History of Microsoft

History of Microsoft

Microsoft was founded by two friends who wanted to create an operating system that would run on many different types of computers. They created MS-DOS, but they needed more help to grow the business. So they hired a young manager named Steve Jobs. He helped them turn their idea into reality.

Microsoft was founded in 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen in Albuquerque, New Mexico. They were successful commercially almost right away and the company grew fast. Microsoft Corporation went public in 1986 with a value of 487 million dollars which made it hard for an outside company to acquire a majority stake in the business .

In the 1980s, Microsoft entered the enterprise space, namely for systems drawing complex diagrams in 2-D or 3-D.

This led to its first product, Windows (graphical computing environment built on top of MS-DOS). This technology became a new standard in enterprise deployments by which businesspeople had access to graphical computing environments that were cheaper than those offered by Compaq’s scalable solution of Memory Armored Programmable Display System (MAPSD), an Apple Lisa with no underlying operating system that was priced at US$10,000 per workstation without any software.

Windows more rapidly penetrated the desktop compute market; achieving success both in corporate and personal/home markets.

Windows successfully fashioned a competitive environment with 3rd party developers who developed effectively for it a great variety of programs from accounting to text editing and World Wide Web browsing, thereby reducing its dependence on other sectors of technology. In November 1990 Microsoft released its first version

Microsoft has always been at the forefront when it comes to innovative software and computing technology. However, some people say they've lost their innovation in recent years.

However, Microsoft is still one of the largest IT companies in the world. They provide operating systems- Windows 10, Windows XP and Windows 7-, as well as search engine Bing. They had a big increase in revenue last 2017 year reaching $118,000 million because of their Office365 suite and Azure cloud services.

Microsoft has had many triumphs and struggles in its recent history. In 1991, Bill Gates killed a Windows project he was developing with IBM. This resulted in a costly lawsuit.

The initial public release of Windows 95 was highly unsuccessful competing against the passing Mac OS momentum of Apple.

However, the success of their Office application opened up the desktop PC platform to the masses becoming more accessible than ever before during the late 1990s and early 2000s.

As times changed, Microsoft began to face direct competition with Apple's iPod who overtook Microsoft's dominant position in portable media players thanks to intuitive user interfaces and slick design years later in 2004.

More recently, Xbox has increased Microsoft's presence in high-level gaming both offering top-quality graphics as well as creating an interactive social interaction experience for multiple gamers at a time via playing together digitally virtually on their consoles. Likewise, one can purchase full-game downloads from Xbox's website rather than from console shops like GameStop

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