Since its inception in 1975, Microsoft’s mission has been to create software for the personal computer that empowers and enriches people in the workplace, at school and at home.
Microsoft® products include operating systems for personal computers, server applications for client/server environments, business and consumer productivity applications, and interactive media programs, and Internet platform and development tools. Microsoft also offers online services, sells personal computer books and input devices, and researches and develops advanced technology software products. Microsoft products, available in more than 30 languages and sold in more than 50 countries, are available for most PCs, including Intel microprocessor-based computers and Apple computers.
Microsoft’s early vision of a computer on every desk and in every home is coupled today with a strong commitment to Internet-related technologies that expand the power and reach of the PC and its users. As the world’s leading software provider, Microsoft strives to produce innovative products that meet customers’ evolving needs. The company’s substantial investment in research and development, along with a strong commitment to customer feedback, enables Microsoft to offer technological advancements that ensure customers the highest-quality software products available today.