Windows-Help.NET Newsletter 10 March 2001, Vol 4 No. 10
 Microsoft Office XP Released to Manufacturing

by Arie Slob

Dear Windows-Help.NET Subscriber,

Office XP Microsoft this week announced that Microsoft® Office XP, the new version of the world's leading office software, has been released to manufacturing and will be available for retail purchase later this spring. The company has completed extensive development and test efforts for Office XP.

"Office XP's greatest strength is that it delivers extensive new innovations that will truly improve the way people work by enabling them to be more efficient and productive with their PC," said Steven Sinofsky, senior vice president of Office at Microsoft. "We worked with a wide range of customers to shape this product, and we are excited to see that customer response has been very positive about Office XP."

Pricing, technology guarantee, system requirements and availability details will be announced at a later date.

For an overview, see the Microsoft Office XP Product Guide, or join the Corporate Preview Program for Office XP.

Microsoft Visio 2002 Available for Customer Evaluation

Microsoft Visio 2002 Microsoft this week announced that the beta version of Microsoft® Visio® 2002 diagramming and drawing software is available for public evaluation. Microsoft Visio 2002, the first Microsoft-developed version of the product since the company's acquisition of Visio Corp. in January 2000, will be available to customers in May. With this version, Microsoft has advanced the overall visual impact of Visio, streamlined the product line, and aligned it more deeply with Microsoft Office and other Microsoft products and technologies. Visio 2002 also incorporates an array of new features that will prove valuable to individual users and will make the product more accessible to organizations.

"With Visio 2002, we're continuing to push the envelope, creating even sharper-looking graphics that can help people visualize their business and explain it to others," said Ted Johnson, vice president of Microsoft's Business Tools Division and co-founder of Visio Corp. "We're also taking great strides toward making Visio work better with the Microsoft products our customers already use, and generally more available to our customers' organizations."


Australians Give their Aging Copyright Laws a Makeover

Amidst debate and confusion, the ramifications of these new copyright laws should make us sit up and take notice.


Napster's Promised Song Screening Yet to be Implemented

Copyrighted Songs still available….users jumping ship should pay attention to the EULA's they agree to.


Worm with attachment "NakedWife.exe" Deletes Windows System Files

W32/naked@MM is an e-mail worm that spreads as an attachment called NakedWife.exe. The worm uses Microsoft Outlook Address Book to find e-mail addresses and sends itself to these addresses with the help of Microsoft Outlook application.



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  Microsoft Security

Internet Explorer can Divulge Location of Cached Content

Microsoft has released a patch that eliminates a security vulnerability in Microsoft® Internet Explorer and Windows Scripting Host. This vulnerability could enable an attacker to cause code of his choice to execute on the system of a user who either visited the attacker's web site or opened an HTML e-mail from him. The code would be able to do anything that the user herself could do, including adding, deleting or change files, communicating with web sites, or reformatting the hard drive.

Affected Software Versions

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01, 5.5
  • Microsoft Windows Scripting Host 5.1, 5.5

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  Rose City Software
New Release - Version 2.1

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Added: Australians Gave Their Aging Copyright Laws a Makeover
Added: Worm with attachment "NakedWife.exe" Deletes Windows System Files
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