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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

March 27, 2014

Microsoft launches Office for iPad

April 25, 2014

Microsoft completes acquisition of Nokia Devices and Services business

June 20, 2014

Microsoft launches Surface Pro 3

Board of Directors

Last updated: March 31, 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: April 25, 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 Group
    Stephen Elop leads the Devices Group, overseeing an expanded devices business that includes Lumia smartphones and tablets, Nokia mobile phones, Xbox hardware, Surface, Perceptive Pixel products and accessories.

  • 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, as is Xbox and Studios.

  • 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: March 31, 2014

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: June 30, 2014 

Albania

Cyprus

Korea

Qatar

Algeria

Czech Republic

Kuwait

Romania

Angola

Denmark

Latvia

Russia

Argentina

Dominican Republic

Lebanon

Saudi Arabia

Armenia

Ecuador

Libya

Senegal

Australia

Egypt

Lithuania

Serbia

Austria

El Salvador

Luxembourg

Singapore

Azerbaijan

Estonia

Macao SAR

Slovakia

Bahrain

Finland

Macedonia, Former Yugoslav Republic of

Slovenia

Bangladesh

France

Malaysia

South Africa

Belarus

Georgia

Malta

Spain

Belgium

Germany

Mauritius

Sri Lanka

Bermuda

Ghana

Mexico

Sweden

Bolivia

Greece

Montenegro

Switzerland

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Guatemala

Morocco

Taiwan

Brazil

Honduras

Mozambique

Tanzania

British Virgin Islands

Hong Kong SAR

Namibia

Thailand

Brunei

Hungary  

Netherlands

Trinidad & Tobago

Bulgaria

Iceland

New Zealand

Tunisia

Cambodia

India

Nigeria

Turkey                       

Cameroon

Indonesia

Norway

Uganda

Canada

Iraq

Oman

Ukraine

Cayman Islands

Ireland

Pakistan

United Arab Emirates

Chile

Israel

Panama

United Kingdom

China

Italy

Paraguay

United States

Colombia

Jamaica

Peru

Uruguay

Congo

Japan

Philippines

Venezuela

Costa Rica

Jordan

Poland

Vietnam

Côte d'Ivoire

Kazakhstan

Portugal

Zimbabwe

Croatia

Kenya

Puerto Rico

Revenue and Headcount

Last updated: June 30, 2014

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, 2014

128,076

$86.83B

12%

$22.07B

1%

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%

* 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: June 30, 2014

Current Employment Headcount

Location

Employees

Worldwide

128,076

USA

61,756

Puget Sound (Washington State)

43,351

Reported Gender Breakout (USA)*

Gender

Employees

Percentage

Male

92,006

71.8%

Female

35,909

28.0%

*Gender and ethnicity totals do not include unknown. Denominators include unknown. 

Reported Ethnicity Breakout (USA)

Ethnicity

Employees

Percentage

Caucasian

37,517

60.8%

Asian

17,851

28.9%

African American/Black

2,095

3.4%

Hispanic/Latino

3,075

5.0%

Multi-Racial

720

1.2%

American Indian/Alaska Native

290

0.5%

Native Hawaii/Pacific Islander

154

0.2%

  

Reported Age Breakout (USA)

Age Range1

Employees

Percentage

29 or Under

10,532

17.1%

30-39

23,176

37.5%

40+

28,048

45.4%

1Average age: 38.7 years.  

Functional Breakout (Worldwide)**

Role

Employees

Engineering

64,641

Sales & Marketing Support Group

53,955

Finance, HR & Legal

5,913

Business Functions

3,566

**Functional breakout does not include CEO in total. 

Real Estate Portfolio

Last updated: June 30, 2014

Owned

Location

Total Square Feet

No. of Sites

Puget Sound

9,806,547

78

Other US

3,716,727

22

International

3,943,413

17

 TOTAL:

17,466,687

117

Leased

Location

Total Square Feet

No. of Sites

Puget Sound

4,810,134

46

Other US

4,583,006

207

International

9,488,186

375

 TOTAL:

18,881,326

628

Total Portfolio

Location

Total Square Feet

No. of Sites

Puget Sound

14,505,016

121

Other US

8,272,117

211

International

12,914,634

385

TOTAL:

35,691,767

717

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.

Microsoft refers to Microsoft Corp. and its affiliates, including Microsoft Mobile Oy, a subsidiary of Microsoft. Microsoft Mobile Oy develops, manufactures and distributes Lumia and Asha and Nokia X mobile phones and other devices.