Microsoft  Company Profile

Microsoft  Company Profile

  • Posted by  FreshersWorld 
    7 Jan, 2012


    Microsoft Company Profile

    Microsoft is a multinational computer technology corporation. They are a veteran software company, best known for their Microsoft Windows operating system and the Microsoft Office suite of productivity software, but they have also ventured into hardware with consumer products such as the Zune and Xbox. They have made a presence on the Web with the MSN internet portal and Microsoft Live search, but have been widely criticized for their failure to penetrate this market.

    Microsoft's ambitions are anything but small. The world's #1 software company provides a variety of products and services, including its Windows operating systems and Office software suite. The company has expanded into markets such as video game consoles, server and storage software, and digital music players. Microsoft has reached settlements to end a slew of antitrust investigations and lawsuits, including agreeing to uniformly license its operating systems and allowing manufacturers to include competing software with Windows. In 2008 Microsoft made repeated efforts to acquire Yahoo! but was rebuffed by that company's board of directors. Microsoft is the world's largest software firm with 50,000 people working in 78 countries and revenues of over US$ 37 billion.

    Microsoft Corporation provides software products for computing devices worldwide. Its Client segment offers Windows product family that comprises Windows Vista; Windows XP Professional and Home; Media Center Edition; Tablet PC Edition; and other Windows operating systems. The company's Server and Tools segment provides integrated server infrastructure and middleware software that support software applications and tools built on the Windows Server operating system. 

    This segment offers Windows Server operating system; Microsoft SQL Server; Microsoft Enterprise Services; product support services; Visual Studio; System Center products; Forefront Security products; Biz Talk Server; and MSDN. Its Online Services Business provides an on-line advertising platform for publishers and advertisers; personal communications services, such as email and instant messaging; and online information. It offers Live Search; MSN; MapPoint; MSN Internet Access; MSN Premium Web Services; Windows Live; MSN Mobile Services; AvenueA Razorfish media agency services; Atlas online tools for advertisers; and the Drive PM ad network for publishers. 

    The company's Microsoft Business Division provides Microsoft office product set comprising enterprise content management, collaboration, unified communications, and business intelligence products; and Microsoft Dynamics products for financial management, customer relationship management, supply chain management, and analytics applications. Its Entertainment and Devices Division offers the Xbox video game system, including consoles and accessories, third-party games, games published under the Microsoft brand, and Xbox Live operations. This division also provides Zune digital music and entertainment device; PC software games; online games; Mediaroom, an Internet protocol television software; mobile and embedded device platforms; and Surface computing platform. Microsoft was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, Washington.

    Our mission is to help people and businesses throughout the world realize their full potential. Microsoft is a multinational computer technology corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a wide range of software products for computing devices.

    In the past quarter of a century, Microsoft has grown from small start-up to Fortune 500 success by creating innovative software, and working diligently to help customers realize their full potential. When you view our company profile, you'll see examples of the groundbreaking products and services we're developing for today's customers and learn about our commitment to exploring tomorrow's frontiers.

    Headquarters Greater Seattle Area
    Industry Computer Software
    Type Public Company
    Status Operating
    Company Size 89,809 employees
    2007 Revenue $51,122 mil (15%)
    Founded 1975

    Microsoft Corporation
    One Microsoft Way
    Redmond, WA 98052-6399
    United States

    Microsoft India

    Founded in 1975, Microsoft  is the worldwide leader in software for personal and business computing. The company offers a wide range of products and services designed to empower people through great software - any time, any place and on any device. Microsoft Corporation India Private Ltd is a subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation USA. It has had a presence in India since 1990 and currently has offices in twelve cities - Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Hyderabad, Indore, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, and Pune.

    Microsoft India markets its parent's software and services to customers across India. Its offerings include the full range of Microsoft operating systems, productivity applications, and development tools. The regional subsidiary also encompasses substantial research and development operations. The Hyderabad-based Microsoft India Development Center (MIDC) is Microsoft's largest R&D facility outside the US (second only to the company's Redmond location worldwide). Other Microsoft businesses in India provide internal and commercial software development, technical support, and consulting services.

    Under its mission of ?Realizing India's Potential", the company has commenced strategic initiatives towards creating a digitally inclusive society in India, forged local partnerships for building a vibrant domestic IT ecosystem, and empowering the Indian developer community and working towards innovating in India, with India and for India.
    The Microsoft India Development Centre (IDC) is Microsoft's second Product Development Centre outside USA. Through this team we develop end-to-end strategic products like Windows Services for UNIX; Visual J#.NET; Outlook to Notes Connector and Windows System Resource Manager. Our strategy is to align with the focus areas of Microsoft and as a result we recently created the Enterprise Storage Group; Windows Server Group; Windows Networking Group; Tablet PC Group; Business Solutions Group; Developer Tools Group; Messaging group and Subscription Group. So as you can see - there is something for everyone!

    The IDC has three core functional units: Development; Testing and Program Management. These units focus on product development starting from customer engagement, specification, architecture, design, development and release management. We are always happy to meet Computer Science Graduates having basic technical skills and excellent problem solving minds. If you are passionate about coding, testing, and creativity, there's no doubt you'd enjoy the challenge of a career with IDC. We seek those who thrive on team spirit and possess the confidence to conceptualize, architect and develop new products that impact millions of people across the world. Come and join our team! Life is full of defining moments. This could be one of them.

    One thing we've learned over our brief history is that nothing is impossible. Just as people around the world embraced our original vision of a computer on every desk and in every home, we are confident that the future will hold amazing new technologies that will further enable people and businesses around the world to realize their full potential.

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    New Delhi,  110019

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