Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)
Microsoft Corporation (Microsoft) develops, licenses, and supports software, services, and hardware devices worldwide. Its Windows division offers Windows operating system; Windows Services suite of applications and Web services, including Outlook.com and SkyDrive; Surface RT and Pro devices; and PC accessories.
The companys Server and Tools division provides server software, cloud-based services, and solutions; and training and certification to developers and information technology professionals; and builds standalone and software development lifecycle tools for software architects, developers, testers, and project managers.
Its products include Windows Server operating systems, Windows Azure, Microsoft SQL Server, Windows Intune, Windows Embedded, Visual Studio, System Center products, Microsoft consulting services, and Premier product support services. Microsofts Online Services division offers online information and content, including Bing, Bing Ads, and MSN. The companys Microsoft Business division provides software and online services, such as Microsoft Office system consisting of Microsoft Office, SharePoint, Exchange, Lync, Yammer, and Microsoft Office project and office Visio; and Microsoft Dynamics business solutions, including Microsoft Dynamics ERP and Dynamics CRM, as well as Microsoft Office Web Apps and Microsoft Office 365, which are online service offerings. Microsofts Entertainment and Devices division offers products and services designed to entertain and connect people. Its products include Xbox entertainment platform, including Xbox 360 gaming and entertainment console, Kinect for Xbox 360, Xbox 360 video games, and Xbox 360 accessories; Xbox LIVE; Skype; and Windows Phone.
The company markets and distributes its products and services primarily through original equipment manufacturers, distributors, and resellers, as well as through online.
Microsoft Corporation was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, Washington.