Entrepreneur bill gates founded the world's largest software business, microsoft, with paul allen, and subsequently became one of the richest men in the world despite the success of microsoft. Microsoft corporation (/ ˈ m aɪ k r ə s ɒ f t /, abbreviated as ms) is an american multinational technology company with headquarters in redmond, washingtonit develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related servicesits best known software products are the microsoft windows line of operating systems, the. Microsoft is a multinational computer technology corporation microsoft was founded on april 4, 1975, by bill gates and paul allen in albuquerque, new mexico its current best-selling products are the microsoft windows operating system, microsoft office suite of productivity software, xbox, a line of entertainment of games, music and video, and bing, a line of search engines. Microsoft windows is a family of operating systems we look at the history of microsoft's windows operating systems (windows os) from 1985 to present day windows provides a graphical user interface (gui), virtual memory management, multitasking, and support for many peripheral devices in addition.
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@[email protected] william henry bill gates iii (born october 28, 1955) is an american business magnate, investor, author, and philanthropistin 1975, gates and paul allen co-founded microsoft, which. Read microsoft stories building a sustainable future our goals are to minimize the impact of our operations and products, and to foster responsible environmental leadership. History & evolution of microsoft office software by the ever-changing needs of business houses worldwide microsoft word for ms-dos – pre windows era huge success of ms office was and. In 2011 microsoft released office 365, a cloud version of its highly profitable office business software suite (comprising word, excel, powerpoint, outlook, and onenote) that included services and features similar to those of google docs.
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