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Microsoft at a Glance


Microsoft at a Glance:

  • 1975 - Bill Gates and Paul Allen found “Micro-soft”
  • 1980s – MS-DOS or Microsoft Disk Operating System – the main operating system for IBM compatible PCs launches
  • 1990s – Microsoft launches Various incarnations of Windows operating system; its first Internet Explorer browser
  • 2000 – Steve Ballmer is named Microsoft’s CEO; Windows 2000 launches
  • 2001-2006 – Microsoft releases Xbox, Microsoft Office, Windows Vista
  • 2008 – Bill Gates moves from day-to-day role at Microsoft to The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • 2009-2010 – Windows 7, Kinect for Xbox 360, Windows Phone 7 launch
  • 2011-2012 – Microsoft acquires Skype, releases Windows 8

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