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Microsoft

  1. 1. By Ryan Williams Microsoft
  2. 2. Microsoft Corporation <ul><li>Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, started Microsoft Corporation in 1975 with MS-DOS, followed by the Microsoft Windows line of Operating Systems. </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft are headquartered in Redmond, Washington, USA. </li></ul><ul><li>The key people of Microsoft are Steve Ballmer (CEO) and Bill Gates (Chairman). </li></ul><ul><li>What Microsoft Corporation does: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer Software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consumer Electronics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Distribution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer Hardware </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video Games </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IT Consulting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online Advertising </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Retail Stores </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Automotive Software. </li></ul></ul>Steve Ballmer (CEO) Bill Gates (Ex CEO and Now Chairman of Microsoft)
  3. 3. Biography: Bill Gates (Chairman) <ul><li>William Henry “Bill” Gates III was born on October, 28 1955 </li></ul><ul><li>He was the CEO of Microsoft from 1975 - 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>Realised his very own operating system called “Windows 1.0 and Windows 2.0 in 1985. </li></ul><ul><li>“ We've really achieved the ideal of what I wanted Microsoft to become.” </li></ul><ul><li>Bill Gates (quote 2008) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Timeline of Microsoft Operating Systems & Released Dates WMS-DOS (1.0 – 3.1X) 1985 - 1992 W95 1995 W98 1998 W98 2nd Ed 1999 WMillennium 2000 W2000 2000 WXP 2001 Vista 2007 W7 2009 W8 In development released date 2012
  5. 5. List Of Popular Microsoft OS <ul><li>DOS </li></ul><ul><li>Windows 3.1 </li></ul><ul><li>Windows 95 </li></ul><ul><li>Windows 98 & W98 Second Edition </li></ul><ul><li>Windows 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>Windows XP: Starter Edition (x86), Home and Professional </li></ul><ul><li>Windows Vista </li></ul><ul><li>Windows 7 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Microsoft Historical Logos 1994–2002 Microsoft logo with the slogan &quot;Where do you want to go today? 1987 Microsoft second &quot;Blibbet&quot; Logo 1975 Microsoft first logo
  7. 7. My Resources <ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bill_Gates_in_WEF_,2007.jpg – image of B. Gates by World Economic Forum </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Steve_Ballmer_at_CES_2010_cropped.jpg – image of S. Ballmer by Microsoft Sweden </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Gates#Microsoft </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.fortunecity.com/marina/reach/435/windows.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Various pages related to W1.0, W 3.0, W3.1, W95, W98, WMe, W2000, WXP, Vista, W7, W8 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Microsoft_-_Where_do_you_want_to_go_today.svg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.funkyspacemonkey.com/evolution-top-tech-company-logos </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.microsoft.com/about/legal/en/us/IntellectualProperty/Trademarks/FAQ.aspx </li></ul>

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