|Address: One Microsoft Way Redmond, WA 98052 United States|
|S&P 100 Component|
|S&P 500 Component|
|Founded: April 4, 1975 Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.|
|Products: Windows, Office, Servers, Skype, Visual Studio, Dynamics, Azure, Xbox, Surface, Mobile|
|Services: MSN, Bing, OneDrive, MSDN, Outlook.com, TechNet, Xbox Live, LinkedIn|
Microsoft Corporation, a technology company, develops, licenses, and supports software products, services, and devices worldwide. The companys Productivity and Business Processes segment offers Office 365 commercial products and services for businesses, including Office, Exchange, SharePoint, and Skype, as well as related Client Access Licenses (CALs); Office 365 consumer services, such as Skype, Outlook.com, and OneDrive; Dynamics business solutions, such as financial management, customer relationship management, supply chain management, and analytics applications for small and mid-size businesses, large organizations, and divisions of enterprises; and LinkedIn online professional network.
Its Intelligent Cloud segment licenses server products and cloud services, such as SQL Server, Windows Server, Visual Studio, System Center, and related CALs, as well as Azure, a cloud platform with computing, networking, storage, database, and management services; and enterprise services, such as Premier Support and Microsoft Consulting that assist in developing, deploying, and managing Microsoft server and desktop solutions, as well as provide training and certification to developers and IT professionals on Microsoft products.
The company’s More Personal Computing segment comprises Windows OEM, volume, and other non-volume licensing of the Windows operating system, as well as patent licensing, Windows Embedded, MSN display advertising, and Windows Phone licensing system; devices, including Microsoft Surface, phones, and PC accessories; and search advertising, including Bing and Bing Ads. This segment also provides gaming platforms, including Xbox hardware, Xbox Live, video games, and third-party video games.
The company markets and distributes its products through original equipment manufacturers (OEM), distributors, and resellers, as well as through online and Microsoft retail stores. Microsoft Corporation was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, Washington.