It's impossible to tell when the inspiration for a purchase will strike, so Microsoft Garage hopes to cover as many bases as possible. The program was initially developed as a browser extension for Microsoft Edge, but it has since expanded to be compatible on every major browser as well as several other platforms, including Facebook Messenger, Cortana, and an Android app.
Much of the appeal of Microsoft Garage as a virtual shopping assistant is precisely in its versatility. The system tracks user behavior during browsing on shopping sites, and since people often browse on many different platforms, Garage can keep up seamlessly when compared to other shopping assistants.
The program works with over 7,000 shopping websites around the world, and it can understand 27 different languages.