, Office 2003 applications enable organizations to more easily capture, share and reuse information. Come discuss how developers can unlock information and create XML-based intelligent applications using Microsoft Office Word, Microsoft Office Excel, Microsoft Office InfoPath, FrontPage and Microsoft Office Access and the new smart document and Research Services technologies. Thursday, June 19, 10:00-11:00 (Pacific time).
Chat: Got a Question?
Get answers from Microsoft executives, developers, testers, and others who helped create the Microsoft 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 2003 REVIEW
CREATING DATA-DRIVEN SITES
FrontPage 2003 extends the power of your site to connect with people and information in new ways. Use Microsoft Windows Server 2003 with Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services to connect to, edit, and present live data from a variety of data sources--including Windows SharePoint Services data, XML, Web services, or OLE DB data sources--to build rich, interactive data-driven Web sites in a WYSIWIG editor.
FRONTPAGE AND SMALL BUSINESS
CREATING ONLINE SURVEYS USING FRONTPAGE 2002
Microsoft FrontPage version 2002 makes developing and publishing a Web form or survey a breeze. This tutorial shows you how to use the Form Page Wizard and the Database Results Wizard to collect data online, submit it to a database, and then publish it back to the Web for participants and other interested parties to view.
DATA-ENABLING WEBS WITH FRONTPAGE 2002 MEANS BUSINESS
This downloadable white paper gives an overview of why and how FrontPage 2002 makes gathering relevant data from your customers quick and easy--all without needing to know any database programming.
CREATING A WEB SITE TO GATHER DATA AND CONDUCT RESEARCH
You can use FrontPage 2002 or SharePoint Team Services to create a site that collects information about any topic. Choose how to save or present the information, and how to interact with the information you collect to best fit the needs of your class. Learn about creating forms, conducting surveys, connecting your site to a database, and displaying the contents of a database on your site.
RURAL INTERNET ACCESS AUTHORITY: BRINGING NORTH CAROLINANS ONLINE
The state of North Carolina created the Rural Internet Access Authority to provide Internet access to all citizens of North Carolina. This immense task is made more challenging because the authority is working with members statewide to meet a tight deadline. To facilitate communication, information sharing, and speedy progress toward its goals, the authority has incorporated a SharePoint Team Services site as part of its process.
USING XML AND XSLT ON YOUR SITE WITH FRONTPAGE
By Jeannine Gailey
You might never thought of the FrontPage site-creation and management tool for authoring XML, but you should. In this article, you can learn about XML and how to use the XSL and XSLT with FrontPage to dynamically generate an HTML page from XML data.
CONSUMING XML WEB SERVICES WITH FRONTPAGE
One of the most exciting aspects of the .NET Framework is the inclusion of XML Web services. In this article, you can learn how to create a Web page that will send a request to the EightBall Web service from the Microsoft GotDotNet Web site.
FEATURED ADD-IN FOR FRONTPAGE
With the Database Interrogator add-in for FrontPage, you can point to database files on your local machine and query databases that output the data into HTML tables in FrontPage. Maintain and publish reports and data easily without using Microsoft FrontPage Extensions on your Web server.
GREAT FRONTPAGE-BASED WEB SITES
Electric Web Designs
Sayyed Bashir started designing sites in December 2001. He says he chose FrontPage because it seemed like the easiest Web editor to use: intuitive, clean, and "in control," meaning it keeps track of everything.
Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center Site
The Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, an institution on the forefront of cancer research and treatment, wanted to increase public awareness of the center's activities and programs while encouraging donations and volunteers and providing specialized information about current research and treatment. Board members turned to the Web to accomplish these goals and, in the process, created a vibrant online community.
THIRD PARTY SOLUTIONS
INTEGRATE DATA INTO YOUR FRONTPAGE SITE
Save time and enhance your visitors' experience by integrating dynamic data into your site. FrontPage offers a number of ways to connect your site to a database. In this tutorial, PixelMill provides an overview of how to use FrontPage and Microsoft Access to create a dynamic site.
TIPS AND TRICKS
DATABASE INTEGRATION TIPS
The tips below can help you integrate database functionality into your site using FrontPage and customize data-driven lists created with Windows SharePoint Services.
Use the Database Results Wizard to build a query to filter database results on your site.
Rename or format the field labels.
Use a System Data Source Name (DSN) in Microsoft FrontPage 2000 as 1 of the 4 types of FrontPage Database Connections.
SharePoint Team Services
Work in the browser to create new lists or modify and customize existing lists.
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:
INTRODUCING SALESCART 5.0 FOR SQL SERVER
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ORDER THE MICROSOFT OFFICE SYSTEM BETA WITH FRONTPAGE TODAY
Get the Microsoft Office System Beta and check out how FrontPage 2003 can help you broaden Web publishing beyond static pages into advanced, interactive sites. See for yourself how FrontPage works with other Microsoft Office System programs to help you turn information into greater business impact.
RIGHT TOOLS TOOLKIT AND REBATE OFFER
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