Microsoft Agent is a technology that provides a foundation for more natural ways for people to communicate with their computers. It is a set of software services that enable developers to incorporate interactive animated characters into their applications and Web pages. These characters can speak, via a text-to-speech engine or recorded audio, and even accept spoken voice commands. Microsoft Agent empowers developers to extend the user interface beyond the conventional mouse and keyboard interactions prevalent today.
Enhancing applications and Web pages with a visible interactive personality will both broaden and humanize the interaction between users and their computers.
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Microsoft discontinues Microsoft Agent in Windows 7 and later. Although Microsoft Agent has been discontinued in Windows 7 and later, MASH and this website will remain for historical reasons and to still provide access for existing Windows XP users around the world.
Enhanced User Interface for Software Applications and Web Sites To Speak to Millions of Users Worldwide in Their Own Languages.
The Innovative Technology That Will Enhance Human-Computer Communication In Upcoming Products, Including Office 2000, Is Available for Download Now.
New Technology Supports Interactive Characters for Internet and ActiveX-Based Applications, Enabling More Natural User Interfaces. Note: Microsoft Agent 1.0 was never officially released.
ActiveX Technology for Interactive Software Agents
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