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Windows Windows 1.0 (Win16 - DOS 2.0 GUI), also 1.01, 1.03, 1.04 Version 1.0, 1.01, 1.03, 1.04
Windows 286 Windows 2.0 (Win16 - DOS 3.0 GUI), Version 2.0, 2.03 - 2.11
Windows 3.0 Win16 - subsystem) also 3.00a  
Janus Windows 3.1 Version 3.1
Kato Microsoft Windows for Workgroups (first initiated)  
Snowball Windows for Workgroups 3.11 Version 3.11


Windows 95

Version 4.0
Frosting Windows 95 PlusPack!  
Knoxville Short-lived codename for Microsoft® Windows® 95 refresh release ("close to Nashville").  
Detroit Windows 95 OSR 2 Version 4.0b


Originated as Windows 96. "True Web Integration" technology. Web based shell for Windows. Designed as a new version of Windows but finally available as Internet Explorer 4 "Desktop Update" for Windows 95 and NT and integrated in next versions. (NOT IE4 itself!)

Version 4.0


Windows 98

Version 4.1
Neptune Planned successor of Windows 98 Cancelled
Newshell Alpha shell update for NT3.x  
Millennium, Georgia? Windows ME Version 4.9
Panther Port of Windows NT Win32 core to run on top of Cougar.  Subsequently abandoned and replaced with Chicago  
Cougar 32-bit protect-mode MS-DOS kernel. Planned to serve as the kernel for major Windows release (see No Name Cat). Subsequently merged with Jaguar and Stimpy (but not Panther) to become Chicago.  
 Jaquar Retail implementation of Cougar (DOS 7.00). Major features included more powerful and consistent command-line options, improved NLS support, Flash Memory Filesystem, etc. Subsequently merged with Cougar and Stimpy (but not Panther) to become Chicago.  
Microsoft(R) Windows(R) Embedded
Pegasus Windows CE 1.0 Version 1.0
Venus Windows CE for webTV version 1.0?
Aplollo Windows CE for Auto PC Version 2.01
Gryphon Windows CE 2.0 for palm size PC Version 2.01
Mercury Windows CE for Handeld PC Version 2.0
Alder Windows CE 2.1 (Alder Enhancement Pack) Version 2.1
Axe Embedded Toolkit for 2.0 and 2.1 (Platform builder) Version 2.x
Hermes Windows CE for webphones version 2.11
Jupiter Windows CE for Handheld PC Pro V3 Version 2.11
Wyvern Windows CE for Color Palm PC Version 2.11
Orion Windows CE for Chinese handheld PC Version 2.11
Goldeneye Windows CE for AutoPC version 2.12
Brich Windows CE 2.11 2.12 (Brich Enhancement Pack) also Embedded Toolkit Version 2.11 2.12
Cedar Windows CE 3.0 Version 3.0
Tazz Microsoft Phone  
Galileo Windows CE for H/PC V4 (Handheld PC 2000) version 3.0
Rapier Windows CE for P/PC V2.0 (Pocket PC 2000)
Palm-size PC with a new user interface.
Version 3.0
Chainsaw Windows CE Platform Builder 3.0 Version 3.0
Talisker Windows CE 4.0 (Windows Powered)+ Platform builder 4.0 Version 4.0
Merlin Windows CE 2002 (Pocket PC 2002) Version 4.5
Jameson Windows CE.NET Update (IPv6, SMS, MS Office Viewers) Version 4.1
Stinger Windows CE for Smartphone V1 (Smartphone 2002)  
McKendrick Windows CE for Media2go (Media Center Pocket) Version 4.x
Mira Windows CE for Smart Display Devices Version 4.0
Visine Novell Netware migration tool that came with older versions of NT (3.x)  
Jupiter, Macallan Windows CE.NET Corporate Edition Version 5.0
Hai Ku (Japanese poetry form) Multimedia Extensions for Windows (circa 1991)  
WinPad prototype handheld/portable device (roughly the size of a Filofax) that MS was developing with Compaq and Toshiba. Supposed to use the Chicago/Win95 OS framework, but the technology of the day was far too underpowered, expensive and power-hungry for such devices, and the project was cancelled  
Stimpy Personal Information Manager (PIM) / News client befor OE  
T-box next-generation automotive software  
Ozone Pocket PC 2003  
 Laguna The next version of SQL Server For Windows CE  

Microsoft Windows NT Workstation HomeWindows 2000 Home

Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XPWindows Server 2003
NT Platform

Daytona Windows NT 3.5 Version 3.5
SUR (Shell Update Release) Originally a Patch for Windows NT 3,51, in order to implement the new Windows 95 look and feel. Later further technologies were then implemented, which actually were only intended for Cairo . For this reason from " the Patch " Windows NT 4,0 and the remaining technologies of " Cairo " was then shifted on NT 5,0. Version 4.0.1381


Originally Windows NT 4,0, later then a designation of technologies, which were planned partly for NT 4 and/or NT 5.

Impala Windows NT 4.0 Embedded Version 4.0.1381

NT5 (not really a codename)

Windows 2000

Version 5.0.2195
Astroid win2k ServicePack1  
Janus Windows 2000 64 Bit Version 5.0
Astroid Windows 2000 Service-Pack 1 Version 5.0.2195
Odyssey Planned successor of Windows 2000 Cancelled
Whistler Windows XP (Merge of Odyssey & Neptune) Version 5.1.2600
Whistler Server Windows Server 2003 Version 5.2.3700
Bobcat Windows Server 2003 Small Business Edition Version 5.2
Mantis Windows XP Embedded 5.1 Version 5.1.2600
Freestyle Windows XP Media Center Edition Version 5.1
Harmony Windows XP Media Center Edition 1.5  
No codename just Tablet PC Tablet PC Vesion 5.1
Longhorn Successor of Windows XP (client only) Version 6.0
Blackcomb Successor of Longhorn (server only?) Version 7.0
Bear paw The next version of Windows Terminal Services for win2k3  
Lonestar Tablet PC 2004
NAS 3.0 Windows Storage Server 2003
OS/2 3.0 Became Windows NT
Mir Mercury internal release (codename for Microsoft® Windows NT® Server upgrades of existing Xenix servers).
Mesquite Batch Job Management for Microsoft® Windows NT Server/Windows 200x.
Sundown Windows 64 bit
WinFX next-generation Windows programming model (longhorn)
Aero Longhorn 3D-rendering user interface
Springboard back-port various Longhorn security technologies into winXP SP2
Symphony Media Center 2005
Slalom Media Center Longhorn

Microsoft(R) Internet ExplorerMSDN Online

Windows Media Home

AirStream Services for wireless connections to Exchange  
Avalanche Internet-Information-Services 5.0 Version 5.0 2195
Avalon 3-Di UI (for Longhorn) "The next-generation platform for Windows client applications." Client application platform built upon .NET Framework, to be available in Longhorn.  
Argo Query-Services for SQL-Server 2000  
Blackbird portable execution platform, java competitor. cancelled, but
likely the basis for .net
Blackbird MSN SDK  
Blizzard Business oriented Set of Services in .NET My Services  
Basecamp VPN dial-up networking update (PPTP) for win95  
Calais Smart-Card Technologies  
Cascade Windows Active-Directory  
Cayman NetMeeting 3.0 Version 3.01 4.4.3400
Chrome ChromeEffects (GUI-Feature)  
Comet Network-Tools for Windows 2000  
Corona Windows Media-Technologies 9.0 Version 9.0
Coyote Distributed Views for SQL-Server 2000  
Darwin Windows Installer 1.1 Version 1.1
Dart Setup for Oracle, SQL-Server ODBC-driver  
DaVinci Database-Design & Query-Tools  
Denali Active Server Pages| underpinnings & structure of MSN 2.0 released in VisualStudio Version 1.0
Europa New GUI for the MSN-Community  
Fahrenheit Direct X Version 10.0
Falcon Windows Messaging Queuing Server  
Fusion Technologies for DLL improvements  
Gemini Succesor GUI "Europa" for MSN-Community  
Gibraltar Internet-Information-Server 1.0 Version 3.0 
Grizzly Workflow-Designer for SQL-Server 2000  
Hailstorm XML Message Interface  
HardeningPack Internet Explorer Enhanced Security (Windows Server 2003) Version 6.1

Windows NT Terminal Services

Jakarta JAVA-Engine for Internet Explorer 3.0  
Jupiter E-Business-Initiative Unification of Biztalk 2004, SharePoint Portal Server V3 ? and a merged Commerce Server /siteserver.  
Kagera OLE-DB Provider for ODBC-Data  
K2 Internet-Information-Server 4.0 Version 4.0.1381
Lightning .NET Common Language Runtime (CLR)  
Luna Theme technology for Windows XP  
Luxor OLE-Provider-Services for Yukon  
Magic Carpet Passport-Technologien  
Marvel Microsoft Network (MSN)  
Merlin Microsoft® Internet Explorer for Dreamcast (cancelled circa 1999).  
Mercury DUN 1.2 update for Win95  
Oprah Netmeeting  
Nile OLE-DB  
O'hare Internet Explorer 1.00. How you get from Chicago (Windows 95) to the rest of the world.  
Palladium Hardware-Embedded Security (Chip) (Trustworthy Computing)  
Plato OLAP-Server  
Quartz Direct Show  
Slate Microsoft Management-Console (MMC) Version 1.0
Steelhead Windows NT Routing & Remote-Access Services (RAS)  
Stinger Windows CE Cellphone-edition (SmartPhone)  
Talisman 3D Graphic- und Multimedia Architecture  
Tensor OLE-DB Extensions for OLAP  
Touchdown Outlook 97 (Also mentioned:Public folders for MS Exchange)  
Trident Dynamic HTML (DHTML)  
Whistler Speech Recognition (text-to-speech)  
Whisper Speech Recognition (speech-to-text)  
Whitehorse Web services-based business-process modeling tool  
Wolfpack Windows Cluster-Services  
Normandy Microsoft Commercial Internet System (MCIS)
Idaho Preliminary/alpha version of the next Windows-Longhorn
Aruba Windows Media Platform for Blackcomb
Whitehorse A set of integrated graphical design tools that extend and complement Visual Studio .NET. Release
Xenon Xbox 2
Nomad Longorn Command Shell Msh is the new scripting and automation environment for Windows
Spark Integration of Windows SharePoint Services and CMS
WinFS The digital aid meets meta data. Store all your "stuff" and find it seemlessly with hundreds of rules
Athens New prototype PC design (with HP)
Indigo SOAP 1.2 + WS-*. The future of distributed computing
Smart Personal Objects
Technology (SPOT)
MSN Direct
Thungsten Microsoft Rights Management Services (RMS)
Sidewhow Task Shelf of Longhorn (MS research)
Babylon MSSearch shipped by the Site Server product team (derived from the Tripoli code base)
Ren  Email client before OE

Microsoft(R) Exchange ServerMicrosoft(R) SQL Server(TM)
Microsoft(R) Host Integration Server
Microsoft(R) Internet Security and Acceleration ServerMicrosoft(R) BizTalk(R) Server
Microsoft(R) Site Server
Microsoft(R) Application CenterMicrosoft(R) Commerce Server
Microsoft(R) Content Management Server
Microsoft(R) Mobile Information ServerMicrosoft(R) Site Server Commerce Edition
 Microsoft(R) Small Business Server
Microsoft(R) BackOffice(R) ServerMicrosoft(R) Systems Management Server



Osmium Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 Version 5.5
Platinum Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server Version 6.0.5762.4
Mercury Microsoft Exchange 6.1 (cancelled) version 6.1 (cancelled)
Titanium Microsoft Exchange 2003 Server (Interims) Version 6.5
Kodiak Microsoft Exchange 2006 Server Version 7.0
Magma Embedded Exchange. Microsoft® Exchange core store technology being developed into a storage solution to serve a range of application architectures. Available in three flavors: Enterprise, Departmental, and Clients (Local Store).  
Systems-Management Server
Hermes Microsoft Systems-Management-Server 1.0 Version 1.0
Opal Microsoft Systems-Management-Server 2.0 Version 2.0.1493
Topaz, Emerald Microsoft Systems-Management-Server 2003 Version 2.5.2389
Ruby, Diamond Successor of SMS 2003 Version 3.0
SNA-Server /HIS
Orca Microsoft SNA-Server 4.0  

SNA-Server ODBC services

Babylon Microsoft Host-Integration-Server 2000 Version 5.0.798
FullSail  HIS 2004  
Starfighter Enterprise Manager SQL-Server Version 6.0
SQL95 Microsoft SQL-Server 6.0  
Hydra Microsoft SQL-Server 6.5 Version 6.5

Microsoft SQL-Server 7.0

Version 7.0
Shiloh Microsoft SQL-Server 2000 Version 8.0.534
Yukon Microsoft SQL Server 2004? Version 9.0
Liberty 64Bit-Edition SQL-Server 2000 Version 8.0
Acadia Microsoft SQL Server 2006?  
Rosetta  SQL Reporting Services  
Other Servers
Greenwich, Realtime Communication Server (RTC) Live Communications Server (Office System) version 1.0
RTC 2.0 Live Communications Server 2.0 RTM 2005 Version 2.0
Catapult Microsoft Proxy-Server 1.0 Version 1.0
Comet Microsoft Internet-Security & Acceration Server 2000 Version 3.0.1200.165
Tripoli Microsoft Index-Server Version 1.0
Plutonium Microsoft Commerce-Server 4.0 Version 4.0
Sable Microsoft E-Commerce Server 2001 Version 1.0
Tiger Microsoft Media-Server Version 4.0
Viper Microsoft Transaction-Server 2.0 Version 2.0
Tahoe SharePoint Server 2001 Version 1.0
Latinum Microsoft BizTalk-Server 2000 Version 1.0
TrustBridge, Meta Directory Services (MMS) Microsoft Identity Integration Server  
Thorium Enterprise edition of Microsoft Commerce Server 2002.  
Ossa Microsoft® Site Server 2.00. First release of Olympus. Combination of the Normandy technology and Merchant Server 1.10 to form a retail release.  
Microsoft System Center unify all of Microsoft's management products in one offering (MOM,SMS, Appcenter) 2006  
Bizet BizTalk 2002 Server  
Kahiltna Microsoft® Commerce Server 2.00, formerly Merchant Server.  
Stingray ISA v 2  
Microsoft Enterprise Location Server (MELS) Microsoft Location Server (MLS)  
Discovery Merge of Commerce Server and CMS server RTM 2004?  
Matrix Sharepoint Portal Server v 2.0  
SharePoint Portal Server V3 SharePoint Portal Server V3 RTM 2005  

Microsoft(R) Visual Studio(R) .NETMicrosoft(R) OfficeMicrosoft(R) Visual FoxPro(R)

Applications and Development

Aspen Microsoft Visual Studio 98 Version 5.0
Astro Microsoft DOS 6.0 Version 6.0
Athena Microsoft Outlook Express  
Apollo Project 98  
Goalline Microsoft Mail 3.2 Verion 3.2
Capone Microsoft Mail 4.0 Version 4.0
Freon Sucsessor of X-Box  
Gecko Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 Version 5.0
Metro MSN 2.5  
Texas MSN 8 client  
Mars MSN 7 client  
M4 Word 97  
Mistral MSN 6 client  
NGO (Next Generation Office / Office.NET / Office11 Microsoft Office 2003 Version 11.0
Vegas Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0 Version 6.0.8176
Office10 Microsoft Office XP Version 10.0
Opus Microsoft Word  
Boston Visual Studio 6 Version 6.0
Rainier Microsoft Visual Studio.NET Version 7.0
Everett Microsoft Visual Studio.NET 2003 Version 7.1
Renard Microsoft Visual FoxPro 3.0 Version 3.0
RoadRunner Microsoft Visual FoxPro 5.0 Version 5.0
Bonzai Visual C++ Version 1.0
Sequoia Visual C++ 2.0 cancelled
Caviar Visual C++ Version 1.5
Barracuda Visual C++ for NT Version 1.52
Dolphin Visual C++ Version 2.0
Sushi Visual C++ (Japanese) Version 2.0
Wings Visual C++ for Mac Version 2.0
Olympus Visual C++ Version 4.0
Jakarta Visual J++ Version 1.0
Vegas Visual J++ Version 6.0
Sedona Microsoft Visual FoxPro 7.0 Version 7.0
Taz Microsoft Visual FoxPro 2.0 Version 2.0
Rotor CLI Shared Source Code project  
Thunder Microsoft Visual Basic  
Watson Microsoft Outlook 2001 for Apple Macintosh Version 8.7
Utopia MS BOB Version 1.0
Whidbey Visual Studio .NET 2004  
Cool C# (C sharp 1998)  
Orcas VS.NET Longhorn Release (03/06/2003 : RTM Planned for 2005)  
Office Longhorn Office 12 RTM 2005 Version 12
Europa Visual FoxPro 9.0 Version 9.0
Manga The development system for MSN 1.0  
Toledo Visual Foxpro 8.0  
Cirrus Access 1.0  
Scribbler Onenote 2003 (Part of Office 2003 system)  
Sparkle Tool to automate XAML application development  
Trinity Visual Studio Tools For Office  
Green Next generation Business Solutions aka Microsoft Business Framework  
MSN 9 MSN Premium  
Memo MS Write for WIndows 3.0  
Iris Office 2003 Business Contact Manager  
Magellan Intellimouse International  
Saturn ASP .NET Web Matrix  
Mickey Serial/ PS2 Consumer Mouse  
Starlite NET Compact Framework 1.0  
XDocs InfoPath 2003 (Part of Office 2003 system)