Microsoft Mail was the name given to several early Microsoft e-mail products for local area networks, primarily two architectures, one for Macintosh networks, and one for PC architecture-based LANs. All were eventually replaced by the Exchange and Outlook product lines, the first Microsoft Mail product was introduced in 1988 for AppleTalk Networks. It was based on InterMail, a product that Microsoft purchased and updated, an MS-DOS client was added for PCs on AppleTalk networks. It was sold off to become Quarterdeck Mail, Star Nine Mail, the second Microsoft Mail product, Microsoft Mail for PC Networks v2.1, was introduced in 1991. It was based on Network Courier, a LAN email system produced by Consumers Software of Vancouver BC, following the initial 1991 rebranding release, Microsoft issued its first major update as Version 3.0 in 1992. This version included Microsofts first Global Address Book technology and first networked scheduling application, a stripped-down version of the PC-based server, Microsoft Mail for PC Networks, was included in Windows 95 and Windows NT4.0.
The last version based on architecture was 3.5, afterwards, it was replaced by Microsoft Exchange Server. The client software was named Microsoft Mail, and was included in older versions of Microsoft Office such as version 4. x. The original Inbox of Windows 95 had the capability to connect to an MS Mail server, Microsoft Mail Server was eventually replaced by Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Mail Client, Microsoft Exchange Client, and Schedule+ were eventually replaced by Outlook. Microsoft Mail was a mail system, the postoffice was a passive database of files which could reside on any file server. Clients used mapped network drives and file sharing to write mail to the postoffice, Mail that needed to travel between postoffices were moved by an external MTA called External, which originally ran on MS-DOS. A version of External for OS/21.31 was added with Microsoft Mail for PC Networks version 3.2, and a multitasking MTA for Windows NT was added with version 3.5. This ran in the OS/2 subsystem of Windows NT and Windows 2000, the database design and passive nature of the server both created several weakness.
A complete lack of distinction between header and envelope addressing data meant that now-standard functionality such as Bcc, could not be implemented, also, a single postoffice was limited to 500 mailboxes, a large enterprise would require many postoffices and many MTAs to connect these postoffices. Dispatch would synchronise the various copies of the Global Address List using MSMail 3. x Directory Synchronization Protocol, Client handling of messages remained inconsistent through the life of the product. Clients for MS-DOS, and Mac OS left messages stored on server, while this storage could be located on a file server, the various file locking issues meant a user could only login to their mail from a single PC at a time. Further, the storage mechanisms made using MSMail across multiple client architectures problematic at best. While the inbox could be synchronised, other folders could not be, plans to create a Mac OS client which could access. MMF storage were abandoned before version 3.0 shipped, though working - if buggy - versions did exist
MSD was a software tool developed by Microsoft to assist in the diagnostics of 1990s-era computers. The assumptions made by the program were valid until the late 1990s, in PC DOS6.1 and above, QCONFIG. EXE provides similar functionality. Commercial alternatives include Manifest MFT. EXE from Quarterdecks QEMM, MSD first shipped with MS-Word for Windows, and was included in Windows 3, MS-DOS6, and on the Windows 9x CD-ROMs. Because OS/2 and Windows NT contain code forked from DOS at the DOS5 level, Windows NT3 and 4 have WINMSD, a program with similar features. However, the DOS/Windows specific functions were replaced by similar Windows NT concerns, WINMSDP. EXE, included in the resource kits, provides the print functionality of MSD for WINMSD. Since NT5, WINMSD. EXE has been a loader for MSINFO32. EXE, users generally started the program from the DOS Command Prompt using the command MSD. EXE. Starting the program under a DOS window in either Windows or OS/2 shows only the DOS details allocated for that DOS session, LPT ports COM ports IRQ status TSR programs device drivers other adapters Microsoft replaced MSD with MSINFO32. EXE.
This has similar features, but targets more recent machines and it first appeared in MS-Word, and was distributed with Plus. for Windows 95 and Windows 98. MSINFO32. EXE under Windows XP stores system history from WMI in the XML files in Windows\PCHealth\HelpCtr\Datacoll, in the interest of backward compatibility, WINMSD became a loader for MSINFO32. List of DOS commands MS-DOS PC DOS System Information System profiler
Microsoft PhotoDraw 2000 is a discontinued vector graphics and raster imaging software package developed by Microsoft. Microsoft PhotoDraw 2000 was released in 1999 along with Microsoft Office 2000 Premium and Developer and it developed from the Picture It. 2.0 engines. MIX format and expanded further into vector imaging technology and it required a separate installation from the main installer for the core Office suite, and was released as a stand-alone product as part of Microsofts Graphics Studio line of products. Microsoft released the subsequent version called Microsoft PhotoDraw 2000 Version 2 to General Availability on October 4,1999, PhotoDraw 2000 shipped via these release vehicles A standalone packaged product composed of 3 CDs. As part of Office 2000 Premium As part of Office 2000 Developer PhotoDraw 2000 Version 2 shipped via these release vehicles A standalone packaged product composed of 3 CDs, after PhotoDraw 2000 Version 2 was released, Microsoft discontinued the program. PhotoDraw is a full-featured dual-type graphics software application like Adobe Fireworks and it includes a vast library of clip-art, and a good collection of additional fonts.
Its user interface introduced an approach, a concept evolving into the Ribbon interface of modern MS Office. Furthermore, PhotoDraw was not good enough to challenge Illustrator,2. mix, a proprietary format developed by Microsoft. Only PhotoDraw can save and load its MIX files and retain the ability to modify those files
Microsoft Office shared tools
Microsoft Office shared tools are software components that are included in all Microsoft Office products. Office Delve allows Office 365 users to search and manage their emails, contacts, social networks, Delve uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to try to show the most relevant people and content. In April 2015 Microsoft launched a version of Office Delve in the App Store. It is a version of Design Sciences MathType, evidenced with a dialog box enticing the user to upgrade to the full. It can be used as a program or it can be used as an embedded object from within applications that support OLE. Its feature set has not changed significantly since its introduction in Word for Windows version 2.0, beginning with Office 2007, Equation Editor is no longer the default method of creating equations, and is kept for compatibility with old documents only. Microsoft Graph, in April 2015 Microsoft launched the preview of the Microsoft Graph as the unified API endpoint for its productivity services under Office 365 and Azure AD.
Microsoft Graph exposes multiple APIs from Office 365 and other Microsoft cloud services through a single endpoint, Microsoft Graph reached general availability in November 2015 and is now their preferred API to access data and intelligence from Office 365 and the Microsoft cloud. Previous use of the name Microsoft Graph in 1990s, Microsoft Graph is an OLE application deployed by Microsoft Office programs such as Excel and Access to create charts, the program is available as an OLE application object in Visual Basic. Microsoft Graph supports many different types of charts, but its output is dated, Office 2003 was the last version to use Microsoft Graph for hosting charts inside Office applications as OLE objects. Office 2007, Excel 2007 includes a new integrated charting engine, the new engine supports advanced formatting, including 3D rendering and shadows. Chart layouts can be customized to highlight trends in the data. Microsoft Graph still exists for compatibility reasons, but the points are removed.
This product can be used within other products, and is available in the Object menu in the Insert tab in Office Programs, Microsoft Chart shared its box design and two-line menu with Multiplan, and could import Multiplan data. The simple graphs were drawn on the screen in graphics mode, the main drawback of Microsofts solution at the time was the need to exit Multiplan and load Chart to compose and draw a graph, because MS-DOS was not a multitasking operating system. In the early 1990s, Microsoft Chart was renamed Microsoft Graph and it allows users to create stylized text with various special effects such as textures and many other manipulations that are not available through the standard font formatting. For example, one can create shadows, bend and it is available in Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft Publisher. In Office 2010 and 2016 i. e. Office 265, users can apply formatting effects such as shadow, glow, gradient glow, and reflection to their text
Microsoft Money is a personal finance management software program by Microsoft. It has capabilities for viewing bank account balances, creating budgets and it was designed for computers using the Microsoft Windows operating system, and versions for Windows Mobile were available. Money is no longer being actively developed, from its inception in 1991 until its discontinuation in 2009, Microsoft Money was commercial software. Microsoft discontinued sales of the software on June 30,2009, in 2010, Microsoft released a replacement version, called Microsoft Money Plus Sunset, which allows users to open and edit Money data files, but lacks any online features or support. It is available in two editions and Home & Business, there were localized editions of Microsoft Money for the United Kingdom, Japan, Canada and an International English edition for other English speaking countries. However, Microsoft had not updated the U. K. French, the last Canadian edition was Money 2006. There were localized editions for other countries, such as Russia, Germany, Microsoft offered a free downloadable time-limited trial version of Microsoft Money Plus.
This trial version can import files from the Canadian edition of Money. Users upgrading from other non-US editions must manually export and reimport their accounts, the first version of Microsoft Money dates back to 1991 and was originally part of the Microsoft Home series. Note that a version 13. x was never created, in August 2008, Microsoft announced that it would stop releasing a new version of Money each year and had no version planned for 2009. The company announced that it would no longer ship boxed versions of Microsoft Money to retail stores and would instead sell the product only as online downloads. On June 10,2009, Microsoft announced that it would stop developing Money, would stop selling it by June 30 that year, and would continue supporting it until January 31,2011. The company cited the needs of the marketplace as the reason for Moneys demise. Product-activation servers used for Money 2007 and beyond were to be deactivated after January 31,2011, on June 17,2010, Microsoft announced the release of Money Plus Sunset, a downloadable version of Money Plus Deluxe and Money Plus Home & Business.
Money Plus Sunset comes with most of the functionality that was available in the versions of Money Plus. The features missing are, Money Plus Sunset cannot import data files from non-US editions of Money Money Plus Sunset is missing all the online services features from versions of Money. The add-on was written by an employee who coded the Portfolio Manager in Money. PocketSense is a tool to download bank account statements and quotes
Microsoft Expression Design
It is available free of charge from Microsoft and is component of the discontinued Microsoft Expression Studio suite. Expression Design was codenamed Acrylic and was announced as Expression Graphic Designer until the current name was adopted in December 2006. The first version of Expression Design was released to manufacturing along with other Expression products on 30 April 2007, the RTM news was announced at Microsofts MIX07 conference for web developers and designers. Service Pack 1 for Expression Design was released on October 17,2007, Expression Design requires the. NET Framework 3.0 as it uses Windows Presentation Foundation. Expression Design is not available as a product, but rather only as part of the Expression Studio suite. Originally Expression Studio was not included in any MSDN subscription, version 2 was released in May 2008 as part of Expression Studio 2. Expression Design is available for Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, a trial version of Expression Design is available.
A free copy of Expression Studio 4 is available as part of Microsofts DreamSpark campaign to eligible students, Expression Design 4, released as part of Expression Studio 4 added the ability to import Windows Metafile, Enhanced Metafile, and Enhanced Metafile Plus files into your Expression Design project. As of December,2012, Microsoft has announced that Expression Studio will no longer be a stand-alone product, Expression Blend is being integrated into Visual Studio, while Expression Web and Expression Design will now be free products. Technical support is available for customers who purchased Web or Design following their published support lifetime guides, no new versions of Expression Web or Design are planned. Creature House Expression Comparison of vector graphics editors Comparison of office suites Official website Microsoft Expression team blog at MSDN Blogs - News, Expression Design blog at MSDN Blogs - focusing on Expression Design
Microsoft BackOffice Server
Microsoft BackOffice Server was a computer software package featuring Windows NT Server and other Microsoft server products that ran on NT Server. It was marketed during the 1990s and early 2000s for use in branch operations, the small business edition of BackOffice Server was released for versions 4.0 and 4.5. In 2000 it was spun off from the BackOffice brand, becoming a variant of Windows Server branded as Windows Small Business Server, BackOffice Server itself was discontinued on October 1,2001. Late 1995 — BackOffice 1.5 includes Windows NT Server 3.51, Microsoft SQL Server 6.0, Microsoft SNA Server 2.11, Microsoft SMS1.1, and Microsoft Mail Server 3.5. BackOffice Server 4.5 with 1 server license and 5 clients access licenses was marketed for USD675 and it required 2 GB minimum hard drive space, a minimum processor type of Pentium Pro 200 MHz, and a minimum RAM size of 128 MB. Windows Small Business Server Microsoft BackOffice Server Archived documentation on Microsoft Technet
Pattern recognition components compare portions of images to create points, which are compared to convert the image into a model. Users are able to view and generate their own using a software tool available for download at the Photosynth website. Photosynth is based on Photo Tourism, a project by University of Washington graduate student Noah Snavely. Shortly after Microsofts acquisition of Seadragon in early 2006, that began work on Photosynth. Microsoft released a free preview version on November 9,2006. Users could view models generated by Microsoft or the BBC, Microsoft teamed up with NASA on August 6,2007 allowing users to preview its Photosynth technology showing the Space Shuttle Endeavour. On August 20,2007, a showing the tiles of Endeavour during the backflip process was made available for viewing. On August 20,2008, Microsoft officially released Photosynth to the public, allowing users to upload their images, in March 2010, Photosynth added support for Gigapixel panoramas stitched in Microsoft ICE.
The panoramas use Seadragon based technology similar to the already used in synths. On 7 February 2017, Microsoft decommissioned the Photosynth website and services, the Photosynth technology works in two steps. The first step involves the analysis of photographs taken of the same area. Each photograph is processed using an interest point detection and matching algorithm developed by Microsoft Research which is similar in function to UBCs Scale-invariant feature transform and this process identifies specific features, for example the corner of a window frame or a door handle. Features in one photograph are compared to and matched with the features in the other photographs. Thus photographs of the areas are identified. By analyzing the position of matching features within each photograph, the program can identify which photographs belong on which side of others and this process is known scientifically as bundle adjustment and is commonly used in the field of photogrammetry, with similar products available such as Imodeller and D-Sculptor.
This first step is extremely computationally intensive, but only has to be performed once on set of photographs. The second step involves the display of and navigation through the 3D point cloud of features identified in the first step and this is done with the publicly downloadable Photosynth viewer. The viewer resides on a client computer and maintains a connection to a server that stores the original photographs and it enables a user to, among other things, see any of the photographs from their original vantage point
Microsoft Bookshelf was a reference collection introduced in 1987 as part of Microsofts extensive work in promoting CD-ROM technology as a distribution medium for electronic publishing. Subsequent versions were produced for Windows and became a success as part of the Microsoft Home brand. It was often bundled with personal computers as an alternative to the Encarta Suite. The Encarta Deluxe Suite / Reference Library versions bundled Bookshelf, Microsoft Bookshelf was discontinued in 2000. In editions of the Encarta suite, Bookshelf was replaced with a dedicated Encarta Dictionary, ZIP Code Directory, Houghton Mifflin Usage Alert, Houghton Mifflin Spelling Verifier and Corrector, Business Information Sources, and Forms and Letters. Titles in non-US versions of Bookshelf were different, for example, the 1997 UK edition included the Chambers Dictionary, Bloomsbury Treasury of Quotations, and Hutchinson Concise Encyclopedia. The Windows release of Bookshelf added a number of new titles, including The Concise Columbia Encyclopedia.
Other titles were added and some were dropped in subsequent years, by 1994, the English-language version contained the Columbia Dictionary of Quotations, The Concise Columbia Encyclopedia, the Hammond Intermediate World Atlas, and The Peoples Chronology. By 2000, the collection came to include the Encarta Desk Encyclopedia, the Encarta Desk Atlas, the Encarta Style Guide, Bookshelf 1.0 used a proprietary hypertext engine that Microsoft acquired when it bought the company Cytation in 1986. Also used for Microsoft Stat Pack and Microsoft Small Business Consultant, it was a Terminate and Stay Resident program that ran alongside a dominant program, like Apples similar Hypercard reader, Bookshelf engines files used a single compound document, containing large numbers of subdocuments. They both differ from current browsers which normally treat each page or article as a separate file, though similar to Apples Hypercard reader in many ways, the Bookshelf engine had several key differences. Unlike Hypercard files, Bookshelf files required compilation and complex markup codes and this made the files more difficult to pirate, addressing a key concern of early electronic publishers.
Furthermore, Bookshelfs engine was designed to run as fast as possible on slow first-generation CD-ROM drives, such hardware constraints made Hypercard impractical for high-capacity CD-ROMs. Bookshelf had full text searching capability, which made it easy to find needed information, collaborating with DuPont, the Microsoft CD-ROM division developed a Windows version of its engine for applications as diverse as document management, online help, and a CD-ROM encyclopedia. In a skunkworks project, these developers worked secretly with Multimedia Division developers so that the engine would be usable for more ambitious multimedia applications. Thus they integrated a multimedia markup language, full text search, in 1992, Microsoft started selling the Bookshelf engine to third-party developers, marketing the product as Microsoft Multimedia Viewer. The idea was such a tool would help a burgeoning growth of CD-ROM titles that would spur demand for Windows. Although the engine had multimedia capabilities that would not be matched by Web browsers until the late 1990s, Microsoft continued to use the engine for its Encarta and WinHelp applications, though the multimedia functions are rarely used in Windows help files
Hover. is a video game that combined elements of the games bumper cars and capture the flag. It was included on CD-ROM versions of the Microsoft Windows 95 operating system and it was a showcase for the advanced multimedia capabilities available on personal computers at the time. It is still available from Microsoft, the game will not run on earlier versions of Windows. On October 2,2013, Microsoft released a version of Hover. for the web. Hover. has three mazes that resemble a castle, a futuristic city, and a sewer. Each maze has its own unique maps, music theme. For each level, Hover. will cycle through each of the three mazes, or randomly select one, the goal of each level is to capture all of the blue flags hidden throughout the level, before the enemy team collects all of the red flags. A game starts with having 3 red flags and 3 blue flags in each level, higher levels are have more enemy hovercrafts and a more difficult AI. There are scattered throughout each maze that will give the player a collectable item or a status effect.
The collectable items are Wall and Cloak, the HUD shows the players score, an indicator of how many flags have been captured, a mini-map, indicators of your speed and direction, and a display of how many items the player has. Hover. was officially re-released by Microsoft in 2013, as a browser game, the re-release, although published by Microsoft, was mostly developed by Dan Church, with help from Pixel Labs and Microsoft. It was made to showcase the WebGL support in Internet Explorer 11 and this version includes updated graphics and touch control support, as well as a multiplayer feature for up to 8 players. Microsoft offers more details about this release on its modern. ie website. This version of the game was released as a Windows 8.1 app available on the Windows Store. Download Hover. from Microsofts Public FTP server Online re-release at www. hover. ie Windows 8.1 app on the Windows Store
In the specific case of product sales, a vendor may employ the more specific term end-of-sale. The time-frame after the last production date depends on the product, different lifetime examples include toys from fast food chains and mobile phones. Product support during EOL varies by product, for hardware with an expected lifetime of 10 years after production ends, the support includes spare parts, technical support and service. Spare-part lifetimes are price-driven due to increasing costs, when the parts can no longer be supplied through a high-volume production site. In the computing field, the concept of end-of-life has significance in the production, for example, Microsoft marked Windows 98 for end-of-life on June 30,2006. Software produced after that date may not work for it, such as Microsofts product Office 2007, is not installable on Windows Millennium or any prior versions, such software which is abandoned service-wise by the original developers is called abandonware. Sometimes, software vendors hand over software on end-of-life, end-of-sale or end-of-service to the community, to allow them to provide service.
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Microsoft Photo Editor
Microsoft Photo Editor is an image-editing application found in Microsoft Office 97–XP versions for Windows, classified as one of the Microsoft Office Tools. It was replaced in 2003 by Microsoft Office Picture Manager, although many Photo Editor features were not available in Picture Manager, the program was a tool for working with raster graphics. It contained editing tools to texturize, create negatives, adjust gamma, make GIF images transparent and it was based on HALO Desktop Imager by Media Cybernetics, L. P. Early versions of Microsoft Photo Editor, including the version bundled with Office 2000, the Office 2000 version also, when saving BMP files, sets the resolution metadata to 0 by 0, regardless of what resolution is set through the program UI. Version 188.8.131.52 and earlier had a 10 MP image size limit, but not image file size limit. Large Windows bitmap BMP files can be opened in Microsoft Photo Editor 184.108.40.206, as well as, e. g. a 4000 x 2578-pixel, 15-MB *. JPG image. Version 3.01 has an issue where, under certain circumstances, archived from the original on 2 October 2006.
MS Photo Editor, Wherefore Art Thou, comparison of Photo Editor and Office Picture manager by Herb Tyson general information on how to use Photo Editor including details of compression options, keyboard shortcuts, etc. DStealths 7Forums Page Earlier experimental porting for Windows 732 &64 bit