Contoso

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Contoso also known as Contoso Ltd. is a fictional company used by Microsoft as an example company and domain.

Usage[edit]

Contoso and its website, contoso.com, are used in documentation and help files for many Microsoft products. Contoso's website redirects to Microsoft.com. Examples of its usage include:

Contoso Employees[edit]

In popular culture[edit]

On April 1, 2011, an April Fool's Day joke from Google Enterprise said that Contoso abandoned many of Microsoft's technologies in favor of Google Apps.[2] The joke was a response to the 2010 whitepaper listed above. In response to this joke, the Why Microsoft Blog responded saying that Contoso has lured by Google from promises of "proven cost savings".[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/3/0/63099C56-D006-4125-A138-1EE1B05BA9C3/LookBeforeYouLeap.pdf
  2. ^ "Contoso has gone Google". Official Google enterprise Blog. 2011-04-01. Retrieved 2011-11-26. 
  3. ^ "Contoso Fooled By Google, Returns to Microsoft". Tony Tai. 2012-03-30. Retrieved 2013-11-04.