Microsoft is a developer of personal computer software. It is best known for its Windows operating system, the Internet Explorer and subsequent Microsoft Edge web browsers, the Microsoft Office family of productivity software plus 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 the notable Microsoft software Applications.

Software development



Subscription services

Maintenance and administration

Operating systems

Further information: List of Microsoft operating systems



See also: List of Microsoft 365 applications and services


Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office for Mac


Main article: Microsoft Servers

Video games

Xbox Game Studios

Main article: List of video games published by Microsoft

Bethesda Softworks

Main article: List of Bethesda Softworks video games

Part of Windows

Arcade game hexic series

Web services

Windows components

Main article: List of Microsoft Windows components

Pre-installed Windows Games

Windows 7


See also


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