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Microsoft Corporation Ticker Symbol : MSFT Overview Multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of 44 billion dollars and 76,000 employees in 102 countries Best selling products are the Microsoft Windows operating system and the Microsoft Office suite. History 1975-1985 Gates leaves Harvard University for Albuquerque, New Mexico where MITS(Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems) is located and founds Microsoft. MITS is the distributor of Gate’s Altair BASIC program. In 1981, DOS(Disk Operating System), which brought Microsoft its real success, helped Microsoft strike a deal with IBM to set up an operating system for it’s computers. This system can still be found on all Microsoft Windows operating systems today and is known as MS-DOS 1985-1995 1985 – first release of Microsoft Windows for MS-DOS program. 1989 – Microsoft Office is introduced and competes with Word Perfect. 1990 – Windows 3.0 introduced, sold 100,000 copies in two weeks.
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course ECON 231 taught by Professor Stone during the Spring '07 term at Jefferson Davis Community College.

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