Killed by Microsoft

A graveyard for discontinued products from Microsoft

2025

Microsoft logoSkype for Business

Going poof in about 3 years, Skype for Business (formerly Microsoft Lync and Office Communicator) was an enterprise instant messaging software developed by Microsoft as part of the Microsoft Office suite.
2022

Microsoft logoInternet Explorer

Internet Explorer, also known as IE, was a series of web browsers developed by Microsoft. During it's peak it had a market share of 95%, mostly due to being the default browser for the Windows operating system. The last two decades have resulted in Google Chrome taking it's place as the most used browser, largely because of a better developer experience and the rise of Android.
2021

Microsoft logoMicrosoft Academic

Microsoft Academic was a free public web search engine for academic publications and literature.

Microsoft logoSilverlight

Microsoft Silverlight (or simply Silverlight) was an application framework for writing and running rich Internet applications, similar to Adobe Flash.

Microsoft logoMinecraft Earth

Minecraft Earth was a Augmented Reality mobile game that allowed its players to collect blocks and build creations.

Microsoft logoFlight Arcade

Flight Arcade was a web-app clone of Flight Simulator game created as a showcase of Microsoft Edge support for modern HTML5 and JavaScript.
2020

Microsoft logoWindows 10 IoT Core

Windows 10 IoT Core was an embedded OS for smaller and lower-cost industry devices, it was also provided free of charge for use in devices like the Raspberry Pi for hobbyist use.

Microsoft logoMixer

Mixer was a video game live streaming platform, originally named Beam before the acquisition by Microsoft.

Microsoft logoEdgeHTML

EdgeHTML was a proprietary browser engine used in Microsoft Edge and in Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps.

Microsoft logoWunderlist

Wunderlist was a cloud-based task management application, acquired by Microsoft in June 1, 2015.

Microsoft logoRemix 3D

Remix 3D was a website for users to browse, distribute, and download 3D objects.
2019

Microsoft logoWindows Phone

Windows Phone was a family of mobile operating systems for smartphones as the replacement successor to Windows Mobile and Zune.

Microsoft logoMicrosoft Band

Microsoft Band was a line of smart bands with smartwatch and activity tracker/fitness tracker features.

Microsoft logoZo

Zo was an English chatbot for the principal social networks and messaging apps, born from the experience gained from previous chatbots such as Tay and Xiaoice.
2018

Microsoft logoOffice Excel Viewer

Microsoft Excel Viewer was a freeware program for viewing and printing spreadsheet documents created by Excel.

Microsoft logoOffice PowerPoint Viewer

PowerPoint Viewer was a free application to be used on computers without PowerPoint installed, to view, project, or print (but not create or edit) presentations.

Microsoft logoWindows Reader

Windows Reader was an app to read PDF, XPS and TIFF files by Microsoft. It was killed in favour of Edge's implementation of PDF reading ability.

Microsoft logoMicrosoft Classroom

Microsoft Classroom was an online learning platform for schools that aimed to simplify grading assignments and student communication in a paperless way.
2017

Microsoft logoGroove Music Pass

Groove Music Pass (formerly Xbox Music Pass and, before, Zune Music Pass) was a music subscription service, which allows subscribers to download an unlimited number of songs for as long as their subscription is active.

Microsoft logoOffice Word Viewer

Microsoft Word Viewer was a freeware program for Microsoft Windows to display and print Microsoft Word documents.

Microsoft logoMicrosoft Kinect

Kinect was a line of motion sensing input devices for Windows and Xbox consoles.

Microsoft logoLumia

Microsoft Lumia (previously the Nokia Lumia Series) was a line of mobile devices that was originally designed and marketed by Nokia and later by Microsoft Mobile.

Microsoft logoCodePlex

CodePlex was a hosting platform for open-source software, offering features such as support to different VCS systems, wiki pages, statistics, and releases.

Microsoft logoMicrosoft PhotoSynth

Microsoft PhotoSynth was a program that generates a three-dimensional model and a point cloud from 2D photos.

Microsoft logoWindows Movie Maker

Windows Movie Maker (later rebranded as Windows Live Movie Maker) was a video editing software program for home users.

Microsoft logoMicrosoft Essentials

Windows Essentials (formerly Windows Live Essentials and Windows Live Installer) is a discontinued suite of freeware applications that includes email, instant messaging, photo sharing, blogging, and parental control software and it was part of Live brand.
2016

Microsoft logoMicrosoft WebMatrix

Microsoft WebMatrix was a cloud-connected website builder and HTML editor for Windows, geared towards web development.

Microsoft logoVisual Studio LightSwitch

Visual Studio LightSwitch was an extension and framework specifically tailored for creating line-of-business applications built on existing .NET technologies.

Microsoft logoSunrise Calendar

Sunrise Calendar was a calendar application for web, mobile and desktop, featuring live aggregation of calendars from multiple sources.

Microsoft logoWindows Journal

Windows Journal was an application to create and organize handwritten notes and drawing, included in Windows XP Tablet PC Edition as well as select editions of Windows Vista and later.

Microsoft logoMicrosoft SharePoint Designer

Microsoft SharePoint Designer (SPD), formerly known as Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer, was an HTML editor freeware for creating or modifying Microsoft SharePoint sites, workflows and web pages.

Microsoft logoSharePoint Designer

Microsoft SharePoint Designer (SPD), formerly known as Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer, was an HTML editor freeware for creating or modifying Microsoft SharePoint sites, workflows and web pages.

Microsoft logoTay

Tay was a chatbot that was shutdown after only 16 hours since it began to post inflammatory and offensive tweets through its Twitter account.
2015

Microsoft logoMicrosoft Forefront

Microsoft Forefront was a family of line-of-business security software designed to help protect computer networks, network servers and individual devices, which underlying technology was acquired from Sybari in 2005.

Microsoft logoZune

Zune was a line of digital media products and services.

Microsoft logoWindows Media Center

Windows Media Center was a digital video recorder and media player for Windows.
2014

Microsoft logoMicrosoft MapPoint

Microsoft MapPoint was a program and a service created by Microsoft that allows users to view, edit and integrate maps.

Microsoft logoMicrosoft Streets & Trips

Microsoft Streets & Trips (Microsoft AutoRoute) was a mapping program targeting the average consumer to do a variety of map related tasks in the North American region, such as route planning.

Microsoft logoMicrosoft Academic Search

Microsoft Academic Search was a research project and an academic search engine.

Microsoft logoGames for Windows – Live

Games for Windows – Live (GFWL) was an online gaming service used by Games for Windows–branded PC titles that enables Windows PCs to connect to Microsoft's Live service.

Microsoft logoPixelSense

PixelSense (formerly called Microsoft Surface) was an interactive surface computing platform that allows one or more people to interact with a tabletop screen.
2013

Microsoft logoWindows Home Server

Windows Home Server was intended to be a solution for homes with multiple connected PCs to offer file sharing, automated backups, print server, and remote access.

Microsoft logoZune Marketplace

Zune Marketplace was an online store that offered music, podcasts, TV shows, movies, music videos, and mobile applications.

Microsoft logoMSN TV

MSN TV (formerly WebTV by WebTV Networks, Inc.) was a web access product consisting of a thin client device which used a television for display and the online service that supported it.

Microsoft logoMicrosoft TechNet

Microsoft TechNet was a Microsoft web portal and web service for IT professionals, containing documentation for Microsoft products, discussion forums, an evaluation center for downloading trialware, blogs for Microsoft employees and much more.

Microsoft logoMicrosoft Office Picture Manager

Microsoft Office Picture Manager (formely Microsoft Picture Library) was a raster graphics editor included up to Office 2010 to organize and edit images.

Microsoft logoMSN Messenger

MSN Messenger (later rebranded as Windows Live Messenger) was a cross-platform instant messaging client.

Microsoft logoWindows Live Mesh

Windows Live Mesh (formerly known as Windows Live FolderShare, Live Mesh, and Windows Live Sync) was a file synchronization application supporting both direct PC-to-PC and cloud-based synchronizazion and featuring Remote Desktop capability through the browser.

Microsoft logoMicrosoft XNA

Microsoft XNA was a freeware set of tools with a managed runtime environment provided by Microsoft that facilitates video game development and management, based on the .NET Framework, with versions that run on Windows NT, Windows Phone and the Xbox 360.
2012

Microsoft logoMicrosoft Expression Studio

Microsoft Expression Studio was a suite of tools for designing and building Web and Windows client applications and rich digital media content.

Microsoft logoZune (software)

Zune (software) was a media management software that functions as a full media player application with a library, an interface to the Zune Marketplace, and as a media streaming server.

Microsoft logoWindows Live Messenger

Windows Live Messenger, previously named MSN Messenger, was a cross-platform instant-messaging client featuring games, photo albums and social network integrations.

Microsoft logoMicrosoft Reader

Microsoft Reader was an application for reading e-books, specialized for .lit format.

Microsoft logoMicrosoft Live

Microsoft Live was a brand-name for a set of web services and software products from Microsoft as part of its software plus services platform.
2011

Microsoft logoZune Media Player

Zune was a line of portable media players.

Microsoft logoKin

Kin was a short-lived mobile phone line from Microsoft designed for users of social networking.

Microsoft logoMicrosoft Money

Microsoft Money was a personal finance management software program. It has capabilities for viewing bank account balances, creating budgets, and tracking expenses, among other features.
2010

Microsoft logoAmalga

Microsoft Amalga Hospital Information System (HIS), formerly Hospital 2000, was a fully integrated hospital information system designed for developing and emerging markets.

Microsoft logoResponse Point

Response Point was an advanced VoIP-based telephone system targeting small businesses.

Microsoft logoWindows Mobile

Windows Mobile was a family of mobile operating systems developed by Microsoft for smartphones and Pocket PCs.

Microsoft logoProject Origami

Project Origami was an ultra-mobile PC featuring a physical keyboard, a touchpad and a touchscreen.
2009

Microsoft logoMicrosoft Office Accounting

Microsoft Office Accounting (formerly Small Business Accounting) was an accounting software application targeting small businesses that had between 1 and 25 employees.

Microsoft logoMicrosoft Works

Microsoft Works was an intuitive and cheap alternative to Office. It included a word processor, a spreadsheet and a database management system. Later versions had a calendar application and a dictionary.

Microsoft logoEncarta

Microsoft Encarta was a digital multimedia encyclopedia, originally sold on CD-ROM or DVD, then available on the internet via a subscription, and finally turned into free and supported by advertisements.

Microsoft logoTafiti

Tafiti was an animated search engine launched by Microsoft and TrappsInteractive to showcase the Silverlight animation and video player.
2008

Microsoft logoMSN Music

MSN Music was a store of music, music news, music videos, spotlights on new music, artist information, and live performances of artists.

Microsoft logoLive Search Academic

Live Search Academic was a web search engine for scholarly literature that existed, part of Microsoft's Live Search services.

Microsoft logoVisual Basic

Visual Basic was a third-generation event-driven programming language known for its Component Object Model (COM) programming model.

Microsoft logoWindows Messenger

Windows Messenger was an instant messaging client included in Windows XP and designed for both corporate and home users.
2007

Microsoft logoVisual J#

Visual J# was a programming language and development tooling which was meant to help Java developers move to the .NET ecosystem.

Microsoft logoMicrosoft NetMeeting

Microsoft NetMeeting was VoIP and multi-point videoconferencing client and incorporated technology acquired from Data Connection Ltd and DataBeam Corporation.

Microsoft logoOffice Assistant

Office Assistant was an intelligent user interface for Microsoft Office that assisted users by way of an interactive animated character which interfaced with the Office help content. The most famous avatar was Clippit (a.k.a. Clippy), an humanized paperclip.
2006

Microsoft logoMicrosoft Office FrontPage

Microsoft Office FrontPage was a WYSIWYG HTML editor and website administration tool for Windows.

Microsoft logoMSN Chat

MSN Chat was the Microsoft Network version of IRCX (Internet Relay Chat extensions), which replaced Microsoft Chat.

Microsoft logoMicrosoft Visual SourceSafe

Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS) was a source control program oriented towards small software development projects, originally created by One Tree Software prior to Microsoft acquisition in 1994.

Microsoft logoMicrosoft PictureIt!

Microsoft Picture It! was a photo editing application designed for casual users and initially inspired to the wizard user interface concepts of Microsoft Publisher.
2004

Microsoft logoMicrosoft PhotoDraw 2000

Microsoft was a vector graphics and raster imaging software.

Microsoft logoVisual J++

Visual J++ was a Microsoft's implementation of Java which ran only on MSJVM, the proprietary JVM.
2003

Microsoft logoILoo

iLoo was a smart portable toilet integrating the complete equipment to surf the Internet from inside and outside the cabinet.

Microsoft logoKakuto Chojin

Kakuto Chojin: Back Alley Brutal was a fighting game for the Xbox gaming console, retired after few months because its controversial content.
2002

Microsoft logoMicrosoft Data Analyzer

Microsoft Data Analyzer was a program to analyze and visualize data and data trends, and was integrated with SQL Server Analysis Services.
2001

Microsoft logoMicrosoft BackOffice Server

Microsoft BackOffice Server was a computer software package featuring Windows NT Server and other Microsoft server products that ran on NT Server.

Microsoft logoMicrosoft Java Virtual Machine

Microsoft Java Virtual Machine (MSJVM) was a proprietary Java virtual machine.
2000

Microsoft logoMicrosoft Vizact

Microsoft Vizact was a program that allowed creation of interactive documents using HTML+TIME (Timed Interactive Multimedia Extensions).

Microsoft logoMicrosoft Liquid Motion

Microsoft Liquid Motion was an application to create Java animations to compete with Macromedia Flash.

Microsoft logoActiMates

ActiMates was a family of interactive stuffed toys which can interact with many episodes of their respective TV shows or on special ActiMates-compatible VHSes and special PC games.

GhostDriveSpace

DriveSpace (initially known as DoubleSpace) was an OS service to increase the amount of data the user could store on disks by transparently compressing and decompressing data on-the-fly.

Microsoft logoQBasic

QBasic was an integrated development environment and interpreter for a variety of dialects of BASIC which are based on QuickBASIC.
1999

Microsoft logoMicrosoft Comic Chat

Microsoft Comic Chat was a graphical IRC client.
1997

Microsoft logoMicrosoft Cinemania

Microsoft Cinemania was an application distributed on CD-ROMs that shown information about films such as images, sound clips, dialogues, sound tracks and some full motion video clips.
1996

Microsoft logoMicrosoft Anti-Virus for Windows

Microsoft Anti-Virus (MSAV) was an antivirus program introduced for MS-DOS operating system, finally acquired and dismissed by Symantec.

Microsoft logoMicrosoft Bob

Microsoft Bob was a user-friendly interface for the Windows 3.1x, Windows 95 and Windows NT operating systems.

Microsoft logo3D Movie Maker

3D Movie Maker (3DMM) was a children's computer program to make films by placing 3D characters and props into pre-rendered environments, as well as adding actions, sound effects, music, text, speech and special effects.
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