Microsoft Corp. (a combination Micro computers and software) was started off in the year 1975, April 4th, by the tech visionary Bill Gates in partnership with his school friend Paul Allen both of whom have similar passion for technology. The first computer program sold under the name of Microsoft was made for MITS Company to run their Altair 8800 Computers. And today Microsoft is another name for IT industry supporting most of the applications and tasks all around the world through its software programs.
The face of the IT industry Microsoft, brought its first public offer in the year 1986 with the stock closing at high $21 per share. Today Microsoft needs no introduction stood as a multinational hi tech corporation that expands into a variety of software products ranging from their development, manufacturing, licensing, supporting and sell computer software, consumer electronics an dpersonal computer and the related services.
Headquarter of Microsoft
Based at Redmond, Washington, USA, the Microsoft rose to monopolize the market of personal computer operating system with the launch of a range of Microsoft products including MS Windows, MS Office. Owing to devices bundled with useful office applications, Microsoft stock rose to all time high and created around three billionaires and 12,000 millionaires from Microsoft employees.
In the year 2013, Microsoft is a dominant in the field of IBM PC-compatible operating system and office software market. The Company is divided into two main segments namely operating system and poduct development. The other popular offerings include internet search engine (Bing), video game industry (with Xbox, Xbox One consoles, Xbox 360), the digital services (with brand MSN), and now mobile devices (including phones with Windows Phone OS).
Recently, in June 2012 only, the Company entered into the market of personal computers with the launch of Microsoft Surface, a series of tablet computers.
Great Visionary working at Microsoft
Microsoft is the innovation and masterminds of the legend Bill Gates whose rigid and unparalleled management style and business ideas made Microsoft a great pillar of IT industry that changes the working style at every office.
Brought on the dream of one computer at every home with a Microsoft operating system, Microsoft will keep us amazed with its upcoming interesting products lined up!
Read more about the founder of Microsoft, the visionary Bill Gates in our next column!!