Microsoft , headquartered in the state of Washington, produces the Windows operating systems, Microsoft Office applications, and many other software products.
Microsoft's applications are known for using communication protocols that are unique to Microsoft. The Wiki has pages on dealing with Microsoft's Component Object Model (COM) and the older Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) as well as Open DataBase Connectivity (ODBC). Microsoft Excel is also frequently discussed.
- Taking Advantage of Windows 2000 and .NET Platform , Jan Dubois, David Ascher, 2001-06-01
- how to use scripting languages, including Tcl, Perl, and Python, with Microsoft facilities such as OLE, COM, ActiveX, CDO, WMI.
- Microsoft Command Shell