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Microsoft Corporation is an American public multinational corporation headquartered in Redmond, Washington, USA that develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a wide range of products and services predominantly related to computing through its various product divisions. Establishedin 1975 to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for the Altair 8800, Microsoft rose to dominate the home computer operating system (OS) market with MS-DOS in the mid-1980s, followed by the Microsoft Windows line of OSes. Microsoft would also come to dominate the office suite market with Microsoft Office. The company has diversified in recent years into the video game industry with the Xbox and its successor, the Xbox 360 as well as into the consumer electronics market with Zune and the Windows Phone OS. The ensuing rise of stock in the company's 1986 initial public offering (IPO) made an estimated four billionaires and 12,000 millionaires from Microsoft employees.

Microsoft ismotivated and inspired every day by howits customers usetheir software to find creative solutions to business problems, develop breakthrough ideas, and stay connected to what's most important to them. Theyrun their business in much the same way, and believetheir five business divisions offer the greatest potential to servetheir customers. They are:

  • Windows & Windows Live Division: Includes the Windows product family and is responsible for their relationships with personal computer manufacturers as well as online software and services through Windows Live.

  • Server and Tools: Software server products, services and solutions, including: Windows Server operating system, Microsoft SQL Server, Visual Studio, Silverlight, System Center products, Forefront security products, Biz Talk Server, and Microsoft Consulting Services.

  • Online Services Division: Consists of an online advertising platform with offerings for publishers and advertisers, and online information offerings such as Bing and the MSN portals and channels.

  • Microsoft Business Division: Includes the Microsoft Office suites, desktop programs, servers, and services and solutions; Microsoft Dynamics; and Unified Communications business solutions.

  • Entertainment and Devices Division: Consists of the Xbox video game system, including consoles and accessories, Xbox Live operations, Zune digital music and entertainment device; Mediaroom, mobile and embedded device platforms, Surface computing platform, and Windows Automotive.


Microsoft iscommitted long term to the mission of helpingits customers realise their full potential. Just as Microsoft constantly updates and improvesits products,it wants to continually evolveas a company, in orderto be in the best position to accelerate new technologies as they emerge and to better serveitsvaluedcustomers.

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