Vision and Mission
Worldwide company strength
About Microsoft segments and Products
Fun facts about Microsoft
Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational software
corporation headquartered in Redmond, Washington.
It develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a wide
range of products and services related to computing.
The world’s largest software maker measured by revenues.
It is also one of the world’s most valuable company.
The company was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on
April 4, 1975.
INTRODUCTION ABOUT OWNER
William Henry "Bill" Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an
American business magnate, investor, computer programmer, and investor.
Gates originally established his reputation as the co-founder of Microsoft,
the world’s largest PC software company, with Paul Allen.
MOTIVATION TO START THE COMPANY
Paul Allen and Bill Gates, childhood friends with a passion in computer
programming, were seeking to make a successful business utilizing their
They developed the interpreter on a simulator.
They demonstrated the interpreter to MITS in Albuquerque, New Mexico
in March 1975
They officially established Microsoft on April 4, 1975, with Gates as
• Microsoft is founded ;they sell BASIC, the first PC computer language
program to MITS Computer, Microsoft's first customer.
• Microsoft Inc. is incorporated; IBM uses Microsoft's 16-bit operating
system for its first personal computer.
• Microsoft introduces the Microsoft Mouse andWord for MS-DOS 1.00. .
• Microsoft and IBM forge a joint development agreement and launch
• Microsoft co-develop SQL server 1.0.
• IntroducingWindows 3.1
• Windows NT
• Windows 95
• First Beta of .NET Framework released
2001- • Windows XP released
• Windows Server launched.
• WindowsVista was released with Microsoft Office 2007.
• Bill Gates leaves Microsoft to persue charity work.
• Windows 7 released
• Windows 8 launches
• Windows 8.1 with Office 2013 releases
WORLDWIDE COMPANY STRENGTH
$580 billion partner revenue
Applications and Services Engineering Group
Cloud and Enterprise Engineering Group
Operating Systems Engineering Group
Technology and Research
Business Development and Evangelism Group
Legal and Corporate Affairs Group
Kevin Turner leads worldwide sales, field marketing, services,
support, and stores as well as IT, licensing and commercial
Mark Penn leads Strategy, responsible for core strategic issues
across Microsoft’s products, value propositions and investments,
and leads the company’s competitive research and analysis.
PRODUCTS OWNED BY MICROSOFT
Xbox - Game Console
The software product includes :
Word (a word processor)
Access (a personal relational database application)
Excel (a spreadsheet program)
Outlook (Groupware, frequently used with Exchange Server)
PowerPoint (presentation software)
Publisher (desktop publishing software)
An online office and software plus services suite named which is a subscription
service for Microsoft Office products.
A number of other products were added later with the release of Office 2013
The company's set of programming tools and compilers.
The software product is GUI-oriented and links easily with the Windows APIs.
The current version isVisual Studio 2013.
Visual Studio supports development for both nativeWindows platform and .NET
Various free editions are also offered for Windows Runtime, Windows Phone,
ASP.NET andWindows desktop development.
The company's cloud computing platform that hosts virtual machines, websites
It provides both platform as a service (PaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS)
It supports many different programming languages, tools and frameworks,
including both Microsoft-specific and third-party software and systems.
Microsoft offers a suite of server software, entitled Microsoft Servers for private
Windows Server 2012.
SQL Server Exchange Server.
Systems Management Server.
A group of operating systems designed to be used in embedded
Windows Embedded Standard
Windows Embedded Industry and more.
Windows Server 2003
Windows 8, andWindows Server 2008.
Multinational corporation operating through regional subsidiaries to minimize
cultural differences in more than 60 countries
Software products have high name recognition
Revenues and profits rising at 30% a year
Windows 95, 98, 2000 series, and Windows NT
Microsoft leadership failed to correctly anticipate the growth or popularity
of the Internet.
Not a key player in the Internet space, wireless market and few products for
Dependency on hardware manufacturers to pre-install Microsoft's PC
Cheaper global telecommunication costs open new markets as people
connect to the Internet.
The demand for personal computers in American and global markets
remains strong despite the growth and increasing popularity of personal
Apple and Linux threaten Microsoft's 88% market share of the desktop
Hardware manufacturers are issuing their own pre-bundled programs on
their own hardware.
Rapid development of mobile devices.
FUN FACTS ABOUT MICROSOFT
The first ever mention of “Microsoft” was in the letter from
Bill-Gates to co-founder Paul Allen in 1975.
The “blibbet” logo shown below refers to stylized “o” and
was apparently once was the name of burger served in the
Microsoft company cafeteria.
The Microsoft sound: Pioneering musician Brian Eno was the
musical brains behind windows 95’s start tune dubbed “The
Microsoft sound” .
Microsoft has spilt its stock nine times since it went public
back in 1986 and the company will generally split its stock
when its share prize goes too high.
Microsoft is one of the largest corporate collectors of
artworks over 5,000 contemporary pieces including
paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photographs, ceramics,
studio glass and multimedia works.
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