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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

Stephanie White


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Contents

  • What is Microsoft?

  • Bill Gates

  • Founding of Microsoft

  • Divisions of Microsoft

  • History of Microsoft

  • Future of Microsoft

  • Awards/ Criticisms


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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”


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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


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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


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Divisions of Microsoft: Platform Products and Services Division

  • Windows operating system

  • MSN

  • MSNBC

  • Slate magazine

  • Hotmail

  • MSN Messenger

  • Microsoft Visual Studio (GUI –centered)


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Business Division Division

  • Microsoft Office

  • Microsoft Office

    2003

  • Focus of Division

  • Navision

    http://www.macintouch.com/pcexpo

    1999photos/office2000_big.jpg


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Entertainment and Devices Division 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


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History of Microsoft Division

  • 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”


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History Continued Division

  • 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


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Future Division

  • 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


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Awards/ Criticisms Division

  • 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


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Bibliography Division

  • (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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