Killed by Microsoft
A graveyard for discontinued products from Microsoft
Skype for BusinessWill be turned off in over 2 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.
Internet ExplorerInternet 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.
Microsoft AcademicMicrosoft Academic was a free public web search engine for academic publications and literature.
SilverlightMicrosoft Silverlight (or simply Silverlight) was an application framework for writing and running rich Internet applications, similar to Adobe Flash.
Minecraft EarthMinecraft Earth was a Augmented Reality mobile game that allowed its players to collect blocks and build creations.
Windows 10 IoT CoreWindows 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.
MixerMixer was a video game live streaming platform, originally named Beam before the acquisition by Microsoft.
EdgeHTMLEdgeHTML was a proprietary browser engine used in Microsoft Edge and in Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps.
WunderlistWunderlist was a cloud-based task management application, acquired by Microsoft in June 1, 2015.
Remix 3DRemix 3D was a website for users to browse, distribute, and download 3D objects.
Windows PhoneWindows Phone was a family of mobile operating systems for smartphones as the replacement successor to Windows Mobile and Zune.
Microsoft BandMicrosoft Band was a line of smart bands with smartwatch and activity tracker/fitness tracker features.
ZoZo 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.
Office Excel ViewerMicrosoft Excel Viewer was a freeware program for viewing and printing spreadsheet documents created by Excel.
Office PowerPoint ViewerPowerPoint Viewer was a free application to be used on computers without PowerPoint installed, to view, project, or print (but not create or edit) presentations.
Windows ReaderWindows 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 ClassroomMicrosoft Classroom was an online learning platform for schools that aimed to simplify grading assignments and student communication in a paperless way.
Groove Music PassGroove 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.
Office Word ViewerMicrosoft Word Viewer was a freeware program for Microsoft Windows to display and print Microsoft Word documents.
Microsoft KinectKinect was a line of motion sensing input devices for Windows and Xbox consoles.
LumiaMicrosoft 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.
CodePlexCodePlex was a hosting platform for open-source software, offering features such as support to different VCS systems, wiki pages, statistics, and releases.
Microsoft PhotoSynthMicrosoft PhotoSynth was a program that generates a three-dimensional model and a point cloud from 2D photos.
Windows Movie MakerWindows Movie Maker (later rebranded as Windows Live Movie Maker) was a video editing software program for home users.
Microsoft EssentialsWindows 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.
Microsoft WebMatrixMicrosoft WebMatrix was a cloud-connected website builder and HTML editor for Windows, geared towards web development.
Visual Studio LightSwitchVisual Studio LightSwitch was an extension and framework specifically tailored for creating line-of-business applications built on existing .NET technologies.
Sunrise CalendarSunrise Calendar was a calendar application for web, mobile and desktop, featuring live aggregation of calendars from multiple sources.
Windows JournalWindows 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 SharePoint DesignerMicrosoft 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.
SharePoint DesignerMicrosoft 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.
TayTay was a chatbot that was shutdown after only 16 hours since it began to post inflammatory and offensive tweets through its Twitter account.
Microsoft ForefrontMicrosoft 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.
ZuneZune was a line of digital media products and services.
Windows Media CenterWindows Media Center was a digital video recorder and media player for Windows.
Microsoft MapPointMicrosoft MapPoint was a program and a service created by Microsoft that allows users to view, edit and integrate maps.
Microsoft Streets & TripsMicrosoft 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 Academic SearchMicrosoft Academic Search was a research project and an academic search engine.
Games for Windows – LiveGames 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.
PixelSensePixelSense (formerly called Microsoft Surface) was an interactive surface computing platform that allows one or more people to interact with a tabletop screen.
Windows Home ServerWindows 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.
Zune MarketplaceZune Marketplace was an online store that offered music, podcasts, TV shows, movies, music videos, and mobile applications.
MSN TVMSN 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 TechNetMicrosoft 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 Office Picture ManagerMicrosoft Office Picture Manager (formely Microsoft Picture Library) was a raster graphics editor included up to Office 2010 to organize and edit images.
MSN MessengerMSN Messenger (later rebranded as Windows Live Messenger) was a cross-platform instant messaging client.
Windows Live MeshWindows 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 XNAMicrosoft 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.
Microsoft Expression StudioMicrosoft Expression Studio was a suite of tools for designing and building Web and Windows client applications and rich digital media content.
Zune (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.
Windows Live MessengerWindows Live Messenger, previously named MSN Messenger, was a cross-platform instant-messaging client featuring games, photo albums and social network integrations.
Microsoft ReaderMicrosoft Reader was an application for reading e-books, specialized for .lit format.
Microsoft LiveMicrosoft Live was a brand-name for a set of web services and software products from Microsoft as part of its software plus services platform.
Zune Media PlayerZune was a line of portable media players.
KinKin was a short-lived mobile phone line from Microsoft designed for users of social networking.
Microsoft MoneyMicrosoft Money was a personal finance management software program. It has capabilities for viewing bank account balances, creating budgets, and tracking expenses, among other features.
AmalgaMicrosoft Amalga Hospital Information System (HIS), formerly Hospital 2000, was a fully integrated hospital information system designed for developing and emerging markets.
Response PointResponse Point was an advanced VoIP-based telephone system targeting small businesses.
Windows MobileWindows Mobile was a family of mobile operating systems developed by Microsoft for smartphones and Pocket PCs.
Project OrigamiProject Origami was an ultra-mobile PC featuring a physical keyboard, a touchpad and a touchscreen.
Microsoft Office AccountingMicrosoft Office Accounting (formerly Small Business Accounting) was an accounting software application targeting small businesses that had between 1 and 25 employees.
Microsoft WorksMicrosoft 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.
EncartaMicrosoft 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.
TafitiTafiti was an animated search engine launched by Microsoft and TrappsInteractive to showcase the Silverlight animation and video player.
MSN MusicMSN Music was a store of music, music news, music videos, spotlights on new music, artist information, and live performances of artists.
Live Search AcademicLive Search Academic was a web search engine for scholarly literature that existed, part of Microsoft's Live Search services.
Visual BasicVisual Basic was a third-generation event-driven programming language known for its Component Object Model (COM) programming model.
Windows MessengerWindows Messenger was an instant messaging client included in Windows XP and designed for both corporate and home users.
Visual J#Visual J# was a programming language and development tooling which was meant to help Java developers move to the .NET ecosystem.
Microsoft NetMeetingMicrosoft NetMeeting was VoIP and multi-point videoconferencing client and incorporated technology acquired from Data Connection Ltd and DataBeam Corporation.
Office AssistantOffice 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.
Microsoft Office FrontPageMicrosoft Office FrontPage was a WYSIWYG HTML editor and website administration tool for Windows.
MSN ChatMSN Chat was the Microsoft Network version of IRCX (Internet Relay Chat extensions), which replaced Microsoft Chat.
Microsoft Visual SourceSafeMicrosoft 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 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.
Microsoft PhotoDraw 2000Microsoft PhotoDraw 2000 was a vector graphics and raster imaging software.
Visual J++Visual J++ was a Microsoft's implementation of Java which ran only on MSJVM, the proprietary JVM.
ILooiLoo was a smart portable toilet integrating the complete equipment to surf the Internet from inside and outside the cabinet.
Kakuto ChojinKakuto Chojin: Back Alley Brutal was a fighting game for the Xbox gaming console, retired after few months because its controversial content.
Microsoft Data AnalyzerMicrosoft Data Analyzer was a program to analyze and visualize data and data trends, and was integrated with SQL Server Analysis Services.
Microsoft BackOffice ServerMicrosoft BackOffice Server was a computer software package featuring Windows NT Server and other Microsoft server products that ran on NT Server.
Microsoft Java Virtual MachineMicrosoft Java Virtual Machine (MSJVM) was a proprietary Java virtual machine.
Microsoft VizactMicrosoft Vizact was a program that allowed creation of interactive documents using HTML+TIME (Timed Interactive Multimedia Extensions).
Microsoft Liquid MotionMicrosoft Liquid Motion was an application to create Java animations to compete with Macromedia Flash.
ActiMatesActiMates 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.
DriveSpaceDriveSpace (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.
QBasicQBasic was an integrated development environment and interpreter for a variety of dialects of BASIC which are based on QuickBASIC.
Microsoft Comic ChatMicrosoft Comic Chat was a graphical IRC client.
Microsoft CinemaniaMicrosoft 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.