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NEWS HEADLINES FOR: SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 9, 2000

  Weekend  
  • Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me) -- Review
    Time: 09:35 EST/14:35 GMT | News Source: ActiveNetwork | Posted By: Julien

    We have completed our in-depth review of the gold version of Microsoft's latest Windows release, Windows Millennium Edition (Windows Me). The review features most of the new features a whole load of screenshots and a lot of information on whether it is worth buying come September. Here is a snippet from the review:

    The Millennium edition of Windows is aimed to help PC home users to enter into the next millennium with a big bang as Microsoft has focused its efforts to make Windows Me the user-friendliest, easy-to-use and multimedia-rich operating system of all the time. Windows Me has been developed and tested by Microsoft numerous months to ensure its reliability but does it have what it takes to make you want to pay out more money for a operating system that may well be too similar to Windows 98 and Windows 98 SE. Read on for our comprehensive review of this new operating system, Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (WinMe).

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  • AskAW Questions Updated
    Time: 09:31 EST/14:31 GMT | News Source: Active Network | Posted By: Matthew Sabean

    Our AskAW Helpers have been busy answering your e-mail and we have just posted the most recent questions. We have been a bit behind in getting these questions answered and posted and hope to be back on track.  If you have a question that you would like answered then just drop us an e-mail at: askaw@activewin.com.

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  • Microsoft Works 2001 is Available
    Time: 09:30 EST/14:30 GMT News Source: ActiveWin Posted By: Julien

    After many years of stagnation Microsoft went back to work and released last year Microsoft Works 2000 a real new evolution of its innovative all in one software that was stuck at the 4.5 release. Surprisingly they decided to lay back the table, once again, with a brand new 2001 version of Works. Maybe they're just coming back to their first love? Indeed if you remember Microsoft Works has been since its first release for DOS an innovative best seller software that beaten Claris Works for Mac and turns the computer into an affordable and popular solution to edit texts. This new release promises to be a major one. We'll have a review on it in early October. 

    New features of this release are:

    • NEW! The Works Portfolio tool lets you collect and organize photos, text from the Web, documents, and more—all in a personal portfolio. You can easily reuse these items in documents, reports, newsletters, or e-mail.
    • NEW! The Format Gallery lets you make quick and easy changes to fonts, color, and styles in any document. Hundreds of colors and styles are put together for you so you can produce outstanding documents. It’s like having a professional designer at your fingertips!
    • NEW! Improvements in the Word Processor include AutoCorrect, better tables that can span pages, support for hyperlinks, and the ability to include all standard image formats in your document.
    • NEW! The Works Spreadsheet is now in Microsoft Excel format so you can share spreadsheets seamlessly with Excel and Office. No more saving as different formats to exchange data.
    • NEW! Works has always been easy to learn and use but now it’s even easier for everyone. Quick Tours will acquaint you with features and give you step-by-step instructions.
    • 10,000 clip art images add style and fun to your documents.
    • The Works Task Launcher gives you quick access to all the Works tools, or you can get a jump-start with the 250 templates for tasks that home users commonly do.
    • More Web links so you don’t have to search all over the Web to find what you need when you need it.
    • Dive into a host of projects—create party plans, certificates, and recipe books; track medical records, special collections, and much more—with more than 250 professionally designed templates. The templates are easily customizable, too.

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  • Microsoft PictureIt Photo Premium 2001 is Available
    Time: 09:29 EST/14:29 GMT News Source: ActiveWin  Posted By: Julien

    Many users were waiting for the release of PictureIt 2001: the brand new digital imaging software that is clearly focused on home users. It's now official: Microsoft PictureIt 2001 is out and you can purchase it right away for $54.95. We'll have a review on this new software as soon as possible so be sure to stay tune!

    What can you do with this new software?

    • Access your photos easily from almost any source. Simply request pictures on CD when you get your film developed or transfer your photos from a digital camera, scanner, or the Internet. Picture It! Photo Premium guides you through every step.
    • Use our powerful editing tools to automatically correct brightness, contrast, sharpness, and tint. Quickly fix photo problems such as red eye. Remove blemishes and wrinkles from faces. Use cutting-edge photo effects like emphasize and fade.
    • Use our exclusive Mini Lab to quickly work with multiple photos at the same time.
    • Catalog your photos and find them easily with the new Gallery. Search your cataloged items by name, date, or event to find your photos quickly and easily.
    • Choose from over 20,000 photo mats and frames to find the perfect look every time.
    • Choose from 2,000+ stock photos and projects, such as holiday images or background scenes, to enhance your photos and your photo projects, such as photo greeting cards, calendars, and online photo albums.
    • Create and post personal Web pages, albums, and slide show with guided project tools. Share your photos and photo projects with others.
    • E-mail your photos to friends and family.
    • Receive true photographic prints in the mail when you send your projects to fujifilm.net™ or Kodak PhotoNet™ online print service.
    • Print at home with the most popular photo and specialty papers from Avery, Burlington, and Kodak.

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  • ActiveWin.Com: QuickView Plus 6.0 Enterprise Edition -- Review
    Time: 09:27 EST/14:27 GMT News Source: ActiveWin Posted By: Julien

    I've just posted my review of the brand new QuickView Plus 6.0 Enterprise Edition software. Here is a snippet of the review:

    In Windows 95 Microsoft included a small tool named ‘QuickView’ that allowed a simple right mouse click to view 20 different file formats in a same unique place without launching the software the files were created with. It was an awesome revolution that changed the way files were shared. With the spread of the Internet the need for QuickView Plus has never been so strong! When I first used it in 1995 I wanted to know who made this fabulous software, and when I learned that there was a Plus release I purchased it right away to enjoy the benefits of a file viewer that were totally integrated with Windows 95. Now five years later, Inso published the release 6.0 of the software that includes some major new features such as the support of Project 2000 files and a build-in file explorer. QuickView Plus is definitely the most efficient way to access and manage information regardless of source and location.

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  • ActiveWin.Com: Midtown Madness 2 -- Preview
    Time: 09:25 EST/14:25 GMT News Source: ActiveWin Posted By: Alex

    I've just posted my preview of the new upcoming game from Microsoft, Midtown Madness. Here is a snippet of the preview:

    Midtown Madness 2 delivers even more mad-cap racing excitement with all the wild and hair-raising racing challenges you've come to expect! Midtown Madness 2 features two all new locations (London & San Francisco) and 9 hip new urban roadsters!

    Plus, Midtown Madness 2 features the new single-player Crash Course mission mode where budding drivers can learn and master the tricks of Madness racing as a Hollywood Stunt Driver on location at a San Francisco movie set or as a Cabbie Trainee at the East End Cab Company School of Driving in London!

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  • ActiveWin.Com: Microsoft MapPoint 2001 -- Review
    Time: 09:20 EST/14:20 GMT | News Source: ActiveWin | Posted By: Julien

    I've just posted my review of Microsoft MapPoint 2001 the new mapping software from Microsoft. Here is a snippet of the review:

    Microsoft has just released MapPoint 2001, the first software of its upcoming Microsoft 2001 line of products. Microsoft MapPoint 2001 is (as you can guess) an innovating mapping corporate software that is part of the Microsoft Office family. This second release of the software (the first one was MapPoint 2000) is built around the technologies used by Microsoft Expedia and Microsoft Streets & Trips. Microsoft MapPoint® 2001 combines powerful map-making and analysis functionality with the simplicity of Office. The focuses of this release are to provide users easy to use software to quickly identify geographic locations, visually analyze business data, and effortlessly create, customize, and integrate maps into Office documents. Microsoft designed it to answer corporate users’ needs

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  • ActiveWin Competition
    Time: 09:18 EST/14:18 GMT | News Source: Active Network | Posted By: Matthew Sabean

    A new silent revolution is hitting the streets right now: while actual PCs are now almost everywhere, power users start using various handheld PCs to help them stay organized & connected... Maybe some day these small new PCs will replace our cumbersome ones... Who knows?

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NEWS HEADLINES FOR: FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 8, 2000

  MapPoint 2001 review  
  • ActiveWin.Com: Microsoft MapPoint 2001 -- Review
    Time: 07:10 EST/12:10 GMT | News Source: ActiveWin | Posted By: Julien

    I've just posted my review of Microsoft MapPoint 2001 the new mapping software from Microsoft. Here is a snippet of the review:

    Microsoft has just released MapPoint 2001, the first software of its upcoming Microsoft 2001 line of products. Microsoft MapPoint 2001 is (as you can guess) an innovating mapping corporate software that is part of the Microsoft Office family. This second release of the software (the first one was MapPoint 2000) is built around the technologies used by Microsoft Expedia and Microsoft Streets & Trips. Microsoft MapPoint® 2001 combines powerful map-making and analysis functionality with the simplicity of Office. The focuses of this release are to provide users easy to use software to quickly identify geographic locations, visually analyze business data, and effortlessly create, customize, and integrate maps into Office documents. Microsoft designed it to answer corporate users’ needs

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  • Microsoft settles Harris email lawsuit
    Time: 07:01 EST/12:01 GMT | News Source: ZDNet | Posted By: Julien

    Microsoft Corp. said Thursday it has settled a lawsuit filed by Harris Interactive Inc., promising to let the online market research firm reach Hotmail users. Harris sued Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) and America Online Inc. (NYSE: AOL), among others, alleging the companies were wrongfully blocking customer access to Harris's e-mail surveys. The lawsuit blamed an anti-spam service used by both companies for the confusion. The Mail Abuse Prevention System (MAPS), run by a Redwood, Calif., nonprofit was also named in the Harris lawsuit. The lawsuit sought damages as well as injunctive relief, but Microsoft spokesman Jim Cullinan says no money was involved in the settlement.

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NEWS HEADLINES FOR: THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 7, 2000

  Donations  
  • Microsoft to buy searchable music site
    Time: 18:50 EST/23:50 GMT | News Source: CNet | Posted By: Matthew Sabean

    Microsoft is boosting music offerings on its Microsoft Network with the acquisition of MongoMusic.com, a site with advanced music-searching capabilities, CNET News.com has learned.

    Sources close to the deal--which has yet to officially close--confirmed today that Microsoft would spend about $65 million in an all-stock transaction for the start-up and its search technology.

    "Microsoft is always in discussions with various companies, including MongoMusic, regarding many different opportunities for working together," said a Microsoft representative. "However we have nothing to announce at this time."

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  • Meet Microsoft's Surgical Strike Team
    Time: 18:50 EST/23:50 GMT | News Source: ZDNet | Posted By: Matthew Sabean

    Oracle Corp. executives are embarking on a "Java's not dead" tour next week. And Oracle is crediting -- or, more appropriately, discrediting -- archrival Microsoft Corp. for creating the need for such a roadshow.

    An Oracle spokeswoman declined to offer specifics but said that in the face of anti-Java propaganda generated by Microsoft, Oracle decided to educate people about the benefits of Extensible Markup Language and Java.

    Oracle isn't the only one calling foul. Developers participating in a number of Java user groups also have been swapping stories about misinformation that they said is being spread by Microsoft. Rumors have been circulating among e-integrators and Microsoft partners that Sun Microsystems Inc. has ceased all development on client-side Java, a claim that Sun denies.

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  • CBS, Microsoft In WebTV Deal
    Time: 18:45 EST/23:45 GMT | News Source: ZDNet | Posted By: Matthew Sabean

    Viacom Inc.'s CBS Television said on Thursday it entered a pact with Microsoft Corp.'s enhanced TV services unit WebTV Networks Inc. to deliver interactive television programming.

    The companies said in a statement that interactive TV programming will debut with the start of the 2000-2001 season, including CBS dramas, comedies, specials, variety shows, movies and sports programming. They said the pact is the first to include interactive programming for comedy and dramatic series.

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  • Microsoft and Industry Partners Announce Next-Generation Windows-Powered Handheld PCs
    Time: 12:19 EST/17:19 GMT News Source: Microsoft Press Release Posted By: Byron Hinson

    Today at DEMOMobile 2000 in Pasadena, Microsoft Corp. announced Handheld PC 2000, the fourth generation of software for Windows®-powered Handheld PCs. Hardware partners Hewlett-Packard Co., NEC Computers Inc. and MainStreet Networks' Client Devices Group (formerly the platform division of Vadem) joined Microsoft in support of this latest version, announcing their plans to bring new Handheld PCs to market. Based on the Microsoft® Windows CE 3.0 operating system and additional functionality, the Handheld PC 2000 includes such features as an integrated client for Windows 2000 Terminal Services, a Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0-compatible browser, Windows Media™ Player for digital music, an e-mail client, personal information manager (PIM) functionality, and pocket versions of desktop Office applications. This release further illustrates Microsoft's commitment to supporting a range of devices to meet the needs of customers.

    "Our customers want to stay connected to their critical data through a range of devices -- there is no one-size-fits-all form factor," said Ben Waldman, vice president of the Mobile Devices Division at Microsoft. "Customers have requested wireless-capable, mobile devices that simplify access to their desktop applications, to the Web and to forms-based applications for rapid data collection. Handheld PC 2000 provides this functionality and offers fast, easy input via an on-device keyboard."

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  • Microsoft Donates $7 Million in Software To Help Nine Innovative Nonprofit Organizations Improve Technology Infrastructure Technology Leadership Grants Enable Organizations to Expand Offerings,Bring Benefits of Technology to Those They Serve
    Time: 03:36 EST/08:36 GMT News Source: Microsoft Press Release Posted By: Byron Hinson

    Microsoft Corp. today announced the donation of $7 million in software to nine national nonprofit organizations. Microsoft Technology Leadership Grants, awarded annually, provide nonprofits with software solutions that improve their ability to deliver services and help them better meet the needs of their communities. Donations ranging from $105,000 to $2.3 million (based on the software's estimated retail value) were awarded to The ASPIRA Association Inc., Goodwill Industries International Inc., the American Civil Liberties Union, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the International Rescue Committee, Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, Girls Incorporated, Catholic Legal Immigration Network Inc., and the Alliance for Technology Access.

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  • Microsoft Hosts Embedded Systems Global Briefings
    Time: 03:36 EST/08:36 GMT News Source: Microsoft Press Release Posted By: Byron Hinson

    Microsoft Corp. today announced that it will kick off a series of worldwide briefings about embedded systems in London on Sept. 12. Additional conferences will be held in Germany, the United States, Japan, Taiwan and China. Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) attending the Microsoft Embedded Global Briefings will learn about the Microsoft® Windows® CE and Windows Embedded operating systems, which enable them to easily build flexible and reliable next-generation 32-bit connected devices that provide rich application and Internet capabilities. These conferences offer a great opportunity for Microsoft and industry partners to begin planning for future Windows Powered embedded devices.

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NEWS HEADLINES FOR: WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 6, 2000

  X-Box ; Works 2001 & PictureIt 2001  
  • Microsoft Works 2001 is Available
    Time: 17:40 EST/22:40 GMT News Source: ActiveWin Posted By: Julien

    After many years of stagnation Microsoft went back to work and released last year Microsoft Works 2000 a real new evolution of its innovative all in one software that was stuck at the 4.5 release. Surprisingly they decided to lay back the table, once again, with a brand new 2001 version of Works. Maybe they're just coming back to their first love? Indeed if you remember Microsoft Works has been since its first release for DOS an innovative best seller software that beaten Claris Works for Mac and turns the computer into an affordable and popular solution to edit texts. This new release promises to be a major one. We'll have a review on it in early October. 

    New features of this release are:

    • NEW! The Works Portfolio tool lets you collect and organize photos, text from the Web, documents, and more—all in a personal portfolio. You can easily reuse these items in documents, reports, newsletters, or e-mail.
    • NEW! The Format Gallery lets you make quick and easy changes to fonts, color, and styles in any document. Hundreds of colors and styles are put together for you so you can produce outstanding documents. It’s like having a professional designer at your fingertips!
    • NEW! Improvements in the Word Processor include AutoCorrect, better tables that can span pages, support for hyperlinks, and the ability to include all standard image formats in your document.
    • NEW! The Works Spreadsheet is now in Microsoft Excel format so you can share spreadsheets seamlessly with Excel and Office. No more saving as different formats to exchange data.
    • NEW! Works has always been easy to learn and use but now it’s even easier for everyone. Quick Tours will acquaint you with features and give you step-by-step instructions.
    • 10,000 clip art images add style and fun to your documents.
    • The Works Task Launcher gives you quick access to all the Works tools, or you can get a jump-start with the 250 templates for tasks that home users commonly do.
    • More Web links so you don’t have to search all over the Web to find what you need when you need it.
    • Dive into a host of projects—create party plans, certificates, and recipe books; track medical records, special collections, and much more—with more than 250 professionally designed templates. The templates are easily customizable, too.

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  • Microsoft PictureIt Photo Premium 2001 is Available
    Time: 17:30 EST/22:30 GMT News Source: ActiveWin  Posted By: Julien

    Many users were waiting for the release of PictureIt 2001: the brand new digital imaging software that is clearly focused on home users. It's now official: Microsoft PictureIt 2001 is out and you can purchase it right away for $54.95. We'll have a review on this new software as soon as possible so be sure to stay tune!

    What can you do with this new software?

    • Access your photos easily from almost any source. Simply request pictures on CD when you get your film developed or transfer your photos from a digital camera, scanner, or the Internet. Picture It! Photo Premium guides you through every step.
    • Use our powerful editing tools to automatically correct brightness, contrast, sharpness, and tint. Quickly fix photo problems such as red eye. Remove blemishes and wrinkles from faces. Use cutting-edge photo effects like emphasize and fade.
    • Use our exclusive Mini Lab to quickly work with multiple photos at the same time.
    • Catalog your photos and find them easily with the new Gallery. Search your cataloged items by name, date, or event to find your photos quickly and easily.
    • Choose from over 20,000 photo mats and frames to find the perfect look every time.
    • Choose from 2,000+ stock photos and projects, such as holiday images or background scenes, to enhance your photos and your photo projects, such as photo greeting cards, calendars, and online photo albums.
    • Create and post personal Web pages, albums, and slide show with guided project tools. Share your photos and photo projects with others.
    • E-mail your photos to friends and family.
    • Receive true photographic prints in the mail when you send your projects to fujifilm.net™ or Kodak PhotoNet™ online print service.
    • Print at home with the most popular photo and specialty papers from Avery, Burlington, and Kodak.

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  • Microsoft Works Suite 2001 Provides Essential Tools for the Productive Family
    Time: 12:54 EST/17:54 GMT News Source: Microsoft Press Release Posted By: Robert Stein

    Many individuals are looking for ways to simplify and organize their household and lifestyle. Whether consumers are managing their family's financial health, keeping track of important dates such as birthdays and anniversaries, creating photo projects, transferring contact information to their mobile phones or just mapping out directions for a road trip, they can now do so quickly and easily with one software package: Microsoft® Works Suite 2001 released today.

    Works Suite 2001 includes the latest editions of leading software from Microsoft Corp., including Word, Works,* Encarta® Encyclopedia, Money, Picture It!® Publishing, and Streets & Trips. New to Works Suite is technology that makes it easy to transfer data to mobile phones, and Windows® CE 2.0 operating system-based and Palm 3.0-compatible devices.

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  • Microsoft Hosts Embedded System Global Briefings
    Time: 12:54 EST/17:54 GMT News Source: Microsoft Press Release  Posted By: Robert Stein

    Microsoft Corp. today announced that it will kick off a series of worldwide briefings about embedded systems in London on Sept. 12. Additional conferences will be held in Germany, the United States, Japan, Taiwan and China. Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) attending the Microsoft Embedded Global Briefings will learn about the Microsoft® Windows® CE and Windows Embedded operating systems, which enable them to easily build flexible and reliable next-generation 32-bit connected devices that provide rich application and Internet capabilities. These conferences offer a great opportunity for Microsoft and industry partners to begin planning for future Windows Powered embedded devices.

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  • Xbox promises power with 733 Pentium III
    Time: 01:53 EST/06:53 GMT News Source: ZDNet Posted By: Byron Hinson

    Thought we would add a little additional information that despite the major news sites reporting this increase, we posted about it in May (When MS told us at E3) so it is basically very old news.

    The Xbox will give gamers all the power they need with a little help from Intel Microsoft promises gamers will get all the power they need from its Xbox console with what is expected to be a 733MHz Pentium III processor under the hood. The company recently decided to increase processing power inside the Xbox from 600MHz after consultation with its Xbox advisory board. "Since then, the hardware has been fixed," said a Microsoft Xbox representative at ECTS. "This will make the Xbox run better and smoother."

    By the time the Xbox hits the shops, sometime at the end of next year, the processor inside the Xbox will be about half as fast as Intel's most powerful PC chip. Microsoft still expects the console to have a lifetime of at least two years. "We expect the same lifetime out of the hardware as other consoles," said a Microsoft representative. "It will have so much more processing power than any other console on the market. The graphics card will do so much that a 1GHz chip would probably sit idle for one third of the time."

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NEWS HEADLINES FOR: TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 5, 2000

  Microsoft TV - QuickView Plus 6.01 Enterprise Review - Midtown Madness 2 Preview  
  • From DOS to '.NET' Microsoft Celebrates 25 years of Software Innovation
    Time: 18:17 EST/23:17 GMT News Source: Microsoft Press Release Posted By: Julien

    Bill Gates, Microsoft Corp. chairman and chief software architect, and Steve Ballmer, Microsoft president and CEO, today charged Microsoft employees with making the next 25 years even more innovative and exciting than the last 25. At an all-company Safeco Field event commemorating the company's 25th anniversary, Gates and Ballmer discussed both Microsoft and industry milestones over the last 25 years and charted Microsoft's vision and goals for the future. "Everyone is amazed at how far the industry has come. But in thinking about what will be possible within the next 25 years, we've really just begun," Gates said. "Back in 1975, Paul Allen and I saw the potential to turn a hobbyist's personal computer into a device that would revolutionize the world. In 25 years, we've accomplished a lot of things people said were impossible and we've shattered every myth about what the PC can do. But stand back, because the best is yet to come. I'm confident that we'll have even more impressive things to remember in our 50th year. We've got the people and the skills to make it happen, and we're just as passionate today about technology as we were back in 1975." Ballmer echoed the challenge. "As we look ahead, we must deliver on the promise of Microsoft .NET, which is our biggest opportunity yet. .NET will change computing as dramatically as any development since the PC generation began," he said. "Over the next few years, we've got our work cut out for us in creating and enabling .NET. But we've got a clear road map, an unparalleled product line, fantastic leaders and incredible employees. It's our employees -- doing the best work of their lives, creating breakthrough innovations and revolutionary software -- who will make that happen." Full Story.

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  • Microsoft Application Center: Beta Program
    Time: 17:45 EST/22:45 GMT News Source: ActiveWin Posted By: Julien

    Microsoft® Application Center 2000 Beta 2 registration is open! Now you can quickly deploy and manage high availability Web applications built on Windows 2000. Application Center 2000 enables these applications to achieve on-demand scalability and mission-critical availability through software scaling, while also reducing operational complexity and costs. Key benefits include Application Load Balancing, fault tolerance, one-to-many configuration management, performance and health monitoring tools, a Single Application Image, and content replication and synchronization. Application Center 2000 makes managing groups of servers as simple as managing a single machine. The Application Center 2000 Beta 2 kit includes the beta CD and the Windows 2000 Advanced Server 120-day Evaluation CD. All software included is for trial and evaluation purposes only.

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  • Microsoft Exchange 2000 Evaluation Editions are Downloadable
    Time: 17:40 EST/22:40 GMT News Source: ActiveWin Posted By: Julien

    Microsoft has just unleashed new downloadable evaluation editions of Microsoft Exchange 2000 its new generation of messaging, communication, and collaboration software. Two different editions are available for download: Microsoft Exchange 2000 Enterprise Server and Microsoft Exchange 2000 Conferencing Server. Both editions are available in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish. Microsoft Exchange 2000 is fully compliant with Windows 2000 and totally integrated with it: this new release of the professional messaging software from Microsoft will maybe beats the supremacy of its Lotus Notes competitor.

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  • Xbox promises power with 733 Pentium III
    Time: 17:36 EST/22:36 GMT News Source: ZDNet Posted By: Alex

    Thought we would add a little additional information that despite the major news sites reporting this increase, we posted about it in May (When MS told us at E3) so it is basically very old news.

    The Xbox will give gamers all the power they need with a little help from Intel Microsoft promises gamers will get all the power they need from its Xbox console with what is expected to be a 733MHz Pentium III processor under the hood. The company recently decided to increase processing power inside the Xbox from 600MHz after consultation with its Xbox advisory board. "Since then, the hardware has been fixed," said a Microsoft Xbox representative at ECTS. "This will make the Xbox run better and smoother."

    By the time the Xbox hits the shops, sometime at the end of next year, the processor inside the Xbox will be about half as fast as Intel's most powerful PC chip. Microsoft still expects the console to have a lifetime of at least two years. "We expect the same lifetime out of the hardware as other consoles," said a Microsoft representative. "It will have so much more processing power than any other console on the market. The graphics card will do so much that a 1GHz chip would probably sit idle for one third of the time."

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  • Microsoft rallies troops at 25th birthday bash
    Time: 17:34 EST/22:34 GMT News Source: ZDNet Posted By: Alex

    The world's largest software company, Microsoft Corp.<MSFT.O>, on Tuesday celebrated its 25th birthday with an annual employee pep talk aimed at rallying its troops in the face of some of its biggest challenges yet in both the marketplace and the courtroom.

    When Microsoft's 19,000 Seattle-area employees meet later Tuesday at the city's Safeco Field baseball stadium, they are sure to hear rousing speeches by top brass like Chairman Bill Gates or Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer.

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  • ActiveWin.Com: Midtown Madness 2 -- Preview
    Time: 17:25 EST/22:25 GMT News Source: ActiveWin Posted By: Alex

    I've just posted my preview of the new upcoming game from Microsoft, Midtown Madness. Here is a snippet of the preview:

    Midtown Madness 2 delivers even more mad-cap racing excitement with all the wild and hair-raising racing challenges you've come to expect! Midtown Madness 2 features two all new locations (London & San Francisco) and 9 hip new urban roadsters!

    Plus, Midtown Madness 2 features the new single-player Crash Course mission mode where budding drivers can learn and master the tricks of Madness racing as a Hollywood Stunt Driver on location at a San Francisco movie set or as a Cabbie Trainee at the East End Cab Company School of Driving in London!

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  • ActiveWin.Com: QuickView Plus 6.0 Enterprise Edition -- Review
    Time: 13:25 EST/18:25 GMT News Source: ActiveWin Posted By: Julien

    I've just posted my review of the brand new QuickView Plus 6.0 Enterprise Edition software. Here is a snippet of the review:

    In Windows 95 Microsoft included a small tool named ‘QuickView’ that allowed a simple right mouse click to view 20 different file formats in a same unique place without launching the software the files were created with. It was an awesome revolution that changed the way files were shared. With the spread of the Internet the need for QuickView Plus has never been so strong! When I first used it in 1995 I wanted to know who made this fabulous software, and when I learned that there was a Plus release I purchased it right away to enjoy the benefits of a file viewer that were totally integrated with Windows 95. Now five years later, Inso published the release 6.0 of the software that includes some major new features such as the support of Project 2000 files and a build-in file explorer. QuickView Plus is definitely the most efficient way to access and manage information regardless of source and location.

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  • Microsoft Windows Me: PCHealth Features Take the Fear out of Computing
    Time: 13:20 EST/18:20 GMT News Source: Microsoft Press Release  Posted By: Julien

    Imagine a PC that can take care of itself when it comes to servicing, upgrades or troubleshooting. While it might seem as likely as toddlers making their own doctor's appointments, for Dennis Wise it's already a reality. Wise has been beta testing Microsoft's new consumer operating system, Windows Millennium (Windows Me), for the past year. "I like the security features in Windows Me that tell me when a new plug-in will improve my browsing experience and whether the plug-in is safe for use on my computer, and then give me the option of installing it or not," he says. Richard Harper, of Reed City, Mich., also has tested a beta version of Windows Me. Harper, who volunteers for online newsgroups that offer advice to users who are experiencing difficulties, says that the automated update features in Windows Me are especially valuable to the novice users he encounters in newsgroups. "The fact that security updates and essential service updates will be delivered automatically will help users keep their systems safe, which should eliminate a lot of potential worry," he says. "If you want, your system can automatically be kept up to date with fixes for all the known security threats." Full Story.

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  • Will you watch Microsoft TV?
    Time: 08:28 EST/13:28 GMT News Source: ZDNet Posted By: Julien

    According to the Wall Street Journal it seems that Microsoft Corp. plans to incorporate its software for digital television set-top boxes -- dubbed Microsoft TV -- into the so-called Whistler version of its flagship personal-computer operating system, which is due to be released in the second half of next year. Full Story.

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NEWS HEADLINES FOR: MONDAY SEPTEMBER 4, 2000

  Microsoft Price Cuts & Increases  
  • AskAW Needs your Help
    Time: 16:16 EST/21:16 GMT News Source: ActiveNetwork Posted By: Matthew Sabean

    We are currently seeking some new volunteers for AskAW. We have been overwhelmed with questions and could use some extra help getting these questions answered. We are currently in the process of giving out ActiveWin POP3 accounts to any active participants. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer email me at matt@activewin.com

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  • Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 2.0 Soars to the Web!
    Time: 12:05 EST/17:05 GMT | News Source: Activewin | Posted By: Julien

    The soon to be released sequel of the award winning 'Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator' game has at least its own dedicated website. Aerial combat fans are welcome on this new website.

    WWII in the Pacific challenged pilots and machines as never before. Combat Flight Simulator 2 takes you back to this historic time and place with exquisitely detailed aircraft, cockpits, and scenery. The flight dynamics of each accurately engineered aircraft capture the true experience of flying magnificent machines, from nimble Zeros to lethal workhorses like the Corsair and Hellcat. Details like moving canopies, folding wings, battle-scarred paint, spectacular damage, and last-second bailouts immerse you in a new level of realism.

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  • MSN Explorer 6.0 Preview 2 Warning
    Time: 11:28 EST/16:28 GMT | News Source: Activewin | Posted By: Julien

    According to some early US customers reports it seems that the new MSN Explorer 6.0 Preview 2 automatically migrates, without any warning, MSN emails to Web-based email. The worst thing is that apparently there's no way to switch back to the normal MSN email. The web-based email is similar to Hotmail but doesn't work under Microsoft Outlook Express. 

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  • Microsoft Announces New Prices Overseas
    Time: 09:57 EST/14:57 GMT | News Source: ZDNet & Activewin | Posted By: Julien

    Microsoft has announced a change in its German price structure. First new price: Windows 2000 Server, including five licences, now costs 1317 marks (about 600 dollars) instead of 1913 marks (nearly 1000 dollars). Consumers are hopeful that more price reductions will follow. However Microsoft France has announced a while ago a 5,8% increase of its prices for professional products only (Windows 2000, Visual Studio, etc.) to better harmonize them with the remainder of the European Community in order to avoid prices difference when the new Euro money will be effective.

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  • Microsoft Hosts First Latin American Summit on Technology and Higher Education
    Time: 09:49 EST/14:49 GMT | News Source: Microsoft Press Release | Posted By: Julien

    Microsoft Corporation has brought together 50 leaders from some of the most important Latin American universities to discuss the impact of new technologies in education and the improvement it brings to the learning process within the region. From August 31 through September 1 this summit will focus on potential advances that can be made through technology solutions in order to raise education quality and overcome the technology gap in the region, so that Latin American countries can effectively respond to the demands of 21st century's globalized world. Full Story.

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NEWS HEADLINES FOR: SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 2, 2000

  Weekend  
  • Microsoft Xbox console closer to game time
    Time: 09:10 EST/14:10 GMT | News Source: Siliconvalley.com | Posted By: Matthew Sabean

    Microsoft Corp. has settled on a name and a design for its Xbox video game console, and has lined up an impressive list of developer studios to create games for the system's launch late next year.

    Though Microsoft was unsure of the name at first, it has committed to calling it Xbox. The console will not, however, be a big silver ``X'' like the prototype the company showed off at the Game Developers Conference in March.

    Microsoft's Xbox will go head-to-head with other so-called next-generation video game consoles. The most highly anticipated console -- Sony Corp.'s PlayStation2, due in stores Oct. 26 -- has the potential to display graphics several times better than today's PlayStation and doubles as a DVD player.

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  • MS Releases Privacy Patch
    Time: 09:03 EST/14:03 GMT | News Source: Wired | Posted By: Matthew Sabean

    Microsoft released a browser add-on Friday intended to provide users with greater control over the browser-tracking cookies handed out by websites.

    The company issued a beta release of what it calls privacy enhancements for Internet Explorer 5.5, the most recent release of the company's Web browser for the Windows platform.

    "The new features in this update give you a clearer understanding of different types of cookies and where they originate, as well as an easier way to manage and delete them," according to Microsoft's download site.

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  • AskAW Questions Updated
    Time: 07:15 EST/12:15 GMT | News Source: Active Network | Posted By: Matthew Sabean

    Our AskAW Helpers have been busy answering your e-mail and we have just posted the most recent questions.

    Our e-mail is back up and running.  If you have a question that you would like answered then just drop us an e-mail at: askaw@activewin.com.

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  • ActiveWin.com: Adobe PhotoDeluxe 4.0 Home Edition -- Review
    Time: 07:10 EST/12:10 GMT | News Source: ActiveWin | Posted By: Julien

    I've just posted my review on Adobe PhotoDeluxe 4.0 HomeEdition software. Here is a snippet of it:

    More & more people buy a computer just to edit, paste, archive, duplicate their personal photos they can acquire through a scanner or a digital camera. To do so they need appropriate but easy to use and learn touch up pictures software. Who better than Adobe, the original creator of PhotoShop the most used editing pictures software worldwide, can fulfil this need? With the fourth release of Adobe PhotoDeluxe Home Edition, Adobe proves that they can create tools that can be used by everyone from child to great-mom. This new release comes with several enhancements that really turn the software into an interactive and cheap alternative to the OEM software provided with scanners or digital cameras.

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  • ActiveWin.com: Symantec WinFax Pro 10.0 -- Review
    Time: 07:05 EST/12:05 GMT | News Source: ActiveWin  | Posted By: Julien

    I've just posted my review on the new recently released WinFax Pro 10.0 fax software from Symantec. Here is a snippet of it:

    Symantec the uncontested and unrivalled worldwide communicating software manufacturer leader comes back to us with a new milestone of its awesome fax software which is sold all around the world. WinFax Pro 10, in the past named Delrina Fax Pro and bought to Delrina by Symantec in 1996, is a major update of the software that henceforth works perfectly with Microsoft Windows 2000. Even if some thought that the Internet would be the fax's death sentence, this remains, despite everything, a simple, fast, powerful meaning of communication that has a certain legal authenticity. Moreover sending a fax through a PC has several advantages: no need to print the documents, better management of the sent faxes, etc... The fax has thus still beautiful days in the future and Symantec understands this very well.

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  • MSN Explorer 6.0 Preview 2 Available
    Time: 07:03 EST/12:03 GMT | News Source: ActiveWin | Posted By: Julien

    Microsoft has just released the long awaited new preview release 2 of MSN Explorer 6.0. Benefits of MSN Explorer 6 are:

    • Single program for browsing the web, email and instant messaging, listening to music, and more!
    • A cool new interface for using the web
    • Easy sign-in and access to your favorites MSN features
    • New way to find and play music and video
    • Support for multiple users
    • Simple, low-impact installation and software updates.

    You can download it now by clicking here. After downloading it you can enter the MSN Explorer Sweepstakes to win $20.000 !

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  • Microsoft Visio 2000 Professional -- Review
    Time: 07:02 EST/12:02 GMT | News Source: ActiveWin | Posted By: Julien

    I've just posted my review of the recently released Microsoft Visio 2000 Professional software. Here is a snippet of the review:

    Microsoft has recently released its Visio 2000 range of products declined in four different editions: Standard, Technical Edition, Professional, & Enterprise Edition. Visio 2000 has been bought by Microsoft to Visio Corp (an other Seattle based corporation) this year on January 7th for an amount of $1.3 billion: this shows the interest that users and business communities grant to flowcharts software. This product is now a part of the Microsoft Business Tools Division. With this new edition of Visio the focus is to bring the power of clear, visual communication to your everyday work. With more than 3.8 million customers worldwide using Visio is now recognized software to draw in a few mouse clicks diagrams, flow charts, etc. Recent studies shown that Visio 2000 is the second essential software used by customers to accomplish their day to day work after Word. Whether you manage people, projects, or networks, there's an edition of Microsoft Visio® 2000 that will meet your business needs. And all four editions share a set of intelligent diagramming tools and a common graphics engine that help you convey your ideas successfully—no matter what they are. With this new edition you can create a wide variety of drawn documents.

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  • ActiveWin Competition
    Time: 07:00 EST/12:00 GMT | News Source: Active Network | Posted By: Matthew Sabean

    A new silent revolution is hitting the streets right now: while actual PCs are now almost everywhere, power users start using various handheld PCs to help them stay organized & connected... Maybe some day these small new PCs will replace our cumbersome ones... Who knows?

    Want a free Windows CE computer to enter tomorrow's world right now? Dream to have it but can't afford it? Wanna be a precursor? If you can answer a simple question you may have a chance to win the NEC PC we are offering to our faithful readers.

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NEWS HEADLINES FOR: FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 1, 2000

  MSN Explorer 6 Preview 2 is out - Adobe PhotoDeluxe 4.0 Review  
  • Microsoft to Celebrate 25th Anniversary
    Time: 18:50 EST/23:50 GMT | News Source: ZDNet | Posted By: Julien

    Twenty-five years gone and Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer remain at the helm. Meet four faces attempting to pilot the Redmond juggernaut into the next millennium. Unless you watch Microsoft like a hawk, chances are MacDonald's name doesn't ring a bell. But, as the newly minted senior vice president of the company's subscription service division, MacDonald is going to play a key role in determining how Microsoft will fit into the technology picture over the next quarter century. MacDonald is not the only newcomer to the who's who list of Microsoft's next generation of movers and shakers. While Chairman Bill Gates and CEO Steve Ballmer undeniably continue to make their presence felt throughout the company, Microsoft's future is far more dependent on a handful of lesser-known executives. Microsoft's PC-era heyday -- led by the likes of former Windows and Internet Explorer champion Brad Silverberg and Office and Interactive Media chief Pete Higgins -- is over. But Microsoft's next incarnation, evolving under such managers as .Net lieutenant Rick Belluzzo, wireless maven Paul Gross and troubleshooter Brian Valentine, is only just beginning. Full Story.

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  • Microsoft Announces Exchange 2000 Release to Manufacturing and Company's Full Deployment of the New Messaging and Collaboration Platform
    Time: 15:01 EST/20:01 GMT | News Source: Microsoft Press Release | Posted By: Julien

    Months ago, the Exchange 2000 development team and Microsoft senior management made a commitment that they wouldn’t release the new version of Exchange until it had been implemented across the company’s entire global network, and until the IT staff had complete confidence in it. And what better testing ground than Microsoft -- one of the most email-oriented corporate environments in the world. With the implementation of Exchange 2000 at Microsoft complete, and with the approval of Microsoft’s own internal technology team, the product was released to manufacturing on Aug. 31 in preparation for general market availability. PressPass spoke with Mike Huber, general manager of the Messaging and Collaboration Services Group at Microsoft, to learn about his team’s experience with the new system as well as some of the features in Exchange 2000 designed to help knowledge workers be more productive. Full Story.

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  • Judge Rules Against Microsoft in Bristol Suit
    Time: 08:45 EST/13:45 GMT | News Source: ActiveWin | Posted By: Julien

    A federal judge found that Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) engaged in "wanton, reckless" and deceptive business practices against a Connecticut software maker, Bristol Technology Inc., in a harsh ruling reminiscent of the court's finding against Microsoft in the government's antitrust suit. U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in Bridgeport, Conn., ordered Microsoft to pay punitive damages of $1 million to Bristol, in the highest award ever imposed under the state's fair-trade statute. Full story to follow. 

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  • ActiveWin.com: Adobe PhotoDeluxe 4.0 Home Edition -- Review
    Time: 05:45 EST/10:45 GMT | News Source: ActiveWin | Posted By: Julien

    I've just posted my review on Adobe PhotoDeluxe 4.0 HomeEdition software. Here is a snippet of it:

    More & more people buy a computer just to edit, paste, archive, duplicate their personal photos they can acquire through a scanner or a digital camera. To do so they need appropriate but easy to use and learn touch up pictures software. Who better than Adobe, the original creator of PhotoShop the most used editing pictures software worldwide, can fulfil this need? With the fourth release of Adobe PhotoDeluxe Home Edition, Adobe proves that they can create tools that can be used by everyone from child to great-mom. This new release comes with several enhancements that really turn the software into an interactive and cheap alternative to the OEM software provided with scanners or digital cameras.

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  • MSN Explorer 6.0 Preview 2 Available
    Time: 05:28 EST/10:28 GMT | News Source: ActiveWin | Posted By: Julien

    Microsoft has just released the long awaited new preview release 2 of MSN Explorer 6.0. Benefits of MSN Explorer 6 are:

    • Single program for browsing the web, email and instant messaging, listening to music, and more!
    • A cool new interface for using the web
    • Easy sign-in and access to your favorites MSN features
    • New way to find and play music and video
    • Support for multiple users
    • Simple, low-impact installation and software updates.

    You can download it now by clicking here. After downloading it you can enter the MSN Explorer Sweepstakes to win $20.000 !

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  • ActiveWin.com: Symantec WinFax Pro 10.0 -- Review
    Time: 14:30 EST/19:30 GMT | News Source: ActiveWin  | Posted By: Julien

    I've just posted my review on the new recently released WinFax Pro 10.0 fax software from Symantec. Here is a snippet of it:

    Symantec the uncontested and unrivalled worldwide communicating software manufacturer leader comes back to us with a new milestone of its awesome fax software which is sold all around the world. WinFax Pro 10, in the past named Delrina Fax Pro and bought to Delrina by Symantec in 1996, is a major update of the software that henceforth works perfectly with Microsoft Windows 2000. Even if some thought that the Internet would be the fax's death sentence, this remains, despite everything, a simple, fast, powerful meaning of communication that has a certain legal authenticity. Moreover sending a fax through a PC has several advantages: no need to print the documents, better management of the sent faxes, etc... The fax has thus still beautiful days in the future and Symantec understands this very well.

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  • ActiveWin Email Reworks
    Time: 05:18 EST/21:08 GMT | News Source: ActiveWin | Posted By: Julien

    After weeks of continuous problems our email server is live again so you can at least reach us! 

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