Nov 22 2011

15 Awesome Yet Free Microsoft Products Worth Downloading

With the advent of Mac and Linux, I agree Microsoft has lost bit of its charm but it still gives the strong competition to its peer group. Lot many tech savvys out there still prefer Microsoft over others for miscellaneous good reasons of their own. Microsoft has successfully made its place in the hearts of millions of people and persuaded them to stick to it with its new cool features that promise to enhance the user experience.

Talking about the software, as they say they are the soul of any computer system. Without them our lappys/systems are nothing but just a piece of hardware. Today, with the availability of amazing range of softwares, every user is looking for the best one to make difference in their productivity, user-friendliness.

Linux, Windows or Mac OS X; no matter what OS you use, you certainly need a bunch of software that promise to give you that feel good factor that you have made the right choice as it will help you achieve your targets with ease.

There are innumerable best softwares available today be it paid or free you won’t ever feel bad about having made the choice of OS. For all the Microsoft users, to help you cut down the hassle of searching the best of the rest softwares for yourself, here we have pinned down 15 Best free Microsoft softwares that are developed by none other than Microsoft company. These softwares will be cherry on the cake!

Showcased below are the best of the rest picks for Top 15 best free Microsoft software products that you would love checking out.

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1. CA AntiVirus Plus

CA Antivirus Plus offers professional-grade antivirus and anti-spyware protection. It offers integrated virus and spyware combating capabilities, guarding your PC from worms, Trojans and other malware that can slow down or damage your PC. After download, customize your antivirus software settings in a snap with its new intuitive interface.

2. Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server is a set of enterprise-ready technologies and tools that help people derive the most value from information at the lowest total-cost-of-ownership. Enjoy high levels of performance, availability, and security; employ more productive management and application development tools. It helps businesses of all sizes derive more value from information and much more.

3. World Wide Telescope

Microsoft WorldWide Telescope (WWT) is a Web 2.0 visualization software environment that enables your computer to function as a virtual telescope bringing together imagery from the world’s best ground and space-based telescopes for the exploration of the universe. It blends terabytes of images, information and stories from different sources into a seamless, immersive, rich media experience delivered over the Internet.

4. Bing

Bing is one of the best free Microsoft software products available. Giving a strong competition to Google Bing offers natural language searches, categories and suggestions on the left.

5. Windows Live Writer

So, you are not a professional blogger but wish to write and create blog posts of your own? Well, Windows Live Writer software can do the trick. The software makes it easy for anyone to tell stories like a professional blogger. You can create blog posts, and see how they’ll look like online before you finally publish them to your blog. Not only this, you can also publish your posts to any of your favorite blog service providers.

6. Windows Live Messenger 2011

Windows Live Messenger combines the best IM with connections with your social networks to let you stay connected with your friends. Also, you can share pictures and personal videos while you chat besides video chatting in high definition. That’s not all; you can also play games with friends and express yourself with emoticons.

7. Photosynth

Photosynth is a powerful set of tools to let you capture and view the world in 3D. You can share the same with your friends on Facebook, publish them to Bing Maps or embed them in your own web site. It offers two styles for creating immersive 3D experiences-synths and panoramas.

8. Windows Live Sync

Windows Live Sync lets you keep your files and folders in sync between computers so that you can access them wherever and whenever.

9. Windows Live Photo Gallery

Click pictures, import photos from your camera, organize them into albums and edit them. Use powerful photo tools to create stunning panoramas, movies, slide shows and more. Also, you can publish your photos and videos to your favorite websites like Facebook and Flickr from Photo Gallery.

10. Bing Maps

The Bing Maps Platform brings location data to life by making it easier to visualize, understand and analyze. The rich imagery, quality geospatial data and leading-edge technology of Bing Maps is already being used by thousands of organizations, governments and developers worldwide.

11. Window SteadyState 2.5

Windows SteadyState helps make it easy for you to keep your computers running the way you want them to. It provides an effective way to help defend shared computers from changes by not so trust worthy users and unwanted software installations.

12. Process Explorer v12.04

We don’t easily come to know which program has a particular file or directory open. Process Explorer give you the information about which handles and DLLs processes have opened or loaded.

13. SyncToy 2.1

It is a free application that synchronizes files and folders between different locations. It enables you to share files, such as photos with other computers and creating backup copies of files and folders.

14. Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Express

The all new enhanced features of Visual Studio 2010 help you unleash your creativity. You can easily customize your workspace with multiple monitor support, create rich applications for SharePoint and the Web. Also, you can eliminate the dreaded ‘no repro’ problem with IntelliTrace.

15. Microsoft Security Essentials

Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home or business PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. It is a free to download software that is simple to install, easy to use, and is automatically updated to protect your PC with the latest technology.

Which are your favorite free Microsoft products? Share with us in the comments!

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