Lista definitiva de Software gratuito de Microsoft

Buenas a todos.

La verdad es que decir que es definitiva … es un poco presuntuoso, pero no puedo pasar por alto este listado de aplicaciones ‘freeware’ que seguramente nos han ayudado en el día a día.


Agent components provide animated characters (Genie, Merlin, PeedyRobby & «Custom») to appear during specific help or instruction. (Support FAQ)

Alt-Tab Replacement in addition to the icon of the application window you are switching to, you see a preview of the page.  

Calculator Plus also performs many types of conversions. 

ConferenceXP enables you to see & hear others in a virtual collaborative space, called a venue. You collaborate on an electronic whiteboard or PowerPoint presentation, send messages and more.

FolderShare keeps important files at your fingertips – anywhere. All file changes are automatically synchronized between linked computers, so you always access the latest files.

GroupBar desktop tool offers enhanced window management capabilities in a taskbar-like setting. Through simple drag-and-drop operations on window tiles within the bar, users can create lightweight, transient grouping relationships that allow them to perform certain higher-level window layout functions on multiple windows at once.

Location Finder turns a regular WiFi enabled laptop, Tablet or PC into a location determining device without the addition of any separate hardware. Location Finder uses WiFi access points – or reverse IP lookup when WiFi is not available – to center and display the person’s location on the Windows Live Local.

MapCruncher converts existing maps into an online format that’s easy to use as Virtual Earth. PDF and raster maps can be converted just by clicking on corresponding landmarks on the user’s map. (Support: Website

My Font Tool converts your handwriting into a TrueType font, making typed text appear written by hand. 

Open Command Window Here adds an «Open Command Window Here» context menu option on file system folders, giving a quick way to open a command window.

Power Calculator graphd and evaluated functions as well as performs many conversions.

Scalable Fabric task management system. A central focus area, defined by you, contains windows that behave in the traditional way. When you drag a window into the periphery, it becomes smaller and continues to get smaller the closer you get to the edge of the screen. This makes it possible to keep windows open all the time, and change «minimize» to mean «return to the periphery». (Support: Website)

Taskbar Magnifier magnifies part of the screen from the taskbar.

TIME ZONES: There are two programs that help deal with multiple Time Zones: Premium Time Zone requires genuine Windows XP, the Standard Time Zone program does not. (Support: Working with Time Zones)

Tweak UI gives access to system settings not exposed in the default user interface, including mouse settings, Explorer settings, taskbar settings, and more.

USB Flash Drive Manager backup & restore files to/from a USB Flash Drive device. 

Virtual Desktop Manager manages up to four desktops from the Windows taskbar

Virtual Machine is Microsoft’s Java Virtual Machine for Internet Explorer, allowing you to view java applets on Web pages.

Webcam Timershot takes and saves pictures at specified time intervals from a Webcam.

Windows Live Writer blogging authoring tool 

XML Notepad 2006 provides browsing and editing XML documents. (Support: Design Doc)


eBooks Reader offers digital versions of printed books using ClearType technology.  

Optional Reference & Dictionaries


ActiveSync synchronization of Outlook information, Office docs, pics, music, videos and applications from your desktop to Windows Mobile-based Pocket PCs & Smartphones. 

Clear Cache Feature for Internet Explorer  – automatically deletes all temporary Internet files, cookies, and history files. This was developed to programmatically clear these files when a corrupt entry caused errors with Internet Explorer.

ClearType Tuner fine tunes the ClearType technology via the Control Panel, making it easier to read text on your screen. A necessity for LCD screens (portables and flat screens) — Or try it On-Line. [Bonus = Consolas ClearType Font Pack]

Color Control Panel Applet adds a new «Color» item to the control panel, providing viewing and editing color management settings.

Desktop Language Settings changes language, keyboard, and regional settings for Windows, Internet Explorer, and Office. 

Desktop Search 3.0 helps you to find, preview, and use your documents, e-mail, music, photos, and other items. (Support KB917013)

Font Properties Extension adds several new property tabs to the fonts dialog box. (Support: Website)

ISO Recorder Power Toy makes images of CDs & DVDs to create ISO images.

Keyboard Layout Creator create & modify keyboard layouts. 

MSN Search Toolbar with Windows Desktop Search, tabbed browsing, pop-up blocker and automatic form fill. (Support: Administration Guide & Toolbar Help – MSN Search SDK Beta

  • Developer Toolbar provides a variety of tools for quickly creating, understanding, and troubleshooting Web pages. (Feedback)
  • Community Bar adds context-dependent content to the web browsing experience. As users browses the web, they can see (and leave) notes from other people who visited the same page, chat with other people viewing the same page, tag the page with a bookmark or category label, view all the inlinks to the page, find related pages, perform context-specific search, and see blog postings related to the page.
  • Compressed (LZH) Folder Add-on
  • Games Add-in gives you 40+ puzzle games, 20+ card & board games, 150+ downloadable games, 20+ word & trivia games, 80+ free online games, with new games posted weekly.
  • Lotus Notes Add-in developed by MSN – This Protocol Handler allows you to easily find your Lotus Notes e-mail and search the contents within.
  • MSG iFilter Add-in to Desktop Search – This iFilter allows searching on all elements of your Outlook MSG (.MSG) files including Message Body; Subject; From; From Name; From Address; To Name; To Address; CC Name; CC Address; Doc Title Prefix; Sent Date; Received Date; Primary Date; Conversation ID; Attachment Names and will indicate if an attachment is present within the .MSG. Additionally, content within attachments are indexed and searched. (Support: KB917402)
  • Phishing Filter Add-in works to prevent high-tech scams using phony web sites with actual brands designed to steal valuable personal information such as usernames, passwords, credit card numbers, and Social Security numbers. (Support: How to. . ., Anti-phishing White Paper)
  • PHLAT (Prototype for Helpful Lookup and Tagging) is an interface for Windows Desktop Search, enabling search through a user’s own e-mail, files, and viewed Web pages. PHLAT makes it easy for users to specify queries and filters, attempting to integrate search and browsing in one intuitive interface. In addition, PHLAT supports a unified tagging scheme for organizing personal content across storage systems, such as files and e-mail. (Support: Blog Article)
  • PrivBar – An IE/Explorer toolbar to show current privilege level.
  • Search Preview Add-in – Make your searching more productive and convenient. Search Preview displays a thumbnail preview next to each result. Enlarge the preview by rolling over it and put an end to «click-look-back»
  • Weather Add-in Keeps the local three-day weather forecast at your fingertips.
  • Windows Live Favorites service allows you to store and quickly access all the interesting sites you find on the web from any computer, any time, any where.
  • Windows Rights Management Add-on provides a way for users to view, but not alter, files with restricted permission. These restrictions enable authors to prevent sensitive documents, Web-based information, and e-mail messages from being forwarded, edited, or copied by unauthorized individuals. These restrictions provide protection, not only while the information is in transit, but also after the recipient of the information has received it.

Mount ISO Files Virtually – this tool allows ISO image files to be mounted virtually as a CD/DVD device.

RoboCopy GUI – GUI for Command Line Utility ROBOCOPY

SequoiaView – Treemap visualization of hard drive’s contents. (Utilityapproved  by the PowerToys group)

Shared Computer Toolkit is designed for schools, libraries, Internet and gaming cafés, community centers, and other locations where are «shared» computer is used.

SyncToy helps copy, move, and synchronize files with digital cameras, e-mail, cell phones, portable media players, camcorders, PDAs, and laptops. (Support: How to  . . .)

System Configuration Utility (msconfig) has been updated with a Tools Tab. The System Configuration utility automates the routine troubleshooting steps used when diagnosing system configuration issues. (Support: How to MSCONFIG & How to perform advanced clean-boot troubleshooting

Transliteration Utility (TU) tool for transliterating one natural language script to another (like Serbian Latin to Serbian Cyrillic or Latin to Inuktitut). Plus, it can be used to create, edit, debug, and test natural language transliteration modules used to convert one script to another. (Support: How to . . .)

Tweakomatic utility that writes Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) scripts enablimg you to retrieve and/or configure Windows and Internet Explorer settings locally or remotely.

User State Migration Tool (USMT) migrates user files and settings during large deployments by capturing desktop, network and application settings as well as a user files, and then migrates them to a new Windows installation. (Support: Homepage)

Virtual PC is a powerful software virtualization solution that allows running multiple PC-based operating systems simultaneously on one workstation. (Support: Technical Overview)

VirtualWiFi abstracts a single WLAN card to appear as multiple virtual WLAN cards to the user. The user can then configure each virtual card to connect to a different wireless network. Therefore, VirtualWiFi allows a user to simultaneously connect his machine to multiple wireless networks using just one WLAN card.

Wntipcfg This GUI tool gives you information about your IP configuration.


Bootvis – Microsoft states this tool is not available, but they still “support it”.  Bootvis “was” a performance tracing and visualization tool designed to help identify performance issues for boot/resume timing while developing new PC products or supporting software. 

Desktop Heap Monitor examines usage of a WIN32 subsystem that has an internal heap area known as «desktop heap». When running large number of programs, «Out Of Memory» error messages appear when you attempt to start new programs or try to use programs that are already running, even though you still have plenty of physical and pagefile memory available. (Support: KB126952)

DLL Online Help Database – helps identify DLL version conflicts.

Fiddler is an HTTP Debugging Proxy which logs all HTTP traffic between your computer and the Internet. Fiddler allows you to inspect all HTTP Traffic, set breakpoints, and «fiddle» with incoming or outgoing data. (Support: HTTP Debugging)

Guided Help (depending on the problem) can automatically guide you through various steps to perform some diagnostic tasks yourself. (Support: How to . . .

Kernel Memory Space Analyzer helps expert debugging engineers analyze crash dump files.

MDAC Component Checker helps you determine installed version information and diagnose installation issues with the Microsoft Data Access Components (Support: MDAC Website)

Memory Diagnostic tests the Random Access Memory (RAM) on your computer for errors. (Support: Users Guide)

Network Diagnostics for Windows XP tool (xpnetdiag) analyzes information about your network connectivity to help troubleshoot common connection problems. (Support: KB914440)

PortQry Command Line Port Scanner is a command-line utility that troubleshoots TCP/IP connectivity issues by reporting the port status of TCP and UDP ports on a computer you choose. For details, see KB310099 and description. (Description of Microsoft Port Numbers & All Port Numbers)

Port Reporter logs TCP and UDP port activity on a local Windows system by running as a service logging which ports are used, which process is using the port, if the process is a service, which modules the process has loaded and which user account is running the process. (Description of Microsoft Port Numbers & All Port Numbers)

Port Reporter Parser Tool is a log parser for Port Reporter log files. Port Reporter Parser has many features that can help you analyze Port Reporter log files.  

Product Support’s Reporting Tools and Premier Services Reporting Utility (Alliance version) facilitates the gathering of critical system and logging information used in troubleshooting support issues. There are 8 specialty versions, one for each of the following support scenario categories: Alliance, Directory Services (not for NT 4.0), Networking, Clustering, SQL, Software Update Services, MDAC and Base / Setup / Storage / Print / Performance. (Support: Blog Article & Overview)

User Mode Process Dumper (userdump) dumps any running Win32 processes memory image (including system processes such as csrss.exe, winlogon.exe, services.exe, etc) on the fly, without attaching a debugger, or terminating target processes. Generated dump file can be analyzed or debugged by using the standard debugging tools.

User Profile Deletion Utility (Delprof) deletes all data that is stored in a user profile including desktop settings, favorites, program-specific data that is contained in the Application Data folder, and the contents of the My Documents folder.

User Profile Hive Cleanup helps with slow log off and unreconciled profile problems ensuring that user sessions are completely terminated when a user logs off when using Roaming Profiles or locked profiles as implemented through the Shared Computer Toolkit. 

Video Decoder Checkup Utility helps determine if an MPEG-2 DVD video decoder is installed, and whether it’s compatible with Media Player 10 or Media Center Edition.

Windows Installer CleanUp Utility can remove a program’s configuration information if experiencing installation (Setup) problems.  

Windows Support Tools are intended for use by Microsoft support personnel and experienced users to assist in diagnosing and resolving computer problems. 


Baseline Security Analyzer includes a graphical and command line interface that can perform local or remote scans of Windows systems. MBSA will scan for common security misconfigurations in the following products: Windows 2000, XP, Server 2003, IIS 5.0 & 6.0, SQL Server 7.0 & 2000, MSIE 5.01 and later, and Office 2000, 2002 & 2003. MBSA also scans for missing security updates, update rollups and service packs published to Microsoft Update. (Support Tool: Visio Connector for MBSA 2.0, MBSA Homepage)

Malicious Software Removal Tool checks for infection by specific, prevalent malicious software (including Blaster, Sasser, and Mydoom) and helps to remove the infection if it is found. (Updated on the second Tuesday of each month.)  

Promqry and PromqryUI detects if a network sniffer that is running on a computer. If a system has network interfaces in promiscuous mode, it may indicate the presence of a network sniffer running on the system.

PromqryUI provides a Windows graphical interface that can be used to detect network interfaces that are running in promiscuous mode.

Promqry is a command line tool that can be used to detect network interfaces that are running in promiscuous mode.

Windows Defender protects against pop-ups, slow performance and security threats caused by spyware and other potentially unwanted software.

Windows Live Safety Center – Web service designed to ensure the health of your computer with free scanning tools helping get rid of unwanted software.    


Visual Web Developer
Visual Basic,  C#, C++, & J#

SQL Server


CD Slide Show Generator can view images burned to a CD as a slide show.

«Decades» Auto Playlist Pack include dozens new auto playlists to organize your music by decades—from the 1940s through the new millennium.

Device Manager Software Development Kit (SDK) works with devices that support the new Media Transfer Protocol (MTP).

Easy Camera Calibration Tool determines a camera’s internal parameters (focal length, aspect ratio, radial distortion, etc.). The technique only requires the camera to observe a planar pattern shown at a few (at least two) different orientations. Either the camera or the planar pattern can be freely moved. The motion need not be known. (Support: Website)

GroupShot creates a composite image from a series of photos. The photos must be of the same scene, taken from the same point of view within a short period of time. (Support: Help, WebsiteChannel 9 Video)

HTML Slide Show Wizard creates an HTML slide show of your digital pictures.

Image Resizer resizes one or many image files with a right-click. (Support: How to . . .)
JetStream Image Editor with cut and paste tool, based on sequential curve growing with interaction. (Support: Website)

Media Audio 9 Lossless to PCM Converter  command line tool converts files encoded using Windows Media Audio 9 Lossless back into the original PCM WAV format.

Media Bonus Pack: utilities, PowerToys, visualizations, skins, sound effects, and much more. (Net Install Version)

Media Capture capture uncompressed AVI video files with mono, stereo, 5.1, or 7.1 channels of audio, with up to 24 bit resolution and sampling rates up to 192KHz.

Media Encoder provides support for high-quality multichannel sound, high-definition video quality, new support for mixed-mode voice and music content, and more. (Support: Introduction to . . .)

Media Encoder Studio Edition for video professionals, focused on the creation of high-quality, offline encoded content.

Media Mono to Multichannel Wave Combiner 9 Series command line tool will combine 2, 6 or 8 mono WAV files into an audio-only AVI file that can be used as a source with the Windows Media Encoder 9 Series.

Media Player Software Development Kit (SDK) introduces a range of new features and functionality for customizing the Player and Player Control.

Media Professional Exhibitor intended for playback at full-screen resolution at all times. All transport and playlist controls appear on a (required) second monitor allowing for a theatrical viewing experience. 

Media Transfer Protocol Porting Kit introduces the new Media Transfer Protocol (MTP), which enables you to manage content on any portable device. 

Movie Maker create, edit, and share home movies easily with drag-and-drops. [Fun Packs: Winter 2002 & 2003 – Creative Audio, Titles,  Custom Effects and Transitions] (Support: Blog Posting)

Paint.Net originated as a Computer Science senior design project at Washington State University, and is still developed by the two alumni Rick Brewster and Tom Jackson who now work for Microsoft. Don’t forget the Free Paint.Net Plug-Ins!

Photo Story create slideshows using your digital photos. With a single click, you can touch-up, crop, or rotate pictures. Add stunning special effects, soundtracks, and your own voice narration to your photo stories. 

Producer 2003 for users of PowerPoint 2002 & 2003, includes improved audio and video quality, better synchronization, and presentation-sharing tools.

RAW Image Thumbnailer and Viewer for serious photographers. Organize and work with digital RAW files in Windows Explorer, providing thumbnails, previews, printing, and metadata display for RAW images. (Support: White Paper

TweakMediaPlayer gives access to advanced settings for the library, CD burning, and full-screen mode. Adjust music queuing in the library, automatic volume leveling for burning audio CDs, full-screen animations, and much more.

Video Cube loads an AVI movie file as a volume, and play back the movie sampling space and time in different ways. It also provides a single cutting plane for interactively viewing single spacetime slices of the video. (Support: Video Cubisum)


3 Degrees connects people into a small group, so you can do fun things together. Throw animations to each others’ desktops with winks. Listen together to a shared playlist created from music that you own with musicmix.

Carioca Rummy Card Game is a fun form of Contract Rummy popular in Argentina and Chile.

Game Voice Share Talk strategy to your teammates. Talk trash to your opponents. Game Voice brings the power of voice to games, whether you’re online, on a LAN, or offline. (Support: How to . . .)

Match-Up! Similar to the game «Concentration», test your memory and matching skills while racing against the clock.

SafeDisc – When running a restricted user account with fast user switching under Windows XP, some games will not start correctly. The game requests that the original disk be placed in the drive, even if it is already present.

XBox 360 Controller for Windows is equipped with smart features for enhanced PC gaming performance and greater navigational control. (Support: Documentation)

All Microsoft Free Game Demos


Fingerprint Reader – DigitalPersona Password Manager 1.0 (Support: How to . . .)

Keyboard – IntelliType 5.5  Sofware for Windows 2000/XP and Windows XP 64 OEM Version

Mouse & Trackball – IntelliPoint 5.5  Software for Windows 2000/XP, Windows XP 64 Bit  and  Windows 2000/XP & XP 64 OEM Version (Support: How to . . . )


4 the Dogs (Patas) – Four themes with «mans best friend.»

Brazilian Beaches (Praias do Brasil) – Four of Brazil’s famous beaches: Florianopolis, Buzios, Jericoacoara e Fernando de Noronha.

Brazilian Carnival Three types of parties according to regions: Olinda, Salvador and Rio de Janeiro.

Chinese New Year Theme Pack 2006.

Christmas Theme.

Creativity Fun Pack PowerToys automatically select images for your Desktop or Screen Saver.

Danish Spring & Summer themes by photographers from the Nordic countries.

Desktop Wallpapers from Microsoft Employees: Michael Swanson & Mikhail Arkhipov’s 1920 x 1200 (16:10 aspect ratio «widescreen») and 1600 x 1200 (4:3 aspect ratio «standard»), Peggi Goodwin’s Gorgeous Nature Images (various resolution) and three from the Exchange Server Team.

Dungeon Siege Screensaver from the magical Land of Ehb.

Egypt Nile Theme.

European Union Flags Screensaver.

Final Fantasy XI Desktop Theme.

Flight Simulator X Screensaver

Historical Monuments of Québec Theme.

Holiday Snowflakes Screensaver.

Ireland Desktop Theme by Fáilte Ireland and the Northern Ireland Tourist Board.

Italian Pasta Theme Pack

The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth Skin for Windows Media Player 10 The skin was created in partnership with Electronic Arts and designed by The Skins Factory.

MSN Screensaver personalize your screensaver with background photos, news and weather information from MSN or any RSS feeds from websites you choose.

Nunavut (Canadian Arctic Region) – Desktop Theme 

New Zealand Bliss A special Queen’s Birthday 2005 edition (Preview Samples)

Office Dinosaur Screensaver. Share the Microsoft Office Dino’s pain as he dances his way through one embarrassing technological difficulty after another.

Ontario Canada – Desktop Theme

Plus! Dancer LE enables you to experience the fun of entertaining dancers that groove to beats of the music that’s playing on your desktop.

  • Cobey See Cobey get down to Hip Hop!
  • Evan & Michele Spice up your desktop with the sexy Argentinean tango.
  • Scooby-Doo See Scooby-Doo do the Scooby Shuffle! 

Portuguese Discoveries Theme Pack produced in cooperation with Protugal’s National Library – Ministry of Culture.

Ree Ree Khao Sarn, the traditional Thai children’s game includes colorful wallpaper,icons and animated screensaver with sound, demonstrating children play.

San Fermín Desktop Theme is specifically designed for the Spanish speaking community.

Security Screensavers two screen savers remind us of basic security practices — Ten Immutable Laws of Security, & Ten Immutable Laws of Security Administration.

Thème Québec.

Valentine’s Day Screensaver celebrates (duh) Valentine’s Day.

Video Screensaver includes sample movie footage of countries all over the world.

Windows XP Screensaver.

Winter Fun Pack 2004 for Windows XP Installer.

Winter 2006 TechNet Scripting Games Screensaver.

World of Warcraft Skin for Media Player 10 – Blizzard’s official World of Warcraft skin.

Xbox Screensavers, Desktops & Media Player skins

Zune Desktop Theme


Microsoft Office System

Desktop Language Settings allows you to identify and change language, keyboard, and regional settings for Windows, Internet Explorer, and Office programs with a single tool.

Creative Commons Add-in for Office enables you to embed a Creative Commons license into a document created by: Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. With a Creative Commons license, authors can express their intentions regarding how their works may be used by others.

Enterprise Setup replacement of the Microsoft Office 2003 setup.exe file for administrators who plan to deploy Office 2003 with Local Installation Source (LIS) enabled.

File Converter Pack provides file converters and image filters for older or seldom used program formats.

Font properties extension adds several new property tabs to the fonts dialog box.

Learning Essentials is a free add-in for schools, transforms familiar applications into customized tools for teaching and learning. Curriculum-based toolbars, templates, project assistance, and tutorials from leading publishers help students and teachers to do their best work. (Supporting Software: Content Development Kit (CDK))

Office Web Parts and Components is a collection of Web Parts, Web Part Page solutions, templates, and data retrieval services that work closely with Office 2003 and Windows SharePoint Services 2.0. (For Office XP)

Remove Hidden Data  permanently remove hidden and collaboration data, such as change tracking and comments, from Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files with documentation. (Or you may have the same problem as pharmaceutical company Merck! 🙂

Resource Kit Tools 2000XP,  &  2003 for those deploying Microsoft Office in a corporate environment.

Sounds add sounds to have fun audio cues play as you work with Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word.

Stock Actions for the Research Task Pane allows you to insert stock quote information from the MSN Money Stock Quotes service into Word & Excel.

Web Components are a collection of Component Object Model (COM) controls for publishing spreadsheets, charts, and databases to the Web. (For Office XP)

Windows Rights Manangment Services (RMS) Client (SP2) is required for your computer to run applications that provide functionality based on Windows RMS technologies. (IA64 Version)

XML Date and Phone Number Smart Tags recognize most date and phone number formats in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Software Developer Kits (SDK)

InfoPath 2003 SDK — Sample forms, tools, and documentation to assist with InfoPath 2003 form development and deployment.

Office 2003 Research Service SDK — Build information services that provide users with robust information sources, all from within Office applications.

Office 2003 Smart Document SDK — Develop custom solutions that use the smart document functionality introduced in the Microsoft Office System.

Office 2003 Smart Tag SDK — Use the documentation, tools, sample code, and XML schemas in this SDK when creating solutions that use smart tags.

SharePoint Products and Technologies 2003 SDK — Programming tasks, samples, references, and conceptual overviews for SharePoint Projects and Technologies.  

And of course, plenty of Free Clip Art, Templates, Fonts – and zillions of Calendars for the years  200520062007,  2008, &  2005-2014


Converter 2.0 Utility is used to convert files from the Access 2.0 file format. 

Links Add-in helps maintains your Excel data-link with Access

Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) Add-in contains the SQL.REQUEST worksheet function, which can connect to an external database and return a query to the worksheet.

Report Manager Add-in allows you to combine Excel worksheets, views, and scenarios into reports that can then be printed.

XML Spreadsheet Add-in moves XML data seamlessly from Access 2002 to Excel



MSN Money Stock Quotes Add-in allows you to get dynamic stock quotes from the MSN Money Web site.

Sample Spreadsheets:  Five Handy Gantt Charting Tips & Expense Report

SharePoint Services Add-in for designing Excel 2003 Spreadsheet Web Parts, and save them to a SharePoint Services.

Statistical Analysis Toolpak performs statistical and regression analysis, while Solver Add-in uses Generalized Reduced Gradient (GRG2) nonlinear optimization code.

SQL Server Analysis Services Add-in enables users to access and analyze data from multiple Analysis Services Cubes, and to create rich, customized reports directly in Excel 2002 & 2003.

Treemapper Add-In  research tool allows a user to quickly and easily generate a treemap visualization of any hierarchical data in Excel, or from a CSV or XML file. Treemapper is based on the Data Visualization Components also available from this group.

XML Tools Add-in can provide information about a selected cell’s XML properties, create XSD files for XML maps, rename the Root and Row elements, or refresh all of the XML maps in a workbook at once. (Support Document: Using the Excel 2003 XML Tools Add-in)

XML Toolbox provide useful tools for working with XML in Excel with additional available help.

Excel Templates


1 Cool Menu FX Tool  is a 3rd party tool to adding animated buttons, expandable menus, floating navigation and other Flash animations.

bCentral Commerce Manager  is an add-in providing you with the tools you need to create, update, and manage a fully-powered e-commerce Web site.

Creating an RSS Feed  is sample code providing a Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) solution to programmatically generate an RSS feed.

Database Troubleshooting Utility checks for the following items that may cause a Database Results Region page to fail: The absence of a Global.asa file, Whether the Global.asa file is running, Whether the Global.asa file is running outside of the Web, The absense of any database connections in the Web.

Fiddler is an HTTP Debugging Proxy which logs all HTTP traffic between your computer and the Internet; and can inspected all HTTP Traffic, set breakpoints, and «fiddle» with incoming or outgoing data. Additional help is availble for debugging and performance.

Flashation Flash Menu Builder  is a 3rd party tool for adding Flash buttons and menus.

FrontLook Media Maker  is a 3rd party add-in makes publishing & creating CDs for use with the presentation viewer.

Help Publisher is a 3rd party add-in to create full-featured HTML help files.

Mobile HTML Optimizer is an add-in for versions 2000 & 2002 that can jumpstart your development of a WML (Wireless Markup Language) site by converting existing HTML (HyperText Markup Language) files created for a static Web site to WML format.

Page Margins is a 3rd party add-that helps the user easily set page margins that are compatible with both Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator.

Page Titles is a 3rd party add-in that changes page titles quickly and easily, individually and in-bulk.

Pre-publish is a 3rd party add-in that prompts you to save unsaved pages before your Web is published.

Windows Media Player Add-in enables users to embed the Windows Media Player control into websites.



My Font Tool converts your own handwriting into a TrueType font, making typed text appear as though you had written it by hand.

Send to OneNote from Internet Explorer is a PowerToy that allows you to send the contents of a Web page from Internet Explorer to a new OneNote page with the click of a button.

Send to OneNote from Outlook is a PowerToy that allows you to send e-mail messages to a OneNote from Outlook with the click of a button.

Send to OneNote from Word is a PowerToy written by Microsoft’s Brad Covelle

OneNote Templates


Calendar Views is an add-in that allows viewing your Calendar appointments through a filter that is based on Outlook labels and categories.

Holiday Update for Office XP provides holidays for the year 2006 through the year 2012.

Junk E-mail Reporting Tool lets you directly report junk e-mail to Microsoft and its affiliates for analysis to help us improve the effectiveness of our junk e-mail filtering technologies.

Lookout provides lightning-fast search for your e-mail, files, and desktop from within Outlook!

Notes Connector enable access your e-mail messages, calendar, address book, and To Do (task) items on an IBM Lotus Domino Release 5.x or Release 6.x server

Outlook Mobile Manager (OMM) brings the power of Microsoft Outlook to your portable device. OMM can prioritize your messages and makes smart decisions about when to send email. OMM also sends calendar reminders, task reminders, and an Outlook Today style daily summary all to your wireless device.

Oversized PST and OST Crop Tool used to resolve problems that can not be fixed using the Inbox Repair Tool due to the .pst or .ost files exceeding the 2 gigabyte (GB) size limitation. (Support Document: Troubleshooting Outlook)

Personal Folders Backup creates backup copies of your .PST files at regular intervals. (Support Documents: How to automatically backup your personal folders file in Outlook 2000/2003 & 2002/XP – KB910873 «The Backup command is missing from the File menu»)

SMS (MOSA) download will enable you to send SMS text messages through most GSM mobile phones connected to your PC.

SNARF, the Social Network and Relationship Finder filters and sorts Outlook e-mail based on the type of message and the user’s history with an e-mail correspondent. The result: a collection of alternative views of your e-mail that can help you make sense of the deluge. (Support Documents: Help Guide & Overview)

Thread Compressor macro compresses all mail messages from a specific conversation into a single mail message, thus reducing Inbox clutter and size.

Video E-mail uses a Web camera to send a video e-mail.

Windows Live Local Add-in enables you to add maps and directions to your Outlook meeting requests, calculate the travel distance between your start location and your appointment location, adjust your meeting departure time based on the estimated travel time, store custom locations, as well as print the map and step-by-step driving directions to take with you on the road. (Support Document: Read Me)



Multicast add-in for PowerPoint allows a presenter to multicast PowerPoint slides, including animations and effects, to a group of viewers.

Presentation Broadcast makes it easier to synchronize audio, video, slides, and images to deliver your presentations.

Producer makes it easier to synchronize audio, video, slides, and images to create engaging and effective rich-media presentations.

Report Presentation Add-in helps a user to quickly and easily create a presentation from a Project file. The tool extracts task information from the Project file and populates a template with the user-selected information. This add-in provides an effective, integrated means for project managers and other users to create presentations with real-time project data while avoiding redundant data entry and potential input errors. (Support Document: Read Me)

These samples allow PowerPoint 2002 to create an organization chart from a database of employees in Word and PowerPoint, or an animated presentation from a Word outline.

Templates Packs  12,  &  3 and even more Templates


Scrum Solution Starter is an Agile project management practice that employs short iterations and continuous improvement. The Scrum solution starter extends Microsoft Office Project Professional 2003 or Project Standard 2003 and enables project managers to perform basic Scrum work.

The Software Development Kit (SDK) is designed for solution providers, value-added resellers, and other developers to help customize Project 2003, and to extend and integrate Project Server 2003 with other applications for Enterprise Project Management. It features articles, programming references, tools, and sample code, including extensive articles called Solution Starters.

Template Creation Wizard add-in gives you the ability to create your own design templates incorporating custom backgrounds. This Wizard allows you to create new design templates using custom images as title master and slide master backgrounds.

Project Templates


20 Sample Diagrams related to support and sales demos.

IFilter is a component used by the Windows Indexing service and SharePoint Portal Server 2003 to extract text strings from Microsoft Visio files (.VSD, .VSS, .VST, .VDX, .VSX, and .VTX formats). The text strings are then indexed by these servers and the resulting indices are made available to several client applications that provide a user interface to search for text strings in files. These search clients include Visio 2003 Find Shape, Windows 2000 and Windows XP File Explorer search, Office 2003 search, Microsoft Windows SharePoint™ Services 2003 search, and SharePoint Portal Server search.

Software Development Kit (SDK) contains sample applications, code librarian code snippets, documentation, and tools, including the ShapeStudio, Event Monitor, Persistent Events, Print ShapeSheet, and Solution Publishing tools. 

Resource Kit are tools used to support deployment of Visio.

Visio Templates and Template & Stencil for designing SharePoint sites (beta)


Avery Wizard is a plug-in to Word XP, 2000, & 2003 and provides templates for hundreds of Avery laser and inkjet products. Use the Avery Wizard to print mailing labels, shipping labels, tab titles, Ready Index table of contents sheets, diskette labels, name badges, name tags, business cards, and tent cards.

Create Calendar in Word from Outlook 2000 Calendar Data The automated calendar template creates Outlook calendars in Word 97/2000. The template contains  macros that automatically take the data from Outlook 2000 and re-create your monthly calendar view in Word. After you use this template to re-create your calendar, you can print it, with or without weekends, in either portrait or landscape orientation. You can also modify the document.

Create a Presentation from Word easily convert your documents into PowerPoint presentations.

Equation Toolbar allows you to choose from more than 150 mathematical symbols.

Legal User’s Guide is a reference for legal professionals that describes features useful to the legal industry. (Previous Versions)

Microsoft Reader Add-In uses Word to create your own Microsoft Reader eBooks by converting new or existing Word documents, letting you benefit from the features and convenience of Microsoft Reader.

Sales & Marketing Templates

Troubleshooting Word with SUPPORT.DOT

Word Redaction Add-in allows marking sections of Word 2003 documents for redaction. Create a new, redacted version of the document in which the marked text is replaced with a black bar that cannot be converted back to text.  (Support Document: Readme FileOnline Support).

The XSLT Inference Tool creates XSL Transformations (XSLT) that quickly transform XML files into WordprocessingML files with complex and rich formatting.

Word XML Software Developer Kit (SDK) online — Information and assistance for making the best use of the expanded XML features and support in Word 2003.

Word Templates & 3rd Party Graph Paper

AND. . .if you don’t own Microsoft Office – you can always use the Microsoft Office Viewers:



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6 comentarios sobre “Lista definitiva de Software gratuito de Microsoft”

  1. Va a haber alguno que leer «Microsoft Freeware» le va a sonar a aquello de «Inteligencia Militar» xD

    La lista está interesante, gracias por compartirlo 🙂


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