The Microsoft Network
(networking) (MSN) Microsoft's ISP and online content service, launched in October 1996. Not to be confused with Microsoft Networking.
MSN was originally based on custom software and protocols, however Microsoft saw the error of their ways and adopted Internet standards. MSN now provides standard WWW
facilities, albeit with Microsoft's Internet Explorer web-browser
and the Outlook Express
The service also provides "Community Services" including newsgroups
, and chat
Last updated: 1998-08-11