"Microsoft Windows vs Microsoft Office!"

If you are new to computer, the terms Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office maybe a confusing terms. So the explanations here can help you to clarify it.

Microsoft Office and Windows are both absolutely excellence products of Microsoft Corporation, while their also have some other great products.

Let's see the different of it in more details below!

What is Microsoft Windows?

Windows is an operating system that control our PC work. Without it, the PC just nothing as it can’t do anything. So the Microsoft Windows is the most fundamental also the most important software that drive the PC.

Just like a car, a car that without the driver you can’t move the car. Here, the Microsoft Windows act like ‘the car driver’.

Along the way, Windows already released different versions and every new version that released come with many enhancements. Here are the listings (ignoring the DOS version):

  • Windows 95, released in 1995.

  • Windows NT 4.0, released in 1996.

  • Windows 98, released in 1998.
    The original release of Windows 98 also called first edition, it contains some bugs that has been fixed when Microsoft release another better edition call second edition (SE) in 1999.

  • Windows Millennium (Me), released in 2000.
    Designed for home computer users, Windows Me offered consumers numerous music, video, and home networking enhancements and reliability improvements.

  • Windows 2000, released in 2000.
    Windows 2000 added major improvements in reliability, ease of use, Internet compatibility, and support for mobile computing.

  • Windows XP, released in 2001.
    The release comes with home, professional and 64-bit editions. With Windows XP, home users can work with and enjoy music, movies, messaging, and photos with their computer, while business users can work smarter and faster with the wide range of improvements.

  • Microsoft Windows Vista, released in 2007.
    This is the latest version of Windows up-to-date with great new features and enhancements.

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What is Microsoft Office?

The Microsoft Office suites of programs are the one that help us in our daily tasks, such as creating document, worksheet, produce presentation, controlling database, etc. The Microsoft Office consists of a series of application that included:

  • Microsoft Office Word
  • Microsoft Office Excel
  • Microsoft Office PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Office Publisher
  • Microsoft Office Outlook
  • Microsoft Office OneNote
  • Microsoft Office Access
  • Microsoft Office Visio
  • Microsoft Office InfoPath
  • Microsoft Office FrontPage
  • Microsoft Office Project

Due to the technology evolutions, the computer also becomes more powerful. The software available outside the market also keeps upgrading to fulfill the human needs. Since the first released of Microsoft Office v7, the few newer versions has come out, among them are:
  • Microsoft Office 95
  • Microsoft Office 97
  • Microsoft Office 2000
  • Microsoft Office 2002 (xp)
  • Microsoft Office 2003
  • Microsoft Office 2007

As a conclusion, Microsoft Windows is just an operating system that controls the PC. If you wish to fully maximize the PC potential, you need to have programs install in your PC to perform a specific task according to your needs.

The Microsoft Office suite of programs is definitely a must as it will help your simplify your daily task if you know how to use the rich features of the program to it maximum. Let’s check up some of the free tutorials here.

Related links:

The Ultimate Guides to Excel 2007 - Step-by-step Tutorials

The Ultimate Guides to Word 2007 - Step-by-step Tutorials

The Ultimate Guides to PowerPoint 2007 - Step-by-step Tutorials

Step-by-step Learning Microsoft Office Word 2003

Step-by-step Learning Microsoft Office Excel 2003

Step-by-step Learning Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003

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