Microsoft Announces Availability of Office 60 Minute Intranet Kit

REDMOND, Wash., May 19, 1997 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the immediate availability of the Microsoft® Office 60 Minute Intranet Kit, downloadable for free (connect-time charges may apply) from the new intranet-focused Office Web site located at With this new kit, users can get started with four customizable 60 Minute Intranets – ready-to-go intranet configurations designed to help users get up and running with their own intranets in less than an hour. The Office 60 Minute Intranet Kit also offers step-by-step instructions on how to create intranets using Microsoft Office 97, the industry’s leading business productivity suite, and FrontPage
97, the premier Web authoring and management tool available today.

“Customers are asking for easy-to-use tools that help them get a jump-start in creating their intranets,”
said Dennis Tevlin, director of Office marketing at Microsoft.
“Office 97 and FrontPage 97 are the fast, easy way for users to get started building intranets today – and with 60 million Office application users worldwide, organizations can take advantage of existing investment in training and technology. The combination of Office 97 and FrontPage 97, along with the new Office 60 Minute Intranet Kit, allows end users and IT managers to rapidly and easily deploy intranet solutions for their organizations.”

The Microsoft Office intranet-focused Web site further supports these efforts by containing updated information and ongoing programs to help support corporate customers in their intranet development activities.

Contents of the Office 60 Minute Intranet Kit include the following:

  • Four 60 Minute Intranets. Ready-to-go intranet configurations (Sales and Marketing, Finance, Human Resources and Product Development) designed to help users get up and running with their own intranets.

  • Step-by-step guide. Directions for Web-creators, focused on walking them through the creation and management of their intranet using FrontPage 97 Web authorizing and management tool.

  • Contributors kit. Information and training for Office 97 users to help them publish their documents and participate in their intranet.

  • Experiential sample intranet. Mock-up Web that demonstrates a working intranet built with Office 97 and FrontPage 97. It requires only a browser to view.

The kit will also include white papers, enhancement guides and case studies discussing intranet solutions in greater detail.

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