On December 8, Microsoft officials outlined a broad Internet strategy that included the release of Visual Basic Script for developers. Similar in scope to Sun Microsystems' and Netscape Communications' Java Script, the programming language lets developers create Net applications that run on both MSN and the Internet.
The Tumbleweed OCX will let developers incorporate electronic documents into Internet Studio applications. The OCX is compatible with Microsoft's Envoy portable electronic document viewer.
Once Microsoft's Internet Explorer is released, Tumbleweed will extend the functions of its OCX to support the browser's encryption and document features, officials said.