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This page provides an overview of 243 articles related to 'microsoft', listing most recently updated content first. Note that filters may be applied to display a sub-set of articles in this category (see FAQs on filtering for usage tips). Select this link to remove all filters.

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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT, NYSE: MSFT) is an American public multinational corporation headquartered in Redmond, Washington, USA that develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a wide range of products and services predominantly related to computing through its various product divisions. Established on April 4, 1975 to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for the Altair 8800, Microsoft rose to dominate the home computer operating system market with MS-DOS in the mid-1980s, followed by the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems. Microsoft would also come to dominate the office suite market with Microsoft Office. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Microsoft)

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Metadata related to 'microsoft' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'microsoft': 243 (13.9% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'microsoft' across all Ariadne articles: 765
  • Average number of references to 'microsoft' per Ariadne article: 3.15
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'microsoft': 1996-01
  • Trending factor of 'microsoft': 0.1 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'microsoft':

  1. brian kelly (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. brett burridge (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. phil bradley (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. philip hunter (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. harold thimbleby (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Title Article summary Date

Web Focus: Let's Get Serious about HTML Standards

Brian Kelly encourages authors to treat compliance with HTML standards seriously.

October 2002, issue33, tooled up

Windows Explorer: The Index Server Companion

Brett Burridge describes the Index Server Companion, an application he has created that allows Microsoft Index Server to index content from remote websites and ODBC databases.

October 2002, issue33, tooled up

The Information Grid

Ariadne reports on a one-day workshop on 'an interoperable environment to support research, learning and teaching' held at the e-Science Institute in Edinburgh, April 30, 2002.

July 2002, issue32, event report

Web Focus: Guidelines for URI Naming Policies

Brian Kelly with some guidelines For URI naming policies in his regular column.

April 2002, issue31, tooled up

Web Watch: Update of a Survey of the Numbers of UK University Web Servers

Brian Kelly updates a survey of the numbers of UK university Web servers.

April 2002, issue31, tooled up

Newsline: News You Can Use

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

April 2002, issue31, news and events

Reference Books on the Web

Adam Hodgkin explores the range of electronic reference tools.

January 2002, issue30, feature article

Content Management Systems: Who Needs Them?

Paul Browning and Mike Lowndes explore the CMS concept and look at the available tools.

January 2002, issue30, feature article

The Concept of the Portal

Paul Miller gives his personal view of the portal and its varieties, both in the wild and on the drawing board.

January 2002, issue30, feature article

Web Focus: Mobile E-Book Readers

Brian Kelly, UK Web Focus, writes about Mobile E-Book Readers in his regular column.

January 2002, issue30, tooled up

Web Watch: An Update On Search Engines Used In UK Universities

Brian Kelly with an Update On Search Engines Used In UK Universities.

January 2002, issue30, tooled up

Development of Digital Libraries for Blind and Visually Impaired People

Jennie Craven reports on the IFLA/SLB conference in Washington in August 2001.

January 2002, issue30, event report

An Introduction to Web Services

Tracy Gardner introduces web services: self-describing applications, which can be discovered and accessed over the web by other applications.

October 2001, issue29, feature article

Evolution of Portable Electronic Books

Ruth Wilson charts the development of portable electronic book hardware, from the first generation in 1980s to the range of handheld devices available today.

October 2001, issue29, feature article

Collective Convergence: The Work of the Collection Description Focus

Pete Johnston and Bridget Robinson outline the work of the Collection Description Focus.

October 2001, issue29, feature article

Windows NT Explorer: Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)

Brett Burridge investigates the use of the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP), the XML-based protocol that is taking a leading role in the emerging area of Web Services.

October 2001, issue29, regular column

Newsline: News You Can Use

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

October 2001, issue29, news and events

Software Review: C4U

Andrew Cox and Simon McLean review this web-monitoring software.

October 2001, issue29, review

Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG): Vector Graphics for the Web

David Duce discusses the World Wide Web Consortium's Scalable Vector Graphics markup language for 2 dimensional graphics.

June 2001, issue28, feature article

Using the Web for Academic Research: The Reading Experience Database Project

Alexis Weedon gives us some insight into a new web-based project designed to collate evidence for changing reading habits through history.

June 2001, issue28, feature article

Project GOLD: Supporting Distance Learning Students

Derek Morisson describes an e-learning project which was the antithesis of the current trend towards multifunction, and invariably expensive, Virtual Learning Environments and sophisticated Managed Learning Environments.

June 2001, issue28, feature article

Accessibility: CHI 2001 and Beyond

Leona Carpenter reports on the key issue of accessibility as covered at the Computer-Human Interaction (CHI) Conference held in Seattle, and also provides a round-up of sources of further information.

June 2001, issue28, feature article

Web Focus: Hot News From WWW10

Brian Kelly reports on the Tenth International World Wide Web Conference, held in Hong Kong on 1-5 May 2001.

June 2001, issue28, tooled up

The Filling in the PIE: HeadLine's Resource Data Model

John Paschoud explains the concepts of representation and use of metadata in the Resource Data Model (RDM) that has been developed by the HeadLine project.

March 2001, issue27, feature article

Ancient World, Digital World: Excavation at Halif

Paul Jacobs on how field and research strategies were impacted significantly by the use of digital technology in the 1999 field season at Tell Halif, Israel (the Lahav Research Project).

March 2001, issue27, feature article

The LEODIS Database

Jonathan Kendal on the creation of LEODIS, a Public Libraries sector digitization and database project.

March 2001, issue27, feature article

Newsline: News You Can Use

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

March 2001, issue27, news and events

Editorial Introduction to Issue 26: New Landscapes

Philip Hunter introduces Ariadne issue 26 with remarks about the new Director of the UKOLN, the eLib Programme, and the DNER.

January 2001, issue26, editorial

Building on BUILDER

Ian Upton explores the achievements of this Windows NT server based project.

January 2001, issue26, feature article

It's the End of the World As We Know It (and I Feel Fine), Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the E-Book

Sarah Ormes explores the e-book from a Public Libraries perspective.

January 2001, issue26, feature article

Web Watch: WebWatching eLib Project Web Sites

Brian Kelly is WebWatching the eLib Project Sites.

January 2001, issue26, tooled up

NT Explorer

Brett Burridge Looks at Microsoft's Site Server 3.0 Commerce Edition.

January 2001, issue26, tooled up

Web Watch: A Survey Of Web Server Software Used In UK University Web Sites

Brian Kelly A Survey Of Web Server Software Used In UK University Web Sites.

September 2000, issue25, tooled up

Interoperability: What Is It and Why Should I Want It?

Paul Miller explains what interoperability is and why you should want it.

June 2000, issue24, feature article

Web Watch: A Survey Of Numbers of UK University Web Servers

How many web servers are there in the UK Higher Education community? Brian Kelly provides some answers.

June 2000, issue24, tooled up

Convergence of Electronic Entertainment and Information Systems

John Kirriemuir explores the technology and impact of expanding internet access.

March 2000, issue23, feature article

Broadband TV

Philip Hunter links to broadband streaming video resources now emerging on the Internet.

March 2000, issue23, feature article

Web Focus: The Use of Third-Party Web Services

Brian Kelly discusses the use of third-party web services.

March 2000, issue23, tooled up

Review: in the Beginning... Was the Command Line

Madeleine Shepherd reviews 'In the Beginning... was the Command Line' by Neal Stephenson.

March 2000, issue23, review

Electronic Publication of Ancient Near Eastern Texts

Charles E. Jones and David Schloen report on a Chicago conference which explored XML tagging for Ancient Near Eastern Texts on the Web.

December 1999, issue22, feature article

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