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Microsoft: The Story

Microsoft: The story The history of world's largest software company Company History Bill Gates & Paul Allen form Micro-soft incorporates with in Albuquerque, NM Gates receives National Medal of Technological Achievement Microsoft is investigated by Justice Dept. over Microsoft Gates becomes a Gates leaves Microsoft to pursue billionaire at 31, the youngest at the time Gates as Chair/CEO antitrust issues charity work 1981 1986 1992 1998 2008 1975 1976 1985 1988 1995 2005 2010 2011 1980 1983 1993 1999 2000 2001 Steve Jobs Paul Allen Windows hits Apple sues Microsoft over its 25 million graphical user interface Steve Apple introduces the iPod For the first time resigns, but remains on the board; Jon Shirley and Stephen Ballmer is Wozniak ever, Apple comes close to passing Microsoft and becoming the hired as licensed users launch first Apple computer the first business Gates steps down as CEO; Ballmer manager becomes most valuable President becomes technology company in President/CEO America. Dec 1999 $58.38 $60 55 50 45 Stock History 40 35 30 25 20 15 March 1986 IPO 10 9 stock splits between 1987 and 1999 (Foundation) MD-DOS Windows 1.0 Windows 2.0 Win 3.0 Win 3.1 Windows 95 Win 98 Win Windows XP Win Vista Win 7 (unknown) (unknown) (unknown) (estimated) Sales History Xbox About 24 Million Sold *According to the best estimates we could muster Xbox 360 About 45 Million Sold Zune About 2 Million Sold $62B $60B Revenue History $58B $51B $44B $40B $37B $32B $28B $25B 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 MSN SQL Server Products Dynamics ThroughHistory OneNote Access Outlook MSNBC MapPoint Bing Windows Office Excel Publisher Windows Phone Visual Studio Exchange Server Word InfoPath Visio Messenger PowerPoint Silverlight ASP.NET Windows Live TRAINSIGNAL THE GLORAL LEADER IN PROFESSIONAL COMPUTER TRAINING *Sources: IDC, InfoWorld, Microsoft Corporation Million Copies 400 Million Copies 200 Million Copies 240 Million Copies

Microsoft: The Story

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Microsoft is, without a doubt, the world's largest software company. From the forming in 1975 of Microsoft, to Microsoft's aggressive takeover of the software industry, to the recent power switch of ...


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