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SEATTLE, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ — Visio Corp. today announced the availability of its services on MSN™, The Microsoft Network online service offered as a fee-based option of Windows® 95. Visio's MSN site provides subscribers with access to a wide range of information about Visio's leading Windows-based business diagramming and technical drawing products and company services, as well as the ability to interact in real time with Visio staff and other subscribers.
"Visio is thrilled to be extending our connection to customers through original online content on The Microsoft Network," said Gary Gigot, vice president of marketing at Visio. "MSN is also an ideal avenue for Visio Corp. to provide details of its leading-edge Windows 95 applications to potential customers. The Microsoft Network offers two- way communication with subscribers — allowing us to answer questions, share information and invite spontaneous feedback about our products and services."
Visio Corp.'s recently announced software products Visio® 4.0 and Visio Technical 4.0 are designed to advance ease of use in drawing and diagramming and leverage users' existing Windows-based desktops. To further such goals, Visio 4.0 and Visio Technical 4.0 will feature a shortcut icon in the Visio folder that allows MSN subscribers to jump directly into the Visio forum.
"The MSN shortcut icon not only provides a direct link to our customers, it is also a real timesaving feature," explained Gigot. "Users can be working on a Visio diagram, discover they have a question, click on the icon, get an answer, and return to the task at hand. They are just a click away from a worldwide community of people, ideas and information."
Subscribers to The Microsoft Network can instantly access the following features online through the Visio forum:
Visio Corp., the leading drawing and diagramming software developer, was founded in October 1990. The Seattle-based company pioneered the drawing and diagramming market with the release of Visio 1.0 in November 1992. Since then, Visio has released additional Windows-based drawing and diagramming products designed for business, technical and consumer users. The company markets the Visio product line in the United States, North America, Europe and Asia.
To place an order or to obtain more information on any Visio product, customers can contact Visio at 800-24-VISIO (248-4746), ext. 93W.
Visio is a registered trademark and Visio Shapes is a trademark of Visio Corp.
Microsoft, The Microsoft Network and Windows are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) in the United States and/or other countries.
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