MSN ( Microsoft Network)

MSN ( Microsoft Network)

Introduction

Microsoft Network, or MSN, is an American web portal that was introduced on August 24, 1995, concurrently with the release of Windows 95. It is part of a broader collection of Internet services and applications for Windows and mobile devices.
Originally offered as a dial-up online service with a subscription model, the Microsoft Network eventually evolved into MSN Dial-up, an Internet service provider. Simultaneously, Microsoft introduced a new online portal called Microsoft Internet Start, which was made the first default home page of the company’s web browser, Internet Explorer. This web portal was renamed and moved by Microsoft to www.msn.com in 1998, and it has stayed there ever since.
Over the years, Microsoft has used the ‘MSN’ brand name for a wide range of products and services, including its web search engine, Bing, Hotmail (later Outlook.com), Messenger (which was once synonymous with ‘MSN’ in Internet slang and has now been replaced by Skype), and several other rebranded and discontinued services. This is in addition to its original MSN Dial-up service.
Microsoft first unveiled the new MSN website and app suite in 2014 as part of a comprehensive redesign and relaunch.With its headquarters in the US, MSN provides international versions of its portal to dozens of nations worldwide.

MSN ( Microsoft Network)

Past Events

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Microsoft used the MSN.com domain mainly to advertise MSN as an online service and Internet service provider between 1995 and 1998. At the time, Microsoft’s primary web portal was called “Microsoft Internet Start” and could be found at home.microsoft.com. MSN.com also provided a customized start page and an Internet tutorial.
As the default home page for Internet Explorer, Internet Start provided links to other websites on the Internet, articles written by Microsoft employees, software updates for Windows, and news, sports, entertainment, and weather reports in addition to other basic information. Launched in 1996, Microsoft’s first news website (now NBCNews.com) was also closely associated with the Internet Start portal.

MSN ( Microsoft Network)

Rebranding of the services

In 2005 and 2006, a number of MSN’s services were restructured under the Windows Live brand, which Microsoft was promoting at the time. This action was a component of Microsoft’s plan to enhance its web services under the Windows name. Due to growing competition from rivals like Yahoo! and Google, the company also completely redesigned its online software and services. One service at a time, the new name was rolled out. Using Web 2.0 technology, the Windows Live services group provided features and functionality through a web browser that were previously exclusive to specialized software applications.
MSN Messenger, which became Windows Live Messenger (now integrated into Skype), MSN Search, which became Live Search (now known as Bing), MSN Virtual Earth, which became Live Search Maps (now Bing Maps), MSN Spaces, which became Windows Live Spaces, MSN Alerts, which became Windows Live Alerts, and MSN Groups, which became Windows Live Groups were some of the MSN services affected by the rebranding. Certain other services, like MSN Direct, did not switch to Windows Live and instead stayed under the MSN umbrella.

MSN ( Microsoft Network)

APPS

Users can access information from sources that publish to MSN through the MSN web apps.
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Many of the Bing apps that came with Windows and Windows Phone were rebranded when Microsoft released these apps in 2014, coinciding with the redesign of the MSN web portal. Windows 8 was the first to ship with News, Weather, Sports, Money, and Travel; Windows 8.1 brought us Health & Fitness and Food & Drink. The apps were made available on all other major mobile device platforms in December 2014 as well: Fire OS, iOS, and Android.
The suite consists of the following four apps: Start (formerly News), Weather, Sports, and Money. Microsoft declared in July 2015 that the apps for food and drink, health and fitness, and travel would no longer be available on any platform and would not be included in the Windows 10 bundle.
Microsoft began bundling MSN services with its Nokia-branded feature phones after acquiring Nokia’s mobile phone division; however, the Nokia 215 was the only model that was supported. Apart from these applications, Microsoft created an additional collection of mobile apps exclusively for MSN China.

MSN ( Microsoft Network)

Start Microsoft

Microsoft Start, formerly known as Microsoft News, is an online news reader and service that offers editorially selected news stories and headlines. Along with other random stories, the app has sections for top stories, the US, the globe, money, technology, entertainment, opinion, sports, and crime. Users can customize their own favorite topics and sources, filter their favorite news sources, get alerts when breaking news occurs, and change the font size of articles to make them easier to read.
When Start first launched, it had an RSS feed. Microsoft later removed that feature, so users can only subscribe to specific news sources and curate news that way. Start makes use of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update’s chaseable live tile feature. When a specific story is displayed, if the user clicks on the Microsoft News Start menu tile, a link to that story will appear at the top of the app when it launches.

MSN ( Microsoft Network)

MSN Dial-up

Microsoft runs MSN Dial-up, an Internet service provider available in the US and, in the past, a number of other nations. When Windows 95 was released on August 24, 1995, it made its debut as a paid online service under the name The Microsoft Network. A redesigned web-based ISP was an early test of interactive multimedia content on the Internet, launched in 1996 and 1997.
In 1998, Microsoft rebranded the service as MSN Internet Access, concentrating its primary ‘MSN’ brand on its MSN.com web portal. For those who are unable to access high-speed broadband, the company continues to offer dial-up Internet access under the moniker “MSN Dial-up” today. MSN was the second-biggest dial-up ISP in the US .

MSN ( Microsoft Network)

 MSN chat entail

Microsoft Chat, a collection of Exchange-based IRCX servers initially accessible in the Microsoft Comic Chat client, was superseded by MSN Chat, the Microsoft Network version of IRCX (Internet Relay Chat extensions by Microsoft). Comic Chat was not necessary to establish a connection.

MSN ( Microsoft Network)

Worldwide

The primary MSN website is hosted in the United States since that is where Microsoft has its global headquarters. Nonetheless, since its founding in 1995, MSN has provided numerous international versions of its portal for dozens of nations worldwide. MSN Worldwide has a list of MSN affiliates throughout the world.

MSN ( Microsoft Network)


With the exception of their content, the majority of international MSN websites are virtually identical to the U.S. version of the site, having undergone a redesign and relaunch in 2014. Two notable exceptions were ninemsn, a long-running collaboration between Microsoft and the Nine Network in Australia that began in 1997 (Microsoft terminated its co-branding agreement with Nine in 2016 and sold its interest in the venture in 2013) and MSN China, which was a completely adapted version of MSN for the Chinese market. Microsoft shut down the portal in 2016, but a page linking to several other Chinese websites took its place.

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