Linked by Enrico Pallazzo on Tue 28th Dec 2010 23:07 UTC
Internet Explorer Microsoft added a couple of new Christmas themed HTML5 demos to their IE9 test drive site which included Vorbis audio in addition to the AAC audio in the audio tags. They've since modified both demos to remove the Vorbis audio. It seems Microsoft is happy to use Vorbis in HTML5 pages internally, just not publicly.
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Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

Yes, they did.

Frontpage 2003 was the last version of frontpage Microsoft's HTML design program.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_FrontPage#Versions

Microsoft Expression Web was first released in 2006.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Expression_Web#Version_histo...


Granted, they also changed lots of stuff, no doubt. But, at the end of the day their old web page designer was called frontpage, and the new one was called Microsoft expression Web.

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HarmHilvers Member since:
2010-12-29

Yes, they did. But not in the way you just explained. The Frontpage line of programs has been splitted.

SharePoint Designer 2007 was basically Frontpage with a lot of extras functionality to make it a useful program with regards to SharePoint. SharePoint Designer 2007 still looked like Frontpage, but SharePoint Designer 2010 does not. It's a completely different program.

Microsoft Expression Web was designed and developed as a web design program worthy of its name. I have no experience with this program, but I expect it to be a better and more usabile program then Frontpage 2003 ever was (not that difficult ;) ).

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Ok, I stand corrected. I've managed to avoid sharepoint so I didn't know about that.

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avgalen Member since:
2010-09-23

No, the first SharePoint Designer and first Expression Web were identical programs! The only thing that was different were the included web-templates/themes (for EW) and the SharePoint functions (for SD).

If you ever saw the installation files or opened these programs up at the same time you would see they are entirely the same program.

FrontPage was never a bad program, but it wasn't good either. It got famous for producing IE-only HTML and for requiring serverside, IIS-only extensions for almost everything interesting.

EW/SD were continuations of FP that were really modern, standard compliant. Although still with a lot of integration for MS-technology (can't blame them for that)

SharePoint Designer became free, and changed a lot with the 2010 version
Expression Web developed with other tools into a "office for media" suite, competing with Adobe (and more with the former Macromedia Suite)

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