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Microsoft. Stephanie White. Contents. What is Microsoft? Bill Gates Founding of Microsoft Divisions of Microsoft History of Microsoft Future of Microsoft Awards/ Criticisms. What is Microsoft?. Located in Redmond, Washington 64,000 employees in 85 countries/regions

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microsoft

Microsoft

Stephanie White

contents
Contents
  • What is Microsoft?
  • Bill Gates
  • Founding of Microsoft
  • Divisions of Microsoft
  • History of Microsoft
  • Future of Microsoft
  • Awards/ Criticisms
what is microsoft
What is Microsoft?
  • Located in Redmond, Washington
  • 64,000 employees in 85 countries/regions
  • International Computer Technology Program
  • $40 Billion a year
  • Also owns part of TV network, Internet, Magazine, Encyclopedia
  • “MicroSoft”
bill gates
Bill Gates
  • October 28, 1955
  • Born William Henry Gates III
  • Advanced quickly in school,
  • math and science
  • Lakeside
  • Dad lawyer, family history of success in business, politics, and community service
  • First introduced to computers at Lakeside

http://www.bcentral.co.uk/images/inline/bill-gates.jpg

founding of microsoft
Founding of Microsoft
  • Bill Gates and Paul Allen
  • Gates rarely focused on studies at Lakeside and Harvard
  • December 1974
  • MITS (Micro Instrumental and Telemetry Systems)
  • Altair 8080, BASIC
  • Gates, Allen, and MITS deal for rights of their BASIC
divisions of microsoft platform products and services division
Divisions of Microsoft: Platform Products and Services Division
  • Windows operating system
  • MSN
  • MSNBC
  • Slate magazine
  • Hotmail
  • MSN Messenger
  • Microsoft Visual Studio (GUI –centered)
business division
Business Division
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Office

2003

  • Focus of Division
  • Navision

http://www.macintouch.com/pcexpo

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entertainment and devices division
Entertainment and Devices Division
  • Mobile Market
  • MSN TV (Web TV)
  • Ultimate TV
  • Computer Games
  • Encyclopedias
  • Microsoft Zone
  • Xbox/ Xbox 360
  • Other computer devices

http://media.urbandictionary.com/image/large/x-box-27397.jpg

history of microsoft
History of Microsoft
  • 1975- 1981 Founding of Microsoft
  • Microsoft Japan 1978
  • Headquarters move 1979
  • 1980 Steve Ballmer
  • 1981 Company makeover, “Microsoft, Inc.”
  • 1980 OS Xenix
  • 1983 Microsoft Word
  • 1981 creates DOS operating system
  • 1983 MSX
  • 1986 company relocation
  • 1989 and 1991 “head- fake”
history continued
History Continued
  • March 1992: Windows 3.1 over 3 million sold in first two months
  • 1994 Microsoft Encarta
  • 1995 formed Dreamworks
  • 1995: Windows 95 and MSN
  • 1996: Creates MSNBC and Slate
  • 1997: Microsoft Office 97 and Internet Explorer 4.0
  • 1998: Power switch, Windows 98, and Explorer 4.0 SP1
  • 2000: Windows 2000, Millennium Edition, and CE 3.0
  • 2001: Windows XP
  • 2004: XP Media Edition 2005
  • 2005: MSN search engine
future
Future
  • 2006- 2007: Windows Vista
  • MSN to become Windows Live
  • Possible partnership with Eurekster.com

http://www.quantrimang.com/photos/Image/012006/13/microsoft-logo.jpg

awards criticisms
Awards/ Criticisms
  • Unstable products
  • “Blue Screen of Death”
  • Products too complicated: “wizards” needed
  • U.S. Department of Justice sues
  • Insecure products
  • “1993 Most Innovative Company Operating in the U.S.”
  • Fortune 500 list
  • Microsoft Bob
bibliography
Bibliography
  • (2002). Windows History: Windows Desktop Products History. Retrieved April 10, 2006 from The Microsoft Web site: http://www.microsoft.com/library/weekly/aa080499.htm
  • (2006). Microsoft Corporation. Retrieved April 10, 2006 from Wikipedia Web site: http://en/wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft
  • (2006). Microsoft: Microsoft Company 15 September 1975. Retrieved April 10, 2006 from The History of Computing Project Web site: http://www.thocp.net/companies/microsoft/microsoft_company.htm
  • Kramer, Dave. (1999). A Brief History of Microsoft on the Web: Reflections on microsoft.com from Birth to ‘Middle Age’. Retrieved April 10, 2006 from Microsoft Web site: http://www.microsoft.com/
  • Mirick, John. (1999). Bill Gates: Before Microsoft. Retrieved April 10, 2006 from CS Dept. NSF- Supported Education Intrastructure Project Web site: http://ei/cs/vt/edu/~history/Gates.Mirick.html
  • Windows History. Retrieved April 10, 2006 from the Fortune City Web site: http://www.fortunecity.com/marina/reach/435//windows.htm#
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