Microsoft Corporation : An American Based Multinational Technology

1191 WordsJun 21, 20165 Pages
Microsoft Corporation, or Microsoft, is an American-based multinational technology company that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics, and personal computers and services (Microsoft). It is the world’s largest software maker by revenue, and one of the world’s most valuable companies (Magazine, V.F.). Paul Allen and Bill Gates founded Microsoft on April 4, 1975, to develop and sell BASIC computers for Altair 8800 (Microsoft). The current CEO is Satya Nadella, Brad Smith is the current President, and Bill Gates now serves the company as a technology advisor. The corporation is headquartered in Redmond, Washington, on the Microsoft Redmond campus. Since its inception, Microsoft’s industry has expanded to include computer software, computer hardware, consumer electronics and digital distribution (Facts). Microsoft’s product line is highly diverse and handled by divisions. The Client Division handles the Windows OS line, such as Window 7, 8, and 10; while Server and Tools produces the server versions of Windows, as well as development tools such as Microsoft Visual Studio, Microsoft Silverlight, System Configuration Manager, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange Server, Small Business Server, and Microsoft BizTalk Server. Also included in the Server and Tools Division are IT consulting and Microsoft’s certification programs. These certifications include Microsoft Certified Solution Developer, Microsoft Certified Systems
Open Document