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    Rake

    I know Some of us that use frontpage have been wondering what will happen in the future? a new version, faised out etc..

    Well from what i have read on microsoft's site it will be faised out by maybe by 2008 and replaced with this http://www.microsoft.com/products/expression/en/web_designer/demos.mspx?v=wd_standards 

    I think it's great it's vs 2005 and a bunch of other products in 1. As soon as it's out i will have it.

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    Stephen

    Web Designer will definately be a big contenter for that spot along with Visual Studio 2005 Web....

    Microsoft Presspass


    MS Presspass wrote:
    Two new product offerings in the 2007 release will help address common organizational needs. Office Groove 2007, an updated release of Groove Virtual Office software, will enable teams to work together dynamically inside collaborative work spaces regardless of location or network connection. Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007, partially based on Microsoft Office FrontPage® 2003 technologies, is part of the next-generation Web design tools that will help customers create and customize Microsoft SharePoint Web sites and build workflow-enabled applications using SharePoint Technologies.


    Microsoft Office Suites
    Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007 New! Volume Licensing Only
    Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007 Volume Licensing Only
    Microsoft Office Professional 2007 RRP-US$499 UPGRADE-US$329
    Microsoft Office Small Business 2007 RRP-US$449 UPGRADE-US$279
    Microsoft Office Standard 2007 RRP-US$399 UPGRADE-US$239
    Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 RRP-US$149 UPGRADE-US$N/A
    Microsoft Office Basic 2007 OEM Only

    2007 Microsoft Office Programs
    Microsoft Office Access 2007 RRP-US$229 UPGRADE-US$109
    Microsoft Office Communicator Volume Licensing Only
    Microsoft Office Excel® 2007 RRP-US$229 UPGRADE-US$109
    Microsoft Office Groove® 2007 New! Volume Licensing Only (Hosted DATA)
    Microsoft Office InfoPath® 2007 RRP-US$199 UPGRADE-US$N/A
    Microsoft Office OneNote® 2007 RRP-US$99 UPGRADE-US$N/A
    Microsoft Office Outlook® 2007 RRP-US$109 UPGRADE-US$N/A
    Microsoft Office PowerPoint® 2007 RRP-US$229 UPGRADE-US$109
    Microsoft Office Project Standard 2007 RRP-US$599 UPGRADE-US$349
    Microsoft Office Project Professional 2007 RRP-US$999 UPGRADE-US$599
    Microsoft Office Publisher 2007 RRP-US$169 UPGRADE-US$99
    Microsoft Office SharePoint® Designer 2007 New! RRP-US$299 UPGRADE-US$N/A
    Microsoft Office Visio® Standard 2007 RRP-US$259 UPGRADE-US$129
    Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2007 RRP-US$559 UPGRADE-US$349
    Microsoft Office Word 2007 RRP-US$229 UPGRADE-US$109

    2007 Microsoft Office Servers
    Microsoft Office Forms Server 2007 New!
    Microsoft Office Groove Server 2007 New!
    Microsoft Office Project Server 2007
    Microsoft Office Project Portfolio Server 2007New!
    Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007

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    sbc

    Stephen wrote:
    Web Designer will definately be a big contenter for that spot along with Visual Studio 2005 Web....

    Microsoft Presspass


    MS Presspass wrote:Two new product offerings in the 2007 release will help address common organizational needs. Office Groove 2007, an updated release of Groove Virtual Office software, will enable teams to work together dynamically inside collaborative work spaces regardless of location or network connection. Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer 2007, partially based on Microsoft Office FrontPage® 2003 technologies, is part of the next-generation Web design tools that will help customers create and customize Microsoft SharePoint Web sites and build workflow-enabled applications using SharePoint Technologies.


    Microsoft Office Suites
    Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007 New! Volume Licensing Only
    Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007 Volume Licensing Only
    Microsoft Office Professional 2007 RRP-US$499 UPGRADE-US$329
    Microsoft Office Small Business 2007 RRP-US$449 UPGRADE-US$279
    Microsoft Office Standard 2007 RRP-US$399 UPGRADE-US$239
    Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 RRP-US$149 UPGRADE-US$N/A
    Microsoft Office Basic 2007 OEM Only

    2007 Microsoft Office Programs
    Microsoft Office Access 2007 RRP-US$229 UPGRADE-US$109
    Microsoft Office Communicator Volume Licensing Only
    Microsoft Office Excel® 2007 RRP-US$229 UPGRADE-US$109
    Microsoft Office Groove® 2007 New! Volume Licensing Only (Hosted DATA)
    Microsoft Office InfoPath® 2007 RRP-US$199 UPGRADE-US$N/A
    Microsoft Office OneNote® 2007 RRP-US$99 UPGRADE-US$N/A
    Microsoft Office Outlook® 2007 RRP-US$109 UPGRADE-US$N/A
    Microsoft Office PowerPoint® 2007 RRP-US$229 UPGRADE-US$109
    Microsoft Office Project Standard 2007 RRP-US$599 UPGRADE-US$349
    Microsoft Office Project Professional 2007 RRP-US$999 UPGRADE-US$599
    Microsoft Office Publisher 2007 RRP-US$169 UPGRADE-US$99
    Microsoft Office SharePoint® Designer 2007 New! RRP-US$299 UPGRADE-US$N/A
    Microsoft Office Visio® Standard 2007 RRP-US$259 UPGRADE-US$129
    Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2007 RRP-US$559 UPGRADE-US$349
    Microsoft Office Word 2007 RRP-US$229 UPGRADE-US$109

    2007 Microsoft Office Servers
    Microsoft Office Forms Server 2007 New!
    Microsoft Office Groove Server 2007 New!
    Microsoft Office Project Server 2007
    Microsoft Office Project Portfolio Server 2007New!
    Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007

    There are so many editions of Office and there only seem to be more with each release. The same is true for Vista (isn't there going to be 7 versions of the desktop client, including Tablet PC?).

    I remember when it was just Office 97, Windows 98 and Windows NT Client/Server

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    Alt-F4

    Rake wrote:
    I know Some of us that use frontpage...


    *spews coffee violently*
    People use FrontPage?!?! :O

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    jamie

    YES they do.

    so ... there's no more frontpage?

    will there be a FP12?

    is that now Expression Web Designer?

    Is it the same code base?

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    billh

    jamie wrote:

    YES they do.

    so ... there's no more frontpage?

    will there be a FP12?

    is that now Expression Web Designer?

    Is it the same code base?



    There were some comments over here on PCWorld, but it doesn't explain very well where the FrontPage code base is going to, or if it is going away entirely. And yes, several corporations still use FrontPage (mine does), although we have finally moved to a content management system and it looks like FrontPage usage will drop to almost nothing in the coming months.

    PC World wrote:
    FrontPage does serve as the foundation for two different Web-design programs: SharePoint Designer 2007, which is intended for organizations using the SharePoint server-based Web-development platform; and Expression Web Designer, which appears to be outside of the Office application family (it isn't included in any of the Office 2007 bundles, nor is it listed as a standalone Office app the way Project and Visio have been and will continue to be in the new release).


    I don't think it was all that bad of a product, and although I cannot comment on Dreamweaver, I think it certainly could have been salvaged and turning into something great.  I sense a lot of apathy from Microsoft on this product, however.


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    rjdohnert

    You could always use NVU as a Frontpage replacement.   Things were easier when it was NT Client/Server but due to Microsofts thirst and quest for money, its screwed things up.

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    earnshaw

    http://www.microsoft.com/products/expression/en/web_designer/demos.mspx?v=wd_standards

    I AM SOOOOO HAPPY!  Microsoft now is producing online videos that show how products can be used and what they offer.  This is much more effective than asking your neighbor, guessing, or even reading about it in books.  Way to go Microsoft!

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    Harlequin

    The only reason to be using FrontPage right now is to edit/build/design SharePoint site. FrontPage will thus be called SharePoint Designer 2007.

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    Cybermagell​an

    earnshaw wrote:
    http://www.microsoft.com/products/expression/en/web_designer/demos.mspx?v=wd_standards

    I AM SOOOOO HAPPY!  Microsoft now is producing online videos that show how products can be used and what they offer.  This is much more effective than asking your neighbor, guessing, or even reading about it in books.  Way to go Microsoft!


    Same here, I've always made that complaint about our software. Instead of saying "This is how", we always say "This is what" and then you get information request asking "How do I". True our software doesn't require "How do I" answers, but they come anyways.

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    Ang3lFir3

    Harlequin wrote:
    The only reason to be using FrontPage right now is to edit/build/design SharePoint site. FrontPage will thus be called SharePoint Designer 2007.


    I thought SharePoint Designer 2007 was an entirely different and new product all together? 

    btw I hate SharePoint with a real passion in its current state (developing anything custom is more like performing voodoo) and so far haven't been too overly impressed with what i have seen from Sharepoint 2007 (im speaking of sharepoint services not portal services in all these cases).... That might all change tho... we can hope

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