Microsoft Graveyard website launched – track dead Microsoft products


Microsoft Graveyard is a new unofficial website that serves as an archive for discontinued Microsoft products. Launched by Victor Frye and a community of Microsoft enthusiasts, the website provides a platform to track all the dead and soon-to-be-dead products from the tech giant. The website displays products that have reached their end-of-support date with a coffin or tombstone symbol, serving as a harsh reminder of the tech giant’s retired creations.

Microsoft Graveyard

The Concept

Microsoft recently discontinued 16 Windows 11 products including¬†Cortana, WordPad, Windows Mixed Reality, etc. Even for those who have followed Microsoft News for a long time, tracking Microsoft’s “abandonments” over the years can be a difficult and tedious task.

But the good news is that a website called “Microsoft Graveyard¬†” has¬†recently been launched. This website will help users record all products that have been axed by Microsoft. It will also record products that are about to “end their lives.” Victor Frye, the developer of the website, said that he was inspired by the “Killed by Google” project and hoped to build a similar platform to record historical information about Microsoft products.

The project is open source, and netizens can contribute more information about obsolete products, make suggestions for improvements, etc. through GitHub. It is worth mentioning that Microsoft also has a dedicated page listing products that have stopped development.

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Website Features

The website displays products that have reached their end-of-support date with a coffin or tombstone symbol, providing a visual representation of the products that are no longer supported by Microsoft. This serves as a harsh reminder of the tech giant’s retired creations.

At the moment, the website has 75 dead or soon-to-be-dead Microsoft products dating back to products launched in 1995. It contains products like Microsoft Bob which was launched in 1995 and discontinued in 1996, lasting only one year. It also contains currently active products like Windows 10 and Azure Blueprints which will be discontinued in November 2025 and July 2026 respectively. On the website, you will find the Microsoft product clickable title with a brief description under the title. On the side of the description, there is either a tombstone or a coffin. If there is a coffin, it means the product is still active but the date it will die is close. However, if there is a tombstone, it means that the product is already “dead and buried”.

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If you click on the product title, it will redirect you to an external source. The external source tells more about the product. The external source could be Wikipedia, YouTube or any other tech website that tells more about the product.

Conclusion

The Microsoft Graveyard website is a unique initiative that caters to the nostalgia and curiosity of Microsoft users and enthusiasts. The website provides a centralized platform to track the status of discontinued and soon-to-be-discontinued products. It serves as an unofficial archive and a reminder of the tech giant’s retired creations.

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