What does Microsoft mean?

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Wiktionary

  1. Microsoftnoun

    a company whose products are ubiquitous

    Etymology: From Microsoft, the computing company; a

  2. Microsoftverb

    to Microsoftify.

    Etymology: From Microsoft, the computing company; a

  3. Microsoftverb

    to make more like Microsoft with regards to perceived business practices and tactics.

    Etymology: From Microsoft, the computing company; a

Wikipedia

  1. Microsoft

    Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational technology company with headquarters in Redmond, Washington. It develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services. Its best known software products are the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, the Microsoft Office suite, and the Internet Explorer and Edge web browsers. Its flagship hardware products are the Xbox video game consoles and the Microsoft Surface lineup of touchscreen personal computers. Microsoft ranked No. 21 in the 2020 Fortune 500 rankings of the largest United States corporations by total revenue; it was the world's largest software maker by revenue as of 2016. It is considered one of the Big Five companies in the U.S. information technology industry, along with Google, Apple, Amazon, and Facebook. Microsoft (the word being a portmanteau of "microcomputer software") was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4, 1975, to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for the Altair 8800. It rose to dominate the personal computer operating system market with MS-DOS in the mid-1980s, followed by Microsoft Windows. The company's 1986 initial public offering (IPO), and subsequent rise in its share price, created three billionaires and an estimated 12,000 millionaires among Microsoft employees. Since the 1990s, it has increasingly diversified from the operating system market and has made a number of corporate acquisitions, their largest being the acquisition of LinkedIn for $26.2 billion in December 2016, followed by their acquisition of Skype Technologies for $8.5 billion in May 2011.As of 2015, Microsoft is market-dominant in the IBM PC compatible operating system market and the office software suite market, although it has lost the majority of the overall operating system market to Android. The company also produces a wide range of other consumer and enterprise software for desktops, laptops, tabs, gadgets, and servers, including Internet search (with Bing), the digital services market (through MSN), mixed reality (HoloLens), cloud computing (Azure), and software development (Visual Studio). Steve Ballmer replaced Gates as CEO in 2000, and later envisioned a "devices and services" strategy. This unfolded with Microsoft acquiring Danger Inc. in 2008, entering the personal computer production market for the first time in June 2012 with the launch of the Microsoft Surface line of tablet computers, and later forming Microsoft Mobile through the acquisition of Nokia's devices and services division. Since Satya Nadella took over as CEO in 2014, the company has scaled back on hardware and has instead focused on cloud computing, a move that helped the company's shares reach its highest value since December 1999.Earlier dethroned by Apple in 2010, in 2018 Microsoft reclaimed its position as the most valuable publicly traded company in the world. In April 2019, Microsoft reached the trillion-dollar market cap, becoming the third U.S. public company to be valued at over $1 trillion after Apple and Amazon respectively. As of 2020, Microsoft has the third-highest global brand valuation.

Freebase

  1. Microsoft

    Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational software corporation headquartered in Redmond, Washington that develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a wide range of products and services related to computing. The company was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4, 1975. Microsoft is the world's largest software maker measured by revenues. It is also one of the world's most valuable companies. Microsoft was established to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for the Altair 8800. It rose to dominate the personal computer operating system market with MS-DOS in the mid-1980s, followed by the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems. The company's 1986 initial public offering, and subsequent rise in its share price, created an estimated three billionaires and 12,000 millionaires from Microsoft employees. Since the 1990s, it has increasingly diversified from the operating system market and has made a number of corporate acquisitions. In May 2011, Microsoft acquired Skype Technologies for $8.5 billion in its largest acquisition to date. As of 2013, Microsoft is market dominant in both the PC operating system and office suite markets. The company also produces a wide range of other software for desktops and servers, and is active in areas including internet search, the video game industry, the digital services market, and mobile phones. In June 2012, Microsoft announced that it would be entering the PC vendor market for the first time, with the launch of the Microsoft Surface tablet computer.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. Microsoft

    The new Evil Empire (the old one was IBM). The basic complaints are, as formerly with IBM, that (a) their system designs are horrible botches, (b) we can't get source to fix them, and (c) they throw their weight around a lot. See also Halloween Documents.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Microsoft' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4458

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Microsoft in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Microsoft in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Microsoft in a Sentence

  1. Cameron Johnson:

    Microsoft, they have games and LinkedIn, but Oracle has nothing in the social space.

  2. Tom Burt:

    When we saw what happened in 2016, the efforts that were made by foreign adversaries to actually influence the voting process in the Tom Burt, we concluded we had a responsibility as a technology leader to see what Microsoft could contribute to improving the safety and security of our elections.

  3. Satya Nadella:

    ( Representation) needs to be reflected all the way to the top, so we now have commitments, whether it's about race, and especially for the African American, Black and Latinx community, as well as gender... I, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, am measured on it and paid on it.

  4. Hector Rodriguez:

    As [Microsoft does] our research with Gartner and other research analysts, we see virtual health growing very quickly and as an area of opportunity for traditional providers as they explore new revenue and scalable care models.

  5. Bob Sutton:

    It’s Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals, when revolutionaries win, they become the enemy of the next group to rise up. Obama was a radical before he became The Man. Apple is The Man. Microsoft is n’t a good enemy now that the new CEO talks about the importance of open-source software.

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