Microsoft Agent (also known as MS Agent) is a program developed by Microsoft Corporation that allows users to animate their characters. Microsoft Agent characters can speak using text-to-speech engines, speech balloons, thinking balloons, move around the screen, whisper, speak monotone, sing songs, and more. Microsoft Agent also uses ActiveX control in order to work on web pages (with Internet Explorer only).
Microsoft Agent was originally created in Windows 98. After some failures, Microsoft Agent was discontinued by Microsoft when Windows 7 came out in 2009. Despite this, some fans still use Microsoft Agent for animation purposes.