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.[5] The joke was a response to the 2010 whitepaper listed above. In response to this joke, the Why Microsoft Blog responded saying that Contoso was lured from Google by promises of "proven cost savings".[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Look Before You Leap into Google Apps" (PDF). Microsoft Download Center. Microsoft Corporation. February 2012. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "OneNote: Search notes instantly". Microsoft Office. Retrieved 28 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Exchange Advanced Settings for Mailbox-Enabled Recipients". Microsoft TechNet. 9 July 2007. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "How to use the Table Storage Service". Windows Azure. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Contoso has gone Google". Official Google enterprise Blog. 1 April 2011. Retrieved 26 November 2011. 
  6. ^ "Contoso Fooled By Google, Returns to Microsoft". Tony Tai. 30 March 2012. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 

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