Welcome! Let me introduce myself, my name is Rob Mauceri and I’m the Group Program Manager for FrontPage. I’m going to use this blog to talk about what is coming in the next release of FrontPage – code named “FrontPage 12”. This version of FrontPage will ship sometime next year, on the same timeline as the rest of the Office family of products.

Just a couple notes about me. I’ve worked on FrontPage for a long time (over 10 years, yikes!) and I contributed to every release of FrontPage including Vermeer FrontPage 1.0. I worked as a software developer on FrontPage 1.0 through FrontPage 2002, and as a program manager on FrontPage 2003 and FrontPage 12. I’m passionate about personal publishing, web site design, building web applications, and SharePoint.

I’m looking forward to using this space as a place to discuss what is coming in FrontPage 12, as well as hear your thoughts on where we are going. Just to give you hint, we focused on two big areas for FrontPage 12 - making it easier to create high quality standards-based Web sites, and providing powerful tools for designing SharePoint sites and applications. These are two initiatives we began in FrontPage 2003, but FrontPage 12 will bring them to a whole new level. I hope you'll come back to hear more...