Microsoft Operating System Timeline

  • Ms- Dos,

    Ms- Dos,
    The system is based on text commands - users needed to enter manual commands at the C: prompt to run applications and open folders. Personal Computer (PC).
  • Windows

    Windows 1.0 had a graphical user interface that allowed people to run programs with a simple mouse click on an icon rather than relying on the MS-DOS method of typing text commands
  • Windows 2.0

    Windows 2.0
    Windows 2.0, a 16-bit operating system, was designed to run on the Intel 286 processor. The new processor allowed a desktop computer to have an expanded memory, so that people could run overlapping windows on the screen – something not possible in the first version of Windows.
  • Windows 3.0

    Windows 3.0
    Windows 3.0 was released. Windows 3.0 was a 16-bit operating system designed for the Intel 386 processor. The OS had a range of new features including the program manager and the file manager.
  • Windows NT 3.1

     Windows NT 3.1
    Windows NT 3.1 was a 32-bit operating system that ran on more powerful computers with larger memories than previous 16-bit operating systems. It was aimed primarily at business customers rather than consumers.
  • Windows For Workgroups

    Windows For Workgroups
    Windows for Workgroups was an upgrade to windows 3.1 peer to peer file sharing.
  • Windows 95

    Windows 95
    Windows 95 made it easier for everyday consumers to install new hardware and software, boosting the popularity of desktop computers in homes and small businesses where there was no IT department to help out.
  • Windows NT 4.0

    Windows NT 4.0
    This upgrade to the Microsoft business desktop operating system brought increased ease of use and simplified management, higher network throughput, and tools for developing and managing intranets.
  • Windows CE

    Windows CE
    Microsoft released Windows CE, the first in a series of compact and portable operating systems for business and consumer devices. Windows CE has been used in everything from handheld PCs and ultra-portable notebook computers, to wireless communications devices such as digital information pagers and smartphones.
  • Windows 98

    Windows 98
    With Windows 98, users could find information more easily on their PCs as well as the Internet. Other ease-of-use improvements included the ability to open and close applications more quickly, support for reading DVD discs, and support for universal serial bus (USB) devices.
  • Windows Second Edition

    Windows Second Edition
    Offered consumers a variety of new and enhanced hardware compatibility and Internet-related features,
  • Windows ME

    Windows ME
    Designed for home computer users, Windows Me offered consumers numerous music, video, and home networking enhancements and reliability improvements.
  • Windows professional

    Windows professional
    More than just the upgrade to Windows NT Workstation 4.0, Windows 2000 Professional was also designed to replace Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows NT Workstation 4.0 on all business desktops and laptops.
  • Windows XP

    Windows XP
    ProfessionalHome 64 BitMedia Centre
  • Windows Server With 6 Editions

    Windows Server With 6 Editions
    Web Edition (32-bit) Standard Edition (32 and 64-bit) Enterprise Edition (32 and 64-bit) Datacenter Edition (32 and 64-bit) Small Business Server (32-bit)
  • Windows Vista

    Windows Vista
    Windows Vista intended to have enhanced security by introducing a new restricted user mode called User Account Control,
  • windows Home Server

    windows Home Server
    Windows Home Server can be configured and monitored using a console program that can be installed on a client PC. Such features as Media Sharing, local and remote drive backup and file duplication are all listed as features.
  • Windows Server 2008

    Windows Server 2008
    Windows Server 2008 builds on the technological and security advances first introduced with Windows Vista, and is significantly more modular than its predecessor, Windows Server 2003.
  • Windows 7

    Windows 7
    It was previously known by the code-names Blackcomb and Vienna. And it was the last microsoft item on the market, Still more advanced and better technology to come.