Over 61 Microsoft Products, Services, & Apps You (Probably) Don’t Know

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  • Nov 01, 2016

Microsoft Products

I have always wanted to list all the Microsoft products and services (just like I did Google’s). But Microsoft’s products are really diverse in nature and a good percentage of them are actually targeting companies and business users. Therefore I found it difficult to list all the products in an organized way.

Microsoft’s products were mostly desktop applications until a few years ago. Now things have changed substantially and Microsoft has been launching a lot of standalone web and mobile apps for individual consumers. This is why I (finally) decided to list all the Microsoft products and services.

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A List Of (Almost) All Microsoft Products, Services, Tools, & Apps

Over 400 million Windows 10 devices. Over 1.2 billion Microsoft Office users. Over 400 million Outlook.com users. Over 3 billion Skype minutes a day. Over 669,000 Windows Store apps. That’s the stats of Microsoft.

Credit: Microsoft by the Numbers

  1. Bing — A search engine by Microsoft.
  2. Bing Ads — A pay-per-click advertising network by Microsoft.
  3. Bing Bar — Bing Bar is a browser extension toolbar for Internet Explorer,
  4. Bing Desktop — With the Bing Desktop app, you get the daily homepage image, quick access to search, the latest news, your Facebook newsfeed, and more, right where you want it — on your desktop.
  5. Bing Images — Explore personalized image results based on your interests, favorites, and trending searches.
  6. Bing Maps — Map multiple locations, get transit/walking/driving directions, view live traffic conditions, plan trips, view satellite, aerial and street side imagery.
  7. Bing News — News from world, national, and local news sources, organized to give you in-depth news coverage of sports, entertainment, business, politics, weather, and more.
  8. Bing Places — Bing Places for Business is a Bing portal that enables local business owners add a listing for their business on Bing.
  9. Bing Search History — Your search history is your personal collection of searches and web sites you’ve visited on Bing.
  10. Bing Translator — Instantly translate your text from one language to another with Bing Translator.
  11. Bing Video — A video search engine by Bing.
  12. Bing Webmaster — Bing Webmaster provides easy-to-use public tools to help you do more with your site.
  13. Cortana — Cortana is an intelligent personal assistant created by Microsoft for Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone, Microsoft Band, Xbox One, iOS, and Android.
  14. Docs.com — Showcase and discover Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Sway and PDF documents for free.
  15. LinkedIn — A business social networking service acquired by Microsoft.
  16. Microsoft Azure — Microsoft Azure is an open, flexible, enterprise-grade cloud computing platform.
  17. Microsoft Dynamics — Microsoft Dynamics is a line of enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) software applications.
  18. Microsoft Edge — The newest browser from Microsoft designed for faster, safer browsing on Windows 10.
  19. Microsoft Expression — Microsoft Expression Studio is a discontinued suite of tools for designing and building web and Windows client applications and rich digital media contents.
  20. Microsoft Flow — Create automated workflows between your favorite apps and services to get notifications, synchronize files, collect data, and more.
  21. Microsoft Groove — A digital music streaming service by Microsoft that offers music streaming through subscription or purchase through the Windows Store.
  22. Microsoft Health — Microsoft Health helps you live healthier by giving you actionable insights into how your physical activity benefits your overall health.
  23. Microsoft Internet Explorer — A discontinued series of web browsers by Microsoft.
  24. Microsoft Money — A discontinued personal finance management software by Microsoft.
  25. Microsoft Movies & TV — Rent or buy the latest hit movies and commercial-free TV shows from Microsoft, and watch them using the Movies & TV app, at home or on the go.
  26. Microsoft Office — A set of interrelated desktop applications, servers and services, collectively referred to as an office suite, for the Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems.
    • Microsoft Access — Create your own database apps easily in formats that serve your business best.
    • Microsoft Excel — View, edit, or create spreadsheets from anywhere.
    • Microsoft Exchange — Accomplish more with a rich, business-class email experience on phones, tablets, desktops, and the web.
    • Microsoft OneNote — Capture your ideas and to-do lists in one place wherever you are.
    • Microsoft Outlook — Stay more connected and productive with a clear, unified view of your email, calendar, contacts, and files.
    • Microsoft PowerPoint — Explore how PowerPoint can help you tell a powerful story in your presentations and easily share your slides on the web.
    • Microsoft Project — Streamline project, resource, and portfolio management with Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management (PPM).
    • Microsoft Publisher — create professional, personalized newsletters, brochures, post cards, and more.
    • Microsoft SharePoint — Empower individuals, teams and organizations to intelligently discover, share, and collaborate on content from anywhere and on any device.
    • Microsoft Visio — The one-stop diagramming solution to simplify and communicate complex information.
    • Microsoft Word — Explore Word for an easier screen-reading experience, new ways to work together on documents, and tools that help you polish your documents like a pro.
  27. Microsoft Office Online — Collaborate for free with online versions of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote.
  28. Microsoft Office 365 — Office 365 for business gives you access to Microsoft Office tools from virtually anywhere, plus collaboration services that are easy to administer.
  29. Microsoft OneDrive — Get to your files and photos from anywhere, on any device.
  30. Microsoft Rewards — Microsoft Rewards is a way to get rewarded for doing what you already do on Microsoft.
  31. Microsoft Security Essentials — Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home or small business PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.
  32. Microsoft Silverlight — Silverlight is a development tool for creating engaging, interactive user experiences for Web and mobile applications.
  33. Microsoft Windows — A metafamily of graphical operating systems by Microsoft.
  34. MSN — A web portal by Microsoft that offers customizable collection of the best in news, sports, entertainment, money, weather, travel, health, and lifestyle, combined with Outlook, Facebook, Twitter, Skype, and more.
  35. Open Live Writer — Open Live Writer is a powerful, lightweight blog editor that allows you to create blog posts, add photos and videos then publish to your website.
  36. Outlook.com — Outlook is the free email and calendar service that helps you stay on top of what matters and get things done.
  37. Photosynth — Capture your world in 3D.
  38. Skype — Free messaging, voice and video calls with anyone for free.
  39. Socl — Socl — pronounced social — lets you create, collect and share stuff you love.
  40. Sway — Sway is an easy-to-use digital storytelling app for creating interactive reports, presentations, personal stories and more.
  41. WorldWide Telescope — Worldwide Telescope enables your computer to function as a virtual telescope, bringing together imagery from the best telescopes in the world.
  42. Yammer — Yammer is a freemium enterprise social networking service used for private communication within organizations.


  1. Microsoft Accessories — Accessories including computer mice, keyboards, webcams, headsets, display adapters, and more by Microsoft.
  2. Microsoft Band — A Band that helps you live healthier by tracking your heart rate, exercise, calorie burn, and sleep quality, and helps you be productive with email, text, and calendar alerts.
  3. Microsoft HoloLens — HoloLens is a fully self-contained, holographic computer, enabling you to interact with high?definition holograms in your world.
  4. Microsoft Lumia — A smartphone by Microsoft.
  5. Microsoft Surface — A Windows tablet that can replace your laptop.
  6. Xbox — A gaming console by Microsoft.
  7. Xbox Kinect — With Kinect for Xbox One, command your Xbox and TV with your voice and gestures, play games where you are the controller, and make Skype calls in HD.

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Apps (iOS)

  1. Cortana — Cortana is your truly personal assistant — helping you get things done by letting your PC and iPhone work together.
  2. Microsoft Authenticator — One app to quickly and securely verify your identity online for all of your accounts.
  3. Microsoft GigJam — GigJam is a breakthrough way to spontaneously and ephemerally involve other people in your work.
  4. Microsoft Outlook — Outlook for iOS works with Microsoft Exchange, Office 365, Outlook.com (including Hotmail and MSN), Gmail, Yahoo Mail, and iCloud.
  5. Microsoft Pix Camera — A smart camera app that helps you take better photos with your phone without any extra effort.
  6. Microsoft Remote Desktop — With the Microsoft Remote Desktop app, you can connect to a remote PC and your work resources from almost anywhere.
  7. Microsoft Selfie — Microsoft Selfie is a selfie and photo enhancement application.
  8. Microsoft Translator — Microsoft Translator enables you to quickly translate text or speech, have two-way conversations, and even download languages to use offline when you travel abroad.
  9. Microsoft Xim — Xim your photos on your camera roll or favorite service to your friends’ devices, even those who don’t have the app.
  10. Office Lens — Office Lens trims, enhances and makes pictures of whiteboards and documents readable.
  11. Sprightly — Sprightly lets you instantly create gorgeous Posters, Collages, Videos, E-cards, detailed Catalogs, beautiful Flyers, multiple Price-lists and Coupons on the go.
  12. Tossup — Tossup makes event planning and opinion-gathering a cinch.
  13. Twist
  14. Word Flow Keyboard — Word Flow is a blazing fast keyboard that comes with search (GIFs, restaurants, and more), free customizable themes, swipe, and Arc mode for comfortable one-handed typing.
  15. Xbox 360 SmartGlass — Xbox 360 SmartGlass lets your phone work with your Xbox 360 console.

Apps (Android)

  • Cortana — Cortana is your personal assistant — helping you get things done by letting your PC and phone work together.
  • Kaizala — Kaizala is a messaging and productivity app that helps you get your work done quickly with built-in actions while chatting.
  • Microsoft Authenticator — One app to quickly and securely verify your identity online, for all of your accounts.
  • Microsoft Hyperlapse — Microsoft Hyperlapse is a simple app to help you shoot smooth and stable time-lapse videos, or quickly upload and enhance your existing videos.
  • Microsoft Remote Desktop — With the Microsoft Remote Desktop app, you can connect to a remote PC and your work resources from almost anywhere.
  • Microsoft Translator — Microsoft Translator enables you to quickly translate text or speech, have two-way conversations, and even download languages to use offline when you travel abroad.
  • Next Lock Screen — Next Lock Screen helps protect your phone from unwanted access by others, and you are instantly more productive.
  • Office Lens — Office Lens trims, enhances, and makes pictures of whiteboards and docs readable.
  • Parchi — Parchi, a Microsoft Garage project, is a quick note taking app.
  • Picturesque Lock Screen — Wallpaper, Notifications, Quick launch camera, Cricket, Top News, Weather, Tools, Search web, Call/message frequent contacts and Launch favourite apps from your lock screen .

You might also want to check out ALL the mobile apps by Microsoft — for iOS and for Android. 🙂

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Closing Thoughts

As you probably know, the word “Microsoft” is a portmanteau of “microcomputer” and “software”. And that means Microsoft is NOT just a software company but also a hardware company.

I haven’t listed the entire range of Microsoft products, services and devices as they have a ton of server products and enterprise business solutions and games and whatnot. This would have been a never ending list had I included all of them.

I have listed only the ones that are targeting individual consumers, rather than companies or corporations. And I’ve also included few business products and services that I knew existed (as a consumer).

Additionally, you can check out the Wikipedia list of:

Microsoft Software and Microsoft Servers and Microsoft Mobile Services and Microsoft Operating Systems and Microsoft Office and Microsoft Services and Microsoft Hardware and Microsoft Studios to explore more Microsoft products, services, tools, apps, and games.

Have I missed your favorite Microsoft product or service or even an app? If so, do let me know as a comment below and I will add it to the list.

So, how many Microsoft products and services are you using? 🙂

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