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  • Microsoft Anti-Spyware beta

    Microsoft's AntiSpyware is a rebadged version of Giant Software's existing app. Gates liked it so much, he bought the company in December. Its collection of security…

    Free

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • Microsoft Digital Imaging Suite 2006

    Organising and editing your ever-growing collection of digital photos can be a daunting prospect. Microsoft's Digital Image Suite 2006 aims to make the process…

    £50 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Windows XP Professional X64 Edition

    Cast your mind back to September 03 and you might remember AMD's shock announcement that it thought we were all ready for 64bit computing. AMD put its money where its…

    £99 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Internet Explorer 7.0

    We put Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 to the test.

    Free

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Microsoft Dungeon Siege II

    When we reviewed the original Dungeon Siege three years ago we were bowled over by its graphics, addictive gameplay and absorbing plot line. So we have been eagerly…

    £27 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Age of Empires III

    Truth be told, PC Advisor had a bad time learning about history at school – we never saw the point of reading about agrarian policy when there were all those juicy…

    £30 inc VAT

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • Microsoft Office 12.0 Beta 1.0

    A completely new interface, a totally new file format – but will Office 12.0 have any new features? How about better charts and graphics, time management,…

    Free

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • Microsoft Works Suite 2006

    The 2006 version of Microsoft's budget-friendly alternative to Office brings some hefty software into the mix. Reading the list of applications brought to mind a line…

    £70 inc VAT

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • Microsoft Windows 7 Security Edition review

    We take a first look at the Release Candidate for Windows 7 Security Edition. Where other versions have promised enhanced security, this version could even deliver.

    Free

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Visual Studio 2005 Express

    The latest release of Microsoft's Visual Studio has come with a surprise: a release of separate Express editions of its main development tools that are available for…

    Free

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends

    Fans of Rise of Nations will find plenty to sink their teeth into here. But if you're new to the series, or to the real-time strategy genre, getting acquainted with…

    £34 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Windows Media Player 11.0

    In the first UK review, we look at how Microsoft's new version of its media software stacks up against iTunes.

    Free

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Encyclopedia face-off: Britannica vs Encarta

    We tested Encyclopædia Britannica 2007 Ultimate Reference Suite and Encarta Reference Library 2007 to find the best DVD-based encyclopedia.

    £40 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Windows Vista: the new interface

    The moment Windows Vista starts, some of its biggest changes are in plain view: the new interface is distinctive and eye-catching. Colours are subtler and the overall…

    £99 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Windows Vista: Security Center

    Following years of criticism about Windows security, Microsoft had promised that Vista would be the most secure OS it had produced. This goal seems to have been met –…

    £99 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Windows Vista: search and networking

    Search is one of Windows Vista's greatest strengths. Finding files using a built-in Windows tool has never been so simple. You'll be constantly using search in…

    £99 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Windows Vista: bundled applications

    Simply opening and closing windows and tweaking your system gets dull after a while. Windows Vista includes far more built-in applications than Windows XP while…

    £99 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Microsoft Windows Vista review

    Windows Vista finally launches on 30 January – and we've got a comprehensive review to help you decide whether to upgrade.

    £99 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2007

    PowerPoint 2007 benefits hugely from Office 2007's highly visual ribbon interface and new design tools.

    £160 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Microsoft Access 2007

    The most notable things about Access 2007 is that Microsoft has finally given it some long-overdue attention and beefed up its security tools while making the whole…

    £180 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

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