Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ MSFT) has been in existence since April 4 1975. As one of the earliest and better established computer software companies, Microsoft has developed from its humble beginnings selling BASIC interpreters for the Altair 8800, to a comprehensive home computer operating system market with MS-DOS in the mid 1980s and hence after to the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems.
An American multinational corporation, Microsoft Corporation has its headquarters in Redmond, Washington in the United States. In 2011, it was recognized as the World’s Best Global Workplace by the Great Places to Work Institute. Microsoft’s simple but impact-filled mission and values are to help people and businesses throughout the world realize their full potential.
Indeed, their continual improvements have helped people and businesses worldwide improve by leaps and bounds, faster than where no computer or software existed. Because they are fully committed to their customers, they have continually reinvented themselves to improve in their business and products.
What is the heart of this massive expansion? Although Microsoft produces hardware that run gaming and design functions and accessories, it is like a company that produces the brains, hearts and the networks that come without a body. Hardware-producing companies rely on its insides to survive. Herein lies its secret weapon to survival in the Silicon Valley.
Microsoft’s software is so inclusive that even Mac products that want to ‘talk’ to Microsoft-based systems such as Windows need to invest in Mac Office 2011 if they do not want to own more than one computer.
Within thirty odd years, Microsoft has grown like a healthy virus throughout the world. To date, the corporation has eight steady businesses, as successfully as it had only one in 1975. Whether it is one or eight businesses, the team offers the greatest potential to serve their customers.
Microsoft U.S. office locations are in districts. Microsoft staff reach out to customers at sales offices, support centers and technological centers throughout the United States. They are also easily located at offices. Anyone visiting Redmond, Washington State should drop by at the Visitor Center in the Microsoft Campus, in Building 92.
The Center is open from nine in the morning to seven in the evening from Mondays to Fridays. True to the heart of its business, even if you cannot afford the air tickets to the United States, you can take a virtual photosynth tour of the Center. Microsoft has indeed shrunk the world and make the concept of global citizenship a reality with its software support for both businesses and the home.
The corporation continues to excel in the Online Services Division, the Server and Tools Business, Microsoft Business Solutions, Microsoft Office Division, Interactive Entertainment Business, Windows Phone Division, Windows and Windows Live Division and Skype. In other words, they cover as many technological communication aspects as they can to provide a one-stop support system.
Microsoft Products cover online functions for Bing, Internet Explorer, Advertising, Office products, Windows products, Microsoft Security Essentials, Windows Live and Skype. Windows-operated phone systems are easy to use and covering more and more phone models, an asset to older generations of users who have now to adapt to touch screen technology.
Microsoft business software continues to push its Windows operating systems forward. Windows 7 promises to be secure, straightforward and fast. Indeed, the inbuilt ability to have powerful diagnostics and troubleshooting capabilities to solve any problem, including crashed hardware is the deciding factor that propels buyers towards any operating system. With its single-key ability to perform self-recovery, Windows 7 is a sure winner with the computer-literate and computer-dependent independent users of today.
When Microsoft next launches Windows Phone 8, fans of its mobile OS will be pleased to learn of modifications that will help them acquire more applications in the likes of Android and other Smart-phones. Details of the goodies in Windows 8 are found here. More good news about its earnings can be found here.
Be it business or entertainment such as XBox, Microsoft has touched the hearts of many users. Because it also focuses on partner and customer solutions that reach many sectors of working and home communities in the United States and worldwide, it is unlikely to die out as a trusted investment.