Microsoft offers many versions of their software as trial versions. Evaluations
vary from 30-, 60- or 120-day evaluations. Below is a list of some of the application,
gaming and server software you can download and try for free.
Note that many of these trials are available for a limited time, so if you snooze,
you may lose. Also note that some CDs require a minimal shipping and handling
charge. Click the links below to go to the appropriate Microsoft web page for
complete details on each item.
If the software you're interested in isn't on this list, check out the Microsoft
Product catalog to find any Microsoft software at this link: http://www.microsoft.com/catalog/.
Most software will show a "More Information" home web site for the
software along the left of the catalog page. By going to the home page of each
item, you can check the home page for link to any available trial version. Not
all software will offer trials.
Also note that while testing the links on this page, I would occasionally receive a "page not found" error. Since I knew I'd copied the links correctly, I immediately clicked it again. Sure enough, the second time was the charm. So if you should get any errors using these links, close your browser and give it another shot. These links all were correct at the time of this writing.