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Microsoft is a software development company headquartered in Washington, USA, which was founded in 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen. Developed Windows as an OS for personal computers in 1985. In 1990, Microsoft Office was sold as office software for Windows. Released Internet Explorer, a web browser, in 1995. In 2001, the Xbox home video game console was sold. Established search engine Bing in 2009. Launched Azure as a cloud service in 2010. In 2015, Deployed Microsoft Edge.
Regarding the OS, as a successor to MS-DOS, while developing OS/2 in collaboration with IBM, Microsoft also independently developed an OS that will lead to later Windows, and then developed Windows. Initially, Windows ran on MS-DOS, but in 1995, Windows and MS-DOS were integrated and Windows 95 was released.
After that, Microsoft continued to improve Windows and made minor changes many times, and made a foray into the server market with Windows NT. In 2001, with the release of Windows XP, MS-DOS-based Windows was integrated into Windows NT-based system.
In the 2000s, Microsoft positioned consideration for accessibility of persons with disabilities as “corporate social responsibility” and developed Microsoft Assistive Technology Vendor Programs in each country.
In addition, the Xbox 360 was released in December 2005, and the Xbox One was released in November 2013.
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Latest News and Analysis on Microsoft Corporation
Revenue of Azure was Up 31% in 2023 Q2
Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) announced its 2023 Q2 financial results on January 24, 2023. According to the announcement, total revenue was up 2% (3 months, YoY). However, operating income and net income were down 8% and 12%, respectively (GAAP, 3 months, YoY). Looking at segment revenues, intelligent cloud was up 18% (3 months, YoY). It wasContinue reading “Revenue of Azure was Up 31% in 2023 Q2”
Microsoft’s Service Segment Revenue was Up 20% in 2023 Q1
Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) announced its 2023 Q1 financial results on October 25, 2022. According to the announcement, total revenue, operating income were up 11% and up 6%, respectively(GAAP, YoY, 3 months). However, net income was down 14%. Product revenue was down 5%, while service and the other revenue was up 20% (YoY, 3 months). LookingContinue reading “Microsoft’s Service Segment Revenue was Up 20% in 2023 Q1”
Microsoft showed Superior Business Performance in FY2022
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) announced its 2022 Q4 financial results on July 26, 2022. According to the announcement, total revenue, operating income and net income were up 18%, up 19% and up 19%, respectively (YoY, GAAP, TTM). In this regard, product revenue was up 2%, while service and other revenue was up 29% (YoY, TTM).Continue reading “Microsoft showed Superior Business Performance in FY2022”
Microsoft’s Service Segment Revenue was Up 29% in 2022 Q3
Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) announced its 2022 Q3 financial results on April 26, 2022. According to the announcement, total revenue, operating income and net income were up 18%, 19% and 8%, respectively (3 months, YoY, GAAP). In addition, diluted EPS was up 9% (3 months, YoY, GAAP). On the other hand, the free cash flow (FCF)Continue reading “Microsoft’s Service Segment Revenue was Up 29% in 2022 Q3”
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