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As most know Microsoft is a software company. They have Windows, which everyone knows and loves. They have Office software which schools and businesses love and can't live without. But what else do they do?

Other than Windows and Office (Schools and Business software) What else does Microsoft make software for? There are only 2 software programs that I can think of that Microsoft makes that aren't in Offics or Windows. That is Visual Studio, and Expression Encoder.

I have been using a lof of Microsoft Software lately, With their Office 365, Visual Studio, and Expression. I love the software they make, because it's visually apealing, and easy to use.

What other software do they have?

asked Oct 05 '12 at 01:21

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Curtis Coburn

Operating Systems, XBox, Office, Email, Search, Cloud Services, New tablets that they are coming out with, Mice and Keyboards, Windows Phone OS, Zune (yes it is still a thing)... just to name a few things

answered Oct 05 '12 at 06:56

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lets not forget Skype and Windows Live...

(Oct 05 '12 at 07:01) trueb trueb's gravatar image

So, they are mainly a internet software and operating system company. Along with Xbox. There is not much desktop software they make other than the ones that come with your computer?

(Oct 05 '12 at 10:50) Curtis Coburn Curtis%20Coburn's gravatar image

No many companies are going to web based solutions (harder to pirate is but one reason why.) Microsoft is a software company at heart, they sell a little hardware (most likely designed and manufactured by another company) But the company makes all kinds of software. Heck they even make software that runs on unix to make windows more compatible with a unix server.

(Oct 05 '12 at 18:23) trueb trueb's gravatar image

Heres a list of things on my computer that Microsoft makes:

  • Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
  • Word 2010
  • Excel 2010
  • Outlook 2010
  • Powerpoint 2010
  • Access 2010
  • InfoPath Designer 2010
  • InfoPath Filler 2010
  • OneNote 2010
  • Project 2010 (Not included with office)
  • Publisher 2010
  • Sharepoint Workspace 2010
  • Visio 2010 (Not included with office)
  • Silverlight
  • SQL Server 2008
  • Visual Studio 2010
  • Skype
  • Windows Live programs
  • All of the programs that come with Windows

Some other programs:

  • Xbox live
  • Zune
  • Microsoft Security Essentials
  • Microsoft Forefront Protection
  • Exchange Server 2010
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Phone
  • Windows Mobile

There are many more this is just what I can think of off hand.

answered Oct 05 '12 at 19:17

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edited Oct 05 '12 at 19:18

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