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Microsoft Corporation (/ˈmkrəˌsɒft, -r-, -ˌsɔːft/,[5][6] abbreviated as MS) is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Redmond, Washington, that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics and personal computers and services. Its best known software products are the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, Microsoft Office office suite, and Internet Explorer and Edge web browsers. Its flagship hardware products are the Xbox video game consoles and the Microsoft Surface tablet lineup. As of 2016, it is the world's largest software maker by revenue,[7] and one of the world's most valuable companies.[8]

Microsoft was founded by Paul Allen and Bill Gates on April 4, 1975, to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for the Altair 8800. It rose to dominate the personal computer operating system market with MS-DOS in the mid-1980s, followed by Microsoft Windows. The company's 1986 initial public offering (IPO), and subsequent rise in its share price, created three billionaires and an estimated 12,000 millionaires among Microsoft employees. Since the 1990s, it has increasingly diversified from the operating system market and has made a number of corporate acquisitions. In May 2011, Microsoft acquired Skype Technologies for $8.5 billion,[9] and in December 2016 bought LinkedIn for $26.2 billion.[10]

As of 2015, Microsoft is market-dominant in the IBM PC-compatible operating system market and the office software suite market, although it has lost the majority of the overall operating system market to Android.[11] The company also produces a wide range of other software for desktops and servers, and is active in areas including Internet search (with Bing), the video game industry (with the Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles), the digital services market (through MSN), and mobile phones (via the operating systems of Nokia's former phones[12] and Windows Phone OS). In June 2012, Microsoft entered the personal computer production market for the first time, with the launch of the Microsoft Surface, a line of tablet computers. With the acquisition of Nokia's devices and services division to form Microsoft Mobile, the company re-entered the smartphone hardware market, after its previous attempt, Microsoft Kin, which resulted from their acquisition of Danger Inc.[13]

The word "Microsoft" is a portmanteau of "microcomputer" and "software".[14]

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Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation (/ˈmkrəˌsɒft, -r-, -ˌsɔːft/,[5][6] abbreviated as MS) is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Redmond, Washington, that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics and personal computers and services. Its best known software products are the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, Microsoft Office office suite, and Internet Explorer and Edge web browsers. Its flagship hardware products are the Xbox video game consoles and the Microsoft Surface tablet lineup. As of 2016, it is the world's largest software maker by revenue,[7] and one of the world's most valuable companies.[8]

Microsoft was founded by Paul Allen and Bill Gates on April 4, 1975, to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for the Altair 8800. It rose to dominate the personal computer operating system market with MS-DOS in the mid-1980s, followed by Microsoft Windows. The company's 1986 initial public offering (IPO), and subsequent rise in its share price, created three billionaires and an estimated 12,000 millionaires among Microsoft employees. Since the 1990s, it has increasingly diversified from the operating system market and has made a number of corporate acquisitions. In May 2011, Microsoft acquired Skype Technologies for $8.5 billion,[9] and in December 2016 bought LinkedIn for $26.2 billion.[10]

As of 2015, Microsoft is market-dominant in the IBM PC-compatible operating system market and the office software suite market, although it has lost the majority of the overall operating system market to Android.[11] The company also produces a wide range of other software for desktops and servers, and is active in areas including Internet search (with Bing), the video game industry (with the Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles), the digital services market (through MSN), and mobile phones (via the operating systems of Nokia's former phones[12] and Windows Phone OS). In June 2012, Microsoft entered the personal computer production market for the first time, with the launch of the Microsoft Surface, a line of tablet computers. With the acquisition of Nokia's devices and services division to form Microsoft Mobile, the company re-entered the smartphone hardware market, after its previous attempt, Microsoft Kin, which resulted from their acquisition of Danger Inc.[13]

The word "Microsoft" is a portmanteau of "microcomputer" and "software".[14]

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Satya Narayana Nadella (born 19 August 1967) is an Indian American business executive. He is the current chief executive officer (CEO) of Microsoft.[8][9] He was appointed as CEO on 4 February 2014, succeeding Steve Ballmer. Before becoming CEO of Microsoft, he was Executive Vice President of Microsoft's cloud and enterprise group, responsible for building and running the company's computing platforms, developer tools and cloud computing services.

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Announcing the Microsoft Inspire Vision Keynote Speakers
  –  May 24, 2017
Microsoft Inspire is about more than celebrating cutting edge technology and the partner community’s mutual achievements. Our flagship partner event provides attendees with the opportunity to really connect with Microsoft employees, with industry experts ...
Microsoft announces AI partnership with Preferred Networks to integrate deep learning Chainer technology into Azure
  –  May 24, 2017
During the de:code 2017 keynote, Guggs spoke about Microsoft’s AI strategy as well as other Microsoft developments in Japan. One of Guggs’ key points in the keynote was the new partnership with Preferred Networks, the developer behind Chainer ...
“Serving AI with Data” – Recap of the Microsoft AI Immersion Workshop
  –  May 24, 2017
Following Joseph’s keynote, we ran five parallel workshops, on the topics listed below. Each workshop lasted six hours and featured hands-on technical learning, led by Microsoft domain experts. Materials pertaining to the workshops are posted to this ...
Microsoft Launched their New Surface Pro & Pen during a Special Event Held in Shanghai China
  –  May 24, 2017
The new Surface Pro debuted in Shanghai China this morning during a Microsoft Event Keynote. Microsoft continues to position their latest tablet as "the most versatile laptop" because it uses next-gen Intel Core processors (i5 and i7). Microsoft states ...
Edge will not be receiving updates via Windows Store confirms Microsoft
  –  May 23, 2017
It was one of the surprise additions to Microsoft's Build keynote, and now the company is allowing Windows 10 testers to experiment with the new app ahead of its debut in the Fall Creators Update later this year. Quite why Microsoft has made a decision to ...
Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and AWS To Gain Data Recovery Options
  –  May 23, 2017
Co-CEO Peter McKay, speaking during the opening keynote of the company's VeeamOn conference in ... who joined Veeam last fall after a long tenure with Microsoft and its Azure team. "The cloud is being adopted at a rate that's much faster than anything ...
This is the new laptop Microsoft will unveil next week, but don’t call it a Surface Pro 5
  –  May 19, 2017
However, Microsoft keynote star Panos Panay was quick to point out there’s no such thing as a Surface Pro 5. Meanwhile, well-known gadget leaker Evan Blass published a series of images showing the next Surface Pro, without calling it the Surface Pro 5.
Microsoft Build 2017: All About Embrace And Extend
  –  May 18, 2017
As is customary at these big industry events, the keynote was kicked off by CEO Satya Nadella. He started off by waxing nostalgic about the early days of Microsoft, cracking a joke about the inverse relationship between his own hairline and the amount of ...
Inside Microsoft's Cosmos DB
  –  May 18, 2017
who demonstrated Cosmos DB in Build's Day 1 keynote, and who is also the product's architect, was kind enough to sit with me last week for an in-depth discussion of the product. Nehme is a computer Science PhD and who previously worked for Microsoft Research.
Microsoft: Xamarin Live Player Still Requires Fully Configured Mac
  –  May 17, 2017
Microsoft has clarified the situation with a new Xamarin FAQ, highlighting that a Mac is still needed. The company contributed to the confusion. During the Day 2 keynote at Build, Terry Myerson demoed Xamarin Live Player with support apps on iOS and Android.
Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Stock Becomes Glue in the Tech World
  –  May 17, 2017
By that I mean Microsoft will now try to connect the islands of technology built by its rivals, with developer tools that make it essential. Nadella detailed this in his conference keynote. Microsoft OneDrive, for instance, will now offer Offline Folders ...
Build17 – Azure rising as Microsoft preps Windows Fall
  –  May 16, 2017
But Build17 was about so much more than just Windows, that most of the Windows announcements were reserved for the day two keynote — and they included extended support for the likes of Microsoft Graph on Apple iOS and Google’s Android mobile platforms ...
Microsoft Build Developer Expo Focuses on Artificial Intelligence
  –  May 16, 2017
During his keynote address, CEO Satya Nadella (pictured above) revealed that the Windows 10 operating system, launched nearly two years ago, is now installed on 500 million devices around the world. Microsoft's Office 365 suite has also reached a milestone ...
Story Remix Bridges The Old And The New Microsoft
  –  May 15, 2017
Lorraine Bardeen, a partner director of project management at Microsoft, demoed Story Remix during Build’s second keynote. The demo started out simple enough: Story Remix automatically generated a video from various clips Bardeen and others had captured ...
Microsoft's Windows-Centered Ecosystem Bolstered by iOS and Android Work
  –  May 15, 2017
After last weeks Day Two keynote at Microsoft Build, we now know why so much effort was being made to reach Microsoft customers on those other platforms over the last few years: To make Microsoft products ubiquitous, not tied solely to the Windows platform.
Microsoft's Apps Problem Has Never Been More Dire
  –  May 15, 2017
The speakers who came on stage during keynotes had stylish ... but on the deeply nerdy niche stuff. Sponsored During the keynote itself, Microsoft glossed over the lifestyle apps to focus on Autodesk and Linux. Autodesk was up on stage to announce that ...
Microsoft’s New Surface Pro Brings 13.5 Hours Of Battery Life For All-Day Productivity
  –  May 24, 2017
Other features include dual cameras (8 megapixel rear, 5 megapixel front), stereo speakers, and dual microphones. Available for preorder now, the new Microsoft Surface Pro is priced starting at $799.
3 Microsoft Surface Pro 2017 alternatives you can buy right here in India
  –  May 24, 2017
... Surface Pro 2017 vs Microsoft Surface Pro 4: Here’s what all has changed With a thickness of 8.35mm, the Transformer 3 Pro from Asus is a laptop-tablet hybrid is thinner than Surface Pro 4. It features dual-front speakers tuned by Harman Kardon ...
Microsoft's New Surface Pro: What You Should Know
  –  May 24, 2017
After waiting for over a year and a half Microsoft has refreshed their most popular Surface ... It still has a front facing camera for Windows Hello facial recognition, and the speakers have been upgraded too. There will also be an LTE option available ...
Microsoft Unveils New Surface Pro Laptop
  –  May 23, 2017
Microsoft has unveiled its new Surface Pro laptop ... The Surface Pro gets up to 13.5 hours of battery life per charge. It has stereo speakers with Dolby Audio Premium, front-facing and rear-facing cameras with 1080p HD video. The screen is a 12.3-inch ...
Microsoft launches new Surface Pro with LTE option and improved battery life
  –  May 23, 2017
Microsoft has just launched its new Surface Pro tablet with ... It also also offers 5-megapixels front-facing camera with 1080p video recording. It has 1.6W Stereo speakers with Dolby Audio Premium. It also has Stereo microphones for good audio recording.
The inside story behind the new Microsoft Surface Pro
  –  May 23, 2017
Microsoft said, unchanged. There are a handful of other noticeable changes, like an improved Type Cover keyboard with better key travel that, for me, improved an already excellent typing experience, a more precise trackpad, boosted speakers for 20% more ...
Google’s Jamboard to begin competing with Microsoft’s Surface Hub in May
  –  May 23, 2017
That’s a higher resolution than the 55-inch Surface Hub’s Full HD (1,920 x 1,080), but Microsoft’s product supports 100 ... The Jamboard connects via HDMI and sports a built-in camera, speakers, and wheeled custom stand for customers who don ...
A new Microsoft PowerPoint feature is straight out of 'Star Trek'
  –  May 18, 2017
Microsoft's PowerPoint will soon get a feature straight out of "Star Trek." Speakers using the presentation application will soon be able to have it translate what they're saying in real time for foreign language speakers. The translations will come in ...
Microsoft Build 2017 Highlights: Fall Creators, Mixed Reality, Cortana, and iTunes?
  –  May 16, 2017
Cortana will also be integrated with Harman Kardon’s new Invoke speakers, while will make it Microsoft’s official rival to the Amazon Echo. By far one of the coolest developments out of Microsoft Build 2017 is that PowerPoint could soon be translating ...
Microsoft unveiled next Suface Laptop which supports Windows 10 S
  –  May 16, 2017
Microsoft claims that it has a battery life more than any MacBook Air and results in 14.5 hours of battery life. At the rear side, this laptop has vapor Chambers into the aluminum finish which makes this laptop cool. You will get the speakers of this ...

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