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Due to customer feedback, Microsoft has decided to provide an installation package of the Microsoft Agent core components for use on Windows 7. This package includes the required components to enable applications to work with MS Agent. In addition it contains the character “Merlin” which was also shipped in Windows Vista. Please read the EULA with the package for more details for downloading, installing, and servicing for end users. Microsoft Agent is still being deprecated and will not be included in future versions of the operating system. This package is intended for use only on Windows 7 and is not supported on any previous or future operating systems. No new features have been added to this release, but the product has been localized for languages supported on the Windows Vista operating system.

This package may not be redistributed. In addition, development of new Microsoft Agent applications is not supported on the Windows 7 platform.

Thanks to the many folks who provided feedback to assist us in our decision. If you have any concerns please let us know.

For more information please visit: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969168.


Beginning with Windows® 7, Microsoft Agent will not be included or supported in future versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system. We encourage Microsoft Agent application developers and redistributors to evaluate their activities in light of this decision.


Last Updated: May 1, 2009

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