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NetObjects Ships Intranet Authoring Tool

NetObjects Inc. Tuesday began shipping its Authoring Server Connector for Microsoft FrontPage, which allows files generated in FrontPage to be seamlessly integrated into intranets where administrators can manage them using NetObjects' Authoring Server Suite 3.0.

NetObjects said Authoring Server Connector gives FrontPage users an easy way to integrate existing documents rather than being forced to switch authoring tools.

Files created by FrontPage can be uploaded to NetObjects Authoring Server where the page and its associated assets are managed within the Authoring Server Asset Database. The pages can then be accessed from the Authoring Server by FrontPage for modification. NetObjects' TeamFusion client is required to integrate the FrontPage HTML into an Authoring Server page.

NetObjects said the Authoring Server balances control by managing user access in four distinct modules--each responsible for a different phase of intranet development and maintenance.

The Authoring Server provides the repository and management for the sites and users, the Authoring Server Assistant manages users, sites and servers, the TeamFusion Client develops the site structure and pages and the Content Contributor Client is a browser-based applet used to contribute text to templates.

The products are available in a variety of licensing configurations.