List of Fictional Companies Used in Microsoft Material/Documentation

List of Fictional Companies Used in Microsoft Material/Documentation

This Wiki page lists the names of the fictitious companies registered by Microsoft and used in Microsoft learning material as well as documentation.

Most Microsoft consultants, administrators, and technicians recognize the perhaps two most used fictional companies - Contoso and Fabrikam, but there are many other not so well known company names on the list:

  • A. Datum Corporation (adatum.com redirects to microsoft.com)
  • AdventureWorks Cycles
  • Allure Bays Corp.
  • Alpine Ski House (alpineskihouse.com redirects to microsoft.com)
  • Awesome Computers
  • Baldwin Museum of Science
  • Blue Yonder Airlines
  • City Power & Light
  • Coho Vineyard
  • Coho Winery (cohowinery.com redirects to microsoft.com)
  • Coho Vineyard & Winery
  • Consolidated Messenger
  • Contoso Bikes & Frozen Yogurt (source)
    • Contoso Bikes & Formal Wear
    • Contoso Bikes & Haircuts
    • Contoso Bikes & Dogs (implied)
  • Contoso Ltd. (contoso.com redirects to microsoft.com)
  • Contoso Pharmaceuticals
  • Fabrikam, Inc. (fabrikam.com redirects to microsoft.com)
  • Fourth Coffee (fourthcoffee.com redirects to microsoft.com)
  • Graphic Design Institute
  • Humongous Insurance
  • Itexamworld.com
  • LitWare Inc. (litware.com redirects to microsoft.com)
  • Lucerne Publishing (lucernepublishing.com redirects to microsoft.com)
  • Margie's Travel
  • Northridge Video
  • Northwind Traders (northwindtraders.com redirects to microsoft.com)
  • Parnell Aerospace
  • Phone Company
  • ProseWare, Inc. (proseware.com redirects to microsoft.com)
  • Reskit (reskit.com)
  • School of Fine Art (fineartschool.net redirects to microsoft.com)
  • Southbridge Video
  • TailSpin Toys (tailspintoys.com redirects to microsoft.com)
  • Tasmanian Traders
  • The Phone Company
  • Terra Firm (example company name used on the box for Publisher v3)
  • Terra Flora, Incorporated (source)
  • Trey Research Inc.
  • WingTip Toys (wingtiptoys.com redirects to microsoft.com)
  • Wide World Importers
  • Woodgrove Bank

Please feel free to add any missing ones!


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  • Parnell Aerospace

    Tasmanian Traders

  • What a great idea for an article! Great job!

  • I think I know just as much about Woodgrove Bank from the exams I've taken as I do about my own datacenter.

  • fineartschool.net

    cpandl.com

  • electronic, inc

  • Every time I think I got a new one it's already in the list! ... Blue Yonder Airlines was brand new to me :) Good job!