Microsoft’s History (1975 to 2012)

Microsoft Corporation is a Worldwide computer technology corporation in the world. They develop, manufactures and supports a vast range of software products for computing devices. Microsoft’s headquarter is in Redmond, Washington USA. Microsoft Windows operating system and the Microsoft Office suit is the most profitable product. Below is the history and major success of MicrosoftMicrosoft-Products

 Microsoft’s History:

  • Microsoft founded in 1975
  • IBM introduces its personal computer with Microsoft’s 16-bit operating system, MS-DOS 1.0 in Aug. 12, 1981
  • Microsoft introduces earliest version of Office suite of productivity applications in Aug. 1, 1989
  • Microsoft launches Windows 3.0 in May 22, 1990
  • Microsoft launches Windows 95 in Aug. 24, 1995
  • Microsoft launches Windows 98 in June 25, 1998
  • Microsoft launches Windows 2000 in Feb. 17, 2000
  • Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer outline Microsoft’s .NET strategy for Web services in June 22, 2000
  • Microsoft launches Office XP in May 31, 2001
  • Microsoft launches Windows XP in Oct. 25, 2001
  • Microsoft launches Xbox in Nov. 15, 2001
  • Microsoft and partners launch Tablet PC in Nov. 7, 2002
  • Microsoft launches Windows Server 2003 in April 24, 2003
  • Microsoft launches Microsoft Office System in Oct. 21, 2003
  • Microsoft launches Xbox 360 in Nov. 22, 2005
  • Microsoft launches Windows Vista and the 2007 Microsoft Office System to consumers worldwide in Jan. 30, 2007
  • Microsoft launches Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008 in Feb. 27, 2008
  • Microsoft launches Windows 7 in Oct. 22, 2009
  • Microsoft launches Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 to businesses in May 12, 2010
  • Microsoft launches general availability of Office 2010 in June 15, 2010
  • Microsoft Has Sold 450 Million Copies of Windows 7 till Dec 2011
  • Microsoft Corporation acquired Skype Communications in May 2011
  • Microsoft’s next-generation operating system Windows 8 expected in 2012
 

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