Current OSIG topics include MSDN subscriptions, Windows 2000, Microsoft Internet Explorer technologies, the Visual Basic(R), Visual C++(R), Visual J++(R) and Visual Studio(R) development systems, the Visual FoxPro(R) database development system, the Visual InterDev(TM) Web development system, embedded development, Office Developer, Windows CE-based application development, the Windows NT(R) operating system, Internet Information Server technology, Windows Media technologies and, coming soon, Windows Distributed interNet Applications (Windows DNA).
Benefits include free downloadable tools; OSIGs, which provide support and communities built around Microsoft products and technologies such as Visual Studio, Windows, Office and BackOffice; a Members Helping Members area for sharing development solutions; and discounts on software, magazines and books.
The Windows Media Technologies OSIG is designed to establish a community for Web professionals and to create a forum where anyone interested in Microsoft(R) streaming media solutions can find and exchange information.
The Windows Media Technologies OSIG brings Web developers and solution providers together to interact and share ideas, providing a unique forum that makes it easier for them to deploy streaming media technologies and grow their businesses.
In addition to technical papers and online community resources, the Windows Media Technologies OSIG offers discounts on many third-party hardware and software products and services.