More recent links [January 1996]:
The following pointers trace the recent history of "Microsoft and SGML" in the news, particularly leading up to the release of SGML Author for Word:
Microsoft(R) SGML Author for Word: SGML Author Backgrounder, also in mirror copy here. See the main Interleaf/Avalanche page with links to other relevant documents.
Microsoft(R) SGML Author for Word: SGML Author Questions and Answers, available here in mirror copy.
Waldt, Dale. "SGML for the Masses: Microsoft's First SGML Product and Other SGML Announcements at the [September 13-16, 1994] Seybold Conference." <TAG> 7/10 (October 1994) 1-7 [1-5]. Overview of the announced software tool "SGML Author for Word". This article is fairly detailed, containing (5) figures with screen shots that show the user interface.
Comments by Eliot Kimber on SGML Author (11-Oct-1994)
Comments by Mark Walter on SGML Author (07-Oct-1994)
Microsoft press release on SGML. Dated Sept. 13, 1994. Posted by Erik Naggum (07-Oct-1994).
Announcement on Newswire Microsoft SGML at Seybold, on SGML Author (August 25, 1994)
An HTML version of a Microsoft SGML "Fact Sheet" from 10/93. See the document source on the Microsoft FTP server Microsoft SGML Fact Sheet, a self-extracting executable that produces a Word 6.0 document named "SGML_FCT.DOC". The file SGML_FCT.DOC is dated 11-19-93, and has a timestamp of "Mar 16 " on the Microsoft FTP server. A slightly variant version (?) is available
"An update on SGML/CALS and Word for Windows": Microsoft Memo to MSLTD Customer Response Center, MSLTD Marketing, MS LTD Sales. Dated 22 July 1993. Posted by Michael Popham.
Request for Beta Testers posted by Carol Mar to comp.text.sgml, 02-Apr-93
"Microsoft Plans to Support SGML." EPSIG News 3/1 (March 1990) 3. Report of an announcement by Mike Maples, Vice President of Microsoft's Application Division, about Microsoft's stated intention to build SGML support into its "Word for Windows" word processor using a DLL.