Microsoft Agent Characters
Microsoft Agent Animated, Talking Characters

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 including, VBScript for HTML, JavaScript for HTML, Email Stationery, Visual 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.

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 What is Microsoft Agent?

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.

JamesMicrosoft 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 development.

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 their computers.

For more information, visit:

The Microsoft Agent Home Page

The Microsoft Agent Ring


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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.