The Story of Microsoft From an Idea to It’s Current State
August 6, 2019 519 views
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.
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