Microsoft to unveil Explorer 4.0 alpha

Microsoft will release pre-alpha code for Internet Explorer 4.0, code-named Nashville, at a reviewers' workshop in a fortnight.

Microsoft will release pre-alpha code for Internet Explorer 4.0, code-named Nashville, at the Internet Explorer Reviewers Workshop in a fortnight in Bellevue, Washington. Internet Explorer is both the company's Web browser and its future user interface for Windows 95 and Windows NT clients.

The two-day workshop will also feature demonstrations of new ActiveX controls; multimedia capabilities; security protocols; and NetMeeting, the company's conferencing technology.

Separately, Microsoft has announced plans to distribute free reference implementations of the scripting engines for Visual Basic Script and JScript, its implementation of JavaScript, to promote their use in third-party applications and Web browsers.

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