Microsoft is a the leading company in terms of computing software for home and business use, along with an outstanding hardware line which flags are definitely the XBOX console and Surface devices line of product. Because the company from Redmond, Washington has been in the market for quite some decades, there are previous versions of Microsoft products, services and technologies that in fact are still used in minor proportion.
For this reason, Microsoft have the interest of offering the most suitable conditions for those users utilizing previous versions of their products and software to migrate to newer platforms and solutions, in order to avoid security breaches, slower workflow and high resource consumption. While that happen, to provide documentation for previous products and solutions is still critical on behalf of Microsoft.
Documentation for older Microsoft platforms and solutions
Due to the great set of available services and products sold and offered by the company through the years, Microsoft offer the online website, and inside there are the different document, terms and conditions of use related to those previous products and solutions sold years ago, which are plenty.
For example, it is possible to find information, files and documents, TOS and more related to .NET frameworks in previous versions, ASP.NET, Azure, Visual Studio, TechNet, Microsoft ESP, System Center and Industry Solutions Group.
Of course, there is included documentation respecting other types of platforms and solutions that are more home and business approach related and not so technical and specialized.
Of course, these have to do with Windows as operating system in previous versions like Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows Seven, Bing as Microsoft´s search engine and Office suites in 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013 versions, along with other software and platforms installed in home and office machines across the world, which in many cases do not have further support and updates.