Vintage Microsoft Magazine Ads

I rumaged the internet to find these Microsoft print ads. I know their not Apple quality but still cool to see.

I never have really done anything with 16 bit software except hack an old King’s Quest Mod a long time ago, but I bet Microsoft tool is what I used ;)

This was an early ad for Windows 95 – I hope Microsoft fired that Marketing Company, this ad is horrible.

123 vs Excel, this might have been Microsoft’s first software war. I’m actually glad Excel won, I wasn’t a big fan of 123.

Flight Simulator This was No Doubt their best game for years, way a head of times. I played this for hours.

Remember when Wall Street liked Microsoft, Now their stock falls even when they exceed expectations.

Multiplan – This later became Excel for you kids out there. It was also Microsoft’s first GUI attempt.

Will Microsoft become the first to create the first truly mobile computer for personal use? Technology can really take us anywhere, as devices with a touch screen monitor can attest to. Who knows how far advanced computers, barcode scanners and business electronics can get!


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8 thoughts on “Vintage Microsoft Magazine Ads

  1. CJ says:

    Nice Find

  2. Marty Weil says:

    I’m glad you featured this ephemera. Old paper is often under-appreciated. I feature similar ephemera on my blog at

    I enjoy your blog and thought this was a very cool post. Thanks for featuring it.

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    Sorry, it just sounds like a crazy idea for me :)

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