MASH is an easy-to-use program that lets you record and playback entertaining
Microsoft Agent character presentations by simply dragging characters around the
screen and directing what they say and do. Behind the scenes, MASH does the hard
work for you and can generate your presentations into several scripting
languages for use in Websites, Microsoft PowerPoint Presentations, Visual Basic,
HTML Email Stationery, Windows Scripting Host, and MASH's own Desktop Scripts
and Executable programs.
Some uses for these captivating technologies include talking websites,
interactive presentations, self-running kiosks/demos, tutorials, tour guides,
clipboard and text file readers, and just plain fun.
Easily experiment with Character Animations, Text-to-Speech,
Language, Voice, Cartoon Balloons, and Move actions.
Save your presentations in MASH Script (.MSH) text files or MASH
Executable (.EXE) files for later editing.
Generate your presentations to many supported file formats
Basic, VBA for Office documents, and Windows Scripting Host.
With the Microsoft Speech Recognition Engine, you can use Voice
Activated Menu Commands to launch Programs, Documents, Web Sites, etc.
For power users, generated scripts are based on Templates that
can be highly customized to suit your needs.
Unfortunately, Microsoft Agent has been
discontinued by Microsoft.
This website and software will remain here for
historical reasons, and for users still using Windows XP.
Agent version 2.0 provides unprecedented technology to create innovative, new
conversational interfaces for applications and Web pages. It provides powerful
animation capability, interactivity, and versatility, with incredible ease of
Microsoft Agent is a technology that provides a foundation for more
natural ways for people to communicate with their computers. It is a set of
software services that enable developers to incorporate interactive animated
characters into their applications and Web pages. These characters can speak,
via a text-to-speech engine or recorded audio, and even accept spoken voice
commands. Microsoft Agent empowers developers to extend the user interface
beyond the conventional mouse and keyboard interactions prevalent today.
Enhancing applications, presentations, and Web pages with a visible interactive
personality will both broaden and humanize the interaction between users and
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Microsoft and the Microsoft Agent Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks
of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
"Max" character, Copyright © 1999 RayFlex Animation
"James" character, Copyright © 1999 La Cantoche Production
All other Characters are Copyright by their respective creators/owners.