May 3, 2022

History of Microsoft And Some Of Key Milestones


On 4 April 1975, Microsoft was founded as a partnership company by Bill Gates and Paul Allen to sell the BASIC interpreters.

Microsoft Corporation started its journey with XENIX, before company developed famous MS-DOS operating system.

In 1983, the first peripheral hardware was ever produced by Microsoft Corporation, it was a computer mouse.

On 13 March 1986, Microsoft Corporation launched its IPO, if you bought 1 share for $21, it would be worth $65,000 today.

Microsoft Windows OS was virus-free for almost a decade till its first virus attack called WinVer 1.4 in 1992.

In 1997, Microsoft Corporation saved Apple, Inc from bankruptcy by investing $150 million in the company.

On 15 November 2001, Microsoft Corporation released XBOX to make its foray into the world of console gaming.

Microsoft Corporation has bought almost 200 companies during its lifetime including popular ones Hotmail, Skype, LinkedIn.

On 25 April 2019, Microsoft became the 3rd US firm to be listed with a market cap of over 1 trillion, after Apple and Amazon.

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