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Microsoft Corporation
Type Public
NASDAQMSFT
HKEX: 4338
Founded Albuquerque, New Mexico (April 4, 1975 (1975-04-04))[1]
Founder(s) Bill Gates
Paul Allen
Headquarters Redmond, Washington, United States
Area served Worldwide
Key people Bill Gates (Chairman)
Steve Ballmer (CEO)
Ray Ozzie (CSA)
Craig Mundie (CRSO)
Don Mattrick (Senior VP of Entertainment and Devices)
Industry Computer software
Consumer electronics
Video game consoles
Products Microsoft Windows
Microsoft Office
Microsoft Servers
Windows Developer Tools
Microsoft Expression
Business Software
Games[2] & Xbox 360[3]
Windows Live[4]
Windows Phone
Zune[5]
Bing[6]
Revenue $58.437 billion (2009)[7]
Operating income $20.363 billion (2009)[7]
Net income $14.569 billion (2009)[7]
Total assets $77.888 billion (2009)[7]
Total equity $39.558 billion (2009)[7]
Employees 93,000 in more than 100 countries (2009)[8]
Website Microsoft.com
.Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQMSFT, HKEX: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a wide range of software products for computing devices.^ We generate revenue by developing, manufacturing, licensing, and supporting a wide range of software products and services for many different types of computing devices.
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^ Most of Microsoft's income is from corporate licensing.

^ We will continue to make significant investments in research, development, and marketing for new products, services, and technologies, including the Windows PC operating system, the Microsoft Office system, Xbox 360, Live Search, Windows Server, Zune, Windows Live, the Windows Azure Services platform, and other software plus services offerings.
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[9] .Headquartered in Redmond, Washington, USA, its most profitable products are the Microsoft Windows operating system and the Microsoft Office suite of productivity software.^ Essential Windows Tricks The verdict is in: Windows 7 is Microsoft's best operating system ever.
  • Microsoft Update: Latest news, features, reviews, opinions and more 30 January 2010 2:54 UTC www.computerworld.com [Source type: General]

^ We will continue to make significant investments in research, development, and marketing for new products, services, and technologies, including the Windows PC operating system, the Microsoft Office system, Xbox 360, Live Search, Windows Server, Zune, Windows Live, the Windows Azure Services platform, and other software plus services offerings.
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^ Microsoft Xbox (369 results) Microsoft Windows NT (363 results) Office Suites (354 results) Strategy (354 results) Stock (348 results) Operating System (336 results) Mobile (317 results) Intel Corp.
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.The company was founded in 1975, to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for the Altair 8800.^ While at Harvard, Gates developed a version of the programming language BASIC for the first microcomputer - the MITS Altair.
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.Microsoft rose to dominate the home computer operating system market with MS-DOS in the mid-1980s, followed by the Windows line of operating systems.^ Essential Windows Tricks The verdict is in: Windows 7 is Microsoft's best operating system ever.
  • Microsoft Update: Latest news, features, reviews, opinions and more 30 January 2010 2:54 UTC www.computerworld.com [Source type: General]

^ Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 and SharePoint Portal Server 2003 were supported only on 32-bit operating systems, as opposed to SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010, which are supported only on 64-bit operating systems.
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^ Imagine, then, what a breakthrough it was for Microsoft to win the "Best of CES" award at the Consumer Electronics Show, and for an operating system no less.

.Many of its products have achieved near-ubiquity in the desktop computer market.^ Axon Corporation was founded to develop and market mainstream business graphics software products for personal computers.
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^ First, we will experience higher product costs in order to enable us to deliver as many Xbox 360 consoles to the market as quickly as possible.
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^ They have a Monopoly on the desktop computer operating system and they use it to force retailers to promote only their products.
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.One commentator notes that Microsoft's original mission was "a computer on every desk and in every home, running Microsoft software."^ Note that I have always used Microsoft products on my home computers.
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^ Microsoft can stop any attempt to distribute your application You need permission from Microsoft for every application of EOOXML on a computer [edit] (In-)Compatibility with other standards .
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^ Call Microsoft and they tell you that you'll need to call your PC maker, or the maker of some other software on your computer.

[10] .Microsoft possesses footholds in other markets, with assets such as the MSNBC cable television network and the MSN Internet portal.^ Since joining Microsoft in January 1988, Muglia has served in a variety of positions, including managing the development of the MSN network of Internet services and Microsoft Office family of business productivity applications, Windows Server applications, and productivity appliances such as Pocket PCs, eBooks and Tablet PCs.
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^ Online Services Division (“OSD”) consists of an online advertising platform with offerings for both publishers and advertisers, online information offerings, such as Bing, and the MSN portals and channels around the world.
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^ If other software cannot effectively transfer/receive data to/from the Microsoft software, it prevents any commercial competition in an open market place.
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.The company also markets both computer hardware products such as the Microsoft mouse and the Microsoft Natural keyboard, as well as home entertainment products such as the Xbox, Xbox 360, Zune and MSN TV.^ Note that I have always used Microsoft products on my home computers.
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^ The E&D Division is composed of five main businesses: the Interactive Entertainment Business, home to the Xbox and Games for Windows gaming platforms; the Mobile Communications Business, which develops and markets Windows Mobile software, services and applications; the TV, Video and Music Business, comprised of Microsoft Mediaroom, Windows Media Center and Zune software and services; and the Specialized Devices and Applications Business, which includes the Hardware Group, Microsoft Surface, Office for Mac, Microsoft Auto and Windows Embedded software.
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^ Before the formation of the E&D Division in 2005, Bach managed the global launches of Xbox and Xbox 360 in his dual role as chief Xbox officer and head of the Home and Entertainment Group - a global division that was responsible for Xbox, Games for Windows, the Microsoft TV platform, and consumer hardware and software products.
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[9] .The company's initial public stock offering (IPO) was in 1986; the ensuing rise of the company's stock price has made four billionaires and an estimated 12,000 millionaires from Microsoft employees.^ I care not for any company's stock price or that any particular open source project succeed over another.
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^ Microsoft has revealed the four editions of Office 2010 that it will be selling at retail, along with their prices.
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^ As head of the Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft, Allison Watson leads a global team of 5,000 Microsoft employees and is responsible for Microsoft's worldwide strategy for the more than 640,000 independently owned-and-operated partner companies.
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.Throughout its history the company has been the target of criticism, including monopolistic business practices and anti-competitive strategies including refusal to deal and tying.^ Microsoft has been previously convicted of monopolistic and anti-competitive business practices; indeed, Microsoft is currently threatening open-source Linux companies (the very companies who use and distribute programs using the ODF format) with lawsuits based on “unspecified” software patent issues.
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^ While I really like Google as a company and a service, I find it quite strange that they publicly criticize the potential deal between Yahoo!
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^ As senior vice president for the Windows business, Bill Veghte has revenue responsibility for Microsoft's Windows businesses, including the business strategy, sales and marketing across Windows and Windows Live.
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.The U.S. Department of Justice and the European Commission, among others, have ruled against Microsoft for antitrust violations.^ European Commission against Microsoft .
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^ In fact, the European FSF and other have stated that Microsoft has been invited repeatedly to contribute to ODF. .
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^ It is a technique at the heart of the abusive behaviour that was at the core of the decision against Microsoft by the European Commission in 2004 and Microsoft is until today continuing its refusal to release the necessary interoperability information.
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[14][15] (See also United States v. .Microsoft, European Union Microsoft competition case.^ WORDS: 5200 DATE: 2009 PRICE: 59.99 GBP The paper looks at the background to the CFI case of Microsoft v Commission and assesses the impact that this decision has had on the substance of Article 82 of the European Community competition law.
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^ KEYWORDS: Microsoft , European Commission , competition law , .
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^ Microsoft's top lawyer urges new EU laws for cloud computing The European Union should update its laws to better suit cloud computing, Microsoft's top lawyer urged in Brussels.
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Contents

History

1975–1984: Founding

.Following the launch of the Altair 8800, William Henry Gates III, (known as Bill Gates) called the developers of a new microcomputer, Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems (MITS), offering to demonstrate an implementation of the BASIC programming language for the system.^ While at Harvard, Gates developed a version of the programming language BASIC for the first microcomputer - the MITS Altair.
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^ In that role, he worked with Chairman Bill Gates to develop Microsoft's global strategies around technical, business and policy issues.
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^ Additions to property and equipment will continue, including new facilities, data centers, and computer systems for research and development, sales and marketing, support, and administrative staff.
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.After the demonstration, MITS agreed to distribute Altair BASIC.^ While at Harvard, Gates developed a version of the programming language BASIC for the first microcomputer - the MITS Altair.
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[16] .Gates left Harvard University, moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico where MITS was located, and founded Microsoft there.^ In 1973, Gates entered Harvard University as a freshman, where he lived down the hall from Steve Ballmer, now Microsoft's chief executive officer.
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^ There are numerous locations in the spec that require intimate knowledge of internal Microsoft code, or reverse engineering of the Microsoft code in order to fully interoperate seamlessly.
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^ In his junior year, Gates left Harvard to devote his energies to Microsoft, a company he had begun in 1975 with his childhood friend Paul Allen.
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.The company's first international office was founded on November 1, 1978, in Japan, titled "ASCII Microsoft"[17][18] (now called "Microsoft Japan").^ Title: Re: Internet Thingy of the Day Post by: orion on November 19, 2008, 08:18:46 AM .
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^ Office Open XML [7/17/2007] Robert Bushman OOXML Standard Consideration [7/16/2007] Peregrine Microsoft's OfficeOpen XML ...
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^ The Microsoft Office Open XML File Format Converter for Mac has already been unduly delayed and, even now, is still only in beta release.
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[16] .On January 1, 1979, the company moved from Albuquerque to a new home in Bellevue, Washington.^ Visio moves to a new home at the World Trade Center in Seattle.
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[16] .Steve Ballmer joined the company on June 11, 1980, and later succeeded Bill Gates as CEO.^ Ballmer joined Microsoft in 1980 and was the first business manager hired by Bill Gates.
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^ We all know that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is an intense, sometimes overcaffeinated, corporate boss, but he still has a sense of humor, even when asked to .
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^ In 1973, Gates entered Harvard University as a freshman, where he lived down the hall from Steve Ballmer, now Microsoft's chief executive officer.
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[16]
.Among pre-IBM-PC products were the software package TASC (The AppleSoft Compiler), which compiled a BASIC program into Apple machine language, and the hardware product Microsoft Softcard, an add-on Z80 processor card for the Apple II and compatible computers which allowed the use of the CP/M operating system instead of Applesoft and Apple DOS.^ He has "not used a single Microsoft product at work.

^ Microsoft and monopoly in the market for PC operating system .
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^ Note that I have always used Microsoft products on my home computers.
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.In 1980, Microsoft entered the operating system business with its own version of Unix, called Xenix, which it licensed to various computer vendors.^ In addition, there is a product currently available, OpenOffice.org that produces documents in accordance with the Open Document Format, that will work properly on not only the Microsoft Windows operating system, but will also work correctly on the Macintosh computer, and on computers running various versions of the Linux operating system.
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^ Imagine, then, what a breakthrough it was for Microsoft to win the "Best of CES" award at the Consumer Electronics Show, and for an operating system no less.

^ In this role, Simon is responsible for overseeing overall business operations and for developing and implementing a regional strategy for Microsoft.
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An early Microsoft logo, filed August 26, 1982
An early Microsoft logo, trademarked at the USPTO used by Microsoft
.DOS (Disk Operating System) was the operating system that brought the company its first real success.^ I have been recognized by Microsoft for my work with the Windows operating systems, and have also helped launch a number of successful start-up companies.
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^ What if people realize that they're finally free to use any operating system they want because they can use any applications they want online or freely downloadable ones offline?

^ Add in the fact that some of the mysterious binary objects will be Windows-specific, and interoperability across operating systems is REALLY dead.
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.On August 12, 1981, after negotiations with Digital Research failed, IBM awarded a contract to Microsoft to provide a version of the CP/M operating system, which was set to be used in the upcoming IBM Personal Computer (PC).^ I also use various versions of Microsoft Office.
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^ Microsoft and monopoly in the market for PC operating system .
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^ I would like to point out that for a period of time Microsoft refused to provide a version of it's Office product to users of Apple computers, and to date has refused to provide a version of it's Office product that will run on computers using the Linux operating system.
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.For this deal, Microsoft purchased a CP/M clone called 86-DOS from Seattle Computer Products, which IBM renamed to PC-DOS.^ He first became interested in computers when, as a boy, he wrote a reservation system for his family's small Italian restaurant in Boston using dBASE for DOS on an early IBM PC. Capossela lives in Seattle with his wife and two daughters.
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^ He championed the Trustworthy Computing tenet, which has significantly improved the security of Microsoft's products by using new software development practices.
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^ It's only in the past couple years that Apple has used Intel processors, and it has been one of the keys to their resurgence in PCs (a term that is now generic, not referring only to IBM products).

.Later, the market saw a flood of IBM PC clones after Columbia Data Products successfully cloned the IBM BIOS, and by aggressively marketing MS-DOS to manufacturers of IBM-PC clones, Microsoft rose from a small player to one of the major software vendors in the home computer industry.^ Note that I have always used Microsoft products on my home computers.
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^ As corporate vice president for Microsoft Office, he was responsible for several major software tools including Excel and Access.
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^ The major reason to have standards is to prevent Vendor Lock-in, and it is evident that ECMA-376 is intended to push the Microsoft Office suite of products, so the Microsoft can position itself to sell and resell licenses to the state every couple of years.
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[19][20][21][22][23][24][25] .The company expanded into new markets with the release of the Microsoft Mouse in 1983, as well as a publishing division named Microsoft Press.^ Well done Microsoft, this is excellent news.
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^ In Education Products & Solutions, he is responsible for leading Microsoft's education efforts across the company and bringing to market education solutions in both developed and emerging markets.
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^ To my complete dismay, the new version of Microsoft Publisher would not open the files produced by the earlier version of Microsoft Publisher.
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[16]

1985–1994: IPO, OS/2 and Windows

.In August 1985, Microsoft and IBM partnered in the development of a different operating system called OS/2.^ He managed projects that catalyzed the development of Microsoft's interactive TV system and also directed Microsoft's first e-commerce group.
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^ We will also extend Microsoft product support to jQuery beginning later this year, which will enable developers and enterprises to call and open jQuery support cases 24x7 with Microsoft PSS. .
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^ Imagine, then, what a breakthrough it was for Microsoft to win the "Best of CES" award at the Consumer Electronics Show, and for an operating system no less.

[26] .On November 20, 1985, Microsoft released its first retail version of Microsoft Windows, originally a graphical extension for its MS-DOS operating system.^ Essential Windows Tricks The verdict is in: Windows 7 is Microsoft's best operating system ever.
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^ Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 and SharePoint Portal Server 2003 were supported only on 32-bit operating systems, as opposed to SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010, which are supported only on 64-bit operating systems.
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^ He managed projects that catalyzed the development of Microsoft's interactive TV system and also directed Microsoft's first e-commerce group.
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[16] .On March 13, 1986 the company went public with an initial public offering (IPO), with a starting initial offering price of $21.00 and ending at the first day of trading as at US $28.00. The ensuing rise of the stock price has made four billionaires and an estimated 12,000 millionaires from Microsoft employees.^ It went on to sell over 380,000 copies by the end of the first week.
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^ Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 launch rescheduled for April 12 Performance issues had prompted a postponement of the original March 22 ship date.
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^ The initial offer for licensing was seriously flawed as of March 2005.
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[12][27][28] .In 1987, Microsoft eventually released their first version of OS/2 to OEMs.^ As Microsoft released the first version of the .Net Framework in 2001, they submitted its file format and semantics to ECMA for standardization.
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^ To import data into a flowchart in Microsoft Office Visio 2003, you must first open the file in any version of Visio that has the feature you need and then save the file in that version.
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^ While Microsoft grants a patent license for the first version of the format, the license is ONLY for the first version of the format.
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[29]
The sign at a main entrance to the Microsoft corporate campus. .The Redmond Microsoft campus today includes more than 750,000 m² (approx.^ Has more than 750 Smart Shapes.
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^ As such, it is little more than a cynical ploy on the part of Microsoft to seize control of at least some, if not all, documents stored in "Open XML" format.
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^ Although the more than 6,000 page specification is available, it is not entirely open to implement by anyone other than Microsoft.
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8 million square feet) and over 30,000 employees.[30]
.In 1989, Microsoft introduced its flagship office suite, Microsoft Office.^ As senior vice president of the Office Productivity Applications Group at Microsoft, Antoine Leblond is responsible for overseeing the design, development and testing of the Microsoft Office suite of productivity applications and services.
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^ IN the latest version of the open source and free of cost office suite, the largest competitor to Microsoft Office, OpenOffice 2, uses the format for document saving.
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^ Have they made OpenXML available to other office suits so everyone, whether they own Microsoft software or not, has access to and can created documents in OpenXML? No!
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.The software bundled separate office productivity applications, such as Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.^ He manages the Microsoft Office System of products, which includes desktop applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, InfoPath, Groove, OneNote, Project and Visio, server products such as Office SharePoint Server, Exchange Server, Office Communication Server and Project Server, and hosted software services such as Office Live, Office Live Meeting and Office Online – all of which deliver end-user productivity and companywide unified communications and collaboration, business intelligence and enterprise content management capabilities.
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^ In this role, he also coordinated the Office application and shared technology development teams through the product delivery cycle.
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^ Since joining Microsoft in January 1988, Muglia has served in a variety of positions, including managing the development of the MSN network of Internet services and Microsoft Office family of business productivity applications, Windows Server applications, and productivity appliances such as Pocket PCs, eBooks and Tablet PCs.
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[16] .On May 22, 1990 Microsoft launched Windows 3.0.^ Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 launch rescheduled for April 12 Performance issues had prompted a postponement of the original March 22 ship date.
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^ I have been recognized by Microsoft for my work with the Windows operating systems, and have also helped launch a number of successful start-up companies.
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^ His four-year tenure in that position culminated in the launch of the popular Microsoft Windows 3.0 operating system and Microsoft Office products.
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[31] .The new version of Microsoft's operating system boasted such new features as streamlined user interface graphics and improved protected mode capability for the Intel 386 processor; it sold over 100,000 copies in two weeks.^ If Microsoft were to fold who would be able to explain the less well documented features of OOXML such as this: "useWord97LineBreakRules".
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^ To my complete dismay, the new version of Microsoft Publisher would not open the files produced by the earlier version of Microsoft Publisher.
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^ Imagine, then, what a breakthrough it was for Microsoft to win the "Best of CES" award at the Consumer Electronics Show, and for an operating system no less.

[32] .Windows at the time generated more revenue for Microsoft than OS/2, and the company decided to move more resources from OS/2 to Windows.^ These fabulously pathetic Jews generally view themselves and their lives as more important than those of the little people who have to sweat over a blatt gemora.

^ As such, it is little more than a cynical ploy on the part of Microsoft to seize control of at least some, if not all, documents stored in "Open XML" format.
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^ If more people and businesses switch to Apple products, it will harm Microsoft's core Windows/Office business.

[33] .In the ensuing years, the popularity of OS/2 declined, and Windows quickly became the favored PC platform.^ His four-year tenure in that position culminated in the launch of the popular Microsoft Windows 3.0 operating system and Microsoft Office products.
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^ Microsoft) for the OS and Word 95 and an old PC. I would not expect an attempt to install Windows 95 on modern hardware to succeed, due to lack of drivers.
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^ Windows Division operating income decreased as a result of decreased revenue and increased cost of revenue, while other operating expenses declined year over year.
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.During the transition from MS-DOS to Windows, the success of Microsoft Office allowed the company to gain ground on application-software competitors, such as WordPerfect and Lotus 1-2-3.^ MS at CES: In-Car Tech, Windows Phones, Zune, Bing Attendees of this week's 2010 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas would be hard-put to miss software-heavy Microsoft at the event.
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^ For example, if SQL Server 2008 will serve as the database software for the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 or Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 trial versions you should maintain that version for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 or Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 to avoid downgrade support limitations such as SQL Server 2008 to SQL Server 2005.
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^ Since joining Microsoft in January 1988, Muglia has served in a variety of positions, including managing the development of the MSN network of Internet services and Microsoft Office family of business productivity applications, Windows Server applications, and productivity appliances such as Pocket PCs, eBooks and Tablet PCs.
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[34][35] .According to The Register, Novell, an owner of WordPerfect for a time, alleged that Microsoft used its inside knowledge of the DOS and Windows kernels and of undocumented Application Programming Interface features to make Office perform better than its competitors.^ I also use various versions of Microsoft Office.
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^ I have not used Microsoft Office at all in this period of time.
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^ Over the years I have used many software applications that had features both better and worse than Microsoft Office.
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[36] .Eventually, Microsoft Office became the dominant business suite, with a market share far exceeding that of its competitors.^ Microsoft Office 2000 Small Business .
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^ As senior vice president of the Office Productivity Applications Group at Microsoft, Antoine Leblond is responsible for overseeing the design, development and testing of the Microsoft Office suite of productivity applications and services.
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^ Microsoft, as a dominant software vendor of Office applications has a responsibility to support open standards in order to promote interoperability.
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[37]
.In 1993, Microsoft released Windows NT 3.1, a business operating system with the Windows 3.1 user interface but an entirely different kernel.^ Essential Windows Tricks The verdict is in: Windows 7 is Microsoft's best operating system ever.
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^ Imagine, then, what a breakthrough it was for Microsoft to win the "Best of CES" award at the Consumer Electronics Show, and for an operating system no less.

^ In this role, Simon is responsible for overseeing overall business operations and for developing and implementing a regional strategy for Microsoft.
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[34]

1995–2005: Internet and legal issues

.In 1995, Microsoft released Windows 95, a new version of the company's flagship operating system which featured a completely new user interface, including a novel start button; more than a million copies of Microsoft Windows 95 were sold in the first four days after its release.^ Ships with a copy of 16 bit version Technical 4.1 for Windows 3.1 users.
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^ Perception: users don't need Microsoft Windows on their new computer.

^ Microsoft Windows 95 Upgrade .
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[34] .The company also released its web browser, Internet Explorer, with the Windows 95 Plus!^ Blaming IE for Attacks is Dangerous In the wake of the attacks in China it has been determined that a zero-day flaw in Microsoft's Internet Explorer Web browser is one of the primary exploits used to compromise target systems.
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^ Tim Anderson’s ITWriting - Tech writing blog » Internet Explorer no longer the de facto Web standard .
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^ Microsoft to issue emergency IE patch Thursday Microsoft will release its emergency patch for Internet Explorer (IE) on Thursday, the company said, as it also admitted that attacks can be hidden inside rigged Office documents.
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Pack in August 1995 and subsequent Windows versions.[38]
.On, May 26, 1995, following Bill Gates's internal "Internet Tidal Wave memo",[39] Microsoft began to redefine its offerings and expand its product line into computer networking and the World Wide Web.^ Antitrust (498 results) Web (475 results) Hardware (453 results) Network (444 results) PC (434 results) Microsoft Exchange Server (431 results) Yahoo!
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^ In that role, he worked with Chairman Bill Gates to develop Microsoft's global strategies around technical, business and policy issues.
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^ We generate revenue by developing, manufacturing, licensing, and supporting a wide range of software products and services for many different types of computing devices.
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.On August 24, 1995, it launched a major online service, MSN (Microsoft Network), as a direct competitor to AOL.^ As president of Microsoft's Online Services Division (OSD), Dr. Qi Lu leads the company's search and online advertising efforts and also oversees all of its online information and communications services.
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^ He launched DRIVEpm in 2003, and under his leadership, DRIVEpm quickly established itself as one of the largest online advertising networks.
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^ Steve Berkowitz, a senior vice president in Microsoft's online services group, says Microsoft is the innovator, not the copy-cat, in online advertising.

.MSN became an umbrella service for Microsoft's online services.^ As president of Microsoft's Online Services Division (OSD), Dr. Qi Lu leads the company's search and online advertising efforts and also oversees all of its online information and communications services.
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^ Steve Berkowitz, a senior vice president in Microsoft's online services group, says Microsoft is the innovator, not the copy-cat, in online advertising.

^ Satya Nadella is a senior vice president and leads Microsoft Corp.'s engineering efforts in the Online Services Division, which includes the Search (Live Search), Portal (MSN) and Advertising platforms.
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[16][34][40] .The company continued to branch out into new markets in 1996, starting with a joint venture with NBC to create a new 24/7 cable news station, MSNBC.^ Oskar could never make a success out of himself, and Sempo had to start a new career, having pissed off his superiors.
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^ He started at Microsoft as the director of operating systems responsible for shipping OS/2, and later was responsible for MSNBC as vice president of News and Publishing for the interactive media group.
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^ If Microsoft can innovate into new markets or keep its existing market dominance relevant and growing as Jack contends, then investors are missing a great bargain.

[34][41] .Microsoft entered the personal digital assistant (PDA) market in November with Windows CE 1.0, a new built-from-scratch version of their flagship operating system, specifically designed to run on low-memory, low-performance machines, such as handhelds and other small computers.^ Perception: users don't need Microsoft Windows on their new computer.

^ Essential Windows Tricks The verdict is in: Windows 7 is Microsoft's best operating system ever.
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^ Only runs on 32-bit Windows operating systems.
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[42] .Later in 1997, Internet Explorer 4.0 was released for both Mac OS and Windows, marking the beginning of the takeover of the browser market from rival Netscape.^ Although Firefox has cut down Internet Explorer market share, that in turn has never been a material source of Microsoft revenue.

^ Internet Explorer controlled that market and languished for years without developing very much that was new.
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^ I chose new equipment from Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) along default software configurations, which were Windows XP with the usual Office suite from Microsoft and Internet Explorer.

.In October, the Justice Department filed a motion in the Federal District Court in which they stated that Microsoft had violated an agreement signed in 1994, and asked the court to stop the bundling of Internet Explorer with Windows.^ Microsoft PDC09: Internet Explorer 9 is coming .
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^ As Microsoft released the first version of the .Net Framework in 2001, they submitted its file format and semantics to ECMA for standardization.
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^ Microsoft has a long history of locking in customers both openly and with subtle secret "features", and they show no sign of changing that behavior.
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[16]
.The year 1998 was significant in Microsoft's history, with Bill Gates appointing Steve Ballmer as president of Microsoft but remaining as Chair and CEO himself.^ In that role, he worked with Chairman Bill Gates to develop Microsoft's global strategies around technical, business and policy issues.
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^ Lu reports to Microsoft chief executive officer Steve Ballmer.
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^ In September 2005, Microsoft announced that Senior Vice President Eric Rudder will be taking on a new role working directly for Bill Gates, Microsoft's chairman and chief software architect.
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[16] .The company released Windows 98, an update to Windows 95 that incorporated a number of Internet-focused features and support for new types of devices.^ Now supports Windows 95 and Windows NT. AutoCAD DWG file converter Advanced dimensioning.
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^ Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 October 2009 cumulative update package http://support.microsoft.com/hotfix/KBHotfix.aspx?kbnum=974989 .
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^ We generate revenue by developing, manufacturing, licensing, and supporting a wide range of software products and services for many different types of computing devices.
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[16] On April 3, 2000, a judgment was handed down in the case of United States v. .Microsoft,[14] calling the company an "abusive monopoly"[43] and forcing the company to split into two separate units.^ It will instead allow Microsoft to further its product monopoly by locking out competing products, forcing users of public documents to purchase Microsoft products, and preventing any migration away from Microsoft standards.
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^ During that time, I have seen Microsoft grow from an ordinary software company to an industry-controlling monopoly.
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^ Rashid was the driving force behind the creation of the team that later developed into Microsoft's Digital Media Division.
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Part of this ruling was later overturned by a federal appeals court, and eventually settled with the U.S. Department of Justice in 2001.
.In 2001, Microsoft released Windows XP, the first version that encompassed the features of both its business and home product lines.^ In Education Products & Solutions, he is responsible for leading Microsoft's education efforts across the company and bringing to market education solutions in both developed and emerging markets.
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^ As Microsoft released the first version of the .Net Framework in 2001, they submitted its file format and semantics to ECMA for standardization.
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^ Note that running production environments on these OSes are not supported and it will not be possible to upgrade deployments running on client versions of Windows to future versions of SharePoint.
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.Before XP was released, Microsoft had to maintain both the NT and the 9x codebase.^ Somasegar joined Microsoft in 1989, and worked on eight different operating system releases before heading up the Developer Division.
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^ Large-scale attacks exploit unpatched PDF bug Hackers are exploiting a bug in Adobe's PDF software with both target and large-scale attacks a week before a patch is slated to be released.
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^ The direction and feedback his team provides to Microsoft developers help them enhance products before their commercial release.
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.XP introduced a new graphical user interface, the first such change since Windows 95.[16][44] In late 2001, with the release of the Xbox, Microsoft entered the multi-billion-dollar game console market dominated by Sony and Nintendo.^ Perception: users don't need Microsoft Windows on their new computer.

^ Games Sampler for Windows 95 .
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^ Microsoft Windows 95 Upgrade .
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[16] .Microsoft encountered turmoil in March 2004 when antitrust legal action was brought against it by the European Union for abusing its current dominance with the Windows operating system (see European Union Microsoft antitrust case), eventually resulting in a judgment to produce new versions of its Windows XP platform—called Windows XP Home Edition N and Windows XP Professional N—that did not include its Windows Media Player, as well as a fine of €497 million ($613 million).^ Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition .
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^ Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional .
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^ Microsoft Visio 2000 Professional Edition .
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[45][46]

2006–present: Vista, Windows 7, and other transitions

The entrance sign of Microsoft at a German Campus.
.On June 27, 2008, Bill Gates retired from day-to day activities in the company, following a two year transition period from his role as Chief Software Architect, which was taken by Ray Ozzie, but remained the company's chairman, head of the Board of Directors and would act as an adviser on key projects.^ On June 27, 2008, Gates transitioned out of a day-to-day role in the company to spend more time on his global health and education work at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
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^ Ozzie assumed the chief software architect's role in June 2006, when Chairman Bill Gates announced his intent to relinquish his Microsoft day-to-day responsibilities in July 2008.
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^ In September 2005, Microsoft announced that Senior Vice President Eric Rudder will be taking on a new role working directly for Bill Gates, Microsoft's chairman and chief software architect.
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[47] .Windows Vista, released in January 2007, was Microsoft's latest operating system and had sold 300 million copies by December 2008.[48] Microsoft Office 2007, released at the same time, features a "Ribbon" user interface which is a significant departure from its predecessors.^ Essential Windows Tricks The verdict is in: Windows 7 is Microsoft's best operating system ever.
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^ Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 and SharePoint Portal Server 2003 were supported only on 32-bit operating systems, as opposed to SharePoint Foundation 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010, which are supported only on 64-bit operating systems.
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^ For example, if SQL Server 2008 will serve as the database software for the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 or Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 trial versions you should maintain that version for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 or Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 to avoid downgrade support limitations such as SQL Server 2008 to SQL Server 2005.
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Relatively strong sales of both titles helped to produce a record profit in 2007.[49]
.Microsoft announced on February 21, 2008 that it will share information about its products and technology to make it easier for developers to create software that works with its products.^ He has "not used a single Microsoft product at work.

^ Microsoft makes no bones about it.

^ The core components of the standard - that is, the components that convey actual document information, are encumbered by patents and licences that preclude third-party developers from being able to create works that make use of the technology within the standard - unlike every other standard certified.
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[50] and followed that up by providing such information.[51] .However, the European Union continued to demonstrate its dissatisfaction with the company for its lack of compliance with the March 2004 judgment and subsequently, on February 27, 2008 imposed a fine of €899 million ($1.4 billion), then the largest fine in the history of EU competition policy.^ This important meeting was held at 42 Broadway - March 27, 2008 THE MOETZES GEDOLEI TORAH URGENTLY MEET - AND PUNISH AARON SCHECHTER! .
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^ In the latter part of last century, both the USA and the European Union (EU) made new cell-phone radio-frequencies available.
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^ Title: Internet Thingy of the Day Post by: desertrose on February 10, 2008, 07:27:45 PM .
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[52]
.In its January 2009 report of financial results, Microsoft announced layoffs of up to 5,000 employees in response to slowing economic activity due to the ongoing financial crisis.^ As corporate vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) of the Sales, Marketing and Services Group (SMSG) at Microsoft, Alain Crozier is responsible for the financial leadership of SMSG's worldwide organization of 46,000 employees located in over 100 countries, which includes overseeing financial and strategic planning, reporting and analysis, controls and compliance, and financial and business performance management.
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^ He is also responsible for the expansion of Microsoft's citizenship and philanthropic activities, work to revise its contracts to make them more customer-friendly, and the strengthening of legal compliance programs, issuing Standards of Business Conduct for all Microsoft employees and creating an Office of Legal Compliance.
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^ As head of the Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft, Allison Watson leads a global team of 5,000 Microsoft employees and is responsible for Microsoft's worldwide strategy for the more than 640,000 independently owned-and-operated partner companies.
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[53] .Despite this, on February 12, 2009, Microsoft announced its intent to open a small chain of Microsoft-branded retail stores.^ Microsoft retail store could be "transformational" .
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^ As such, it is little more than a cynical ploy on the part of Microsoft to seize control of at least some, if not all, documents stored in "Open XML" format.
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^ Despite the misleading name, Microsoft's format is not open.
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.David Porter, a former executive at Wal-Mart and DreamWorks, was named corporate vice president of Retail Stores.^ From 2002 to 2006, he served as corporate vice president of Office Program Management, overseeing the planning and design activities for future versions of the system.
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^ Tom Rabon Executive Vice President Corporate Affairs Red Hat Inc 919/ 754 -3700 x44141 email: trabon at redhat.com .
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^ As corporate vice president for Microsoft Office, he was responsible for several major software tools including Excel and Access.
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[54][55] .On October 22, 2009 the first retail Microsoft Store open in Scottsdale, Arizona, the same day Windows 7 was officially released to the public.^ Microsoft retail store could be "transformational" .
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^ As Microsoft released the first version of the .Net Framework in 2001, they submitted its file format and semantics to ECMA for standardization.
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^ As such, it is little more than a cynical ploy on the part of Microsoft to seize control of at least some, if not all, documents stored in "Open XML" format.
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.Microsoft focused on refining Vista with ease of use features and performance enhancements with Windows 7, rather then a large reworking of Windows.^ There is no doubt that if everyone in the Commonwealth used Microsoft Office 2007 on Windows Vista, that their interoperability will be good.
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^ There have been documented articale that while OOXML may be a standard, you have to have a LICENSED Microsoft product to use all of it's features.
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^ Finally, I do not and will not use Microsoft software products due to their poor capabilities, performance, and security vulnerabilities.
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[56]

Product divisions

.To be more precise in tracking performance of each unit and delegating responsibility, Microsoft reorganized into seven core business groups—each an independent financial entity—in April 2002. Later, on September 20, 2005, Microsoft announced a rationalization of its original seven business groups into the three core divisions that exist today: the Windows Client, MSN and Server and Tool groups were merged into the Microsoft Platform Products and Services Division; the Information Worker and Microsoft Business Solutions groups were merged into the Microsoft Business Division; and the Mobile and Embedded Devices and Home and Entertainment groups were merged into the Microsoft Entertainment and Devices Division.^ If more people and businesses switch to Apple products, it will harm Microsoft's core Windows/Office business.

^ Deploying Business Desktops with Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and Microsoft Office 2003 .
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^ He divided students into three groups.
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[57][58]

Platform Products and Services Division

The current logo of Microsoft Windows, the company's signature product.
.This division produces Microsoft's flagship product, the Windows operating system.^ Essential Windows Tricks The verdict is in: Windows 7 is Microsoft's best operating system ever.
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^ In addition, there is a product currently available, OpenOffice.org that produces documents in accordance with the Open Document Format, that will work properly on not only the Microsoft Windows operating system, but will also work correctly on the Macintosh computer, and on computers running various versions of the Linux operating system.
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^ Mundie joined Microsoft in 1992 to create and run the Consumer Platforms Division, which developed non-PC platforms such as the Windows CE operating system; software for the Handheld PC, Pocket PC and Auto PC; and early console-gaming products.
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.It has been produced in many versions, including Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 .^ There is a bug in the spreadsheet file format which forbids any date before the year 1900: such bugs affects the OOXML specification as well as software versions such as Microsoft Excel 2000, XP, 2003 or 2007.
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^ In addition, Richard helped guide the development of Office 2000, Office XP, Office 2003 and Office 2007.
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^ There is a bug in the spreadsheet file format which forbids to enter any date before the year 1900: such bugs affects the OOXML specification as well as software versions such as Microsoft Excel 2000, XP, 2003 or 2007.
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.Almost all IBM compatible personal computers come with Windows preinstalled.^ Personally, as a citizen, and as an experienced computer expert, I do believe that choosing the actual open path, meaning the one the open source community has come up with, is the one good to go with.
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^ Remember when "PC" meant only the personal computer made by IBM, and all others like it were called "clones"?

^ In today's market, the buzz phrase is "good enough computing" probably because all the blarney has come home to roost.

.The current desktop version of Windows is Windows 7. The online service MSN, the search engine Bing (formerly Windows Live Search and MSN Search)[6], the Windows Live family of products and services[4], the cable television station MSNBC and the Microsoft online magazine Slate are all part of this division.^ Microsoft and its new Bing engine.
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^ Since joining Microsoft in January 1988, Muglia has served in a variety of positions, including managing the development of the MSN network of Internet services and Microsoft Office family of business productivity applications, Windows Server applications, and productivity appliances such as Pocket PCs, eBooks and Tablet PCs.
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^ Satya Nadella is a senior vice president and leads Microsoft Corp.'s engineering efforts in the Online Services Division, which includes the Search (Live Search), Portal (MSN) and Advertising platforms.
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.(Slate was acquired by The Washington Post on December 21, 2004.) At the end of 1997, Microsoft acquired Hotmail, the most popular webmail service, which it rebranded as "MSN Hotmail" and later "Windows Live Hotmail". In 1999, Microsoft introduced MSN Messenger, an instant messaging client, to compete with the popular AOL Instant Messenger.^ Microsoft ties Windows Live services to OS in updates .
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^ Organizations Won't Switch From Microsoft While we as individuals can make changes in our lives quickly, most large organizations can't or, at least, won't.

^ Most recently Thompson was corporate vice president of the Windows Live Advertising and Monetization Platforms at Microsoft and was responsible for the company's engineering efforts around the Ad Platform as well as the billing and subscriptions monetization teams.
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Alongside the release of Windows Vista, MSN Messenger became Windows Live Messenger.[9]
.Microsoft Visual Studio is the company's set of programming tools and compilers.^ Can you comment on when we can expect an official release from Microsoft that includes jQuery and/or patch for Visual Studio to include it?
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^ Thursday, July 16, 2009 12:26 PM by Setting up Visual Studio Intellisense for jQuery » Learning jQuery - Tips, Techniques, Tutorials Pingback from Setting up Visual Studio Intellisense for jQuery » Learning jQuery - Tips, Techniques, Tutorials .
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^ FuzzLinks.com » Microsoft Adding jQuery to Visual Studio .
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.The software product is GUI-oriented and links easily with the Windows APIs.^ The decrease in research and development expenses was primarily driven by a 6% decrease in headcount-related expenses, as well as by capitalization of certain Windows 7 software development costs and completion of product development of Windows 7.
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^ Server and Tools offerings consist of server software licenses and client access licenses (“CAL”) for Windows Server, Microsoft SQL Server, and other server products.
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^ Research and development expenses decreased $47 million or 14%, primarily as a result of capitalization of certain Windows 7 software development costs and completion of product development of Windows 7.
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.The current version is Visual Studio 2008.^ Wednesday, November 12, 2008 9:32 PM by JQuery now comes with Visual Studio and has VS intellisense!
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^ Enetlive.net- Rich Internet Applications Blog Pingback from Visual Studio 2008: Rich IntelliSense for jQuery .
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^ Sunday, September 28, 2008 5:55 PM by Visual Studio shipping with jQuery .
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.The previous version, Visual Studio 2005 was a major improvement over its predecessor, Visual Studio.Net 2003, named after the .NET initiative, a Microsoft marketing initiative covering a number of technologies.^ Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 launch rescheduled for April 12 Performance issues had prompted a postponement of the original March 22 ship date.
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^ As Microsoft released the first version of the .Net Framework in 2001, they submitted its file format and semantics to ECMA for standardization.
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^ Enetlive.net- Rich Internet Applications Blog Pingback from Visual Studio 2008: Rich IntelliSense for jQuery .
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Microsoft's definition of .NET continues to evolve. .As of 2004, .NET aims to ease the development of Microsoft Windows-based applications that use the Internet, by deploying a new Microsoft communications system, Indigo (now renamed Windows Communication Foundation).^ Faster deployment of new applications.
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^ Since joining Microsoft in January 1988, Muglia has served in a variety of positions, including managing the development of the MSN network of Internet services and Microsoft Office family of business productivity applications, Windows Server applications, and productivity appliances such as Pocket PCs, eBooks and Tablet PCs.
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^ There is no doubt that if everyone in the Commonwealth used Microsoft Office 2007 on Windows Vista, that their interoperability will be good.
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.This is intended to address some issues previously introduced by Microsoft's DLL design, which made it difficult, even impossible in some situations, to manage, install multiple versions of complex software packages on the same system (see DLL-hell), and provide a more consistent development platform for all Windows applications (see Common Language Infrastructure).^ Microsoft can address the first issue.
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^ Read more Windows & Microsoft posts or See all Blogs .
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^ Lately I've been writing on these pages about how Microsoft is all but doomed in the smartphone space and desperately needs to accelerate plans for Windows Mobile 7 or else....
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.In addition, the Company established a set of certification programs to recognize individuals who have expertise in its software and solutions.^ We have in our midst people of sterling character, individuals who are intelligent, capable and resourceful, who can envision solutions and follow through on a project to completion.

^ As a Massachusetts resident who has been employed in programming/ software development positions, I greatly appreciate the state's push for open standards and formats.
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^ OOXML exists only to further the purposes of a single software company, not individual citizens.
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.Similar to offerings from Cisco, Sun Microsystems, Novell, IBM, and Oracle Corporation, these tests are designed to identify a minimal set of proficiencies in a specific role; this includes developers ("Microsoft Certified Solution Developer"), system/network analysts ("Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer"), trainers ("Microsoft Certified Trainers") and administrators ("Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator" and "Microsoft Certified Database Administrator").^ I currently work for Cisco Systems as an engineer.
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^ In recent years, Vigil has worked closely with Senior Vice President Brad Smith, Microsoft's general counsel and corporate secretary, to manage the rebuilding and restructuring of Microsoft's relationships with major technology industry competitors such as AOL LLC, Sun Microsystems Inc., Novell Inc., Real Networks Inc., Nokia and IBM Corp.
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^ Finally, I want to share with you a note I received this week from long-time subscriber Ron, who is a Microsoft Certified Trainer, Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist, Microsoft Certified Professional Developer, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, among other Microsoft Certified designations.

[9]
.Microsoft offers a suite of server software, titled Windows Server System.^ Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server .
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^ Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server .
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^ Microsoft Windows 2000 Server .
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.The Windows Server operating system for network servers is the core of the Windows Server System line.^ As a faculty member, he directed the design and implementation of several influential network operating systems and published extensively about computer vision, operating systems, network protocols and communications security.
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^ Their implementation is expected to be costly, and only run on the Windows platform, thus discriminating against users of other operating systems, such as MacOS and Linux .
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^ Vannarith wrote: I moved from a Windows operating system to Linux about a year ago.

.The Systems Management Server product is a collection of tools providing remote-control abilities, patch management, software distribution and a hardware/software inventory.^ Our software products and services include operating systems for personal computers, servers, and intelligent devices; server applications for distributed computing environments; information worker productivity applications; business solutions applications; high-performance computing applications; software development tools; and video games.
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^ The bulk of our work comprises documenting systems and systems designs; and providing maintenance, monitoring and other managed services for Windows, Linux and Mac platforms.
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^ He is the author of OM, ATOM and SCOOPS software systems, which have resulted in products for Digital Equipment and Texas Instruments on the Alpha and PC platforms.
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Other server products include:
.
  • Microsoft SQL Server, a relational database management system;
  • Microsoft Exchange Server, for certain business-oriented e-mail and scheduling features;
  • Small Business Server, for messaging and other small business-oriented features; and
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server, for business process management.^ Microsoft Office 2000 Small Business .
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    ^ The infrastructure and developer software portfolio includes Microsoft Windows Server, SQL Server, Visual Studio, Virtualization products, System Center management products and the Forefront line of business security products, among others.
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    ^ He managed projects that catalyzed the development of Microsoft's interactive TV system and also directed Microsoft's first e-commerce group.
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    [9]

Business Division

Front entrance to building 17 on the main campus of the company's Redmond campus.
.The Microsoft Business Division produces Microsoft Office, which is the company's line of office software.^ I realize that when a company is as large as Microsoft, there is little fear that it will go out of business.
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^ Also, Microsoft has a full hands-on control on the format, as far as what software will be compatible with the format, what companies are allowed to use the format, and what platforms the format can be used on.
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^ As corporate vice president for Microsoft Office, he was responsible for several major software tools including Excel and Access.
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.The software product includes Word (a word processor), Access (a personal relational database application), Excel (a spreadsheet program), Outlook (Groupware, frequently used with Exchange Server), PowerPoint (presentation software), and Publisher (desktop publishing software).^ Ashampoo Office Microsoft Office is the de facto standard for productivity tools, to the point at which word processors and spreadsheets are now called "office programs."
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^ Since joining Microsoft as a software design engineer in 1989, Leblond has worked on the design and development of many components of the Microsoft Office system, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook.
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^ He manages the Microsoft Office System of products, which includes desktop applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, InfoPath, Groove, OneNote, Project and Visio, server products such as Office SharePoint Server, Exchange Server, Office Communication Server and Project Server, and hosted software services such as Office Live, Office Live Meeting and Office Online – all of which deliver end-user productivity and companywide unified communications and collaboration, business intelligence and enterprise content management capabilities.
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.A number of other products were added later with the release of Office 2003 including Visio, Project, MapPoint, InfoPath and OneNote.^ On the other hand, Oasis Document Format for Office Applications (ODF) has been implemented by a number of open-source and proprietary vendors.
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^ Microsoft could have added ODF support to existing Office products with no more than a patch or a translator, both easily made.
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^ His team was responsible for Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft Office Communications Server, Microsoft Office Live Meeting, Exchange Hosted Services, Microsoft Office Communicator and RoundTable, and other related communications products and services.
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[9] .The current version of the Microsoft Office suite, for Windows, is Microsoft Office 2007 and Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac.^ I also use various versions of Microsoft Office.
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^ ComputerWorld why not: He said technical people at Microsoft told him it would be “trivial” to add support for ODF to the new Office 2007.
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^ There is no doubt that if everyone in the Commonwealth used Microsoft Office 2007 on Windows Vista, that their interoperability will be good.
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.The division also develops financial and business management software for companies.^ Microsoft Dynamics products provide business solutions for financial management, customer relationship management, supply chain management, and analytics applications for small .
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^ Our business model has been based upon customers paying a fee to license software that we develop and distribute.
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^ Prior to joining Microsoft, DelBene was a management consultant with McKinsey and Company, focusing on business strategy for technology companies.
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.These products include products formerly produced by the Business Solutions Group, which was created in April 2001 with the acquisition of Great Plains.^ An important element of our business model has been to create platform-based ecosystems on which many participants can build diverse solutions.
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^ Srivastava's PPRC group, now known as Center for Software Excellence (CSE), has produced several tools and technologies that are critical to Microsoft product groups.
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^ Microsoft Dynamics products provide business solutions for financial management, customer relationship management, supply chain management, and analytics applications for small .
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.Subsequently, Navision was acquired to provide a similar entry into the European market, resulting in the planned release of Microsoft Dynamics NAV in 2006. The group markets Axapta and Solomon, catering to similar markets, which is scheduled to be combined with the Navision and Great Plains lines into a common platform called Microsoft Dynamics.^ This will serve to correct a number of serious errors and misconceptions of Torah views, values and obligations that resulted from the annihilation of nearly all of the great European Torah leaders in the Holocaust.
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^ Microsoft's format doesn't provide that guarantee and furthermore locks the Commonwealth into an endless upgrade cycle.
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^ Microsoft's goal is to provide an integrated platform to enable a seamless experience across a wide range of computing and non-PC devices and services.
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[9]

Entertainment and Devices Division

The Xbox 360, Microsoft's second system in the gaming console market.
.Microsoft has attempted to expand the Windows brand into many other markets, with products such as Windows CE for PDAs and its "Windows-powered" Smartphone products.^ In Education Products & Solutions, he is responsible for leading Microsoft's education efforts across the company and bringing to market education solutions in both developed and emerging markets.
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^ Microsoft can stop any attempt to distribute your application You need permission from Microsoft for every application of EOOXML on a computer [edit] (In-)Compatibility with other standards .
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^ Microsoft Windows CE Platform Builder 2.11 .
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.Microsoft initially entered the mobile market through Windows CE for handheld devices, which today has developed into Windows Mobile 6.5.3. The focus of the operating system is on devices where the OS may not directly be visible to the end user, in particular, appliances and cars.^ Microsoft and monopoly in the market for PC operating system .
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^ Essential Windows Tricks The verdict is in: Windows 7 is Microsoft's best operating system ever.
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^ MS at CES: In-Car Tech, Windows Phones, Zune, Bing Attendees of this week's 2010 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas would be hard-put to miss software-heavy Microsoft at the event.
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The company produces MSN TV, formerly WebTV, a television-based Internet appliance. .Microsoft used to sell a set-top Digital Video Recorder (DVR) called the UltimateTV, which allowed users to record up to 35 hours of television programming from a direct-to-home satellite television provider DirecTV.^ This scenario would force users to use Microsoft's products in the interim.
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^ Also, Microsoft has a full hands-on control on the format, as far as what software will be compatible with the format, what companies are allowed to use the format, and what platforms the format can be used on.
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^ I have heard that the state of Massachusetts is considering allowing Microsoft's Office Open XML as an "open document" standard for use in governmental documents.
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This was the main competition in the UK for British Sky Broadcasting's (BSkyB) SKY + service, owned by Rupert Murdoch. UltimateTV has since been discontinued, with DirecTV instead opting to market DVRs from TiVo Inc. before later switching to their own DVR brand.[9]
.Microsoft sells computer games that run on Windows PCs, including titles such as Age of Empires, Halo and the Microsoft Flight Simulator series.^ Microsoft Flight Simulator 2000 .
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^ Microsoft Flight Simulator for Windows 95 .
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^ Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 .
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It produces a line of reference works that include encyclopedias and atlases, under the name Encarta. .Microsoft Zone hosts free premium and retail games where players can compete against each other and in tournaments.^ I wrote last September 9 that Google's (GOOG) free hosted software was not a threat to Microsoft Office.

^ I personally, as well as many others, neither desire nor choose to use any Microsoft products and that is our free choice.
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^ And Microsoft remains free to "extend" its standard in ways that impede document exchange between competing programs.
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.Microsoft entered the multi-billion-dollar game console market dominated by Sony and Nintendo in late 2001,[59] with the release of the Xbox.^ As Microsoft released the first version of the .Net Framework in 2001, they submitted its file format and semantics to ECMA for standardization.
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^ Let me first say that the PS3 is my primary gaming console because SONY has done such a great job with the hardware and their software offerings.
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^ Keep in mind that Microsoft is a convicted abusive monopolist, that just happens to have Billions of dollars in their war chest.
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.The company develops and publishes its own video games for this console, with the help of its Microsoft Game Studios subsidiary, in addition to third-party Xbox video game publishers such as Electronic Arts and Activision, who pay a license fee to publish games for the system.^ Microsoft Corporation - Games Published - allgame .
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^ In addition, Muglia helped to bring together the Visual Studio family of developer tools and drove the Win32 API, customer requirements and product specification for the Microsoft Windows NT operating system.
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^ This means that if you want to implement a commercial software program that uses OOXML, you MUST pay a licensing fee to Microsoft, at an unspecified cost, and there is no guarantee that they will even license it to you.
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.The Xbox also has a successor in the Xbox 360, released on November 22, 2005 in North America and other countries.^ But it is with a strong interest that I follow the choice of the ODF format in Mass and how you will implement it as a possible example to follow by the other jurisprudence here in North America.
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^ The Cranberries tour is slated to kick off in November in North America.
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[60][61] With the Xbox 360, Microsoft hopes to compensate for the losses incurred with the original Xbox. .However, Microsoft made some decisions considered controversial in the video gaming community, such as releasing the console with high failure rates, selling two different versions of the system (one without the hard disk drive) and providing limited backward compatibility with only particular Xbox titles.^ The newer ones 'only' have a failure rate of about 10%, which is still woefully high.
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^ Yes, and thankfully the only one with that particular shirt/cutoffs combo...
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^ As president of the Entertainment & Devices (E&D) Division at Microsoft Corp., Robbie Bach drives the company's Connected Entertainment vision, offering consumers new and compelling, branded entertainment experiences across music, gaming, video and mobile communications.
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[62][63]
.In addition to the Xbox line of products, Microsoft also markets a number of other computing-related hardware products as well, including mice, keyboards, joysticks, and gamepads, along with other game controllers, the production of which is outsourced in most cases.^ We will continue to make significant investments in research, development, and marketing for new products, services, and technologies, including the Windows PC operating system, the Microsoft Office system, Xbox 360, Live Search, Windows Server, Zune, Windows Live, the Windows Azure Services platform, and other software plus services offerings.
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^ In addition to driving sales and marketing programs, Turner manages corporate support organizations, including product and customer support services, branding, advertising, public relations, marketing research, relationship marketing and Turner also oversees corporate operations and internal Information Technology that support the work of Microsoft's over 90,000 plus employees around the world.
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^ Under Thompson's leadership, Microsoft Hardware developed many groundbreaking new products, including the Natural Keyboard and SideWinder gaming devices, and grew from 13 employees and $30 million in annual revenue to 300 employees generating $600 million in revenue.
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.As of November 15, 2007, Microsoft announced the purchase of Musiwave, Openwave's mobile phone music sales business.^ In March 2007 Reed was appointed to Microsoft Corp.'s board of directors and he was inducted into the Video Business Hall of Fame in December.
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^ Courtois previously served as CEO and president of Microsoft Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), where he led business planning and sales, marketing and services.
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^ As senior vice president for the Windows business, Bill Veghte has revenue responsibility for Microsoft's Windows businesses, including the business strategy, sales and marketing across Windows and Windows Live.
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[64]

Economic impact

One of Bill Gates' key visions for the company was to "to get a workstation running our software onto every desk and eventually in every home."[43][65][66]
.Microsoft has footholds in other markets besides operating systems and office suites, with assets such as the MSNBC cable television network, the MSN Web portal, and the Microsoft Encarta multimedia encyclopedia.^ Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia Standard 2004 .
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^ Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia Deluxe 2000 .
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^ Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia Deluxe 2003 .
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.The company also markets both computer hardware products such as the Microsoft mouse and home entertainment products such as the Xbox, Xbox 360, Zune and MSN TV.^ Before the formation of the E&D Division in 2005, Bach managed the global launches of Xbox and Xbox 360 in his dual role as chief Xbox officer and head of the Home and Entertainment Group - a global division that was responsible for Xbox, Games for Windows, the Microsoft TV platform, and consumer hardware and software products.
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^ The E&D Division is composed of five main businesses: the Interactive Entertainment Business, home to the Xbox and Games for Windows gaming platforms; the Mobile Communications Business, which develops and markets Windows Mobile software, services and applications; the TV, Video and Music Business, comprised of Microsoft Mediaroom, Windows Media Center and Zune software and services; and the Specialized Devices and Applications Business, which includes the Hardware Group, Microsoft Surface, Office for Mac, Microsoft Auto and Windows Embedded software.
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^ In Education Products & Solutions, he is responsible for leading Microsoft's education efforts across the company and bringing to market education solutions in both developed and emerging markets.
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[9]

User culture

.Technical reference for developers and articles for various Microsoft magazines such as Microsoft Systems Journal (or MSJ) are available through the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN).^ He managed projects that catalyzed the development of Microsoft's interactive TV system and also directed Microsoft's first e-commerce group.
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^ In that role, he worked with Chairman Bill Gates to develop Microsoft's global strategies around technical, business and policy issues.
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^ He has also worked as a software developer and systems engineer for AT & T Bell Laboratories, working in graphics and imaging software and network switching systems.
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.MSDN also offers subscriptions for companies and individuals, and the more expensive subscriptions usually offer access to pre-release beta versions of Microsoft software.^ Also, Microsoft has a full hands-on control on the format, as far as what software will be compatible with the format, what companies are allowed to use the format, and what platforms the format can be used on.
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^ As Microsoft released the first version of the .Net Framework in 2001, they submitted its file format and semantics to ECMA for standardization.
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^ As corporate vice president for Microsoft Office, he was responsible for several major software tools including Excel and Access.
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[67][68] .In recent years, Microsoft launched a community site for developers and users, titled Channel9, which provides many modern features such as a wiki and an Internet forum.^ If Microsoft were to fold who would be able to explain the less well documented features of OOXML such as this: "useWord97LineBreakRules".
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^ Will Microsoft be around in a hundred years and will they be able, let alone willing, to provide document readers for these formats?
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^ We will also extend Microsoft product support to jQuery beginning later this year, which will enable developers and enterprises to call and open jQuery support cases 24x7 with Microsoft PSS. .
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[69] Another community site that provides daily videocasts and other services, On10.net, launched on March 3, 2006.[70]
.Most free technical support available through Microsoft is provided through online Usenet newsgroups (in the early days it was also provided on CompuServe).^ ComputerWorld why not: He said technical people at Microsoft told him it would be “trivial” to add support for ODF to the new Office 2007.
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^ Microsoft's own ODF converter will be working and well tested, providing good support for a true open standard (ODF) inside of Microsoft Office.
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^ Even Microsoft characterized the input of the the Ecma376 technical committee as "requests" which they seem to have been free to grant or not.
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.There are several of these newsgroups for nearly every product Microsoft provides, and often they are monitored by Microsoft employees.^ They will do whatever they can to get lock in to Microsoft products.
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^ Will Microsoft be around in a hundred years and will they be able, let alone willing, to provide document readers for these formats?
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^ They won't always say so, yet when they do provide a little bit of interoperability with others (especially after customers threaten to drop their products), Microsoft consider that it is them that is making the sacrifice.
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.People who are helpful on the newsgroups can be elected by other peers or Microsoft employees for Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) status, which entitles people to a sort of special social status, in addition to possibilities for awards and other benefits.^ Actually, those people who bash the other console are more close-minded, un-educated and ignorant of other people's thoughts and opinions, not really in denial.
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^ "If you don’t talk about it, you are preventing people who suffer from clinical depression—the leading cause of suicide—from getting the help they so desperately need.
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^ I believe the general message of this blog is supported by most people who until now proudly affiliated with Agudah.
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[71]

Corporate affairs

Corporate structure

.The company is run by a Board of Directors consisting of ten people, made up of mostly company outsiders (as is customary for publicly traded companies).^ The New Hempstead blog is reporting that 700 people showed up Wed night to the chassuna that Mordy Tendler made for his daughter.
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^ He is also a member of the board of directors of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., which invests in companies engaged in diverse business activities.
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Current members of the board of directors are: Steve Ballmer, James Cash, Jr., Dina Dublon, Bill Gates, Raymond Gilmartin, Reed Hastings, David Marquardt, Charles Noski, Helmut Panke, and Jon Shirley.[72] .The ten board members are elected every year at the annual shareholders' meeting, and those who do not get a majority of votes must submit a resignation to the board, which will subsequently choose whether or not to accept the resignation.^ But whether you do or don’t, the bill will go forth and it will pass because every day it gains support, and with each day’s gain, those who approve and support the bill continue to garner more and more support, and it is growing like a wildfire because it is the right thing to do.

^ Now that Ecma has accepted it, we must examine it for suitability, in particular whether or not it offers anything of value that ODF, the existing standard, does not.
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^ The intimidation and control by those who are unworthy must be challenged.
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.There are five committees within the board which oversee more specific matters.^ By adding OO XML to the ETRM, there will be more choices within the procurement process and more cost-effective solutions to the Commonwealth’s technology needs.
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.These committees include the Audit Committee, which handles accounting issues with the company including auditing and reporting; the Compensation Committee, which approves compensation for the CEO and other employees of the company; the Finance Committee, which handles financial matters such as proposing mergers and acquisitions; the Governance and Nominating Committee, which handles various corporate matters including nomination of the board; and the Antitrust Compliance Committee, which attempts to prevent company practices from violating antitrust laws.^ Since becoming general counsel in 2002, he has overseen numerous negotiations with governments and other companies, including Microsoft's 2002 antitrust settlement with state attorneys general, its 2002 data privacy negotiations with the Federal Trade Commission and European Commission, and agreements to address antitrust or IP issues with Time Warner, Sun Microsystems, RealNetworks, IBM and Novell.
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^ As Chief Financial Officer, Christopher Liddell is responsible for leading Microsoft Corp.'s worldwide finance organization which includes overseeing acquisitions, corporate strategy, treasury activities, tax planning, accounting and reporting, internal audit and investor relations.
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^ Before joining Microsoft, Brod served as Corporate Vice President and Controller of The Dow Chemical Company, where he was responsible for all of Dow's global accounting activities, including compliance and controls, financial reporting, accounting transactional work processes and financial information systems, as well as financial standards, planning and financial support to Dow's global businesses.
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[73][74]
.There are several other aspects to the corporate structure of Microsoft.^ As corporate vice president for Microsoft Office, he was responsible for several major software tools including Excel and Access.
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^ He also has worked in several other areas at Microsoft, including networking, operating systems and developer tools, where he previously served as general manager for Visual Studio.
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.For worldwide matters there is the Executive Team, made up of sixteen company officers across the globe, which is charged with various duties including making sure employees understand Microsoft's culture of business.^ I realize that when a company is as large as Microsoft, there is little fear that it will go out of business.
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^ In Education Products & Solutions, he is responsible for leading Microsoft's education efforts across the company and bringing to market education solutions in both developed and emerging markets.
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^ Simon Witts is responsible for Microsoft's Enterprise Business worldwide, including key alliances.
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.The sixteen officers of the Executive Team include the Chairman and Chief Software Architect, the CEO, the General Counsel and Secretary, the CFO, senior and group vice presidents from the business units, the CEO of the Europe, the Middle East and Africa regions; and the heads of Worldwide Sales, Marketing and Services; Human Resources; and Corporate Marketing.^ Courtois previously served as CEO and president of Microsoft Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), where he led business planning and sales, marketing and services.
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^ February 2008 as corporate vice president and chief information officer (CIO).
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^ Andrew Lees serves as senior vice president of Microsoft's Mobile Communication Business, which includes Windows Mobile software and Live mobile services.
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.In addition to the Executive Team there is also the Corporate Staff Council, which handles all major staff functions of the company, including approving corporate policies.^ As corporate vice president for Microsoft Office, he was responsible for several major software tools including Excel and Access.
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^ For government I am glad to see that a open (non-proprietary) document standard is adopted so that there is no dependence on any individual company (Microsoft included).
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^ In addition to maintaining a globally integrated set of enterprise IT platforms built on Microsoft technology, his team deploys prerelease versions of Microsoft products throughout the company.
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.The Corporate Staff Council is made up of employees from the Law and Corporate Affairs, Finance, Human Resources, Corporate Marketing, and Advanced Strategy and Policy groups at Microsoft.^ In that role, he worked with Chairman Bill Gates to develop Microsoft's global strategies around technical, business and policy issues.
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^ Recommendations to Microsoft are suggested to implement the strategy that might help to increase their market share within the industry.
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^ From 1990 to 1995, as director of marketing for desktop applications, Vigil guided the overall marketing and business strategy for Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.
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.Other Executive Officers include the Presidents and Vice Presidents of the various product divisions, leaders of the marketing section, and the CTO, among others.^ As senior vice president of the Office Productivity Applications Group at Microsoft, Antoine Leblond is responsible for overseeing the design, development and testing of the Microsoft Office suite of productivity applications and services.
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^ Tom Rabon Executive Vice President Corporate Affairs Red Hat Inc 919/ 754 -3700 x44141 email: trabon at redhat.com .
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^ His roles included serving as the executive vice president of engineering for the company's Search and Advertising Technology Group where he oversaw the development of Yahoo!'s Web search and monetization platforms and vice president of engineering responsible for the technology development of Yahoo!'s search, e-commerce and local listings of businesses and products.
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Stock

Microsoft Corp (NYSE:MSFT) stock price (source: ZenoBank.com)
.When the company debuted its IPO in March 13, 1986, the stock price was US $21.[76][77] By the close of the first trading day, the stock had closed at $28, equivalent to 9.7 cents when adjusted for the company's first nine stock splits.^ I care not for any company's stock price or that any particular open source project succeed over another.
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^ Title: Internet Thingy of the Day Post by: sgibson© on March 13, 2008, 10:03:33 AM .
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^ Title: Internet Thingy of the Day Post by: desertrose on March 13, 2008, 10:23:49 AM .
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[77] .The initial close and ensuing rise in subsequent years made several Microsoft employees millions.^ I really like the switch that Microsoft has made during the last 2 years and has become more community based.
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^ Or the case in Williamsburg, New York, in which the rabbi of a Jewish day school [Hertz Frankel of Satmar] stole 6 million dollars from the Board of Education over several years by falsely identifying more than eighty individuals as school employees.

^ I understand the objection that the switch to ODF from Microsoft's closed formats will be painful, but it's a better choice than upgrading to the next Microsoft format every three years for eternity.
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[12] The stock price peaked in 1999 at around US $119 (US $60.928 adjusting for splits).[77] .While the company has had nine stock splits, the first of which was in September 18, 1987, the company did not start offering a dividend until January 16, 2003.[77][78] The dividend for the 2003 fiscal year was eight cents per share, followed by a dividend of sixteen cents per share the subsequent year.^ The components of basic and diluted earnings per share are as follows: .
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^ Net recognized gains on investments included other-than-temporary impairments of $18 million during the first quarter of fiscal year 2010 as compared with $72 million during the first quarter of fiscal year 2009.
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^ Cash used in investing was $1.2 billion in the first three months of fiscal year 2010, as compared with cash from investing of $595 million in the first three months of fiscal year 2009, a change of $1.8 billion.
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[78] .The company switched from yearly to quarterly dividends in 2005, for eight cents a share per quarter with a special one-time payout of three dollars per share for the second quarter of the fiscal year.^ As a result of the special dividend paid in the second quarter of fiscal year 2005 and common stock repurchased, our retained deficit, including accumulated other comprehensive income, was $21.1 billion at September 30, 2009.
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^ While I believe there are times for government involvement in the market system, I don't believe that government involvement should favor one company or even a few.
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^ In eight consecutive surveys since 2005 Netflix has been ranked number one in customer satisfaction across all of ecommerce by independent researcher ForeSee Results.
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.Despite the company's ninth split on February 2, 2003 and subsequent increases in dividend payouts, the price of Microsoft's stock largely remained steady for the next several years,[78][79] with a rise in stock price around the release of Windows Vista and a fall during the economic crisis of 2008.^ I realize that when a company is as large as Microsoft, there is little fear that it will go out of business.
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^ There is no doubt that if everyone in the Commonwealth used Microsoft Office 2007 on Windows Vista, that their interoperability will be good.
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^ I will probably get Vista with my next computer but that event is years away.

Diversity

Flags raised in front of the Microsoft Sammamish Campus in Issaquah, Washington. The flag on the left is the flag of Microsoft's gay and lesbian employees group GLEAM.
.In 2005, Microsoft received a 100% rating in the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign, a ranking of companies by how progressive the organization deems their policies concerning LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual) employees.^ As a result, the United States of America are progressively being placed in an IT backwater by the policies espoused by Microsoft in its desire to retain its monopoly.
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^ We'll see down the road whether the pro-Microsoft gang is right that the company's business model is not broken.

^ It's a real alternative right now, and entire companies exist that do nothing but help organizations change from traditional software over to the Web 2.0 framework of Google's applications.

.Partly through the work of the Gay and Lesbian Employees at Microsoft (GLEAM) group, Microsoft added gender expression to its anti-discrimination policies in April 2005, and the Human Rights Campaign upgraded Microsoft's Corporate Equality Index from its 86% rating in 2004 to its current 100% rating.^ In that role, he worked with Chairman Bill Gates to develop Microsoft's global strategies around technical, business and policy issues.
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^ Microsoft (and the transcripts from their anti-trust trial will back me up) is probably the most unethical, corrupt corporation this country has ever seen.
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^ If this represents a policy shift of MSFT's legal team, I think it's (a) worth discussing the policy change in its own right and (b) a phenomenal benefit to Microsoft and its ecosystem.
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.In April 2005, Microsoft received wide criticism for withdrawing support from Washington state's H.B. 1515 bill that would have extended the state's current anti-discrimination laws to people with alternate sexual orientations.^ As you may or may not know, the University of Massachusetts Amherst recently became the first school in the United States to officially support Linux and OpenOffice campus-wide.
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^ Secondly, there would be no "frivolous" lawsuits, and false allegations you know, just as there were none in California where the window bill passed into law.
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^ So, i urge the state not to support the Microsoft format, and to continue supporting the OpenDocument and PDF formats.
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[82] .Microsoft was accused of bowing to pressure from local evangelical pastor Ken Hutcherson who met with a senior Microsoft executive and threatened a national boycott of Microsoft's products.^ As senior vice president of the Office Productivity Applications Group at Microsoft, Antoine Leblond is responsible for overseeing the design, development and testing of the Microsoft Office suite of productivity applications and services.
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^ Please support ODF and do not bow to the short-term pressure from Microsoft.
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^ It is also difficult to judge when Microsoft has not adequately pledged not to enforce its patents against anyone who might wish to create products that use ECMA 376.
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[83] Microsoft also revealed they were paying evangelical conservative Ralph Reed's company Century Strategies a $20,000 monthly fee.[84] .Over 2,000 employees signed a petition asking Microsoft to reinstate support for the bill.^ He highlights the loud bragging of Microsoft supporters and employees of how the MSOOXML is superior to the Open Document Format (ODF) as MSOOXML includes a 324 page "Formula Definition"."
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[85] Under harsh criticism from both outside and inside the company's walls, Microsoft decided to support the bill again in May 2005.[85][86]
.Microsoft hires many foreign workers as well as domestic ones, and is an outspoken opponent of the cap on H1B visas, which allow companies in the United States to employ certain foreign workers.^ We are subject to income taxes in the United States and many foreign jurisdictions.
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^ Also, Microsoft has a full hands-on control on the format, as far as what software will be compatible with the format, what companies are allowed to use the format, and what platforms the format can be used on.
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^ As a result, the United States of America are progressively being placed in an IT backwater by the policies espoused by Microsoft in its desire to retain its monopoly.
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.Bill Gates claims the cap on H1B visas make it difficult to hire employees for the company, stating "I'd certainly get rid of the H1B cap."^ Judge Jackson had stated that Bill Gates and his cronies were like Mafia and drug lord kingpins.
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^ Ballmer joined Microsoft in 1980 and was the first business manager hired by Bill Gates.
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^ The company was started by Bill Gates and Paul Allen.
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Logos and slogans

In 1987, Microsoft adopted its current logo, the so-called "Pac-Man Logo", designed by Scott Baker. .According to the March 1987 Computer Reseller News Magazine, "The new logo, in Helvetica italic typeface, has a slash between the o and to emphasize the "soft" part of the name and convey motion and speed."^ In 1999, Gates wrote “Business @ the Speed of Thought”, a book that shows how computer technology can solve business problems in fundamentally new ways.
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^ Computer Reseller News Canada - 7/20/09 - View Story .
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.Dave Norris, a Microsoft employee, ran an internal joke campaign to save the old logo, which was green, in all uppercase, and featured a fanciful letter O, nicknamed the blibbet, but it was discarded.^ There have been documented articale that while OOXML may be a standard, you have to have a LICENSED Microsoft product to use all of it's features.
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^ Microsoft took its eye off that ball, and Google picked it up and ran with it all the way to a goal called gDocs .

^ Will Microsoft continue to contribute all new features it develops to ECMA 376?
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[88]
Microsoft's logo with the "Your potential. Our passion." tagline below the main corporate name, is based on the slogan Microsoft had as of 2008. In 2002, the company started using the logo in the United States and eventually started a TV campaign with the slogan, changed from the previous tagline of "Where do you want to go today?."[89][90][91]
There are also other taglines that Microsoft previously used, such as "Making it all make sense.".[92]

Environmental record

Roadside plantation by Microsoft near Dell's office, Bangalore, India
In relation to the electronics part of its business (e.g. game consoles, computer peripherals, etc.), .Microsoft was ranked the 2nd worst company for the environment out of 18 companies rated in Greenpeace's Greener Electronics guide in June, 2008. It received a score of 2.2/10, placing it ahead of only Nintendo.^ I realize that when a company is as large as Microsoft, there is little fear that it will go out of business.
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^ Title: Internet Thingy of the Day Post by: la paz linda on June 03, 2008, 10:51:14 PM .
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^ Title: Internet Thingy of the Day Post by: desertrose on June 24, 2008, 10:24:47 AM .
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[93]
.Microsoft has taken actions to become more environmentally friendly.^ I really like the switch that Microsoft has made during the last 2 years and has become more community based.
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[94] Some examples include:
.
  • Microsoft's newest building on its campus in Hyderabad, India was built as an environmentally friendly structure.^ In addition, Somasegar oversees the Microsoft India Development Center (IDC) in Hyderabad, India, and the Microsoft Canada Development Center (MCDC) in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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    .Microsoft Research India developed a project called Digital Green in 2008, which aims to educate farmers in India on how to use azolla – an aquatic fern fed to cows, yielding increased milk production.^ In Education Products & Solutions, he is responsible for leading Microsoft's education efforts across the company and bringing to market education solutions in both developed and emerging markets.
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    ^ He managed projects that catalyzed the development of Microsoft's interactive TV system and also directed Microsoft's first e-commerce group.
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    ^ As senior vice president of the Office Productivity Applications Group at Microsoft, Antoine Leblond is responsible for overseeing the design, development and testing of the Microsoft Office suite of productivity applications and services.
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    [95][96]
  • .
  • Microsoft has phased out the use of polyvinyl chloride plastic in its packaging material, due to environmental concern, and to match actions by competitors.^ IN the latest version of the open source and free of cost office suite, the largest competitor to Microsoft Office, OpenOffice 2, uses the format for document saving.
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    ^ Finally, I do not and will not use Microsoft software products due to their poor capabilities, performance, and security vulnerabilities.
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    ^ Firstly, my understanding is that Microsoft's OfficeOpen XML specification is not fully and publicly documented, which prevents it's effective use by competitors.
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    [97] Polyvinyl chloride, also referred to as PVC or vinyl, can release toxins into the environment during production and if it is burned after production. These toxins are synthetic chemicals that can be linked to cancer, and issues with the reproductive and immune systems. .In six months time, Microsoft was able to eliminate approximately 361,000 pounds of polyvinyl packaging by transitioning to a packaging utilizing polyethylene terephthalate plastic (PET).^ It is amazing that Microsoft, the 8,000-pound Gorilla, let you declare ODF as a standard.
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    The company claims to be examining eco-friendly packaging made of corn starch, sugar, and vegetable oil.[97]
  • The company has installed over 2,000 solar panels spanning 30,000 square feet (2,800 m2) on top of its buildings in its Silicon Valley campus.[98] .These panels supply 480 kilowatts of power, generating approximately 15 percent of the total energy needed by the campus and cutting the greenhouse gasses that would otherwise be produced to supply that power.^ One would not choose to build to such different basic electrical socket and plug specifications were it possible to start over, unless one was the supplier of power plug converters that is.
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    [94]
  • .
  • Microsoft has created one of the worlds largest private bus systems (the "Connector") as mass transit system in the Seattle area.^ One of his greatest dreams came to fruition when Torah Umesorah, whose goal was to create day schools and yeshivos all over the world, was founded.

    ^ Earlier in his career, Reed founded Pure Software, which he built into one of the world's 50 largest public software companies.
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    ^ One of the teammates had installed Microsoft Office 2007 on his system (contrary to corporate guidance), and had sent out a document in the Office 2007 format.
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    .Employees, interns, vendors and contractors are encouraged to use regional public mass transit (such as King County Metro and Sound Transit) with subsidised fares.^ Instead of such responsible actions, Microsoft have time and time again used its dominance to create vendor-lock-in, drive out competition and prevent true interoperability.
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    ^ Vendor controlled formats (such as OOXML) are used to lock consumers in.
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    ^ MS-OOXML neglects various standards, such as MathML and SVG, which are recommendations by the W3C, and uses its own vendor-specific formats instead.
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    For on-campus transportation, the "Shuttle Connect" uses a large fleet of hybrid cars, saving over 20,000 gallons of fuel per year.[94][99]
  • .
  • The company uses an irrigation system at its Redmond campus that senses upcoming weather changes, saving 11 million gallons of water per year.^ Cash used in investing was $1.2 billion in the first three months of fiscal year 2010, as compared with cash from investing of $595 million in the first three months of fiscal year 2009, a change of $1.8 billion.
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    ^ In addition there are a number of smaller companies that provide innovative solutions based on ODF. The saved files will be useful in many software packages.
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    [100] The company has received a silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED program for environmental design.[94]
  • .
  • Beginning in June 2008, Microsoft has added compost bins in all cafeterias on its Redmond campus, and replaced all polystyrene plates and cups and plastic flatware with biodegradable alternatives.^ Ballmer Is Bad For Microsoft June 06, 2008 The Wall Street Journal ran a nice article on Microsoft's Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer yesterday.

    ^ June 11, 2008 Jack is back with further commentary on Microsoft.

    ^ Scott champions IT as a value-added business for Microsoft and works with all the company's groups to identify opportunities, structure IT solutions and deliver measurable returns to the business.
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    In the first two months after this transition, the Redmond campus reduced its non-compost trash output by 50%.
.However, in February of 2010, Microsoft recently took a stance against adding additional HOV and mass transit lanes to an important bridge connecting Redmond to Seattle, on the grounds that the bridge replacement cannot have further delay.^ There are over 50 other patent infringement cases pending against Microsoft, 10 of which are set for trial in fiscal year 2010.
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^ Microsoft is adding one new version to its line-up for Office 2010, a "Professional Academic" SKU that includes Outlook, as rumored late last year.
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[101]

Criticism

Anti-competitive

.Since the 1980s, Microsoft has been the focus of much controversy in the computer industry.^ Before joining Microsoft, he was a partner at Covington & Burling, having worked in the firm's Washington, D.C. and London offices and represented a number of companies in the computing industry.
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^ We are deeply concerned, period, at Microsoft's continuing attempts to push a second standard, OOXML, on our industry, and in fact their much published business actions generally.
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^ I have been observing Microsoft's MO since the early 1980s.
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[102] The majority of criticism has been for its business tactics, often described with the motto "embrace, extend and extinguish." Microsoft initially embraces a competing standard or product, then extends it to produce their own version which is then incompatible with the standard, which in time extinguishes competition that does not or cannot use Microsoft's new version.[103] .These and other tactics have resulted in lawsuits brought by companies and governments, and billions of dollars in rulings against Microsoft.^ Keep in mind that Microsoft is a convicted abusive monopolist, that just happens to have Billions of dollars in their war chest.
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^ In OOXML are *many* other examples of proprietary implementation like these which only Microsoft knows how to implement: .
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^ For government I am glad to see that a open (non-proprietary) document standard is adopted so that there is no dependence on any individual company (Microsoft included).
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[104][14][46]
.David Meyer writing on Zdnet.com pointed out that, "Microsoft has a long history of applying for, and being granted patents for, inventions that many argue—and can sometimes demonstrate—were based on earlier work carried out by others, or based on a common, self-evident idea."^ This point seems self-evident.
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^ Those points will provide medium-term performance, but I have doubts about Microsoft's long-term prospects.

^ They are beginning to introduce a surface computing device that is simply awesome: And in the long Microsoft tradition of stealing ideas from Apple, they are beginning to introduce multi-touch technology into other consumer devices.

[105] .This was in response to its 2008 patent application for the ability to progress in page-up or page-down increments with a single keystroke — a method that has been pervasive for decades.^ Speaking of duets, Kenny Chesney and Uncle Kracker came up with a great one with the single, "When the Sun Goes Down."
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^ Better to push for a single unified/harmonized standard document format for personal productivity applications, much as we have a single standard (HTML) for web pages.
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^ I received a great deal of thoughtful, detailed, informative responses which I've sifted and edited down to a real-world follow-up worthy of your time.

[106]

Freedom and privacy

.Free software proponents point to the company's joining of the Trusted Computing Platform Alliance (TCPA) as a cause of concern.^ Also, Microsoft has a full hands-on control on the format, as far as what software will be compatible with the format, what companies are allowed to use the format, and what platforms the format can be used on.
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^ Before joining Microsoft, he was a partner at Covington & Burling, having worked in the firm's Washington, D.C. and London offices and represented a number of companies in the computing industry.
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^ To whom it may concern, I think the goverment needs to use a document format that is independent of proprietary vendors and that can be implemented in free software.
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.A group of companies that seek to implement an initiative called Trusted Computing (computing in which a computer is not only secured for its owner, but also secured against its owner as well), TCPA is decried by critics as it allows software developers and platform controllers to enforce indiscriminate restrictions over how consumers use software, and over how computers behave.^ Also, Microsoft has a full hands-on control on the format, as far as what software will be compatible with the format, what companies are allowed to use the format, and what platforms the format can be used on.
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^ I'm a computer professional with over 25 years of experience in software development and computer use.
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^ It's weird, isn't it, how a small annoyance about a piece of software can turn into a full blown hatred for a company...
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[107][108]:23[109][110]
“Large media corporations (including the movie companies and record companies), together with computer companies such as Microsoft and Intel, are planning to make your computer obey them instead of you.”
.Advocates of free software also take issue with Microsoft's promotion of Digital Rights Management (DRM) and total cost of ownership (TCO) comparisons with its "Get the facts" campaign.^ I wrote last September 9 that Google's (GOOG) free hosted software was not a threat to Microsoft Office.

^ I'm jsut saying, I'd buy a heck of a lot more microsoft software if I could use it on all of my boxes, and interoperability were less of an issue.
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^ In addition, we remain focused on executing in the areas we can control by continuing to provide high value products at the lowest total cost of ownership while managing our expenses.
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.Digital Rights Management is a technology that allows content providers to impose restrictions on the methods by which digital media is used on consumer hardware; and subsequently, detractors contend that such technology may infringe on fair use and other rights, especially given that it restricts legal activities such as re-mixing or reproduction of material for use in slide shows or the resale of the goods by the customer.^ These companies resell and provide services on Microsoft technologies for 43 million customers, ranging from the smallest entrepreneurs to the largest global enterprises.
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^ NOTE: Regardless of content, this e-mail shall not operate to bind CSC to any order or other contract unless pursuant to explicit written agreement or government initiative expressly permitting the use of e-mail for such purpose.
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^ Nadella was also a key member of several advanced technology incubation efforts inside Microsoft, including interactive television and digital rights management.
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[112][113]

Misrepresentation

.The "Get the facts" campaign argues that Windows Server has a lower TCO than Linux and lists a variety of studies in order to prove its case.^ Microsoft has even lowered itself to false accusations and threats, which it has done in the past in order to scare users into buying more products than necessary.
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[114] .Proponents of Linux unveiled their own study arguing that, contrary to one of Microsoft's claims, Linux has lower management costs than Windows Server.^ Total cost of ownership of open source is clearly much lower than proprietary software.
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^ The bulk of our work comprises documenting systems and systems designs; and providing maintenance, monitoring and other managed services for Windows, Linux and Mac platforms.
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^ Two documents standards is NOT better than one and can only increase the cost for all to deal with documents.
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[115] Another study by the Yankee Group claims that upgrading from one version of Windows Server to another costs a significant fraction (a quarter to a third) of the switching costs from Windows Server to Linux, even for large enterprises, and that the other major reasons for a switch away from Windows servers were the increased security and reliability of Linux servers and a chance to escape the Microsoft "lock-in."[116]
.In 2004, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) of the UK warned Microsoft that an ad from the campaign which claimed that "Linux was ...^ Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia Standard 2004 .
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^ If done properly, Microsoft customers would benefit from the added competition at such time that OOXML-Improved becomes a formal standard.
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^ I have been informed that the state of Massachusetts is considering adding Microsoft's OpenXML to its list of accepted standards.
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.10 times more expensive than Windows Server 2003", was "misleading", as the hardware chosen for the Linux server was needlessly expensive.^ The formatting issues were nothing more then some minor placement issues which probably occurred less than 5% of the time."

^ NEWS/909120323/1070/NEWS02 "The Baylor University study found that more than two-thirds of the offenders were married to someone else at the time of the advance".
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^ I've always had to spend about 10% of my time fighting the equipment that's supposed to make life more productive.

[117] The ASA's complaint was that "the measurements for Linux were performed on an IBM zSeries [mainframe], which was more expensive and did not perform as well as other IBM series." The comparison was to Windows Server 2003 running on two 900 MHz Intel Xeon CPUs.[118]

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.Microsoft is an American multinational computer technology corporation.^ "Five years later, the industry has certainly been competing as vigorously as ever," said Prendergast, president of Americans for Technology Leadership, a pro-Microsoft group.
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^ Steven A. Ballmer is Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft Corporation, the world's leading manufacturer of software for personal and business computing.
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^ Microsoft's goal is to provide an integrated platform to enable a seamless experience across a wide range of computing and non-PC devices and services.
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^ I realize that a statement like "States should not allow patents to > restrict development and use of software on general-purpose > computers..."
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.Headquartered in Redmond, Washington, USA, its best selling products are the Microsoft Windows operating system and the Microsoft Office suite of productivity software.^ Essential Windows Tricks The verdict is in: Windows 7 is Microsoft's best operating system ever.
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^ Microsoft Xbox (369 results) Microsoft Windows NT (363 results) Office Suites (354 results) Strategy (354 results) Stock (348 results) Operating System (336 results) Mobile (317 results) Intel Corp.
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^ His four-year tenure in that position culminated in the launch of the popular Microsoft Windows 3.0 operating system and Microsoft Office products.
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  • Don't bother trying to create a better commercial desktop OS -- it doesn't matter how hard you try, how many engineers you throw at the problem, how much money you spend, or how many years you put into it.^ In matter of fact, if you don't give them money, they despise you.

    ^ Don't you realize how much power they have?
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    ^ MS is casual, so it doesn't matter so much what you where (i.e.

    .Microsoft owns that space and, worse, the public is totally complicit with that fact.^ In fact, it has been said (by people smarter than me) that the format looks like a dump of the computer's own internal format, as used within Microsoft Office.
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    ^ Microsoft controls the Open XML protocol and it is not, in fact, a public standard in the conventional sense.
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    .People will not stop using Windows.^ People didn't stop using it because they were somehow 'forced' to.
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    It is a losing battle. .
    • Scott Hacker, He Who Controls the Bootloader, BYTE Magazine, August 27, 2001
  • Where do you want to go today?^ Who wants to go first with this one?
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    ^ You just supported the bill and allowed for those who wanted to comply.

    ^ I write you today to urge you to follow in the footsteps of those who said open standards are the way to move forward.
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.The .NET technology provides a new approach to the software development.^ As a software developer, I have had some experience with Microsoft's approach to standards; let me relate two instances.
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^ There is significant support for Open XML in the marketplace today as shown by the support in openxmlcommunity.org and openxmldeveloper.org, and many independent developers and their customers are benefiting from this new technology.
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^ The Open XML standard will also assure that the Commonwealth has access to all possible competitive technologies when new system development efforts arise.
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.This has required Internet software developers to understand a host of technologies and integration issues.^ Our increasing focus on software plus services also presents new and complex development issues.
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^ Our understanding is that Open XML meets all state requirements as an open standard and is an accessible format that can be used by assistive technologies.
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^ As a long term software developer with a Masters degree in information technologies I don't consider the OpenXML document format to be a truly open format.
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.NET is designed and intended for highly distributed software, making .Internet functionality and interoperability easier and more transparent to include in systems than ever before.^ For fixed income securities, we also evaluate whether we have plans to sell the security or it is more likely than not that we will be required to sell the security before recovery.
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^ Premium Windows operating systems are those that include additional functionality and are sold at a price above our standard editions.
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^ You're right, the more recent 360s don't have the 30% failure rate of the systems before 'Falcon'.
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.This portal is about all things Microsoft, from its history to its products to its criticism.^ Vista and things like that are all part and parcel of Microsoft and their way of doing business.
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^ It is not at all clear whether it is even possible to implement the format in a non-proprietary product --- a critical point for any so-called "open" format.
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^ There have been documented articale that while OOXML may be a standard, you have to have a LICENSED Microsoft product to use all of it's features.
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Etymology

From Microsoft, the computing company; aBlend of microcomputer and software

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /maɪk.ɹə.sɒft/, SAMPA: /maIk.r@.sQft/

Noun

Singular
Microsoft
Plural
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Microsoft (plural Microsofts)
  1. (figuratively) a company whose products are ubiquitous
    • 2001, Daniel Charles, Lords of the Harvest: Biotech, Big Money, and the Future of Food (ISBN 0738202916), page 110:
      Similarly, said Fraley, farmers were going to demand Bt cotton or Roundup-resistant soybean plants no matter where they went shopping for seeds. Monsanto would be the Microsoft of agriculture.
    • 2005, Merrill Goozner, The $800 Million Pill: The Truth Behind the Cost of New Drugs (ISBN 0520246705), page 64:
      The company wanted to turn Celera into the .Microsoft of the gene-hunting world, selling its version of the human genome to private or public gene hunters through a proprietary computer program.^ "Microsoft is near ubiquitous in the computer world.
      • Microsoft (MSFT): 'Safe and strong' -- MrSwing 18 September 2009 7:44 UTC www.mrswing.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Education At Microsoft Canada, we believe education is a fundamental human right and is the single most important investment in the future of individuals, communities, the nation and the world.

      ^ By 1993, Windows 3.0 and its subsequent versions were selling at a rate of one million copies per month, and nearly 90 percent of the world’s PCs ran on a Microsoft operating system.
      • Microsoft Corporation (American company) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 3 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: Reference]

    • 2006, Andrew Beaujon, Body Piercing Saved My Life: Inside the Phenomenon of Christian Rock (ISBN 0306814579), page 232:
      Shepherding is more or less gone (though there’s an interesting move back toward discipleship in today’s church especially among those influenced by Rick Warren’s blockbuster book The Purpose-Driven Life), but Integrity remains as sort of the Microsoft of worship music.

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.This company category is a stub. Help us expand it with details as well as a {{company}} infobox.^ Hell, maybe he was only a spammer as well who helped set up this elaborate scheme to market Viagra and such to us.
  • Print Page - Internet Thingy of the Day 17 September 2009 12:53 UTC www.robertearlkeen.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Reliable information can be researched on wikipedia or you can just search for "Microsoft" on Google.^ Should Microsoft choose (and it is their choice to make) to offer ODF conforming tools I suspect you might just buy some.
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^ As president of Microsoft's Online Services Division (OSD), Dr. Qi Lu leads the company's search and online advertising efforts and also oversees all of its online information and communications services.
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^ By allowing Microsoft to dominate and possibly control the apparatus by which our governments and citizens exchange vital information, you are compromising the freedom of the American public.
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Founded April 4, 1975
Located Redmond, Washington, USA
Website http://www.microsoft.com

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.From Wikia Gaming, your source for walkthroughs, games, guides, and more!^ Get to know more about your next generation video game consoles.
  • Next Generation Console Gaming 17 September 2009 12:53 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ Your readers should check out www.theopencd.org for more free and open source software.

Microsoft Corporation

Type Public Company
Founded April 4, 1975 in Albuquerque
Headquarters Redmond, Washington, USA
Products Consumers electronics (audio visual & gaming)
Computer software
Windows Operating system
MSNBC
Parent Company N/A
Website www.microsoft.com

Creators of the Windows operating system, the Xbox, and maintainers of The MSN Gaming Zone and Xbox Live
.Microsoft entered the home console arena in 2001 with the release of the Xbox.^ Today, they sell Operating systems for home and servers (They entered the business later than Novell and IBM but today they compete mostly against the *nix flavors and Apple), they sell the XBOXes that are the most powerful game consoles, at...

^ As Microsoft released the first version of the .Net Framework in 2001, they submitted its file format and semantics to ECMA for standardization.
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^ We also expect increasing growth from Home & Entertainment with the improving supply of Xbox 360 consoles.
  • Microsoft Corporation F3Q06 (Qtr ended Mar 31 2006) Earnings Conference Call Transcript (MSFT) -- Seeking Alpha 10 January 2010 9:10 UTC seekingalpha.com [Source type: General]

.Microsoft Game Studios (MGS), branded with current logo and moniker in 2002 (formerly the Microsoft Game Division or Microsoft Games), is a wholly owned subsidiary of Microsoft Corp.^ As president of the Entertainment & Devices (E&D) Division at Microsoft Corp., Robbie Bach drives the company's Connected Entertainment vision, offering consumers new and compelling, branded entertainment experiences across music, gaming, video and mobile communications.
  • Microsoft Corp. | Company News & Executive Profiles - MSFT | BNET 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC resources.bnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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^ Before joining Microsoft, Vaskevitch started up the software division of 3Com Corp., planning and building the business for EtherMail and other software products.
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^ Collude with this man at your own risk, Microsoft.​According to a report from the Financial Times, Microsoft is in talks with Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.
  • Microsoft Corporation - Seattle 10 January 2010 9:10 UTC www.seattleweekly.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

which .develops and publishes video games for Windows-based PCs and the Xbox and Xbox 360 video game consoles.^ PC is a PC. You can't get ALL 360 games on it.
  • Hostility Among Gamers Runs Rampant - PS3 News 17 September 2009 12:53 UTC www.psxextreme.com [Source type: General]

^ Known for its Windows operating system and Office applications, Microsoft has expanded in other segments such as video gaming and interactive television.
  • Oneshare.com - Buy One Share of Microsoft Stock 10 January 2010 9:10 UTC www.oneshare.com [Source type: General]

^ Microsoft's Xbox 360 models were the most popular videogame consoles for online gaming (25% of the gaming market), being used by half of the more than 20,000 consumer panel members NPD surveyed for the report.

It also (through Rare Ltd.) develops games for the Nintendo DS. .MGS publishes games for several Microsoft-owned first-party developers, such as Lionhead Studios and Rare Ltd.^ Microsoft Corporation - Games Published - allgame .
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^ He managed projects that catalyzed the development of Microsoft's interactive TV system and also directed Microsoft's first e-commerce group.
  • Microsoft Corp. | Company News & Executive Profiles - MSFT | BNET 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC resources.bnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Let me first say that the PS3 is my primary gaming console because SONY has done such a great job with the hardware and their software offerings.
  • Hostility Among Gamers Runs Rampant - PS3 News 17 September 2009 12:53 UTC www.psxextreme.com [Source type: General]

MGS has also published games created by third-party developers, such as Bioware and Bizarre Creations as of October 2007.

Contents

Acquisitions and announcements

.Microsoft Game Studios had acquired many game development houses such as Bungie Studios in 2001(1999), giving MGS full control of Bungie and shifting the development of Bungie’s game Halo: Combat Evolved to its Xbox platform.^ Known for its Windows operating system and Office applications, Microsoft has expanded in other segments such as video gaming and interactive television.
  • Oneshare.com - Buy One Share of Microsoft Stock 10 January 2010 9:10 UTC www.oneshare.com [Source type: General]

^ Also, Microsoft has a full hands-on control on the format, as far as what software will be compatible with the format, what companies are allowed to use the format, and what platforms the format can be used on.
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^ Clearly there are a great many brilliant and prolific developers that have never place foot inside Microsoft.
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[1]
.In September 2002, MGS acquired Rare from Nintendo and the Stamper brothers (Chris and Tim), who owned 49% and 51% of the company respectively in what is believed to be one of the most expensive purchases of a video games development company yet, at a cost of around USD 375 million.^ While I believe there are times for government involvement in the market system, I don't believe that government involvement should favor one company or even a few.
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^ He also co-developed of one of the earliest networked computer games, "Alto Trek," during the mid-1970s.
  • Microsoft Corp. | Company News & Executive Profiles - MSFT | BNET 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC resources.bnet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I believe the general message of this blog is supported by most people who until now proudly affiliated with Agudah.
  • Unorthodox-Jew A Critical View of Orthodox Judaism: NER ISRAEL RABBINICAL COLLEGE OF BALTIMORE HAS A SEXUAL PREDATOR-R' MOSHE EISEMANN AND WILL NOT TERMINATE HIM! 17 September 2009 12:53 UTC theunorthodoxjew.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

[2] .This also meant Microsoft acquired the rights to Rare’s own original IPs such as the Perfect Dark, Banjo-Kazooie and the Conker the Squirrel franchises.^ In particular, Microsoft reserves the right to remove any root certificate if it becomes insecure, such as in the event of a successful algorithm attack.
  • Microsoft Root Certificate Program 30 January 2010 2:54 UTC technet.microsoft.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.An announcement on April 6th 2006 brought news that Microsoft Game studios had purchased Lionhead Studios for an undisclosed sum, to further bolster the range of exclusive titles it could provide for the Xbox 360 platform.^ Even so, Microsoft is now going even further, issuing temporary bans for all of Xbox Live for anyone using a certain "exploit" in Modern Warfare 2 that lets a player set off a grenade after they die in the game.
  • Microsoft stories at Techdirt. 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.techdirt.com [Source type: General]

^ Xbox Live is an online multiplayer gaming and digital media delivery service created and operated by Microsoft Corporation.
  • Microsoft Corporation Censors 9/11 Dissent 10 January 2010 9:10 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: General]

^ This might be an opener for themes like 911, which is really far to complex to introduce to an gaming audience on the Xbox-Platform.
  • Microsoft Corporation Censors 9/11 Dissent 10 January 2010 9:10 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: General]

[3]
During May 2006 Microsoft also acquired Massive Inc, an in-game advertising company to provide additional revenues from their gaming platforms such as PCs and the Xbox 360.[4]
.On May 4th 2007 Microsoft announced it would be opening a European office of Microsoft Game Studios in Reading in the United Kingdom (the present location of Microsoft's General UK offices).^ On October 26, 1999, it was announced that Microsoft would be one of the four new components in the 30 stocks that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

^ Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Trial Version (32-bit) with SP2 .
  • Microsoft SharePoint Team Blog 30 January 2010 2:54 UTC blogs.msdn.com [Source type: General]

^ Read more about: Avatars , Clippy , Microsoft , Microsoft Bob , Microsoft Office 103 Comments .
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.This office will be headed by Phil Spencer, who was General Manager for the games division before the announcement.^ Somasegar joined Microsoft in 1989, and worked on eight different operating system releases before heading up the Developer Division.
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^ Before the formation of the E&D Division in 2005, Bach managed the global launches of Xbox and Xbox 360 in his dual role as chief Xbox officer and head of the Home and Entertainment Group - a global division that was responsible for Xbox, Games for Windows, the Microsoft TV platform, and consumer hardware and software products.
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^ Before serving as corporate vice president, he served as general manager of the Visual Basic development system.
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[5]
.In May 2008, Microsoft announced the formation of a newly created internal games studio to create "high quality digital content" for Xbox Live Arcade.^ When Microsoft and partners don't push MOSS 2007 for web content management 27-Feb-2008 ( Channel) .
  • Independent Microsoft information from CMS Watch 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC www.cmswatch.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Wednesday, October 01, 2008 2:55 AM by Server Error in Application Scott Guthrie today announced in his blog that Microsoft will ship jQuery support with Visual Studio .
  • jQuery and Microsoft - ScottGu's Blog 30 January 2010 2:54 UTC weblogs.asp.net [Source type: General]

^ In fact, it has been said (by people smarter than me) that the format looks like a dump of the computer's own internal format, as used within Microsoft Office.
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[6]
.It has been reported on 22 January 2009, the ACES development team behind the franchise Microsoft Flight Simulator had been heavily affected by Microsoft's ongoing job cuts, with reports indicating that the entire Microsoft Flight Simulator team has been laid off.^ Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 .
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^ Microsoft Flight Simulator 98 .
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^ Microsoft Flight Simulator 2000 .
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[7][8]

In-house studios

  • Lionhead: Black & White series, The Movies, Fable series
  • Rare: Perfect Dark series, Kameo, Conker series, Banjo series, Viva Piñata
  • Turn 10: Forza Motorsport series
  • Wingnut Interactive: A new studio set up in conjunction with Peter Jackson (they will be producing alongside with Bungie Studios a new game based in the Halo universe)
  • Xbox Live Productions: A new first-party studio set up to develop Xbox Live Arcade games and digital video content.

Game related studios

  • Massive Inc.: A studio primarily set up for in game advertising

Former studios

.
  • ACES Game Studio: Flight Simulator series, Combat Flight Simulator series and Train Simulator 2
  • Ensemble: Age of Empires series, Age of Mythology.^ Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 2: WWII Pacific Theater .
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    ^ Microsoft Flight Simulator for Windows 95 [Microsoft Classic Games] .
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    ^ Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator: WWII Europe Series .
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    .Dissolved on January 29, 2009 and an independent company Robot Entertainment formed.
  • Bungie: Became an independent studio on October 1, 2007.
  • Carbonated Games: Developer of several classic and casual games for MSN Games and MSN/Windows Live Messenger.^ Title: Internet Thingy of the Day Post by: Gigem75 on October 19, 2007, 12:29:03 PM .
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    ^ Title: Re: Internet Thingy of the Day Post by: sgibson© on January 29, 2009, 12:14:44 PM .
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    ^ Description of the Office SharePoint Server 2007 October 2009 cumulative update package http://support.microsoft.com/kb/974988 (link may not be live yet) .
    • Microsoft SharePoint Team Blog 30 January 2010 2:54 UTC blogs.msdn.com [Source type: General]

    .Dissolved on March 27, 2008.
  • Digital Anvil: Freelancer.^ This important meeting was held at 42 Broadway - March 27, 2008 THE MOETZES GEDOLEI TORAH URGENTLY MEET - AND PUNISH AARON SCHECHTER! .
    • Unorthodox-Jew A Critical View of Orthodox Judaism: Response To Un-Orthodox Jew Blogsite And It's Mistakes About Hassidim And Kabbala & Anger At Torah Leadership! 17 September 2009 12:53 UTC theunorthodoxjew.blogspot.com [Source type: General]
    • Unorthodox-Jew A Critical View of Orthodox Judaism 17 September 2009 12:53 UTC theunorthodoxjew.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Unorthodox-Jew A Critical View of Orthodox Judaism: NER ISRAEL RABBINICAL COLLEGE OF BALTIMORE HAS A SEXUAL PREDATOR-R' MOSHE EISEMANN AND WILL NOT TERMINATE HIM! 17 September 2009 12:53 UTC theunorthodoxjew.blogspot.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Title: Internet Thingy of the Day Post by: orion on March 18, 2008, 03:58:27 PM .
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    ^ Title: Internet Thingy of the Day Post by: orion on March 18, 2008, 12:27:44 PM .
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    Dissolved on January 31, 2006.
  • Hired Gun: Dissolved shortly after Halo 2 launch for PC.
  • FASA Interactive: Mech series. .The studio was closed on September 12, 2007.[9]
  • Indie Built: Links series.^ Title: Internet Thingy of the Day Post by: BarbieAnn on September 12, 2007, 06:32:44 PM .
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    ^ Monday, September 29, 2008 7:53 PM by Visual Studio Hacks My latest in a series of the weekly, or more often, summary of interesting links I come across related to Visual Studio.
    • jQuery and Microsoft - ScottGu's Blog 30 January 2010 2:54 UTC weblogs.asp.net [Source type: General]

    Sold off to Take-Two Interactive in October, 2004.

Games released under the MGS brand

.This list of games is sorted by platform and includes games published by Microsoft.^ Microsoft Corporation - Games Published - allgame .
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^ When that list expands to include others, Microsoft loses its edge.

^ A partial list includes Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft FoxPro, Paradox, and Lotus Notes.
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.For those games not developed under the Microsoft name, the developer is noted after the game's release date.^ Somasegar joined Microsoft in 1989, and worked on eight different operating system releases before heading up the Developer Division.
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^ Also, those Linux distributions can be run under Hyper-V, using the Linux Integration Components Microsoft has available for download and the drivers which are in the 2.6.32 Linux kernel release.
  • Windows Virtualization Team Blog 30 January 2010 2:54 UTC blogs.technet.com [Source type: General]

^ Microsoft has released a Silverlight 4 developer preview application for Facebook that shows...
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MS-DOS/Windows

  • 1990
    • Microsoft Entertainment Pack
  • 1994
    • Microsoft Space Simulator
  • 1995
    • Microsoft Golf
  • 1996
    • Monster Truck Madness
    • Close Combat
    • Microsoft Beyond the Limit:Ultimate Climb
    • Microsoft Soccer
    • Microsoft Golf Version 3.0
    • Microsoft Flight Simulator '95
    • Deadly Tide
    • Fury3
    • Gex
    • Hellbender
  • 1997
    • Return of Arcade Anniversary Edition
    • Age of Empires
    • Microsoft Flight Simulator '98
    • Close Combat: A Bridge Too Far
    • Fighter Ace
    • Microsoft CART Precision Racing
    • Microsoft Entertainment Pack: The Puzzle Collection
  • 1998
    • Urban Assault
    • Outwars
    • NBA Full Court Press
    • Monster Truck Madness 2
    • Motocross Madness
    • Microsoft Pinball Arcade
    • Microsoft Golf 1998 Edition
    • Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome
    • Close Combat III: The Russian Front
    • Combat Flight Simulator WWII Europe Series
  • 1999
    • Pandora's Box
    • NBA Inside Drive 2000
    • NFL Fever 2000
    • Midtown Madness
    • Age of Empires: Gold Edition
    • Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings
    • Asheron's Call
    • Microsoft Baseball 2000
    • Microsoft Flight Simulator 2000
  • 2000
    • StarLancer
    • Motocross Madness 2
    • Midtown Madness 2
    • Age of Empires II: The Conquerors
    • Allegiance
    • Combat Flight Simulator 2: WWII Pacific Theater
    • MechWarrior 4: Vengeance
    • Microsoft Baseball 2001
    • Microsoft International Soccer 2000
    • Links LS Classic
    • Microsoft A.I.Puzzler
  • 2001
    • Zoo Tycoon
    • Racing Madness 2
    • Microsoft Train Simulator
    • Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002
    • MechWarrior 4: Black Knight
  • 2002
    • Age of Mythology
    • Zoo Tycoon: Dinosaur Digs
    • Zoo Tycoon: Marine Mania
    • RalliSport Challenge
    • Combat Flight Simulator 3: Battle for Europe
    • Dungeon Siege (Gas Powered Games)
    • Links 2003
    • MechWarrior 4: Clan Mech Pak
    • MechWarrior 4: Inner Sphere Mech Pack
    • MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries
    • Asheron's Call 2
    • MechCollection
  • 2003
    • Zoo Tycoon: Complete Collection
    • Rise of Nations
    • Age of Mythology: The Titans
    • Dungeon Siege: Legends of Aranna(Gas Powered Games)
    • Freelancer
    • Halo: Combat Evolved
    • Impossible Creatures
    • Kings & Myths: The Age Collection
    • Links 2003: Championship Courses
    • Links Championship Edition
    • Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004: A Century of Flight
  • 2004
    • Zoo Tycoon 2
    • Rise of Nations: Thrones and Patriots
    • Age of Mythology Gold Edition
  • 2005
    • Zoo Tycoon 2: Endangered Species
    • Age of Empires III
    • Age of Empires III Collector's Edition
    • Dungeon Siege II (Gas Powered Games)
    • Fable: The Lost Chapters
  • 2006
    • Zoo Tycoon 2: African Adventure
    • Zoo Tycoon 2: Dino Danger Pack
    • [Zoo Tycoon 2: Zookeeper Collection]]
    • Zoo Tycoon 2: Marine Mania
    • Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends
    • Age of Empires III: The Warchiefs
    • Microsoft Flight Simulator X
  • 2007
    • Shadowrun
    • Zoo Tycoon 2: Extinct Animals
    • Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties
    • Halo 2 for Windows Vista
    • Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Acceleration
    • Viva Piñata
    • Gears of War(Epic)
  • 2008
  • Announced for 2009
    • Alan Wake (Remedy Entertainment)
    • Microsoft Train Simulator 2
    • Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise
  • Release Date Unknown
    • Mythica
    • Marvel Universe Online

Xbox

.
  • 2001
    • Amped: Freestyle Snowboarding
    • Azurik: Rise of Perathia
    • Blood Wake
    • Fuzion Frenzy
    • Halo: Combat Evolved
    • NFL Fever 2002
    • Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee
    • Project Gotham Racing
  • 2002
    • Blinx: The Time Sweeper
    • Kakuto Chojin
    • MechAssault
    • NBA Inside Drive 2002
    • NBA Inside Drive 2003
    • NFL Fever 2003
    • NightCaster
    • Quantum Redshift
    • RalliSport Challenge
    • Sneakers
    • Whacked!
    • Xbox Exhibition Demo Disc Vol.^ Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee [European] .
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      ^ Azurik: Rise of Perathia .
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      ^ Xbox Project Natal Painting Demo .
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      .1
    • Sega GT 2002 / Jet Set Radio Future (combo disk)
  • 2003
    • Amped 2
    • Brute Force
    • Counter-Strike
    • Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge
    • Dinosaur Hunting
    • Grabbed by the Ghoulies
    • Inside Pitch 2003
    • Kung Fu Chaos
    • Links 2004
    • Midtown Madness 3
    • NBA Inside Drive 2004
    • NFL Fever 2004
    • NHL Rivals 2004
    • Project Gotham Racing 2
    • Shenmue II
    • Tao Feng: Fist of the Lotus
    • Top Spin
    • Voodoo Vince
    • Xbox Exhibition Demo Disc Vol.^ Xbox Project Natal Painting Demo .
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      ^ NFL Fever 2002 .
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      ^ Sega GT 2002/JSRF: Jet Set Radio Future .
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      2
    • Xbox Exhibition Demo Disc Vol. .3
    • Xbox Exhibition Demo Disc Vol.^ Exhibition: Demo Disc for Xbox .
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      ^ Exhibition: Demo Disc for Xbox -- Vol.
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      .4
    • Xbox Music Mixer
    • Magatama (Japan Only)
    • The Wild Rings (Japan Only)
    • N.U.D.E.@Natural Ultimate Digital Entertainment (Japan Only)
  • 2004
    • Blinx 2: Masters of Time and Space
    • Fable
    • Halo 2
    • Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders
    • MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf
    • Phantom Dust
    • RalliSport Challenge 2
    • Sudeki
    • Xbox Exhibition Demo Disc Vol.^ We also design and sell hardware, including the Xbox 360 video game console, the Zune digital music and entertainment device, and peripherals.
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      ^ Exhibition: Demo Disc for Xbox .
      • Microsoft Corporation - Games Published - allgame 10 January 2010 9:10 UTC www.allgame.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ Exhibition: Demo Disc for Xbox -- Vol.
      • Microsoft Corporation - Games Published - allgame 10 January 2010 9:10 UTC www.allgame.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      .5
    • OutRun 2 (Co-published with Sega)
    • Xbox Video Chat (Japan Only)
  • 2005
    • Conker: Live & Reloaded
    • Forza Motorsport
    • Jade Empire
    • Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes
    • Xbox Exhibition Demo Disc Vol.^ Xbox Live Dashboard Video Preview .
      • MyPraize.com - Microsoft Corporation Prague 08 Video 10 January 2010 9:10 UTC www.mypraize.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ Exhibition: Demo Disc for Xbox .
      • Microsoft Corporation - Games Published - allgame 10 January 2010 9:10 UTC www.allgame.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ Exhibition: Demo Disc for Xbox -- Vol.
      • Microsoft Corporation - Games Published - allgame 10 January 2010 9:10 UTC www.allgame.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      .6
    • Xbox Exhibition Demo Disc Vol.^ Exhibition: Demo Disc for Xbox .
      • Microsoft Corporation - Games Published - allgame 10 January 2010 9:10 UTC www.allgame.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ Exhibition: Demo Disc for Xbox -- Vol.
      • Microsoft Corporation - Games Published - allgame 10 January 2010 9:10 UTC www.allgame.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      7
    • Zillernet (Korea Only)
    • Wreckless 2 (Japan Only)
  • Cancelled
    • True Fantasy Live Online
    • Kameo: Elements of Power (Released later as an Xbox 360 game)
    • Perfect Dark Zero (Released later as an Xbox 360 game)

Xbox/Xbox 360

  • 2006
    • Big Bumpin
    • Pocket Bike Racer
    • Sneak King
    • Muck Slinger

Xbox 360

.
  • 2005
  • 2006
  • 2007
    • Blue Dragon
    • Crackdown
    • Forza Motorsport 2
    • Fuzion Frenzy 2
    • Halo 3
    • Project Gotham Racing 4
    • Shadowrun
    • Tenchu Z
    • Vampire Rain
    • Viva Piñata: Party Animals
    • Scene It?^ The 360 is less powerful(ps2 fans accepted the xbox being more powerful), dies on you every 4 months, and has no exclusives outside of the usual Halos and a few other third party exclusives.
      • Hostility Among Gamers Runs Rampant - PS3 News 17 September 2009 12:53 UTC www.psxextreme.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Xbox Live Marketplace reached 10 million downloads of digital content in less than five months, and there have been over 4 million downloads from Xbox Live Arcade since launch.
      • Microsoft Corporation F3Q06 (Qtr ended Mar 31 2006) Earnings Conference Call Transcript (MSFT) -- Seeking Alpha 10 January 2010 9:10 UTC seekingalpha.com [Source type: General]

      .Lights, Camera, Action
    • Mass Effect
    • Project Sylpheed (Co-published with Square Enix)
    • Xbox Live Arcade Compilation Disc
  • 2008
    • Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom
    • Lost Odyssey
    • Ninja Gaiden 2
    • Too Human
    • Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise
    • Infinite Undiscovery (Co-published with Square Enix)
    • Fable 2
    • Scene It?^ Xbox Live Marketplace reached 10 million downloads of digital content in less than five months, and there have been over 4 million downloads from Xbox Live Arcade since launch.
      • Microsoft Corporation F3Q06 (Qtr ended Mar 31 2006) Earnings Conference Call Transcript (MSFT) -- Seeking Alpha 10 January 2010 9:10 UTC seekingalpha.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Darth Chaos Says: November 29th, 2008 at 1:09 am Looks like Microsoft already bans any Linux references on Xbox Live.
      • Microsoft Corporation Censors 9/11 Dissent 10 January 2010 9:10 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Published Sunday, September 28, 2008 11:32 AM by ScottGu Filed under: ASP.NET , Visual Studio , .NET , Atlas , Community News .
      • jQuery and Microsoft - ScottGu's Blog 30 January 2010 2:54 UTC weblogs.asp.net [Source type: General]

      Box Office Smash
    • Gears of War 2
    • Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts
    • Lips
  • Announced for 2009
    • Halo 3 ODST
    • Halo Wars
    • Ninja Blade
    • Mickey Speedway USA: Real Worlds
    • Forza Motorsport 3
    • Blast Corps 2: Build Cops
  • Release Date Unknown
    • Alan Wake
    • Ninety-Nine Nights II
    • Halo: Chronicles
  • Cancelled
    • Marvel Universe Online

Xbox Live Arcade

.
  • 2005
    • Hexic HD
  • 2006
  • 2007
    • Aegis Wing
    • Band of Bugs
    • Eets: Chowdown
    • Hexic 2
    • Jetpac Refuelled
    • Marathon: Durandal
    • Spyglass Board Games
    • Tetris Splash
    • Word Puzzle
    • Yaris
  • 2008
    • Banjo-Kazooie
    • Braid
    • Castle Crashers
    • Fable II Pub Games
    • Go!^ December 2009 (6) November 2009 (7) October 2009 (3) September 2009 (6) August 2009 (3) July 2009 (9) June 2009 (3) May 2009 (5) April 2009 (11) March 2009 (7) February 2009 (8) January 2009 (4) December 2008 (11) November 2008 (6) October 2008 (15) September 2008 (3) August 2008 (4) July 2008 (9) June 2008 (8) May 2008 (3) April 2008 (4) March 2008 (6) February 2008 (2) January 2008 (3) December 2007 (7) November 2007 (3) October 2007 (5) September 2007 (5) August 2007 (4) July 2007 (3) June 2007 (2) May 2007 (7) April 2007 (18) March 2007 (5) February 2007 (4) January 2007 (6) December 2006 (10) November 2006 (7) October 2006 (8) September 2006 (9) August 2006 (10) July 2006 (9) June 2006 (16) May 2006 (8) April 2006 (7) March 2006 (9) February 2006 (6) January 2006 (11) December 2005 (6) November 2005 (11) October 2005 (9) September 2005 (9) August 2005 (13) July 2005 (11) June 2005 (11) May 2005 (5) April 2005 (2) March 2005 (2) February 2005 (16) Interesting links .
      • The Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC blogs.technet.com [Source type: General]

      ^ February 2008 (1) September 2007 (1) July 2007 (1) June 2007 (1) May 2007 (1) April 2007 (2) January 2007 (2) December 2006 (3) October 2006 (3) September 2006 (5) August 2006 (4) July 2006 (1) June 2006 (2) May 2006 (2) April 2006 (5) March 2006 (4) February 2006 (10) January 2006 (2) December 2005 (5) November 2005 (1) October 2005 (1) September 2005 (1) August 2005 (4) July 2005 (1) June 2005 (1) .
      • Microsoft RSS Blog : Icons: It’s still orange 28 January 2010 0:29 UTC blogs.msdn.com [Source type: General]

      Go! Break Steady
    • Portal: Still Alive
    • Rez HD
    • Rocky and Bullwinkle
    • Wits and Wagers
  • Announced for 2009
    • 1 vs. 100
    • Banjo-Tooie
    • South Park (working title)
    • Lode Runner
    • The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai
    • Uno Rush

References

  1. Microsoft to Acquire Bungie Software: Microsoft Corp. announced it acquired Chicago-based Bungie Software Products Corp., a leading independent developer of action oriented co...
  2. Microsoft Acquires Video Game Powerhouse Rare Ltd.: Developers of Such Worldwide Hits as "Donkey Kong 64," "Banjo-Kazooie," "GoldenEye 007" And "Perfect Dark" Bring Their Tale...
  3. Microsoft Game Studios Acquires Video Game Luminary Peter Molyneux’s Lionhead Studios: Lionhead’s hit franchise “Fable” surpasses 2 million unit sales milestone
  4. Microsoft to Acquire In-Game Advertising Pioneer Massive Inc.: Massive’s technology for weaving dynamic, relevant ads into video games will extend next-generation advertising ...
  5. Gamasutra - New Microsoft Game Studios Office For Europe
  6. Joe Keiser (2008-05-22). EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: MS to Delist XBLA Titles. Next-Gen.biz. Retrieved on 2008-05-22.
  7. Template:Cite news
  8. Template:Cite news
  9. http://forums.shadowrun.com/forums/thread/126659.aspx

External links

  • Microsoft Game Studios official site
  • Microsoft's Official Xbox Site
  • Microsoft Game Studios profile on MobyGames
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  • Microsoft Update: Latest news, features, reviews, opinions and more 30 January 2010 2:54 UTC www.computerworld.com [Source type: General]
  • Microsoft Update: Latest news, features, reviews, opinions and more 3 February 2010 17:24 UTC www.computerworld.com [Source type: News]

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