Microsoft plans to post a Technology Preview of the latest release of its Visual C++ development environment on its Web site at www.microsoft.com/visualc/. The product will include support for version 4.0 of the software giant's Internet Explorer browser and will be included in Aspen, the first upgrade to Visual Studio. Visual C++ will also include a beta of Microsoft's OLEDB Provider templates to enable developers to build applications that can access client packages supporting OLEDB. Aspen will support version 5.0 of Windows NT and is due in the first half of 1998. The next version, codenamed Rainier, will support extensions to the Common Object Model (COM+) and is due in 1999.
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