Microsoft and Yahoo! Enable Millions of Users To Publish Web Sites Quickly and Easily on Yahoo! GeoCities

REDMOND, Wash., Feb. 22, 2000 — Microsoft Corp. announced that starting today millions of Yahoo! users can effortlessly save Microsoft® Office 2000 documents to their personal home pages on Yahoo! GeoCities ( ), Yahoo!’s personal publishing area. Yahoo! GeoCities users can now publish their Office documents, including Microsoft Word 2000 documents, Excel 2000 spreadsheets, PowerPoint® 2000 presentations and FrontPage® 2000-created Web pages, to the Internet quickly and easily using Office 2000, which makes Web publishing as simple as saving an Office document to a hard drive.

“Publishing Office documents to the Internet is a great way for customers to work and play on the Web,”
said Joseph Krawczak, director of Office Marketing at Microsoft.
“Today’s announcement with Yahoo! GeoCities opens the door to easy Web publishing for millions of people.”

Yahoo! GeoCities now supports FrontPage 2000 Server Extensions, which enable users to save Office documents to the Internet. Over 1,000 ISPs and Web-hosting companies support FrontPage Server Extensions, and Yahoo! GeoCities’ support for FrontPage Server Extensions extends Web publishing capabilities to millions more users. Yahoo! has an audience of 120 million unique users worldwide, and over 100 million Office licenses have been sold worldwide.

“Yahoo! GeoCities continues to grow as more and more people turn to the Web to create and publish their own home page on the Internet,”
said Mark Feldman, producer for Yahoo! GeoCities.
“We’re pleased to work with Microsoft to enable our users to easily create and publish content for their GeoCities site. This is one more way for Yahoo! GeoCities users of all levels to enjoy the fun of personal publishing on the Web.”

Office users can now save their existing or new Office documents to their own Yahoo! GeoCities home page and use the latest Web tools without knowing complicated Web programming. Information ranging from a resume or recipes created with Microsoft Word 2000 to team statistics created with Microsoft Excel 2000 or a Microsoft PowerPoint 2000 school presentation can be easily shared with the world.

“I’m a college student and hope to find a great summer internship this spring,”
said Tori Bright of Columbia, Mo.
“Creating a Web site and posting my resume and work experience on it will help me gain a competitive advantage. Now I can easily post my resume and work samples on Yahoo! GeoCities from Word 2000, which I use every day.”

To post Office 2000 documents on Yahoo! GeoCities, customers need only have a Yahoo! GeoCities personal Web site, Office 2000 software and an Internet connection. Users can save their Office 2000 documents to the Web in four easy steps. Step-by-step instructions on saving documents to Yahoo! GeoCities are available at the site listed below.

“I’m excited to create a Web site for my soccer team. I plan to publish our team’s schedule, player’s statistics and directions to the different game locations,”
said Laura Donahue of Seattle, Wash.
“This will make it much easier for my teammates to stay informed, and I don’t need to recreate information that already exists – I’ll simply publish existing Office documents.”

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