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  1. Microsoft Stephanie White

  2. Contents • What is Microsoft? • Bill Gates • Founding of Microsoft • Divisions of Microsoft • History of Microsoft • Future of Microsoft • Awards/ Criticisms

  3. What is Microsoft? • Located in Redmond, Washington • 64,000 employees in 85 countries/regions • International Computer Technology Program • $40 Billion a year • Also owns part of TV network, Internet, Magazine, Encyclopedia • “MicroSoft”

  4. Bill Gates • October 28, 1955 • Born William Henry Gates III • Advanced quickly in school, • math and science • Lakeside • Dad lawyer, family history of success in business, politics, and community service • First introduced to computers at Lakeside http://www.bcentral.co.uk/images/inline/bill-gates.jpg

  5. Founding of Microsoft • Bill Gates and Paul Allen • Gates rarely focused on studies at Lakeside and Harvard • December 1974 • MITS (Micro Instrumental and Telemetry Systems) • Altair 8080, BASIC • Gates, Allen, and MITS deal for rights of their BASIC

  6. Divisions of Microsoft: Platform Products and Services Division • Windows operating system • MSN • MSNBC • Slate magazine • Hotmail • MSN Messenger • Microsoft Visual Studio (GUI –centered)

  7. Business Division • Microsoft Office • Microsoft Office 2003 • Focus of Division • Navision http://www.macintouch.com/pcexpo 1999photos/office2000_big.jpg

  8. Entertainment and Devices Division • Mobile Market • MSN TV (Web TV) • Ultimate TV • Computer Games • Encyclopedias • Microsoft Zone • Xbox/ Xbox 360 • Other computer devices http://media.urbandictionary.com/image/large/x-box-27397.jpg

  9. History of Microsoft • 1975- 1981 Founding of Microsoft • Microsoft Japan 1978 • Headquarters move 1979 • 1980 Steve Ballmer • 1981 Company makeover, “Microsoft, Inc.” • 1980 OS Xenix • 1983 Microsoft Word • 1981 creates DOS operating system • 1983 MSX • 1986 company relocation • 1989 and 1991 “head- fake”

  10. History Continued • March 1992: Windows 3.1 over 3 million sold in first two months • 1994 Microsoft Encarta • 1995 formed Dreamworks • 1995: Windows 95 and MSN • 1996: Creates MSNBC and Slate • 1997: Microsoft Office 97 and Internet Explorer 4.0 • 1998: Power switch, Windows 98, and Explorer 4.0 SP1 • 2000: Windows 2000, Millennium Edition, and CE 3.0 • 2001: Windows XP • 2004: XP Media Edition 2005 • 2005: MSN search engine

  11. Future • 2006- 2007: Windows Vista • MSN to become Windows Live • Possible partnership with Eurekster.com http://www.quantrimang.com/photos/Image/012006/13/microsoft-logo.jpg

  12. Awards/ Criticisms • Unstable products • “Blue Screen of Death” • Products too complicated: “wizards” needed • U.S. Department of Justice sues • Insecure products • “1993 Most Innovative Company Operating in the U.S.” • Fortune 500 list • Microsoft Bob

  13. Bibliography • (2002). Windows History: Windows Desktop Products History. Retrieved April 10, 2006 from The Microsoft Web site: http://www.microsoft.com/library/weekly/aa080499.htm • (2006). Microsoft Corporation. Retrieved April 10, 2006 from Wikipedia Web site: http://en/wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft • (2006). Microsoft: Microsoft Company 15 September 1975. Retrieved April 10, 2006 from The History of Computing Project Web site: http://www.thocp.net/companies/microsoft/microsoft_company.htm • Kramer, Dave. (1999). A Brief History of Microsoft on the Web: Reflections on microsoft.com from Birth to ‘Middle Age’. Retrieved April 10, 2006 from Microsoft Web site: http://www.microsoft.com/ • Mirick, John. (1999). Bill Gates: Before Microsoft. Retrieved April 10, 2006 from CS Dept. NSF- Supported Education Intrastructure Project Web site: http://ei/cs/vt/edu/~history/Gates.Mirick.html • Windows History. Retrieved April 10, 2006 from the Fortune City Web site: http://www.fortunecity.com/marina/reach/435//windows.htm#