What is TMAFE?

TMAFE is a Microsoft Agent community formed on May 25th, 2018. It primarily focuses on Microsoft Agent characters and their development. This website is also the official website for TMAFE software, which can be found on the Products page.        

What is Microsoft Agent?

Microsoft Agent was a technology developed by Microsoft that allows for users to interact with animated characters inside applications and web pages. It used text to speech engines to allow the animated characters to speak to the end user. These animated characters were called "Microsoft Agents". It came preinstalled with Windows beginning with Windows 98. Microsoft Agent continued to release alongside all Windows versions until Windows 7 in 2009, following Microsoft's discontinuation of Microsoft Agent. The latest release of Microsoft Agent was version 2.0 on October 12th, 1998.

Microsoft Agent allowed for users of the software to make characters through the Microsoft Agent Character Editor. Four default characters were made by Microsoft on the original page, including Genie, Merlin, Peedy, and Robby. Some other notable characters are those featured in the Microsoft Office suite throughout 1997 to 2003, including Clippy, Dot, or Office Logo. The Windows XP search assistants are also Microsoft Agents, including Rover. Another mentionable Microsoft Agent is Bonzi, a purple gorilla that came bundled BonziBUDDY until its discontinuation. The Bonzi character later received a lot of attention after being a meme following multiple meme videos on it before a streamer eventually streamed an XP destruction causing the popularity of the Bonzi character to rise.

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  • May 19th, 2023 - We will begin translating the upload page into the most common languages our site users speak as to make it more convenient for other people to upload files. We would like to give a special thanks to Isaac/s4c for the Indonesian translation of the upload page, a special thanks to United World for the Hindi, Bengali, and Tamil translation, and WF4123 a special thanks for the Romanian translation.
  • March 6th, 2023 - After 2 years of waiting, TMAFE.COM has finally been approved for ads. This means that ads will appear on the side of the home page, products page, download center page, and packs page. This is to help keep the site up since TMAFE.COM costs around 100 USD a year to keep up and running. However, ads will not appear on the upload or any ms-agent-hosting directories. If you find these annoying, we understand and you are free to download an ad-block extension. However, if you would like to support the site, we greatly appreciate it! :D