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Windows 1.0

Windows 1.0 is a graphical personal computer operating environment developed by Microsoft. Microsoft had worked with Apple Computer to develop applications for Apples January 1984 original Macintosh, the first mass-produced personal computer with ...

Windows Aero

Windows Aero is a design language introduced in the Windows Vista operating system. The changes made in the Aero interface affected many elements of the Windows interface, including the incorporation of a new look, along with changes in interface ...

Windows Media

Windows Media is a discontinued multimedia framework for media creation and distribution for Microsoft Windows. It consists of a software development kit with several application programming interfaces and a number of prebuilt technologies, and i ...

Windows Media Audio

Windows Media Audio is a series of audio codecs and their corresponding audio coding formats developed by Microsoft. It is a proprietary technology that forms part of the Windows Media framework. WMA consists of four distinct codecs. The original ...

Windows Media Center

Windows Media Center is a discontinued digital video recorder and media player created by Microsoft. Media Center was first introduced to Windows in 2002 on Windows XP Media Center Edition. It was included in Home Premium and Ultimate editions of ...

Windows Media Video

Windows Media Video is a series of video codecs and their corresponding video coding formats developed by Microsoft. It is part of the Windows Media framework. WMV consists of three distinct codecs: The original video compression technology known ...

Windows Me

Windows Millennium Edition, or Windows Me, is a graphical operating system developed by Microsoft as part of its Windows 9x family of operating systems. It is the successor to Windows 98, and was released to manufacturing on June 19, 2000, with g ...

Windows Mobile

Windows Mobile is a discontinued family of mobile operating systems developed by Microsoft for smartphones and Pocket PCs. Its origin dated back to Windows CE in 1996, though Windows Mobile itself first appeared in 2000 as Pocket PC 2000. It was ...

Windows Mobile 5.0

Windows Mobile 5.0, originally codenamed "Magneto", was released at Microsofts Mobile and Embedded Developers Conference 2005 in Las Vegas, May 9–12, 2005. Microsoft offered mainstream support for Windows Mobile 5 through October 12, 2010, and ex ...

Windows Mobile 6.1

Windows Mobile 6.1 was announced on April 1, 2008. It is a minor upgrade to the Windows Mobile 6 platform with various performance enhancements and a redesigned Home screen featuring horizontal tiles that expand on clicking to display more inform ...

Windows NT

Windows NT is a family of operating systems produced by Microsoft, the first version of which was released on July 27, 1993. It is a processor-independent, multiprocessing and multi-user operating system. The first version of Windows NT was Windo ...

Windows NT 3.1

Windows NT 3.1 is an operating system that was produced by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems. It was released on July 27, 1993. At the time of Windows NTs release, Microsofts Windows 3.1 desktop environment had estab ...

Windows NT 3.5

Windows NT 3.5 is an operating system developed by Microsoft, released on September 21, 1994. It is the second release of Windows NT. One of the primary goals during Windows NT 3.5 development was to improve the operating systems performance. As ...

Windows NT 3.51

Windows NT 3.51 is the third release of Microsofts Windows NT line of operating systems. It was released on May 30, 1995, nine months after the release of Windows NT 3.5, and three months before the release of Windows 95. The release provided two ...

Windows NT 4.0

Windows NT 4.0 is an operating system that is part of Microsofts Windows NT family of operating systems. It was released to manufacturing on July 31, 1996, and was launched to retail on August 24, 1996. It was Microsofts primary business-oriented ...

Windows Phone

Windows Phone is a discontinued family of mobile operating systems developed by Microsoft for smartphones as the replacement successor to Windows Mobile and Zune. Windows Phone featured a new user interface derived from Metro design language. Unl ...

Windows Phone 8

Windows Phone 8 is the second generation of the Windows Phone mobile operating system from Microsoft. It was released on October 29, 2012, and, like its predecessor, it features a flat user interface based on the Metro design language. It was suc ...

Windows Phone 8.1

Windows Phone 8.1 is the third generation of Microsofts Windows Phone mobile operating system, succeeding Windows Phone 8. Rolled out at Microsofts Build Conference in San Francisco, California, on April 2, 2014, it was released in final form to ...

Windows Server

Windows Server is a brand name for a group of server operating systems released by Microsoft. It includes all Windows operating systems that are branded "Windows Server", but not any other Microsoft product. The first Windows server edition to be ...

Windows Server 2003

Windows Server 2003 is a server operating system produced by Microsoft and released on April 24, 2003. It is the successor to Windows 2000 Server and the predecessor to Windows Server 2008. An updated version, Windows Server 2003 R2, was released ...

Windows Server 2008

Windows Server 2008 is a server operating system produced by Microsoft. It was released to manufacturing on February 4, 2008, and reached general availability on February 27, 2008. Windows Server 2008 is the successor of Windows Server 2003, rele ...

Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows Server 2008 R2 is a server operating system produced by Microsoft. It was released to OEM hardware partners on July 22, 2009 and became generally available on October 22, that year. It is the successor to the Windows Vista-based Windows S ...

Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012, codenamed "Windows Server 8", is the fifth release of Windows Server. It is the server version of Windows 8 and succeeds Windows Server 2008 R2. Two pre-release versions, a developer preview and a beta version, were released ...

Windows Server 2012 R2

Windows Server 2012 R2 is the sixth version of the Windows Server family of operating systems. It was unveiled on June 3, 2013 at TechEd North America, and released on October 18, 2013. A further update, formally designated Windows Server 2012 R2 ...

Windows Server 2016

Windows Server 2016 is a server operating system developed by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems, developed concurrently with Windows 10. The first early preview version became available on October 1, 2014 together wi ...

Windows Server 2019

Windows Server 2019 was announced on March 20, 2018, and the first Windows Insider preview version was released on the same day. It was released for general availability on October 2, 2018. On October 6, 2018, distribution of Windows version 1809 ...

Windows Phone Store

Windows Phone Store is a former app store, developed by Microsoft for its Windows Phone. It was launched along with Windows Phone 7 in October 2010. With the rollout of Windows Phone 7.5, Microsoft unveiled the online Marketplace that offers sile ...

Windows Live Messenger

MSN Messenger, later rebranded as Windows Live Messenger, was a cross-platform instant messaging client developed by Microsoft. It connected to the Microsoft Messenger service while also having compatibility with Yahoo! Messenger and Facebook Mes ...

Windows Live Mesh

Windows Live Mesh was a free-to-use Internet-based file synchronization application by Microsoft designed to allow files and folders between two or more computers to be in sync with each other on Windows and Mac OS X computers or the Web via SkyD ...

Windows Live OneCare

Windows Live OneCare was a computer security and performance enhancement service developed by Microsoft for Windows. A core technology of OneCare was the multi-platform RAV, which Microsoft purchased from GeCAD Software Srl in 2003, but subsequen ...

Windows Home Server 2011

Windows Home Server 2011, code named Vail, is a home server operating system by Microsoft designed for small office/home offices and homes with multiple connected PCs to offer protected file storage, file sharing, automated PC backup, remote acce ...

Windows Home Server

Windows Home Server is a home server operating system from Microsoft. It was announced on 7 January 2007 at the Consumer Electronics Show by Bill Gates, released to manufacturing on 16 July 2007 and officially released on 4 November 2007. Windows ...

Windows IoT

Windows IoT, formerly Windows Embedded, is a family of operating systems from Microsoft designed for use in embedded systems. Microsoft currently has three different subfamilies of operating systems for embedded devices targeting a wide market, r ...

Windows Embedded Automotive

Windows Embedded Automotive is an operating system subfamily of Windows Embedded based on Windows CE for use on computer systems in automobiles. The operating system is developed by Microsoft through the Microsoft Automotive Business Unit that fo ...

Windows Embedded Compact 7

Windows Embedded Compact 7 is the seventh major release of the Windows Embedded CE operating system, released on March 1, 2011. Windows Embedded Compact 7 is a real-time OS, separate from the Windows NT line, and is designed to target enterprise ...

Windows Embedded Industry

Windows Embedded Industry, formerly Windows Embedded POSReady and Windows Embedded for Point of Service, is an operating system subfamily developed by Microsoft as part of its Windows Embedded family of products. Based on Windows NT, Windows Embe ...

Windows Essential Business Server 2008

Windows Essential Business Server 2008 was Microsofts server offering for mid-size businesses. It was released to manufacturing on 15 September 2008 and was officially launched on 12 November 2008. It was discontinued on 30 June 2010.

Windows Server Essentials

Windows Server Essentials is an integrated server suite from Microsoft designed for running network infrastructure of small and midsize businesses having no more than 25 users or 50 devices. Application server technologies are tightly integrated ...

Windows HPC Server 2008

Windows HPC Server 2008, released by Microsoft on 22 September 2008, is the successor product to Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003. Like WCCS, Windows HPC Server 2008 is designed for high-end applications that require high performance computing ...

Windows Internet Name Service

Windows Internet Name Service is Microsofts implementation of NetBIOS Name Service, a name server and service for NetBIOS computer names. Effectively, WINS is to NetBIOS names what DNS is to domain names - a central mapping of host names to netwo ...

Windows MultiPoint Server

Windows MultiPoint Server is an operating system based on Microsoft Windows Server using Remote Desktop Services technology to host multiple simultaneous independent computing stations or terminals connected to a single computer. Windows MultiPoi ...

Windows Runtime

Windows Runtime is a platform-agnostic application architecture first introduced in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 in 2012. WinRT supports development in C++/WinRT, C++/CX, JavaScript-TypeScript, and the managed code languages C# and Visual Ba ...

Windows Spotlight

Windows Spotlight is a feature included by default in Windows 10 that downloads pictures and advertisements automatically from Bing and displays them when the lock screen is being shown on a computer running Windows 10. Users are occasionally giv ...

Windows RT

Windows RT is a discontinued mobile operating system developed by Microsoft. It is an edition of Windows 8.x built for the 32-bit ARM architecture. First unveiled in January 2011 at Consumer Electronics Show, the Windows 8 RT operating system was ...

Windows Forms

Windows Forms is a free and open-source graphical class library included as a part of Microsoft.NET Framework or Mono Framework, providing a platform to write rich client applications for desktop, laptop, and tablet PCs. While it is seen as a rep ...

Windows Presentation Foundation

Windows Presentation Foundation is a free and open-source graphical subsystem originally developed by Microsoft for rendering user interfaces in Windows-based applications. WPF, previously known as "Avalon", was initially released as part of.NET ...

Character encoding

Character encoding is used to represent a repertoire of characters by some kind of encoding system. Depending on the abstraction level and context, corresponding code points and the resulting code space may be regarded as bit patterns, octets, na ...

ASCII

ASCII ASS -kee), abbreviated from American Standard Code for Information Interchange, is a character encoding standard for electronic communication. ASCII codes represent text in computers, telecommunications equipment, and other devices. Most mo ...

ASCII (disambiguation)

ASCII, the American Standard Code for Information Interchange. ASCII may also refer to: ASCII squat, Dutch computing project ASCII company, a Japanese publisher later merged to ASCII Media Works and Enterbrain ASCII, asteroid 3568 ASCII ASCII, th ...

Ascii85

Ascii85, also called Base85, is a form of binary-to-text encoding developed by Paul E. Rutter for the btoa utility. By using five ASCII characters to represent four bytes of binary data, it is more efficient than uuencode or Base64, which use fou ...