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This page provides an overview of 242 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': 242 (13.9% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'microsoft' across all Ariadne articles: 764
  • Average number of references to 'microsoft' per Ariadne article: 3.16
  • 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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Netskills Corner

Justin MacNeil reviews FrontPage '98 Beta.

November 1997, issue12, regular column

Web Focus: WebWatching UK Universities and Colleges

Brian Kelly describes the WebWatch project.

November 1997, issue12, regular column

Electronic Resource Creation and Management at Scottish Universities

Dennis Nicholson and Martin Smith describe the Catriona II project.

March 1998, issue14, project update

A Knight's Tale: Networked CD-ROM Redirectors

Jon Knight describes how MSCDEX.EXE and networked CD-ROM redirectors can introduce difficulties when using Windows 95 and NT to provide access to library CD-ROMs.

March 1998, issue14, regular column

Web Focus: Animate Your Pages

Brian Kelly gives an introduction to Dynamic HTML, explaining recent developments that enable dynamic web pages to be produced using simple scripting languages such as Javascript.

March 1998, issue14, regular column

Task Force Meeting

Kelly Russell reports on the US CNI Conference.

March 1998, issue14, event report

The Access Catalogue Gateway to Resources

Terry Hanson explores how libraries might develop effective ways of indicating their access arrangements to their users.

May 1998, issue15, feature article

Project Patron

Elizabeth Lyon and Jon Maslin describe this JISC eLib Programme project (Performing Arts Teaching Resources Online).

May 1998, issue15, feature article

What Is XML?

Brian Kelly elucidates another infuriating three letter acronym: XML.

May 1998, issue15, tooled up

Public Libraries Corner: Elvis Is Alive and Well and Selling Library Management Systems in Kansas City

Sarah Ormes reports from the American Public Library Association conference in Missouri.

May 1998, issue15, regular column

Web Focus: The 7th World Wide Web Conference

Brian Kelly is interviewed about the 7th World Wide Web Conference upon his return from Brisbane.

May 1998, issue15, regular column

RDF Seminar

Matthew Dovey reports on the RDF seminar held in the Stakis Hotel, Bath.

May 1998, issue15, event report

Down Your Way

Sarah Ormes visits a public library in Huyton, Liverpool, England.

July 1998, issue16, regular column

Web Focus: Ways of Exploiting New Technologies

Brian Kelly discusses Intermediaries: Ways Of Exploiting New Technologies.

July 1998, issue16, regular column

Web Focus: Institutional Web Management

Brian Kelly reports on the Netskills Institutional Web Management Workshop held in Newcastle.

September 1998, issue17, regular column

What Are Document Management Systems?

Brian Kelly explains the concept of document management systems.

September 1998, issue17, regular column

ALA '98

Ian Winship reports on electronic library related activity at this year's American Library Association Conference in Washington D.C.

September 1998, issue17, event report

Transatlantic Bandwidth: How to Save Money on Your Costs

Sally Hadland, Information Officer at the Higher Education National Software Archive (HENSA), describes how using HENSA can save on transatlantic bandwidth.

December 1998, issue18, feature article

The ExamNet Project at De Montfort University

David James Houghton introduces the ExamNet Project, which offers access to past De Montfort University examination papers in electronic form.

December 1998, issue18, feature article

Launching an Electronic Magazine: An Overview of Value-added Features and Services

Bernadette Daly looks at a variety of electronic publications as part of the research phase in the delivery of a new Web magazine.

December 1998, issue18, feature article

CEDARS

Kelly Russell explores the main deliverables of the CEDARS project: recommendations and guidelines, plus practical, robust and scaleable models for establishing distributed digital archives.

December 1998, issue18, project update

Minotaur: When Computer Knows Best?

Harold Thimbleby criticises the urge to upgrade.

December 1998, issue18, regular column

Web Focus: The Role of the Web Editor

Brian Kelly asks, does 'web editor' mean Unix guru or an HTML coder?

December 1998, issue18, regular column

Editorial introduction to Issue 19: Ariadne's Thread

Philip Hunter and Bernadette Daly introduce the articles for Ariadne issue 19.

March 1999, issue19, editorial

Minotaur: From Mac to Linux and Back?

Tony Grant on why a former Macintosh fan has fallen for Linux.

March 1999, issue19, regular column

Windows NT Explorer

Brett Burridge introduces his regular column on Windows NT with a description of Site Server's search facility.

March 1999, issue19, tooled up

Unix and the Web: Providing Web Access to Your Email

Brian Kelly introduces a regular column on Unix and Web issues by describing how a combination of Apache, PHP and IMP can make email folders available using a web browser.

March 1999, issue19, tooled up

WebWatch: Conclusions from the WebWatch Project

Brian Kelly sums up conclusions from the WebWatch Project.

March 1999, issue19, tooled up

The DISinHE Centre

Professor Alan Newell asks: How can technology assist with the obligations of HE to support staff and students with disabilities?

June 1999, issue20, regular column

The Web Editor: From 'One Stop Shop' to Information Hierarchy

Rebecca Linford discusses the web editor role: from 'one stop shop' to information hierarchy.

June 1999, issue20, regular column

Windows NT Explorer

Brett Burridge discusses Active Server Pages (ASP) - one of the most useful facilities provided by Windows NT server.

June 1999, issue20, tooled up

Web Focus: Report on the WWW 8 Conference

Brian Kelly discusses WWW8 in Toronto, which took place in May 1999.

June 1999, issue20, tooled up

Web Watch: 404s, What's Missing?

Brian Kelly discusses 404 'not found' messages, and why you don't always get the same one.

June 1999, issue20, tooled up

Newsline: News You Can Use

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

June 1999, issue20, news and events

Search Engines: FAST, the Biggest and Best Yet?

Phil Bradley explains how 'FAST' has recently been launched as the most comprehensive of the search engines, and this article compares the FAST results with those of AltaVista and Northern Light.

September 1999, issue21, regular column

Biz/ed Bulletin on Business and Economics

Libby Miller looks at recent changes to Biz/ed and describes some new sites.

September 1999, issue21, regular column

Windows NT Explorer

Brett Burridge on Internet Information Server (IIS 4.0)

September 1999, issue21, tooled up

Unix: What Is mod_perl?

Ian Peacock explains mod_perl technology for supercharging the Apache Server.

September 1999, issue21, tooled up

Web Focus: Report on "Institutional Web Management Next Steps" Workshop

Brian Kelly reports on the latest "Institutional Web Management Workshop," this year called: "The Next Steps."

September 1999, issue21, tooled up

WebWatch: UK University Search Engines

Brian Kelly explores the search facilities used by UK university Web sites.

September 1999, issue21, tooled up

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