Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational software corporation
headquartered in Redmond, Washington that develops, manufactures,
licenses, and supports a wide range of products and services related to
Started as a version of the BASIC programming language.
The company was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4, 1975.
Microsoft is the world’s largest software maker measured by revenues. It is
also one of the world’s most valuable company.
“To help people and businesses throughout world realize their full potential.”
”A computer on every desk, and in every home.”
Bill Gates is still the richest man in the world with $ 40.0 billion
List is the ranking of the world's richest billionaires as of February 13, 2009
Paul Gardner Allen (born
January 21, 1953) is an
American investor and
philanthropist who co-
founded Microsoft with
Bill Gates and is one of the
wealthiest people in the
world with a personal
wealth of US$13.5 billion
as of 2010.
Paul Gardner Allen
– 1975 – Popular Electronics magazine featured a cover story for
Altair 8800. This inspired Gates and Allen to develop a version
of the B ASIC Programming Language for the Altair.
• This inspired Gates and Allen to develop a version of the B ASIC
Programming Language for the Altair.
• Licensed the software to MITS, (Micro Instrumental Telemetry Systems)
• Microsoft (Originally Microsoft) was formed in
Albuquerque, New Mexico, to develop versions of
Basic for other companies.
1975-1983 Early History
1984-1994 Windows And Office
1995-2005 internet and 32-bit era
2006-2011 Windows Vista, Window 7,mobile & SaaS
2012-present windows mobile metro design
• Microsoft is founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen; 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
• Paul Allen resigns as executive vice-president but remains on the board; Jon Shirley is made president
of Microsoft (he later becomes CEO); Microsoft introduces the Microsoft Mouse and Word for MS-DOS
• Microsoft and IBM forge a joint development agreement. They launch Windows 1.0 ( first window
based OS) and after that in 1986 Bill gates become youngest billionaire at the age of just 31.
• Microsoft co-develop SQL server 1.0.
History of Microsoft
• Jon Shirley retires as president and CEO; Michael R. Hallman is promoted in Shirley's place; the company
becomes the first PC software firm to surpass $1 billion of sales in a single year.
• The company introduces Windows 3.1. Windows now has over 25 million licenced users.
• In this year Microsoft released Windows NT.
• In, 1995 Microsoft launch windows 95 and sell 1 million copies in 4 days.
• The Justice Department alleges that Microsoft violated a 1994 consent decree concerning licensing the
Windows operating system to computer manufacturers
•The U.S. Department of Justice files two antitrust cases against Microsoft, alleging the company had
violated the Sherman Act.1998
• Microsoft Windows XP is released internationally. In 2002, Great plain software is acquired by Microsoft.
• Microsoft launches Windows Server.
• Microsoft announces a five-country pilot program for Windows XP Starter Edition, a low-cost introduction
to Windows XP designed for first-time desktop PC users in developing technology markets.
• MSN launches a new Search service, available in 25 markets and 10 languages. The new MSN Search
service delivers results of greater relevance, instant answers to specific questions, and a collection of tools
that give Internet users greater control in targeting and refining searches.
• Windows Vista was released to consumers along with a new version of its Office suite, called Microsoft
•First beta of .NET framework released.
• Bill gates leaves Microsoft to pursue charity work.
• In this year Microsoft released windows 7. Beats all previous records of sales.
• For the first time, Apple comes close to Microsoft and becoming the most valuable technology
company in America.
• Microsoft launch windows 8 ( for all people ), .NET framework 4.5, Internet Explorer 10 etc.
• Windows 8.1 was released to consumers along with Office 2013.
Xbox for Games.
Cloud Storage Device.
Microsoft Windows is a series of graphical
interface operating systems developed,
marketed and sold by Microsoft.
Microsoft introduced an operating environment named Window
on November 20, 1985 as an add-on to MS-DOS in response to the
growing interest in graphical user interfaces (GUIs).
Microsoft Windows came to dominate the world's personal
computer market with over 90% market share, overtaking Mac
OS, which had been introduced in 1984.
Latest Operating System Are – Window 8.
Microsoft Office 2013 (formerly Office 15)
is a version of Microsoft Office, a productivity
suite for Microsoft Windows.
It is the successor of Microsoft Office 2010 and includes extended
file format support, user interface updates and support for touch
among its new features.
Office 2013 is suitable for IA-32 and x64 systems and requires
Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 or later version of either.
A version of Office 2013 comes included on Windows RT devices.
The Xbox is a video game console
manufactured by Microsoft.
It was released on November 15, 2001 in North America, February
22, 2002 in Japan, and March 14, 2002 in Australia and Europe.
It was Microsoft's first foray into the gaming console market.
The integrated Xbox Live service launched in November 2002
allowed players to play games online with a broadband connection.
Xbox's successor, the Xbox 360, was launched in November 2005.
Skype is proprietary Voice a over
IP service and software application.
It developed into a platform with over 600 million users and was
bought by Microsoft in 2011 for $8.5 billion.
The service allows users to communicate with peers by voice using
a microphone, video by using a webcam, and instant messaging
over the Internet.
Skype's original proposed name (Sky Peer-to-Peer) reflects this
Hotmail (officially Microsoft Hotmail,
previously Windows Live Hotmail and MSN
Hotmail) was a free web-based email service operated
by Microsoft as part of Windows Live.
It was recently replaced by the newer Outlook service by Microsoft.
Hotmail was one of the first web-based email services, it was
founded by Sabeer Bhatia and Jack Smith and launched in July 1996
It was acquired by Microsoft in 1997 for an estimated $400 million, and
shortly after, it was rebranded as "MSN Hotmail". The current version was
released in 2011.
Bing (known previously as Live Search,
Windows Live Search, and MSN Search) is a
web search engine (advertised as a "decision engine“)
Bing was unveiled by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer on May 28,2009
at the All Things Digital conference in San Diego for release on
On July 29, 2009, Microsoft and Yahoo! announced a deal in which
Bing would power Yahoo! Search.
Bing Available in 40 Languages.
Skydrive (officially Microsoft Skydrive,
previously Windows Live Sky Drive and
Windows Live Folders) is a file hosting service
that allows users to upload and sync files to a cloud storage and then access them
from a Web browser or their local device.
The service offers 7 GB of free storage for new users. Additional storage is
available for purchase.
Users who signed up to Sky Drive prior to April 22, 2012 could opt-in for a
limited time offer of 25 GB of free storage upgrade.
The service is built using HTML5 technologies.
Internet Explorer (formerly Microsoft Internet
Explorer and Windows Internet Explorer,
commonly abbreviated IE or MSIE) is a series of
graphical web browsers developed by Microsoft and included
as part of the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, starting in 1995.
It was first released as part of the add-on package Plus! for
Windows 95 that year.
Later versions were available as free downloads, or in service
packs, and included in the OEM service releases of Windows 95
and later versions of Windows.
The latest stable release is IE 10, with a new interface allowing for
use as both a desktop application, and as a Windows 8 application.
Founded :Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States (April 4, 1975)
Founder(s) :Bill Gates, Paul Allen
Headquarters : Microsoft Redmond Campus, Redmond, Washington, U.S.
Revenue : 73.72 Billons $
Net Income : 16.97 Billions $
Employees : 94000
Website : WWW.Microsoft.com
Bill Gates : Chairman of the Board
Steven Ballmer : Chief Executive Officer
Peter Klein: Chief Financial Officer
Kurt DelBene: President - Microsoft Office Division
Satya Nadella : President - Server and Tools Business
Brian Turner: Chief Operating Officer
• 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
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