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Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational technology company which produces computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services. WikipediaStock priceMSFT (NASDAQ) $277.42 -2.51 (-0.90%)
8 Jul, 4:00 pm GMT-4 – DisclaimerCEOSatya Nadella (4 Feb 2014–)Customer service1800 102 1100Founded: 4 April 1975, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United StatesHeadquartersRedmond, Washington, United StatesFoundersBill GatesPaul AllenSubsidiariesGitHubNuance CommunicationsMORE

Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational technology company which produces computer softwareconsumer electronicspersonal computers, and related services. Its best known software products are the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, the Microsoft Office suite, and the Internet Explorer and Edge web browsers. Its flagship hardware products are the Xbox video game consoles and the Microsoft Surface lineup of touchscreen personal computers. Microsoft ranked No. 21 in the 2020 Fortune 500 rankings of the largest United States corporations by total revenue; it was the world’s largest software maker by revenue as of 2016. It is considered one of the Big Five companies in the U.S. information technology industry, along with GoogleAppleAmazon, and Facebook.

Microsoft (the word being a portmanteau of “microcomputer software”) was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4, 1975, to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for the Altair 8800. It rose to dominate the personal computer operating system market with MS-DOS in the mid-1980s, followed by Microsoft Windows. The company’s 1986 initial public offering (IPO), and subsequent rise in its share price, created three billionaires and an estimated 12,000 millionaires among Microsoft employees. Since the 1990s, it has increasingly diversified from the operating system market and has made a number of corporate acquisitions, their largest being the acquisition of LinkedIn for $26.2 billion in December 2016,followed by their acquisition of Skype Technologies for $8.5 billion in May 2011.

As of 2015, Microsoft is market-dominant in the IBM PC compatible operating system market and the office software suite market, although it has lost the majority of the overall operating system market to Android. The company also produces a wide range of other consumer and enterprise software for desktops, laptops, tabs, gadgets, and servers, including Internet search (with Bing), the digital services market (through MSN), mixed reality (HoloLens), cloud computing (Azure), and software development (Visual Studio).

Steve Ballmer replaced Gates as CEO in 2000, and later envisioned a “devices and services” strategy. This unfolded with Microsoft acquiring Danger Inc. in 2008,entering the personal computer production market for the first time in June 2012 with the launch of the Microsoft Surface line of tablet computers, and later forming Microsoft Mobile through the acquisition of Nokia‘s devices and services division. Since Satya Nadella took over as CEO in 2014, the company has scaled back on hardware and has instead focused on cloud computing, a move that helped the company’s shares reach its highest value since December 1999.

Earlier dethroned by Apple in 2010, in 2018 Microsoft reclaimed its position as the most valuable publicly traded company in the world. In April 2019, Microsoft reached the trillion-dollar market cap, becoming the third U.S. public company to be valued at over $1 trillion after Apple and Amazon respectively. As of 2020, Microsoft has the third-highest global brand valuation

What do you like best?

The most helpful thing about Microsoft Office is the ability to make everything easier. We use everything from Microsoft Word to create word documents. To PowerPoint to make our presentations. We use Xcel to make spreadsheets. Everything that I use Office for is very user friendly. I have never had a problem using any of the software. We use it every single day in the scope of our business. The upside of using Microsoft Office is that it is compatible with all of our customers.Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The least helpful thing about Microsoft Office is that it takes some getting used to using it. Once you are comfortable with it, it is straightforward to use. The only downside to using Microsoft Office is that we have to pay for it on each computer that we have each year. It is not a one-time purchase, and you get to use it forever. Microsoft Office will be an expense that you have each year that you are in business. If it helps you all of the time as it does for our company, that is not a bad thing.

What do you like best?

this have most useful features for office work.Here easily prepare and edit the accurately reports is very useful for small business start ups. Due to its ease of use,it is essential for even the most knowledgeable learners and further enhances their creative potential. As well here accuracy is very helpful to prepare the reports. here calculations and formulas very useful to make the reports. This is very supported to develop with global competitions.Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There is no features required to edit videos and if we have it we can easily do everyday office work more efficiently. in addition, there no shortcomings here.

Traded asNasdaqMSFTNasdaq-100 componentDJIA componentS&P 100 componentS&P 500 component
IndustrySoftware developmentComputer hardwareConsumer electronicsSocial networking serviceCloud computingVideo gamesInternetCorporate venture capital
FoundedApril 4, 1975; 46 years ago in Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
FoundersBill GatesPaul Allen
HeadquartersOne Microsoft Way
Redmond, Washington, U.S.
Area servedWorldwide
Key peopleChairman & CEOSatya NadellaPresidentBrad SmithTechnical AdvisorBill Gates
ProductsList of softwareWindowsOfficeServersSkypeVisual StudioDynamicsXboxSurfaceMobile
ServicesAzureBingLinkedInYammerMSDNOffice 365OneDriveOutlook.comGitHubTechNetPayMicrosoft StoreWindows UpdateXbox Game PassXbox network
RevenueIncrease US$143 billion (2020)
Operating incomeIncrease US$53 billion (2020)
Net incomeIncrease US$44.3 billion (2020)
Total assetsIncrease US$301.3 billion (2020)
Total equityIncrease US$118.3 billion (2020)
Number of employeesIncrease 166,475 (2020)
DivisionsXbox Game Studios
SubsidiariesLinkedInSkype TechnologiesGitHub

Childhood friends Bill Gates and Paul Allen sought to make a business using their skills in computer programming. In 1972, they founded Traf-O-Data, which sold a rudimentary computer to track and analyze automobile traffic data. Gates enrolled at Harvard University while Allen pursued a degree in computer science at Washington State University, though he later dropped out to work at Honeywell. The January 1975 issue of Popular Electronics featured Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems‘s (MITS) Altair 8800 microcomputer, which inspired Allen to suggest that they could program a BASIC interpreter for the device. Gates called MITS and claimed that he had a working interpreter, and MITS requested a demonstration. Allen worked on a simulator for the Altair while Gates developed the interpreter, and it worked flawlessly when they demonstrated it to MITS in March 1975 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. MITS agreed to distribute it, marketing it as Altair BASIC.:108, 112–114 Gates and Allen established Microsoft on April 4, 1975, with Gates as CEO, and Allen suggested the name “Micro-Soft”, short for micro-computer software. In August 1977, the company formed an agreement with ASCII Magazine in Japan, resulting in its first international office of ASCII Microsoft.[23] Microsoft moved its headquarters to Bellevue, Washington, in January 1979.

Microsoft entered the operating system (OS) business in 1980 with its own version of Unix called Xenix, but it was MS-DOS that solidified the company’s dominance. IBM awarded a contract to Microsoft in November 1980 to provide a version of the CP/M OS to be used in the IBM Personal Computer (IBM PC) For this deal, Microsoft purchased a CP/M clone called 86-DOS from Seattle Computer Products which it branded as MS-DOS, although IBM rebranded it to IBM PC DOS. Microsoft retained ownership of MS-DOS following the release of the IBM PC in August 1981. IBM had copyrighted the IBM PC BIOS, so other companies had to reverse engineer it in order for non-IBM hardware to run as IBM PC compatibles, but no such restriction applied to the operating systems. Microsoft eventually became the leading PC operating systems vendor.210 The company expanded into new markets with the release of the Microsoft Mouse in 1983, as well as with a publishing division named Microsoft Press.:232 Paul Allen resigned from Microsoft in 1983 after developing Hodgkin’s disease. Allen claimed in Idea Man: A Memoir by the Co-founder of Microsoft that Gates wanted to dilute his share in the company when he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease because he did not think that he was working hard enough. Allen later invested in low-tech sectors, sports teams, commercial real estate, neuroscience, private space flight, and more.


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