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This is where you'll hear about new Internet/intranet products, learn about what Microsoft's strategic partners are doing on the Internet, and perhaps even encounter a contest or two! If you haven't already, add this site to your Favorites list in your Web browser. Be sure to check back often to see how Microsoft is leading the way with our exciting Internet products and tools!

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Microsoft Site Builder Conference is Almost Here!
This three day conference is designed exclusively for today's leading web developers. Come and learn about how to take advantage of what the web has to offer both on the Internet and within the corporate network. All attendees will receive the latest web development tools!

Commercial ISVs, solution providers, tools vendors, and corporate developers can also get details about the upcoming Microsoft Professional Developers Conference, November 4 - 7, 1996, at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California.

Microsoft Delivers ActiveX on the Macintosh
Announcing worldwide availability of the beta release of the Microsoft® ActiveX™ Software Development Kit (SDK) for the Macintosh! With the new SDK, Macintosh developers can create native ActiveX Controls and interactive content that will be immediately viewable by users of Microsoft Internet Explorer version 2.1 for the Macintosh. The SDK beta release is available now for free download.

5 more chances to win a quad Pentium!
Check out the Microsoft "Need for Speed" Sweepstakes where we're giving away - once a week until October 27, 1996 - a quad-Pentium® NEC® ProServaTM server or T1 site hosting (both valued at over $30,000). While you're at it, cruise over the to the Site Builder Network and explore the free tools for making Web development easier.

Win a 97 Ford Explorer in Vic Virtual's "Get a Clue" Contest
Think you know the web, eh? Microsoft and Yahoo!/Internet Life have hidden objects all over the web. If you find them, you could win some great prizes including a 1997 Ford Explorer, a $5000 shopping spree, and Microsoft software.

Microsoft FrontPage 97 Beta with Bonus Pack Available Now!
Download for FREE the latest, award winning, best selling Web Authoring and Management Suite. Now it includes Image Composer and more... Get it now!!

Ziggy Marley Speaks Out on Mungo Park
More is known about the dark side of the moon than parts of Africa. Not if we can help it! Mungo Park, the new online adventure travel magazine, is out with its sneak preview edition. Join explorer Richard Bangs as his team attempts the first descent of Ethiopia's treacherous Tekeze River. Includes live chats with personalities and more.

Visit Normandy Town
Microsoft Normandy is the suite of server software you can use to deliver dynamic Internet services. Participate in chat sessions within in a Web page and try out the Normandy Information Retrieval (IR) search capabilities and Normandy personalization server.

Microsoft Delivers First Beta Release of NetMeeting 2.0!
"For the first time ever, customers will be able to use their PCs for real-time communication on the Internet as easily as they communicate using their telephones." -- John Ludwig, vice president in the Internet platform and tools division at Microsoft. Get information and download this exciting technology today!

Looking for the Complete and Easy Way to get on the Internet?
The new Microsoft® Internet Explorer Starter Kit 3.0 allows users of Windows 95, Windows NT® Workstation 4.0, Windows 3.1 and Macintosh operating systems to connect to and fully experience the Internet. Includes one month of free connect time and additional features.

More & More Users are Choosing Microsoft Internet Explorer!
We're pleased to announce that the U.S. Navy has selected Internet Explorer as its primary browser, making Microsoft Internet technology available to more than 600,000 Navy users worldwide! And Internet Explorer has been chosen as the default browser for both AT&T; WorldNet Service and Prodigy's new online service, Prodigy Internet.

Internet Explorer 3.0 Beta 1 for Windows 3.1 is now available for download! The Internet Explorer Administration Kit 3.0 is also available at no charge (except for shipping and handling), making it easy for corporations, Internet service providers (ISPs), and content providers to customize and deploy IE. Over 2.5 million people are using IE 3.0 today with positive results!

Microsoft Announces Availability of Microsoft SDK for Java
The Microsoft® Software Development Kit (SDK) for Java™ enables software developers to create the richest and most sophisticated Java applications and provides the fastest way to run any Java application on the Windows® 95 or Windows NT® operating system with the Win32® virtual machine for Java.

Microsoft® Internet Information Server (IIS) is the fastest-growing Web server on the Internet
For the last three months, Microsoft Internet Information Server has sustained the fastest rate of growth of any Web server on the Internet, increasing by an average of more than 50 percent per month.

Last Updated: Thursday, October 17th, 1996

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