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.
• 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
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 AND WINDOWS PHONE
Windows Server 2003
Windows 8, andWindows Server 2008..
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.