Microsoft Announces Microsoft Developer Network Online Membership

ORLANDO, Fla., May 5, 1997 — Today at Microsoft® TechEd, Microsoft Corp. announced the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Online Membership, a new online resource that gives developers free access to the most comprehensive information available from Microsoft to help create powerful applications and solutions. The MSDN Online Membership will provide ongoing information, technology and special offers to developers, and is available now on the MSDN Online – the MSDN home page – at (connect-time charges may apply).

The new membership is in addition to the highly popular CD-based MSDN subscription program. MSDN subscriptions already serve more than 130,000 developers worldwide who are creating applications and solutions for the Windows® operating systems, the Microsoft BackOffice
family server application suite, Microsoft Office desktop applications and the Internet.

“We are always looking for ways to make the developer’s job easier,” said Tod Nielsen, general manager of the developer relations group at Microsoft. “The MSDN Online Membership takes convenience to the next level by putting comprehensive and up-to-date information right at developers’ fingertips. The breadth and depth of resources the MSDN provides is unparalleled and with the MSDN Online Membership they are accessible to anyone with an Internet connection.”

“The MSDN Library is an amazing resource and an absolute ‘must have’ for any developer targeting the Win32® platform,” said David Mendlen, director of development for Ameritech Corp. “With the MSDN Online Membership, Microsoft is putting this crucial resource right at my fingertips – that’s an extraordinary benefit that will let me create better applications more quickly.”

The MSDN Online Membership is easy to join and offers members these benefits:

  • MSDN Library Online, the most comprehensive programming information available from Microsoft. The MSDN Library Online includes sample code, product documentation, Developer Knowledge Base, technical articles, bug lists, specifications, books and periodicals, SDK and DDK documentation, and conference and seminar papers.

  • MSDNFlash, twice monthly e-mail that keeps developers informed on news, tips and tricks, highlights of MSDN Online features, early notification of upcoming developer events, and new MSDN Online Member benefits.

  • Free software and ongoing special offers from independent software developers and leading industry book and magazine publishers. Microsoft is working closely with industry partners to provide members a richer program offering. Currently, BeCubed Software Inc. and Elsinore Technologies Inc. are contributing special software offers such as BeCubed’s OLETools and Elsinore’s Visual Intercept 1.03 to MSDN Online members.

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EDITORS’ NOTE, December 30, 2004
— This page has been revised since original publication.

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