The Story of Microsoft From an Idea to It’s Current State

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A Collection of Articles To Tell The Complete Story of Microsoft

April 4th, 1975 was the day Microsoft was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen. The birth of a soon to be a software giant and one of the most influential companies in software development.

I’m sure Bill & Paul had no idea at the time of the successful Microsoft would be and the effect it would have on people’s lives.

In its humble beginnings, the main activities were to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for the Altair 8800. The first breakthrough was DOS (Disk Operating System, later to be called MS-DOS)  a system that allowed you to access and manage files as well as run programs on a personal computer.

Bill Gates made a deal with IBM to supply them with the operating system that would run the IBM PC and that was the breakthrough Microsoft needed to become dominant in the marketplace.

The second breakthrough was the release of Microsoft Windows along with its Office suite that is used by businesses, professionals, and personal users around the world.

Today Microsoft remains a leader in the software realm and still growing.

Microsoft did miss the boat when it came to the web and its search engine now called Bing with around 14% Market share which could have been a lot stronger if it would have positioned itself a lot quicker during the early days of the web.

For the complete story of Microsoft and the latest information related to this huge success story see the sections below for the articles written by authors from around the world that reveal the full story.

The History of Microsoft

Microsoft founded – HISTORY

History of Microsoft – Wikipedia

Microsoft Corporation | History, Products, & Facts | Britannica.com

A Short History of Microsoft

10 Amazing Moments in Microsoft’s History, From Its Founding to Desktop Dominance to Today

The History of Microsoft: How did it become one of the most valuable companies on earth? | BT

The Microsoft Mission Statement

Microsoft’s Mission Statement & Vision Statement (An Analysis) – Panmore Institute

Company Values | Microsoft

Microsoft’s new corporate vision: artificial intelligence is in and mobile is out – GeekWire

Microsoft Mission, Vision & Values | Comparably

Company Goals

Microsoft: Here Are the Company’s 3 Biggest Goals | Fortune

Goals and Objectives – Bill Gates

Microsoft CEO lays out new mission: it’s all about empowerment | TechRadar

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s master plan – Business Insider

Strategies Used By Microsoft

Microsoft Business Strategy and Competitive Advantage – Research-Methodology

Microsoft Corporation’s Generic & Intensive Growth Strategies – Panmore Institute

Digication ePortfolio: Microsoft’s Technology in the Workforce: Corporate and Business Level Strategy

Microsoft’s Business Strategy Depends on Hooking Consumers to the Cloud — Redmondmag.com

Microsoft Strategy Teardown

Marketing strategy of Microsoft – Microsoft strategy

7 Reasons to Give Microsoft’s Strategy Another Look

Facts About Microsoft

6 Fun Facts About Microsoft That You Probably Don’t Know! – Arkware

18 facts about Microsoft – Business Insider

20 Facts You Never Knew About Microsoft

30 Surprising Facts About Microsoft | The Fact Site

The Impact Microsoft Had on The Software Industry & The World?

How Microsoft’s technological and social impacts have changed the world | Windows Central

Yes, Microsoft Did Change The World More Than Apple – Business Insider

Windows 95 at 20: how Bill Gates’ software changed the world – Telegraph

5 ways Microsoft changed the World in 40 years

Microsoft Founders

The first 11 Microsoft employees: Where are they now? – Business Insider

Microsoft co-founders Bill Gates and Paul Allen met in high school

Founding of Microsoft (Famous Photo) – On This Day

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen helped change the world – The Verge

Bill Gates – Microsoft, Family & Quotes – Biography

Microsoft Executives

Directors & Officers

MSFT Company Profile & Executives – Microsoft Corp. – Wall Street Journal

Executive Salaries & Other Compensation | Salary.com

Microsoft Reports And Financial Statements

Microsoft Annual Report 2018

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Income Statement

Microsoft Financial Statements 2005-2019 | MSFT | MacroTrends

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Income Statement – NASDAQ.com

Microsoft Employee Relations

Microsoft CEO Nadella announces new HR investigation policies

Microsoft is overhauling how it investigates HR investigations — Quartz at Work

How Microsoft’s human resources culture drove away talent | Technology | The Guardian

5 Best and 5 Worst Things About Working at Microsoft | Inc.com

Microsoft Divisions And Subsidiaries

Category: Microsoft subsidiaries – Wikipedia

List of mergers and acquisitions by Microsoft – Wikipedia

Microsoft Americas Operations Center – Business Divisions

Microsoft Ownership & Investors

Top 5 Microsoft Shareholders (MSFT)

Microsoft Investor Relations – Information for Investors

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Ownership Summary – NASDAQ.com

MSFT – Microsoft Corp Shareholders – CNNMoney.com

The Main Competitors of Microsoft

Who are Microsoft’s (MSFT) Main Competitors?

Microsoft Competitors, Revenue and Employees – Owler Company Profile

This 30-year timeline reveals Microsoft’s biggest competitors — Quartz

Target Customers

Microsoft Segmentation, Targeting and Positioning – Research-Methodology

Marketing strategy of Microsoft – Microsoft strategy

Microsoft Targets Enterprise Clients With Strategic Salesforce Partnership

Target Market & Marketing Strategies

Microsoft Marketing Strategy: a brief overview – Research-Methodology

Inside Microsoft’s Marketing Strategy: 10 Key Insights

The Economic Impact of Microsoft

Microsoft Has ‘Ripple’ Effect on Washington State Economy – Stories

The Microsoft Economic Impact Study

Products & Services Offered By Microsoft

Office Products – Microsoft Office

Microsoft services – Wikipedia

Top 10 Microsoft Products of 2015, Rated by Partners — Redmond Channel Partner

Over 71 Microsoft Products, Services, & Apps You Probably Don’t Know

The Reputation of Microsoft

Microsoft’s reputation grows among Americans and investors. – Barron’s

Amazon, Samsung, Microsoft top the tech world for reputation, but who do you trust? | ZDNet

Microsoft overcame its bad reputation, can Facebook do the same? | CIO Dive

News, Tips, and Advice for Technology Professionals – TechRepublic

Microsoft Complaints

Top 960 Reviews about Microsoft

Microsoft | Complaints | Better Business Bureau® Profile

Microsoft Corporation Customer Service, Complaints and Reviews

Microsoft Failures

Microsoft’s biggest failures: Clippy Bob and other flops | BT

Microsoft’s 13 worst missteps of all time | InfoWorld

Microsoft’s 15 Biggest Flops of All Time

The biggest Microsoft failures

The Biggest Flops in Microsoft’s History — The Motley Fool

List of failed Microsoft Products

Inside The Success of Microsoft

Microsoft’s Keys to Success – How Microsoft Works | HowStuffWorks

The Secret of Microsoft’s Success (And Some Lessons For Apple)

Microsoft shouldn’t feel satisfied with success, Satya Nadella says – Business Insider

How Microsoft has evolved under Satya Nadella

The Real Secret To Microsoft’s Success

The Real Secret Behind CEO Satya Nadella’s Success at Microsoft | Inc.com

Microsoft Success Stories | Microsoft Gold Partner | DynTek

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The Latest About Microsoft

Google Searches

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