**MICROSOFT FRONTPAGE BULLETIN**
A monthly newsletter created expressly for users of the Microsoft FrontPage Web site
creation and management tool.
'Microsoft FrontPage Bulletin' Archives
The only place on
the net that contains ALL
the bulletins going back two years.
(With the exception of Jan and April 99 bulletins do you
have them? Let me know)
This free monthly newsletter helps you get the most out of Microsoft FrontPage with insights and information on the world's leading Web authoring and creation tool. Learn about special limited-time offers, upcoming releases, the latest
tips and expert advice, new additions to Microsoft FrontPage, and more—all delivered right to your e-mail inbox.
For a look at the latest edition of the FrontPage Bulletin, read what's below. To start receiving upcoming editions, subscribe today.
in next months issue?*******
June 2001 issue will be all about
EDITION: Microsoft FrontPage version 2002
The June 2001 issue will be a special edition launching FrontPage version
NOTE: I receive my MS FP
Bulletin one month late, now I have found
http://microsoftfrontpage.com/ site, I
will be able to post the bulletins sooner.
However please note the bulletins one
receives via subscription at MS are not the
same format as the site bulletins and that
the msfp site also contains other
information. There is one other important
point to note and that is the archives at
microsoftfrontpage.com do not as far as back
as these, so if you want to look back this
is the place to do it! You can also obtain
the bulletins as
FREE E-books with your membership
of AnyFrontPage Bytes.
This months issue
Welcome to this month's E-Commerce edition of the FrontPage Bulletin. Be sure to
visit us on the Web at:
FRONTPAGE VERSION 2002 IN STORES MAY 31ST!
With the May 31st launch event of Microsoft Office XP, Microsoft FrontPage version 2002 will be available for purchase in stores. This exciting new version of FrontPage gives you the power to add dynamic content with a new Photo Gallery component, SharePoint™ Team Services, and automatic Web content from MSN® network of Internet services, Expedia, or Microsoft bCentral™ small business portal.
SHAREPOINT TEAM SERVICES HELPS CUSTOMERS IMPROVE COLLABORATION
Microsoft Corp. announced that customers are already adopting and touting the benefits of SharePoint Team Services, the pre-built Web site solution that enables customers to quickly and easily create team workspaces to manage group activities and work together more effectively. SharePoint Team Services-based Web sites tightly integrate with Microsoft Office XP and Microsoft FrontPage version 2002 to enable customers to improve their communication and sharing of information with others.
JOIN THE MICROSOFT OFFICE XP LAUNCH EVENT!
Beginning May 31st, join us in cities across the US for a free Office XP launch event. Learn how you can dramatically improve productivity, quickly access information, and seamlessly collaborate with colleagues and partners like never before. All attendees will receive a $100 rebate on Office XP Professional Special Edition and free trial versions of Visio® 2002 drawing and diagramming software, SharePoint Portal Server and a full version of MapPoint® 2002 business mapping software. Plus you can request a free pre-release version of Windows® XP Professional operating system. For more information and to register, go to:
BECOME A WEB PRESENCE DEVELOPER FOR FRONTPAGE
The Web Presence Developers (WPD) Program for Microsoft FrontPage is a program that helps Microsoft's customers identify professionals that can help them create and manage FrontPage-based Web sites. Whether those customers are just looking for someone to kick-start their FrontPage-based Web site or need a full service Web design firm to provide design, development, and copywriting services, Microsoft will recommend and refer customers to the Web Presence Developers referral program. To learn more, go to:
GET TO KNOW SHAREPOINT TEAM SERVICES
SharePoint Team Services from Microsoft is a team Web site solution that is designed to significantly improve the way your team manages information and activities. Now you can easily create a Web site that serves as the central repository of all project information-documents, contacts, tasks, discussions, and much more. See how a SharePoint team Web site helps everyone contribute and collaborate. Find out how easy it is to set up and customize at:
SHAREPOINT TEAM SERVICES CASE STUDY
All types and sizes of companies and organizations are turning to Microsoft SharePoint Team Services to improve online team collaboration. See how one of the largest and fastest-growing Web presence and e-commerce providers in the United States, Advanced Internet Technologies (AIT) is deploying and benefiting from SharePoint Team Services solutions. Go to:
FRONTPAGE OPTIONS FOR ADVANCED DEVELOPERS
Even though FrontPage is widely known as a tool anyone can pick up to develop Web pages quickly, it also contains a wealth of powerful features that are designed precisely to support the needs of the most advanced Web developers. These features to develop and refine the most complex of Web pages include the Microsoft Script Editor, HTML View mode, and a downloadable HTML Tools toolbar. Advanced developers can write and debug scripts from within FrontPage, manipulate HTML code at a very granular level, and test the pages right in the same interface. To find out more, go to:
NEW BCENTRAL COMMERCE MANAGER ADD-IN
Want a quick, easy, and affordable e-commerce solution you can use with Microsoft FrontPage? Learn how the new Microsoft bCentral™ Commerce Manager Add-In for FrontPage can help you boost your Web sales today. Explore more about using the Commerce Manager Add-in at:
FRONTPAGE-BASED WEB DEVELOPER PROFILE
People and businesses are finding new ways to leverage the flexibility and power of FrontPage. Meet David J. Lauwe, president of Meta4 Communications, Inc. and learn how they developed and manage a successful retail,
site, using FrontPage:
MORE GREAT WEB SITES
Here are some more standouts:
THIRD PARTY SOLUTIONS
OUTRIGGER AND FRONTPAGE MAKE FORMS A SNAP!
Using FrontPage and Outrigger by V2Commerce Corp., makes it easy to design and publish electronic forms for your Web site. You can then drop your form submissions into Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Access, and Outlook® messaging and collaboration client. Sign up for an Outrigger account, then download and install the Outrigger add-ins for Office 2000. Outrigger requires no programming and you don't need to learn any new software. Outrigger by V2Commerce uses SSL encryption and a hosted, firewalled Outrigger database to protect your data. Try a free 60-day trial at:
ACCESSIBILITY REMEDIATION GUIDE
AccVerify Remediation Guide from Hiawatha Island Software Company, Inc. is excerpted from a book that they are publishing on Creating Accessible Web sites. This will also ship with each copy (trial or released) of AccVerify. The guide is for customers interested in addressing Accessibility issues and correcting errors on their Webs. The AccVerify Remediation Guide is available on the Web at:
SALESCART-X: FRONTPAGE SHOPPING CART FOR UNIX
ComCity Corporation has released SalesCart-X, the first stand-alone FrontPage shopping cart component that will run on a Unix server. The designer also has 100% control to customize the check-out pages via PHP and mySQL. SalesCart-X with SalesCart-STD allows FrontPage users to design and host their e-commerce shopping cart web site on virtually any web hosting service provider regardless of operating system platform. Download a free 15-day full-function evaluation version at:
TIPS AND TRICKS
VIEWING SURVEY RESULTS ON A SHAREPOINT TEAM WEB SITE
Surveys provide a way of polling team members. If your Microsoft SharePoint team Web site includes a survey, you can view the results and see how each team member responded. If the survey is set up so that respondents' names are visible, the All Responses view enables you to see how each team member responded. The Graphical Summary view displays a compilation of responses. To view the results of a Survey created using Sharepoint Team Services, browse to your SharePoint team Web site and do the following:
1. Click on Lists in the top link bar and select the survey you want to review on the Lists page.
2. Select Show a graphical summary of all the responses to view results.
3. To review each response separately by individual, select Show All Responses and click View Response #XX (where XX is the number of the response).
Tip: Your SharePoint team Web site doesn't come with a built-in survey, but you can easily create your own. In the top link bar on your SharePoint team Web site, click Create. On the Create Page page, click Survey and follow the instructions on the New Survey wizard pages.
For more information about SharePoint Team Services, see Microsoft FrontPage 2002 Help.
HOW TO SUBSCRIBE
BECOME A SUBSCRIBER
If you are not a subscriber to this Bulletin and want to be, use the link below and follow the instructions to subscribe to the FrontPage Bulletin. Subscription link:
Microsoft FrontPage® HTML Tools let you quickly access and modify HTML tags while editing in Page view from FrontPage. Find out more and download at:
The Boston FrontPage User
Group will be attending the BostonUserGroups MegaMeeting II held on June 6,
2001, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM. For more info go to:
Find out more about User Groups and some pointers on how to start your own
NEWSGROUP WATCH: NEW GROUP
There's a new newsgroup for anyone interested in SharePoint Team Services. To
find out more or if you need help getting started with newsgroups check out:
Microsoft's dotSmart Initiative and the HP Garage program have just launched an
exciting sweepstakes for e-commerce businesses with a $430,000 grand prize. Win
the grand prize, a Hewlett-Packard Netserver loaded with Microsoft® software
for your online business or be a weekly winner of an HP Jornada 540. Learn how
you and your business can win today at:
SAY GOODBYE TO CLIPPY AND
TRY OUT OFFICE XP
Visit the Microsoft Office XP Web site that pokes fun at the famed Office
Assistant "Clippy" with song, game, and customer input options. You
can also get a special trial version of any the great Office XP products
including FrontPage version 2002 at:
TAKE A VIRTUAL TOUR
See how a team Web site created with SharePoint Team Services helps everyone
contribute and collaborate--and how easy it is to set up and customize. Take a
Virtual Tour at:
Microsoft, FrontPage, Windows, and Windows Media are either registered
trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or
other countries. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may
be the trademarks of their respective owners.
THIS DOCUMENT AND OTHER DOCUMENTS PROVIDED PURSUANT TO THIS PROGRAM ARE FOR
INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. The information type should not be interpreted to
be a commitment on the part of Microsoft and Microsoft cannot guarantee the
accuracy of any information presented after the date of publication. INFORMATION
PROVIDED IN THIS DOCUMENT IS PROVIDED 'AS IS' WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. The
user assumes the entire risk as to the accuracy and the use of this document.
microsoft.com newsletter e-mail may be copied and distributed subject to the
1. All text must be copied without modification and all pages must be included
2. All copies must contain Microsoft's copyright notice and any other notices
3. This document may not be distributed for profit