Microsoft Corporation : The First Computer Programming Language

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Microsoft Corporation got its start under Bill Gates and Paul Allen in 1975. Since that time, it has grown exponentially and is a leader in the area of computer hardware, software and electronics. Microsoft offers, among other things, personal computers, game consoles, electronics and software. It is most well-known for its Microsoft Windows operating systems, the Microsoft Office suite, Xbox, and the Internet Explorer web browser. Today, Microsoft is one of the largest companies offering these particular types of services and is known all over the world. Microsoft Corporation’s mission is to “empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more” (Microsoft Corporation, 2016). I think it is safe to say that they accomplish this mission on a daily basis and that they will continue to do so for years to come. Microsoft Corporation began in 1975 when Bill Gates and Paul Allen developed the first computer programming language. Shortly thereafter, they formed the Microsoft Corporation and, eventually, were contacted by IBM to develop the operating system for their first personal computer which they named MS-DOS. Within a few years of this accomplishment, Microsoft had developed the Windows operating system for which they are well known and the suite of office products known as Microsoft Office. (Zachary). Today, Microsoft is guided by its board of directors, on which Bill Gates serves as the Founder and Technology Advisor, and its senior

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