Joined: 14 Jun 2005
|Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:35 pm Post subject: Frontpage support being phased out
|Last year Microsoft announced that it was planning to discontinue its Frontpage web development program and introduce two new web development tools to replace it. As a result, Microsoft has stopped supporting Frontpage Extensions. That is the part of Frontpage which we install on the server to support some of the functionality of Frontpage.
We still have Frontpage Extensions installed on our servers and have no plans to remove them at this time. However, if we ever run into problems with the Extensions, if for example a future version of our server software breaks the Extensions, there will be no fix. In that event, you would still be able to publish a website developed with Frontpage, but you would have to use the FTP method of publication. And some of the more advanced website functionality may no longer work.
If you are currently using Frontpage, there isn't an immediate issue, but you should be deliberate about switching to a new web developing program. MS has two new web development programs available, and the one geared towards consumer use is called Expression Web. With Expression Web you should be able to import a Frontpage project.
Here's a link for more info on Frontpage and Expression Web.
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