Discontinued Microsoft Developer Products

"Developers Developers Developers Developers" - Ballmer

A list of products focused on developers that Microsoft shut down in their 40+ year history.

Please contact us if you have more items to add to the list, or discover inaccuracies. Thanks!

This article is part of a series. Return home to all discontinued Microsoft products.

Last updated November 12, 2019.

Microsoft Sort (1982-1983)

Microsoft Sort Box (1982)

Microsoft Sort Box (1982)
Source: wikipedia.org

Microsoft Pascal (1980-1988)

Microsoft Pascal 4.0 Box (1988)

Microsoft Pascal 4.0 Box (1988)
Source: oldcomputers.co.za

Microsoft QuickPascal (1989)

Microsoft QuickPascal Code (1989)

Microsoft QuickPascal Code (1989)
Source: winworldpc.com

Microsoft QuickPascal Box (1989)

Microsoft QuickPascal Box (1989)
Source: worthpoint.com

QuickC (1987-1991)

Microsoft QuickC for DOS Box (1988)

Microsoft QuickC for DOS Box (1988)
Source: worthpoint.com

Microsoft QuickC for Windows Editor and About Screen (1991)

Microsoft QuickC for Windows Editor and About Screen (1991)
Source: winworldpc.com

Microsoft Cobol (1980-1993)

Microsoft Cobol 4.5 Box (1991)

Microsoft Cobol 4.5 Box (1991)
Source: oldcomputers.co.za

Microsoft TASC Applesoft Compiler (1981-1993)

Microsoft TASC Applesoft Compiler Box Front and Back (1991)

Microsoft TASC Applesoft Compiler Box Front and Back (1991)
Source: worthpoint.com

Microsoft BASIC (1975-1995)

Microsoft BASIC 2.0 for Mac (1984)

Microsoft BASIC 2.0 for Mac (1984)
Source: Version Museum

Microsoft BASIC for Xenix Disks (1986)

Microsoft BASIC for Xenix Disks (1986)
Source: virtuallyfun.com

Microsoft Fortran (1977-1995)

Microsoft Fortran 4.1 Box (1989)

Microsoft Fortran 4.1 Box (1989)
Source: worthpoint.com

Microsoft Fortran PowerStation 1.0 Interface (1993)

Microsoft Fortran PowerStation 1.0 Interface (1993)
Source: virtuallyfun.com

Visual Test (1992-1996)

Microsoft Visual Test 4.0 Review - InfoWorld (1995)

Microsoft Visual Test 4.0 Review - InfoWorld (1995)
Source: google.com

Microsoft Liquid Motion (1998-2000)

Lifespan: 2 years

Microsoft Liquid Motion Book Cover (1998)

Microsoft Liquid Motion Book Cover (1998)
Source: amazon.com

Microsoft Java Virtual Machine (1996-2002)

Lifespan: 6 years

Microsoft Java Virtual Machine CD (1998)

Microsoft Java Virtual Machine CD (1998)
Source: ebay.com

Microsoft Java Virtual Machine Installer with Visual Studio 6 (1998)

Microsoft Java Virtual Machine Installer with Visual Studio 6 (1998)
Source: raymond.cc

Microsoft Active Desktop (1997-2003)

Lifespan: 6 years

Microsoft Internet Explorer 4 Active Desktop Interface (1997)

Microsoft Internet Explorer 4 Active Desktop Interface (1997)
Source: zdnet.com

Visual J++ (1999-2004)

Microsoft Visual J++ Box (1999)

Microsoft Visual J++ Box (1999)
Source: 2ndsoft.de

Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (1994-2005)

Microsoft Visual

Microsoft Visual SourceSafe About Screen (2002)
Source: shoplack.com

Managed DirectX (2002-2006)

Sams Microsoft Managed DirectX 9 Programming Book Cover (2003)

Sams Microsoft Managed DirectX 9 Programming Book Cover (2003)
Source: amazon.com

Visual FoxPro (1992-2007)

FoxPro for Windows 2.6 Title Screen (1994)

FoxPro for Windows 2.6 Title Screen (1994)
Source: winworldpc.com

Visual FoxPro 6.0 Box (1998)

Visual FoxPro 6.0 Box (1998)
Source: ebay.com

Visual J# (2002-2007)

Microsoft Visual J# Box (2003)

Microsoft Visual J# Box (2003)
Source: amazon.ca

Microsoft Transaction Server (1997-2008)

Microsoft Transaction Server Admin Statistics (2000)

Microsoft Transaction Server Admin Statistics (2000)
Source: networkencyclopedia.com

Speech Application SDK (2004-2009)

Microsoft SASDK Debugging Console (2006)

Microsoft SASDK Debugging Console (2006)
Source: microsoft.com

Microsoft Oslo (2007-2010)

Microsoft Oslo Architecture Slide (2008)

Microsoft Oslo Architecture Slide (2008)
Source: slideplayer.com

Business Intelligence Development Studio (2008-2010)

Business Intelligence Development Studio Report (2010)

Business Intelligence Development Studio Report (2010)
Source: ivanti.com

Windows CardSpace (2006-2011)

Lifespan: 5 years

Windows CardSpace Interface (2006)

Windows CardSpace Interface (2006)
Source: microsoft.com

IronRuby (2008-2011)

Microsoft IronRuby Webpage (2008)

Microsoft IronRuby Webpage (2008)
Source: simplethread.com

Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio (2006-2012)

Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 2008 (2008)

Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 2008 (2008)
Source: microsoft.com

Microsoft WinDiff (1992-2012)

Microsoft WinDiff Interface (2011)

Microsoft WinDiff Interface (2011)
Source: superuser.com

Microsoft Blend (2007-2012)

Microsoft Blend 2.0 Interface (2008)

Microsoft Blend 2.0 Interface (2008)
Source: screenshots-archive.com

Microsoft PixelSense (2008-2013)

Lifespan: 5 years

Microsoft PixelSense Tabletop (2012)

Microsoft PixelSense Tabletop (2012)
Source: wikiwand.com

Microsoft WebMatrix (2010-2013)

Lifespan: 3 years

Microsoft WebMatrix 3 Logo (2013)

Microsoft WebMatrix 3 Logo (2013)
Source: zdnet.com

WinHelp (1990-2013)

Lifespan: 23 years

WinHelp Author Guide (1998)

WinHelp Author Guide (1998)
Source: microsoft.com

Microsoft XNA (2006-2014)

Microsoft XNA Game Studio 4.0 (2014)

Microsoft XNA Game Studio 4.0 (2014)
Source: youtube.com

Microsoft Silverlight (2007-2015)

Microsoft Silverlight Logo (2011)

Microsoft Silverlight Logo (2011)
Source: getintopc.com

Project Astoria (2015-2016)

Project Astoria Video Snapshot (2015)

Project Astoria Video Snapshot (2015)
Source: msdn.com

Microsoft Lightswitch for Visual Studio (2010-2016)

Lightswitch for Visual Studio (2010)

Lightswitch for Visual Studio (2010)
Source: microsoft.com

Project Spark (2014-2016)

Project Spark Cancellation Notice (2016)

Project Spark Cancellation Notice (2016)
Source: memeburn.com

SharePoint Designer (2006-2013)

Microsoft SharePoint Designer Interface (2013)

Microsoft SharePoint Designer Interface (2013)
Source: techwirenews.com

Windows Azure Caching (2012-2016)

Windows Azure Cache Diagram (2012)

Windows Azure Cache Diagram (2012)
Source: microsoft.com

Windows AppFabric (2010-2017)

AppFabric Service Admin (2010)

AppFabric Service Admin (2010)
Source: microsoft.com

AppFabric Roadmap (2011)

AppFabric Roadmap (2011)
Source: slideplayer.com

Azure RemoteApp (2014-2017)

Azure RemoteApp Admin Console (2014)

Azure RemoteApp Admin Console (2014)
Source: msdn.com

Windows App Studio (2013-2017)

Windows App Studio Interface (2015)

Windows App Studio Interface (2015)
Source: mspoweruser.com

HockeyApp (2014-2017)

Microsoft HockeyApp Logo (2014)

Microsoft HockeyApp Logo (2014)
Source: vox.com

Access Services for SharePoint Online (2013-2018)

Access Services for SharePoint Online Interface (2013)

Access Services for SharePoint Online Interface (2013)
Source: microsoft.com

Azure Classic Portal (2015-2018)

Azure Classic Portal Interface (2016)

Azure Classic Portal Interface (2016)
Source: blogspot.com

Azure Service Management API (2009-2018)

Azure Service Management API Documentation (2015)

Azure Service Management API Documentation (2015)
Source: trevorsullivan.net

Azure BizTalk Services (2014-2018)

Azure BizTalk Interface (2013)

Azure BizTalk Interface (2013)
Source: asp.net

Touch Develop (2011-2018)

Touch Develop Logo (2013)

Touch Develop Logo (2013)
Source: microsoft.com

Touch Develop Interface (2016)

Touch Develop Interface (2016)
Source: microsoft.com

Azure Access Control Service (2011-2019)

Azure Access Control Service Migration Notice (2017)

Azure Access Control Service Migration Notice (2017)
Source: microsoft.com

Azure Scheduler (2013-2019)

Azure Scheduler Retirement Announcement (2019)

Azure Scheduler Retirement Announcement (2019)
Source: microsoft.com

Azure Container Service (2015-2020)

Azure Container Service Retirement Announcement (2019)

Azure Container Service Retirement Announcement (2019)
Source: microsoft.com

Azure Container Service Logo (2017)

Azure Container Service Logo (2017)
Source: microsoft.com

Azure Active Directory Basic Edition (2014-2020)

Azure Active Directory Basic Edition Removal Article (2019)

Azure Active Directory Basic Edition Removal Article (2019)
Source: directionsonmicrosoft.com

Azure Iowa Data Center for US Gov (2014-2020)

Azure Iowa Data Center for US Government Retirement Announcement (2019)

Azure Iowa Data Center for US Government Retirement Announcement (2019)
Source: microsoft.com

Next: See the design history of Microsoft Word, Windows, and Microsoft.com!

See our design evolution of Microsoft Word starting in 1984.

Also, check out our article on the visual design history of Microsoft Windows which launched in 1985.

Finally, if you really like this stuff, why not see what the Microsoft.com website looked like from 1994 to today?

Do you like seeing nostalgic stuff like this everyday? Follow Version Museum on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.


Scroll up to the top.