The universal footer is located at the bottom of the page. It includes sections for site-level content links, utility navigation, links to corporate and legal info, and the locale switcher. It is persistent and consistent across all Microsoft sites.
The footer is a Microsoft online branding and navigation element. Along with the header, the footer provides a common visual and wayfinding structure, anchoring each site in the Microsoft domain.
There are two parts to the universal footer: 1) The category footer, and 2) the corporate footer.
The category footer includes a set of site specific links as determined by the site owner. They can be based on top performing or business critical links from the site’s category navigation or other relevant navigation.
It is best to use no more than 6 links per section.
Six sections are recommended and provided by default. You may choose to have between four and six sections.
As you choose your link labels, use language that is concise. Do not use jargon, acronyms, or other "unfriendly" technical or internal language.
Do not mix site links that are already part of the categories sticky navigation.
The corporate footer includes the locale switcher and required legal and corporate links.
Locale Switcher (icon and text)
Privacy & Cookies (FWLink: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=248681).
[Page or site legal] E.g. About our ads (Required for all websites that have advertising and deploy the TOptOut cookie in all locales where Windows is supported. Use FWLink: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=286759).