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Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services, and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

Corporate Address

Microsoft Corporation
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052-7329
USA
Tel: (425) 882-8080
Fax: (425) 706-7329
http://www.microsoft.com

Important Dates

Date

Event

1975

Microsoft founded

Jan. 1, 1979

Microsoft moves from Albuquerque, New Mexico to Bellevue, Washington

June 25, 1981

Microsoft incorporates

Aug. 12, 1981

IBM introduces its personal computer with Microsoft's 16-bit operating system, MS-DOS 1.0

Feb. 26, 1986

Microsoft moves to corporate campus in Redmond, Washington

March 13, 1986

Microsoft stock goes public

Aug. 1, 1989

Microsoft introduces earliest version of Office suite of productivity applications

May 22, 1990

Microsoft launches Windows 3.0

Aug. 24, 1995

Microsoft launches Windows 95

Dec. 7, 1995

Bill Gates outlines Microsoft's commitment to supporting and enhancing the Internet

June 25, 1998

Microsoft launches Windows 98

Jan. 13, 2000

Steve Ballmer named president and chief executive officer for Microsoft

Feb. 17, 2000

Microsoft launches Windows 2000

June 22, 2000

Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer outline Microsoft's .NET strategy for Web services

May 31, 2001

Microsoft launches Office XP

Oct. 25, 2001

Microsoft launches Windows XP

Nov. 15, 2001

Microsoft launches Xbox

Jan. 15, 2002

Bill Gates outlines Microsoft's commitment to Trustworthy Computing

Nov. 7, 2002

Microsoft and partners launch Tablet PC

April 24, 2003

Microsoft launches Windows Server 2003

Oct. 21, 2003

Microsoft launches Microsoft Office System

July 20, 2004

Microsoft announces plans to return up to $75 billion to shareholders in dividends and stock buybacks

Nov. 22, 2005

Microsoft launches Xbox 360

July 20, 2006

Microsoft announces a new US$20 billion tender offer and authorizes an additional share-repurchase program of up to $20 billion over five years

Jan. 30, 2007

Microsoft launches Windows Vista and the 2007 Microsoft Office System to consumers worldwide

Feb. 27, 2008

Microsoft launches Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008

June 27, 2008

Bill Gates transitions from his day-to-day role at Microsoft to spend more time on his work at The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

June 3, 2009

Microsoft launches Bing decision engine

Oct. 22, 2009

Microsoft launches Windows 7

June 15, 2010

Microsoft launches general availability of Office 2010

Nov. 4, 2010

Microsoft launches Kinect for Xbox 360

Nov. 10, 2010

Microsoft launches Windows Phone 7

Nov. 17, 2010

Microsoft announces availability of Microsoft Lync

June 28, 2011

Microsoft launches Office 365

Oct. 13, 2011

Microsoft closes its acquisition of Skype

June 25, 2012

Microsoft acquires Yammer

Sept. 4, 2012

Microsoft launches Windows Server 2012

Sept. 12, 2012

Microsoft launches Visual Studio 2012

Oct. 18, 2012

Microsoft employee giving tops US$1 billion

Oct. 23, 2012

Microsoft introduces new entertainment experience from Xbox

Oct. 26, 2012

Microsoft launches Windows 8 and Microsoft Surface

Oct. 29, 2012

Microsoft unveils Windows Phone 8

Jan. 29, 2013

Microsoft launches Office 2013, expands Office 365

Feb. 18, 2013

Microsoft launches Outlook.com

May 21, 2013

Microsoft unveils Xbox One

July 11, 2013

“Microsoft One” reorganization realigns company to enable innovation at great speed, efficiency

Aug. 23, 2013

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announces plan to retire within 12 months

Sept. 3, 2013

Microsoft announces decision to acquire Nokia’s devices and services business, license Nokia’s patents and mapping services

Oct. 17, 2013

Microsoft launches Windows 8.1

Oct. 22, 2013

Microsoft launches Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2

Nov. 22, 2013

Microsoft launches Xbox One

Feb. 4, 2014

Satya Nadella named chief executive officer for Microsoft

Board of Directors

Last updated: Feb. 4, 2014

Steven A. Ballmer

Former Chief Executive Officer, Microsoft Corporation

Dina Dublon

Former Chief Financial Officer, JPMorgan Chase

William H. Gates III

 Founder and Technology Advisor, Microsoft Corporation  

Maria M. Klawe

President, Harvey Mudd College

David F. Marquardt

General Partner, August Capital

G. Mason Morfit

President, ValueAct Capital

Satya Nadella

Chief Executive Officer, Microsoft Corporation

Charles H. Noski

Former Vice Chairman, Bank of America Corporation

Dr. Helmut Panke

Former Chairman of the Board of Management, BMW AG

John W. Thompson

Chairman, Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Segments

Last updated: March 3, 2014

  • Engineering Groups:

  • Advanced Technology
    Eric Rudder leads Advanced Technology, responsible for cross-company technology initiatives for all Microsoft devices and services.

  • Applications and Services Engineering Group
    Qi Lu leads broad applications and services core technologies in productivity, communication, search and other information categories.

  • Cloud and Enterprise Engineering Group
    Scott Guthrie is the leader of the Cloud and Enterprise Engineering Group, which leads development of Microsoft’s back-end technologies like datacenter, database and our specific technologies for enterprise IT scenarios and development tools. He also leads datacenter development, construction and operation.

  • Devices and Studios Engineering Group
    Julie Larson-Green leads this group and has all hardware development and supply chain, from the smallest to the largest devices we build. Larson-Green is also responsible for Microsoft’s studios experiences including all games, music, video and other entertainment. She will be moving to a new role in the Applications and Services Group in the coming months.

  • Dynamics
    Kirill Tatarinov leads Dynamics, with his product leaders dotted line reporting to Qi Lu, his marketing leader dotted line reporting to Chris Capossela and his sales leader dotted line reporting to the COO group.

  • Operating Systems Engineering Group
    Terry Myerson leads this group, which spans all of Microsoft’s OS work for console, to mobile device, to PC, to back-end systems. The core cloud services for the operating system is in this group.

  • Technology and Research
    Harry Shum leads Technology and Research, including Microsoft Research, Trustworthy Computing and Technology Policy, and is responsible for driving the company’s overall technical directions.

  • Business Functions:

  • Business Development and Evangelism Group
    Eric Rudder is the interim leader, focusing on key partnerships, especially our innovation partners (OEMs, silicon vendors, key developers, Yahoo, etc.) and our broad work on evangelism and developer outreach. DPE, Corporate Strategy and the business development efforts formerly in the business groups are part of this group. OEM is in the SMSG group with Turner, and has a dotted line reporting structure to Rudder, who will work closely with Nick Parker on relationships with our key hardware partners.

  • Finance Group
    Amy Hood leads all product group finance organizations. SMSG finance, which is geographically diffuse, will report to Turner with a dotted line to Hood.

  • HR Group
    Lisa Brummel leads Human Resources.

  • Legal and Corporate Affairs Group
    Brad Smith leads as General Counsel with responsibility for the company's legal and corporate affairs.

  • Marketing Group
    Chris Capossela leads global product marketing, advertising, brand, research and communications functions for businesses and consumers.

  • Operations
    Kevin Turner leads our worldwide sales, field marketing, services, support, and stores as well as IT, licensing and commercial operations.

  • Strategy
    Mark Penn leads Strategy, responsible for core strategic issues across Microsoft’s products, value propositions and investments, and leads the company’s competitive research and analysis.

Operation Centers

Last updated: Mar. 9, 2009

Role

Location

Licensing, Manufacturing, Operations and Logistics

Dublin, Ireland

Manufacturing

Humacao, Puerto Rico, USA

Licensing and Operations

Reno, Nevada, USA

Operations and Logistics

Singapore

Microsoft Subsidiaries

Last updated: Sept. 30, 2013 

Albania

Czech Republic

Kuwait

Romania

Algeria

Denmark

Latvia

Russia

Angola

Dominican Republic

Lebanon 

Saudi Arabia 

Argentina

Ecuador

Libya

Senegal

Armenia

Egypt

Lithuania

Serbia

Australia

El Salvador

Luxembourg

Singapore

Austria

Estonia

Macao SAR

Slovakia

Azerbaijan

Finland

Macedonia, Former Yugoslav Republic of

Slovenia

Bahrain

France

Malaysia

South Africa

Bangladesh

Georgia

Malta

Spain

Belarus

Germany

Mauritius

Sri Lanka

Belgium

Greece

Mexico

Sweden

Bermuda

Guatemala

Montenegro

Switzerland

Bolivia

Honduras

Morocco

Taiwan

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Hong Kong SAR

Namibia

Thailand

Brazil

Hungary

Netherlands

Trinidad & Tobago

British Virgin Islands

Iceland

New Zealand

Tunisia

Brunei

India

Nigeria

Turkey

Bulgaria

Indonesia

Norway

Ukraine

Cameroon

Iraq

Oman

United Arab Emirates                        

Canada

Ireland

Pakistan

United Kingdom

Cayman Islands

Israel

Panama

United States

Chile

Italy

Paraguay

Uruguay

China

Jamaica

Peru

Venezuela

Colombia

Japan

Philippines

Vietnam

Costa Rica

Jordan

Poland

Zimbabwe

Côte d'Ivoire

Kazakhstan

Portugal

Croatia

Kenya

Puerto Rico

 

Cyprus

Korea

Qatar

Revenue and Headcount

Last updated: June 30, 2013

Headcount & Revenue Growth    

Microsoft's worldwide headcount and revenue growth for the past 10 fiscal years are summarized below (click headings to sort):

Fiscal Year Ending

Head Count

Net Revenue (US$)

Growth

Net Income (US$)

Growth

June 30, 2013**

99,139

$77.31B

4%

$22.12B

-6%

June 30, 2012*

94,290

$74.30B

6%

$23.60B

5%

June 30, 2011

90,412

$69.94B

13%

$23.15B

23%

June 30, 2010

88,596

$62.48B

7%

$18.76B

29%

June 30, 2009

92,736

$58.44B

-3%

$14.57B

-18%

June 30, 2008

91,259

$60.42B

18%

$17.68B

26%

June 30, 2007

78,565

$51.12B

15%

$14.07B

12%

June 30, 2006

71,172

$44.28B

11%

$12.60B

3%

June 30, 2005

61,000

$39.79B

8%

$12.25B

50%

June 30, 2004

57,086

$36.84B

14%

$8.17B

8%

* Fiscal year 2012 results are adjusted for Windows Upgrade Offer deferral and goodwill impairment charge.

** Fiscal year 2013 results are adjusted for the recognition of previously deferred revenue related to the Windows Upgrade Offer and the European Commission fine.

Employment Information

Last updated: Dec. 31, 2013

Current Employment Headcount

Location

Employees

Worldwide

100,932

USA

59,197

Puget Sound (Washington State)

42,940

Reported Gender Breakout (USA)

Gender

Employees

Percentage

Male

44,826

75.7%

Female

14,371

24.3%

Reported Age Breakout (USA)

Age Range1

Employees

Percentage

29 or Under

10,312

17.4%

30-39

22,610

38.2%

40+

26,275

44.4%

1Average age: 38.4 years.  

Functional Breakout (Worldwide)

Role

Employees

Engineering

43,622

Sales & Marketing Support Group

49,728

Finance, HR & Legal

4,558

Business Functions

3,024

Real Estate Portfolio

Last updated: Dec. 31, 2013

Owned

Location

Total Square Feet

No. of Sites

Puget Sound

9,806,547

78

Other US

3,593,498

21

International

3,443,456

13

 TOTAL:

16,843,501

112

Leased

Location

Total Square Feet

No. of Sites

Puget Sound

4,625,611

41

Other US

4,835,258

190

International

9,474,338

369

 TOTAL:

18,935,207

600

Total Portfolio

Location

Total Square Feet

No. of Sites

Puget Sound

14,432,158

119

Other US

8,428,756

211

International

12,917,794

382

TOTAL:

35,778,708

712

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.