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What are your favorite Microsoft products?

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Some Microsoft products/acquisitions that first come to mind are Windows, Edge, GitHub, VSCode, NPM, TypeScript, .NET, MS Server, Azure, LinkedIn, OneDrive, To Do, Skype, Office, Xbox and so on.

What are your favorites from Microsoft?


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windows 98 Paint

'nuff said.


I don't think MS realised how popular it was until they announced that they would be discontinuing it, and then an uproar followed!


100% VSCode. TBH i use the VS Codium Version because i hate it if programms "call home". And i have a MS aversion. But hey VSCode is really good!
I drop intellij and eclipse for it and hey its a electron app and i am dev electron apps with it:D


SkiFree, hands down

ski free


Hahah, you guys know all the classics πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ


Office 365 (It gives you the latest versions of all the office products, plus 1GB of OneDrive at a great price)
OneNote (even though it could be better at some aspects)
Arc Mouse (it's not great for long-time use but it is ideal when you travel).

Also, I acknowledge that their **online **version of Outlook is great, even if I don't use it (I have a GSuite account). I hate the desktop app and the classic desktop Outlook.

My all-time favorite MS product, though, is Surface Pro. Moving from a classic laptop (I had a Macbook Pro and before that a Dell Inspiron) to a Surface was similar to what happened when I switched from a desktop to a laptop. After switching, I couldn't go back to the previous devices. Having a single device for everything and being able to use it as a tablet, a laptop and a desktop, depending on the occasion, is a must for me anymore.


I'm still looking for a replacement for OneNote, but I have yet to find it. I used to have a opensource program that did almost the same but it was structured with .md-files. But I can't remember the name of it... ><


VSCode, the linux subsystem (now that they fixed it), Azure (which basically encompasses everything), .NET Core, etc. I also am part of the Windows Insider Program which is a good way to explore new features in beta.


Windows Subsystem for Linux 😝


LinkedIn, Github (all-time-favorite GIT), and NPM (I didn't know NPM was acquired by Microsoft, until this post).


Minesweeper :) Not completely a joke. Because I like so little from MS. But to be serious, MSSQL Enterprise Manager in the old days was really a life saver. Nowdays I don't use MSSQL anymore so I don't know how it is now.


According to Microsoft's telemetry it's: notepad

It's probably also the only one which works properly and has been consistent in its usage for years. I use it as a notepad, for quick and temporary notes.


I use notepad for quickly un-style rich-text from clipboard πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ


TypeScript. VSCode is good. Best noobie friendly editor. I added Vim extension to VSCode. Nowadays I just rock Vim with CoC to make Vim like VSCode. Best of both worlds!

Unless I'm doing a oneliner or some simple CLI app, I will always prefer TypeScript over js.


Azure devops is so good that it doesn't even seem like a ms product


I was a Atom user before I discovered Visual Studio Code, hesitated for a long time before I tried it. Now Visual Studio Code Insiders is my daily editor. Miss Atom though, mainly because it was written in CoffeeScript. :D


Atom still takes special place in my heart due to it's beautiful UI 😍
Unfortunately to meet the deadlines productivity is the key, that's why I find VS Code superior due to it's features, extensions, etc.. πŸ˜‰
Surely I use Atom theme on it (One Dark Pro), but it's still no match to the look and feel of Atom's default ones πŸ™


VS Code & Visual Studio
Office 365 (excange, OneDrive ...)
.NET Core (C#)
and of course GitHub


C#, VS, Windows 10, Windows 10 IoT, Outlook, Edge, Kinect


VSCode all the way. When I started learning C# and saw the I had to use Visual Studio, that was a really tough decision for me, because I am so used to using VSCode for everything, and I mean everything, even notes. Imagine my relief when I got OmniSharp working, hehe


Early model Natural Keyboards - I own 3 of them and it's the only keyboard I've used since 1994 when it first came out. Other than that, VSCode and GitHub.


IE6, because it's dead


Oh wow, I've read the other replies, Linux seems to be a damn popular feature of Microsoft.


GitHub, LinkedIn.. :)


MS Access - the version around 2006. That’s where I really learnt to program (VBA).


VSCode, OneDrive and new Edge is great.
I hardly ever open Chrome and next month it is coming to Linux, looking forward to that.


VS Code, Windows, Office, Dynamics CRM, and C# (if it is a product).


Developing in Azure pays my bills. I enjoy using VS Code for my personal stuff.


VSCode and Teams.


Azure is pretty solid. VScode too. GitHub and NPM from newer acquisitions.


No favourites. I only use GitHub and LinkedIn. Try to avoid others


One that I found is easily overlooked and that I love is Sql Server Integration Service.


VSCode and it's extensions.


VSCode Github NPM Typescript


Visual Studio Code for sure. I started using and it's great. It's middle ground between complete IDE and text editor.


VSCode is invaluable! Moved to it from Brackets and haven't looked back since, such a better workflow.


Microsoft Bob.


Hahah, good old times πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ


VS Code (as everybody else) and Azure DevOps. It turned out that I am obsessed with automating processes.


TypeScript and VSCode <3 yes they really make my like simpler ! WSL is great too but I don't use it that often


A lot of people wrote VsCode, Github and so on. I want to share Microsoft To Do :) I have been using for notes which I will do today. I hope that this is helpful for another