Basic Information

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) is the "worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential." Bill Gates, Chairman, Chief Software Architect Steve Ballmer, Chief Executive Officer Jim Allchin, Group VP, Platforms


Seven core business units: Windows Client, including the Microsoft® Windows® XP desktop operating system, Windows 2000, and Windows Embedded operating system. Information Worker, including Microsoft Office, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Visio®, Microsoft Project, and other stand-alone desktop applications. Microsoft Business Solutions, encompassing Great Plains and Navision business process applications, and bCentral™ business services. Server and Tools, including the Microsoft Windows Server System™ integrated server software, software developer tools, and MSDN®. Mobile and Embedded Devices, featuring mobile devices including the Windows Powered Pocket PC, the Mobile Explorer microbrowser, and the Windows Powered Smartphone software platform. MSN, including the MSN® network, MSN Internet Access, MSNTV, MSN Hotmail® and other Web-based services. Home and Entertainment, including Microsoft Xbox®, consumer hardware and software, online games, and our TV platform.

Financial Information

Fiscal year ending June 30, 2003: Net revenue $32.19 billion Net income $9.99 billion Total Employees: 54,923

Contact Information

Phone Number: 425.882.8080
Toll-Free Phone Number: 1-800-642-7676
Fax Number: 425.936.7329

Archived News Stories

11/15/2017 - Microsoft announces Azure Databricks powered by Apache® Spark, new AI, IoT and machine learning tools for developers. Read More.

07/13/2016 - Microsoft announces professional degree program. Read More.

05/11/2016 - Customer relationships key to service provider opportunity in the cloud. Read More.

06/04/2014 - Microsoft demonstrates new ecosystem opportunity and unveils the latest partner devices at Computex 2014. Read More.

05/29/2014 - Microsoft introduces social assistant Xiaobing in Wechat. Read More.

05/20/2014 - Microsoft introduces Surface Pro 3: the tablet that can replace your laptop. Read More.

03/27/2014 - Microsoft expands cloud services for mobile scenarios. Read More.

11/07/2013 - BNSF Railway Co. moves its mobile workforce to the cloud. Read More.

07/09/2013 - SMBs more supportive of external social tools for workplace collaboration, reports new Microsoft survey. Read More.

06/11/2013 - Small and midsize companies in the cloud reap security, privacy and reliability benefits. Read More.

03/19/2013 - Microsoft Dynamics reimagines and unites the worlds of business and IT. Read More.

02/19/2013 - Microsoft officially launches Read More.

10/12/2011 - Microsoft expands data platform with SQL Server 2012, new investments for managing any data, any size, anywhere. Read More.

09/19/2011 - Microsoft platform powers mission-critical operations in financial services. Read More.

07/18/2011 - Microsoft Research releases details about "Daytona" at faculty summit. Read More.

06/01/2011 - Microsoft previews "Windows 8". Read More.

06/01/2011 - Microsoft publishes Borroughs Corporation case study. Read More.

05/16/2011 - Bing now helps you make decisions with your Facebook friends. Read More.

05/10/2011 - Microsoft to acquire Skype. Read More.

01/18/2011 - Adoption of real-time collaboration technologies continues to grow among oil and gas professionals. Read More.

01/10/2011 - Microsoft previews next-generation ERP. Read More.

11/17/2010 - Microsoft Lync arrives and brings communications to new heights. Read More.

10/14/2010 - Microsoft delivers new innovations that reinforce its dynamic business vision for CRM and ERP customers and partners. Read More.

05/12/2010 - Microsoft delivers the future of productivity with Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010. Read More.

04/15/2010 - Microsoft Dynamics CRM named a leader in customer service contact centers 2010 Magic Quadrant. Read More.

10/22/2009 - Microsoft simplifies the PC with Windows 7. Read More.

10/01/2009 - Microsoft Hardware helps corporations reduce spending while preserving face-to-face communication. Read More.

03/19/2009 - Microsoft announces availability of Internet Explorer 8. Read More.

02/24/2009 - Microsoft Research shows glimpse of tomorrow's computing technologies. Read More.

02/16/2009 - Microsoft unveils new Windows(R) phones with marketplace and My Phone services. Read More.

11/14/2008 - Microsoft showcases immersive user interfaces, online banking technologies and interactive collaboration tools at BAI Retail Delivery Conference & Expo. Read More.

11/13/2008 - John Jantsch offers tips for using social media to grow a small business. Read More.

11/06/2008 - Could database software help cure Alzheimer's and save the Earth?. Read More.

10/29/2008 - Microsoft study reveals small business IT sophistication. Read More.

08/11/2008 - Microsoft breaks new ground in helping developers build and deploy client, web and data-driven applications. Read More.

08/06/2008 - Microsoft releases SQL Server 2008. Read More.

07/24/2008 - Microsoft to acquire DATAllegro. Read More.

03/18/2008 - Microsoft and Intel Launch Parallel Computing Research Centers to Accelerate Benefits to Consumers, Businesses. Read More.

03/04/2008 - Microsoft Research offers behind-the-scenes look at future of computing. Read More.

02/05/2008 - Microsoft positioned in Leaders Quadrants in Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence Platforms. Read More.

01/30/2008 - Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Launches in international markets. Read More.

12/06/2007 - Microsoft simplifies data-centric development in heterogeneous IT environments. Read More.

10/17/2007 - Microsoft powers up Web 2.0 with innovative Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 partners. Read More.

10/12/2007 - Microsoft is positioned in leaders quadrant of latest magic quadrant for data warehousing. Read More.

10/01/2007 - Microsoft charts its software services strategy and road map for businesses. Read More.

09/10/2007 - Microsoft's latest innovations take productivity to the edge. Read More.

08/27/2007 - Document formats survey shows growing interest in XML-based standards. Read More.

08/22/2007 - A Microsoft milestone: hardware division celebrates 25 years. Read More.

06/27/2007 - Microsoft technical fellow keynotes on the reinvention of computing. Read More.

06/04/2007 - Microsoft details dynamic IT strategy at Tech-Ed 2007. Read More.

05/30/2007 - Microsoft launches new product category: surface computing. Read More.

05/09/2007 - Microsoft President Jeff Raikes declares, 'It's a New Day for Business Intelligence'. Read More.

05/07/2007 - Dell joins Microsoft and Novell interoperability collaboration. Read More.

04/30/2007 - Microsoft lights way for next-generation web development and design at MIX07. Read More.

03/12/2007 - Microsoft details vision for building a connected business. Read More.

02/12/2007 - AT&T and Microsoft announce Live Meeting webconference service for businesses. Read More.

01/15/2007 - Microsoft and Teradata collaborate to offer business intelligence solutions for mutual customers. Read More.

01/12/2007 - Microsoft to host first-annual business intelligence conference. Read More.

01/11/2007 - AAA Washington hits the road with Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management system. Read More.

12/13/2006 - Microsoft Robotics Studio now available to provide common development platform. Read More.

12/05/2006 - Integrated performance management with PerformancePoint Server 2007. Read More.

11/30/2006 - Steve Ballmer: A new era of business productivity and innovation. Read More.

11/06/2006 - Microsoft rallies developers to build next-generation applications. Read More.

11/02/2006 - Microsoft and Novell announce broad collaboration on Windows and Linux interoperability and support. Read More.

10/31/2006 - Microsoft and Zend Technologies announce technical collaboration to improve interoperability of PHP on the Windows Server platform. Read More.

10/18/2006 - Microsoft releases Windows Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP. Read More.

10/06/2006 - Microsoft Healthcare users group and Microsoft request entries for MS-HUG Healthcare Innovation awards. Read More.

10/04/2006 - Microsoft highlights 'real-world' approach to SOA at SOA & Business Process Conference. Read More.

09/13/2006 - Go, Go Gadget Mouse: Microsoft unveils innovative four-in-one device. Read More.

09/05/2006 - Industry testing of Microsoft Windows Vista release candidate 1 begins. Read More.

08/07/2006 - Microsoft researchers inventing new techniques to improve search engine accuracy and relevance. Read More.

07/31/2006 - Technology firms release new specification to simplify IT management. Read More.

07/11/2006 - Microsoft announces continued CRM momentum and outlines roadmap for new Microsoft Dynamics CRM Live service. Read More.

06/21/2006 - Microsoft showcases modeling and trading platform of the future. Read More.

06/15/2006 - Microsoft announces plans for July 2008 transition for Bill Gates. Read More.

06/12/2006 - Microsoft launches Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0, a comprehensive and powerful business management solution. Read More.

05/10/2006 - Microsoft unveils updated Center for Information Work showcasing innovations for ultimate Office of the Future. Read More.

05/09/2006 - Microsoft previews Windows CE 6 operating system. Read More.

05/05/2006 - Microsoft announces Imagine Cup 2006 U.S. software design invitational winners. Read More.

05/04/2006 - Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 enables Hunton & Williams to improve information management. Read More.

04/26/2006 - Microsoft Research recognizes computer science's most promising professors with new faculty fellowships. Read More.

04/03/2006 - Microsoft agrees to acquire ProClarity, enhancing business intelligence offering. Read More.

03/20/2006 - Brown University, Microsoft Research open research center on pen-centric computing. Read More.

03/09/2006 - Microsoft unveils details for ultra-mobile personal computers introduced at CeBIT. Read More.

03/01/2006 - Animal database launched to help ensure U.S. livestock producers maintain competitive edge in the global marketplace. Read More.

12/06/2005 - Microsoft announces general availability of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0. Read More.

11/29/2005 - Microsoft and Infosys enable IT-led business transformation. Read More.

11/21/2005 - Xbox 360 arrival spawns midnight madness frenzy. Read More.

11/01/2005 - Microsoft previews new Windows Live and Office Live services. Read More.

10/24/2005 - Microsoft builds business intelligence into Office software. Read More.

09/14/2005 - Microsoft unveils Expression family of designer tools. Read More.

08/16/2005 - Microsoft Professional Developers Conference 2005 to highlight next generation of application opportunities. Read More.

08/03/2005 - Research study finds changes required in automotive warranty process. Read More.

07/25/2005 - MSN Virtual Earth gives people an immersive way to search, discover and explore their World online. Read More.

07/18/2005 - Microsoft engages academic leaders to help shape future of computing at sixth annual Microsoft Research Faculty Summit. Read More.

07/09/2005 - Microsoft continues to evolve worldwide partner program. Read More.

06/29/2005 - Microsoft Office Information Worker Board of the Future offers its vision of technology, 10 years out. Read More.

06/06/2005 - Ballmer outlines opportunity for IT pros and developers to enable people to drive business success. Read More.

05/25/2005 - Microsoft and Schlumberger launch strategic initiative to accelerate the delivery of the integrated oil and gas analysis and enterprise desktop. Read More.

05/25/2005 - Microsoft Research names first winners of New Faculty Fellowship Awards, fueling innovative research in Computer Science. Read More.

05/10/2005 - Microsoft Office System to add new business performance management scorecard application. Read More.

04/26/2005 - SAP and Microsoft announce first joint product designed to revolutionize how information workers access enterprise applications. Read More.

04/25/2005 - Microsoft raises the speed limit with the availability of 64-bit editions of Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP Professional. Read More.

03/08/2005 - Microsoft unveils 2005 release of Microsoft Office Live Meeting. Read More.

03/03/2005 - Microsoft expands current reporting offering, unveils next-generation solutions for reporting. Read More.

02/15/2005 - Bill Gates highlights progress on security, outlines next steps for continued innovation. Read More.

02/08/2005 - Microsoft outlines developer benefits for building connected systems. Read More.

11/15/2004 - Microsoft and the School District of Philadelphia break ground to build School of the Future. Read More.

10/04/2004 - Microsoft releases Microsoft Business Solutions-Solomon 6.0. Read More.

08/24/2004 - New Microsoft Streets & Trips 2005 with GPS Locator puts end to 'Are we there yet?'. Read More.

08/11/2004 - Microsoft expands options to bring more choices and flexibility to customers buying its Office Live Meeting service. Read More.

06/07/2004 - G8 Summit deploys Tablet PCs, advanced software to assist dialogue among world leaders. Read More.

06/02/2004 - Microsoft Office 2003 customers boost productivity and business insight with the availability of two new office business intelligence accelerators. Read More.

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