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Microsoft is a prolific developer of personal computer software, best known for its Windows operating system, the Microsoft Office family of productivity software and services, and the Visual Studio IDE. The company also publishes books through Microsoft Press and video games through Xbox Game Studios, and produces its own line of hardware. The following is a list of notable Microsoft products, both current and discontinued.

Hardware

Software development

Productivity

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Microsoft Office

Web and subscription services

Subscription services

Maintenance and administration

Video games

Operating systems

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Windows

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  1. Name
Release date Codenames
Windows 11 October 5, 2021 Sun Valley
Windows 10 July 29, 2015 Threshold, Redstone,

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Windows 8.1 October 17, 2013 Blue
Windows 8 October 26, 2012 Jupiter
Windows 7 October 22, 2009 Blackcomb, Vienna
Windows Vista January 30, 2007 Longhorn
Windows XP October 25, 2001 Whistler
Windows ME September 14, 2000 Millennium
Windows 2000 February 17, 2000 ?
Windows 98 June 21, 1998 Memphis
Windows NT 4.0 August 24, 1996 Shell Update Release, Cairo
Windows 95 August 24, 1995 Chicago
Windows NT 3.51 May 30, 1995 ?
Windows NT 3.5 September 21, 1994 Daytona
Windows 3.2 November 22, 1993 ?
Windows NT 3.1 July 27, 1993 ?
Windows 3.1 April 6, 1992 Janus
Windows 3.0 May 22, 1990 ?
Windows 2.11 March 13, 1989 ?
Windows 2.1 May 27, 1988 ?
Windows 2.03 December 9, 1987 ?
Windows 1.0 November 20, 1985 Interface Manager

Windows Servers

Name Release date
Windows Server 2019 November 13, 2018
Windows Server 2016 October 12, 2016
Windows Server 2012 R2 October 17, 2013
Windows Server 2012 September 4, 2012
Windows Server 2008 R2 October 22, 2009
Windows Server 2008 February 27, 2008
Windows Server 2003 R2 December 6, 2005
Windows Server 2003 April 24, 2003
Windows 2000 February 17, 2000
Windows NT 4.0 August 24, 1996
Windows NT 3.51 May 30, 1995
Windows NT 3.5 September 21, 1994

Windows Phone (discontinued)

Name Release date Codenames
Windows 10 Mobile November 20, 2015 Threshold 2, Redstone
Windows Phone 8.1 April 14, 2014 Blue
Windows Phone 8 October 29, 2012 Apollo
Windows Phone 7.8 February 2, 2013 ?
Windows Phone 7.5 September 27, 2011 Mango
Windows Phone 7 October 21, 2010 Photon

Windows Mobile (discontinued)

Name Release date
Windows Mobile 6.5 May 11, 2009
Windows Mobile 6.1 April 1, 2008
Windows Mobile 6.0 February 12, 2007
Windows Mobile 5.0 May 9, 2005
Windows Mobile 2003 June 23, 2003
Pocket PC 2002 October 2001
Pocket PC 2000 April 19, 2000

Windows Embedded

Compact

Name

Release date
Windows CE 1.0 November 16, 1996
Windows CE 2.0 September 29, 1997
Windows CE 2.1 ?
Windows CE 2.11 ?
Windows CE 2.12 ?
Windows CE 3.0 June 15, 2000
Windows CE 4.0 January 7, 2002
Windows CE 4.1 July 30, 2002
Windows CE 4.2 April 23, 2003
Windows CE 5.0 July 9, 2004
Windows Embedded CE 6.0 September 2006
Windows Embedded Compact 7 March 2011
Windows Embedded Compact 2013 June 2013
Standard
Name Release date
Windows NT 4.0 Embedded ?
Windows XP Embedded November 28, 2001
For Embedded Systems (FES)
Pro
Name Release date
Windows XP for Embedded Systems ?
Windows Vista Embedded ?
Server
Name Release date
Windows Server 2003 Embedded 2003
Industry
Name Release date
Windows Embedded for Point of Service (WEPOS) October 8, 2008
Windows Embedded POSReady 2009 December 9, 2008
Windows Embedded POSReady 7 July 1, 2011
Windows Embedded 8 Industry April 2, 2013
Windows Embedded 8.1 Industry October 17, 2013
Automotive
Name Release date
Auto PC December 1998
Windows CE for Automotive October 16, 2000
Windows Automotive 4.2 June 1, 2003
Windows Automotive 5.0 12/31/2005
Windows Embedded Automotive 7 March 1, 2011

Other Windows versions for appliances

Name Release date
Windows XP Media Center Edition ?
Windows XP Tablet PC Edition November 2002
Windows RT October 26, 2012
Windows RT 8.1 October 18, 2013
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