Tray and Play is a technology developed by Microsoft for Windows Vista operating system and is a part of Games for Windows initiative. It allows users to drop a game disc into a CD or DVD drive and start playing almost immediately, while the game installs itself in the background and streams off the disc with minimal or zero caching, just like on a game console. The first commercial game to use this technology is Halo 2 for Windows Vista. Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... Windows Vista is a line of graphical operating systems used on personal computers, including home and business desktops, notebook computers, Tablet PCs, and media centers. ... Games for Windows is a marketing campaign by Microsoft that dates back at least to 2005, and has been revised in 2006, seemingly aimed at officially categorizing computer games that will work (possibly exclusively) with their Microsoft Windows products. ... The CD-ROM (an abbreviation for Compact Disc Read-Only Memory (ROM)) is a non-volatile optical data storage medium using the same physical format as audio compact discs, readable by a computer with a CD-ROM drive. ... DVD (Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is an optical disc storage media format that can be used for data storage, including movies with high video and sound quality. ... Four different video game consoles from different generations. ... // Halo 2 is a science fiction first-person shooter developed by Bungie Studios. ...
Categories: Microsoft Windows stubs | Windows Vista Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... The following is an incomplete list of Microsoft software applications. ... Microsoft Windows is the name of several families of proprietary software operating systems by Microsoft. ... The following is a list of Microsoft Windows components. ... Microsoft Office is a suite of productivity programs created or purchased by Microsoft and developed for Microsoft Windows, and Apples Mac OS and Mac OS X operating systems. ... Microsoft Dynamics is a line of software for business made by Microsoft. ... Microsoft Visual Studio is Microsofts flagship software development product for computer programmers. ... Microsoft Money 2006 Premium Microsoft Money is Microsofts personal finance software for computers using the Microsoft Windows operating system. ... Encarta is a digital multimedia encyclopedia published by Microsoft Corporation. ... Microsoft Expression Studio is a suite of design and media applications from Microsoft aimed at developers and designers. ... Microsoft Servers is a brand that encompasses a line of Microsoft server products. ... Windows Server may refer to: Windows 2000 Server, the release based on Windows 2000 Windows Server 2003, the current release of Windows Server Windows Server Longhorn, the upcoming release of Windows Server Windows Home Server, an upcoming server operating system intended for home use Microsoft Servers, a family of servers... Microsoft SQL Server is a relational database management system (RDBMS) produced by Microsoft. ... Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS; sometimes, erroneously called Server or System) is a set of Internet-based services for servers using Microsoft Windows. ... Microsoft Exchange Server is a messaging and collaborative software product developed by Microsoft. ... Microsoft BizTalk Server is a server product by Microsoft which provides the following functions: Business Process Automation, Business Process Modeling, Business-to-business Communication, Enterprise Application Integration and Message broker. Its a server product targeted mostly at medium to large enterprises, but has been popular among small companies... Microsoft Commerce Server is a Microsoft tool for building e-commerce systems. ... Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server (ISA Server) is a stateful packet and application layer inspection firewall, virtual private network and web cache (both forward caching and reverse caching) server which runs on Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003. ... Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS)  is a product for managing large groups of Microsoft-based computer systems. ... The following is a list of Microsoft Windows components. ... Typically Active Directory is managed using the graphical Microsoft Management Console. ... Microsoft DirectX is a collection of application programming interfaces for handling tasks related to multimedia, especially game programming and video, on Microsoft platforms. ... Microsoft . ... Windows Media is a multimedia framework for media creation and distribution for Microsoft Windows. ... Microsoft PlaysForSure is a certification given by Microsoft to portable devices (portable media players, phones, etc. ... Windows Live is the collective brand name for a set of services and software products from Microsoft. ... Microsoft Office Live is an Internet-based software service designed for small businesses with fewer than ten employees launched on February 15, 2006, and is part of Microsofts Windows Live initiative. ... MSNBC, a combination of MSN and NBC, is a 24-hour cable news channel in the United States and Canada, and a news website. ... ninemsn is a 50/50 joint venture between Microsoft and Publishing and Broadcasting Limited (PBL) . It effectively acts as the website for both the Nine Network and MSN, and is one of Australias websites. ... For other uses, see MSN (disambiguation). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with MSN Hotmail. ... For the instant messaging client included in Windows XP, see Windows Messenger. ... Windows Live Spaces (also known by its users as MSN Spaces) is Microsofts Social Networking platform. ... MSN Groups Home MSN Groups is a commercial community site created by Microsoft in 1995. ... It has been suggested that Microsoft Passport Network be merged into this article or section. ... Microsoft Ignition is a music network operated by Microsoft that spans across Windows PCs, XBOX 360 gaming console and Zune music player. ... CodePlex is an open source project hosting website from Microsoft. ... Microsoft Game Studios (MGS), branded with current logo and moniker in 2002 (formerly the Microsoft Game Division or Microsoft Games), is a wholly owned subsidiary of Microsoft Corp. ... MSN Games (also known as Zone. ... Microsoft XNA (XNAs Not Acronymed) is a set of tools, complete with a managed runtime environment, provided by Microsoft that facilitates computer game design, development and management. ... The Xbox is a sixth generation era video game console produced by Microsoft Corporation. ... The Xbox 360 is the successor to Microsofts Xbox video game console, developed in cooperation with IBM, ATI, Samsung and SiS. Information on the console first came through viral marketing campaigns and it was officially unveiled on MTV on May 12, 2005, with detailed launch and game information divulged... The Xbox 360 Elite console. ... Xbox Live is a subscription-based online gaming service for Microsofts Xbox and Xbox 360 video game consoles. ... Xbox Live Arcades logo. ... The Xbox Live Marketplace is a virtual market designed for Microsoft s Xbox 360 console that allows Xbox Live subscribers to download purchased or promotional content. ... Games for Windows is a marketing campaign by Microsoft that dates back at least to 2005, and has been revised in 2006, seemingly aimed at officially categorizing computer games that will work (possibly exclusively) with their Microsoft Windows products. ... Games for Windows - LIVE is an online gaming service for Games for Windows-branded PC titles. ... LIVE Anywhere is an initiative by Microsoft to bring the LIVE online gaming and entertainment network to a wide variety of platforms and devices, including Xbox, Xbox 360, Windows Vista, Windows Mobile, Zune, and more. ... Surface computer. ... Zune is Microsofts digital audio player, client software, and online music store. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Microsoft Natural Keyboard was introduced by Microsoft in 1995. ... Microsoft IntelliType is the Microsoft brand driver for Microsofts series of computer keyboard. ... Microsoft IntelliPoint is the Microsoft brand driver for Microsofts IntelliMouse series of mice. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... The Microsoft LifeChat is a brand of headsets created by Microsoft. ... First-generation Microsoft SideWinder gamepad Microsoft SideWinder is the general name given to the family of digital game controllers developed by Microsoft for PCs. ... Samsung Q1 UMPC, using Touch Pack Interface. ... Exterior of Fingerprint Reader The Microsoft Fingerprint Reader is a device sold by Microsoft that augments normal passwords with the fingerprint of a user for convenience. ... The Digital Sound System 80, short DSS80, was a three-piece PC audio system co-developed by Microsoft and Philips. ... Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) refers to both an individual Microsoft certification and a broader professional certification program. ... The Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) is the portion of Microsoft responsible for managing the firms relationship with developers. ... MSDN Academic Alliance is a Microsoft program which provides MSDN subscriptions for free for students and faculty in computer science, computer engineering, information technology, and related fields. ... Microsoft Campus Agreement or MSCA is a program intended to RAPE students, faculty, and staff of select universities which enter into AN ETERNAL BLOOD TRUCE with Microsoft. ... Microsoft Press is the publishing arm of Microsoft, usually releasing books dealing with various current Microsoft technologies. ... The Microsoft MVP Logo The Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Program is an award and recognition program run by Microsoft. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Steven Anthony Ballmer (born March 24, 1956 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American businessman and has been the chief executive officer of Microsoft Corporation since January 2000. ... James Cash, Jr. ... Dina Dublon is a current member of the board of directors at Microsoft. ... William Henry Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American entrepreneur and the co-founder, chairman, former chief software architect, and former CEO of Microsoft, the worlds largest software company. ... Raymond Gilmartin is a current member of the board of directors at Microsoft and at General Mills. ... Reed Hastings at the Web 2. ... David Marquardt is a current member of the board of directors at Microsoft. ... Charles Noski is a current member of the board of directors at Microsoft. ... Helmut Panke is a current member of the board of directors at Microsoft. ... Jon Shirley is the former president of Microsoft and currently one of its directors. ... 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