Facts About MICROSOFT..

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Corporate Address
Microsoft Corporation
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052-7329
USA
Tel: (425) 882-8080
Fax: (425) 706-7329
http://www.microsoft.com

Important Dates
DateEvent
1975Microsoft founded
Jan. 1, 1979Microsoft moves from Albuquerque, New Mexico to Bellevue, Washington
June 25, 1981Microsoft incorporates
Aug. 12, 1981IBM introduces its personal computer with Microsoft's 16-bit operating system, MS-DOS 1.0
Feb. 26, 1986Microsoft moves to corporate campus in Redmond, Washington
March 13, 1986Microsoft stock goes public
Aug. 1, 1989Microsoft introduces earliest version of Office suite of productivity applications
May 22, 1990Microsoft launches Windows 3.0
Aug. 24, 1995Microsoft launches Windows 95
Dec. 7, 1995Bill Gates outlines Microsoft's commitment to supporting and enhancing the Internet
June 25, 1998Microsoft launches Windows 98
Jan. 13, 2000Steve Ballmer named president and chief executive officer for Microsoft
Feb. 17, 2000Microsoft launches Windows 2000
June 22, 2000Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer outline Microsoft's .NET strategy for Web services
May 31, 2001 Microsoft launches Office XP
Oct. 25, 2001Microsoft launches Windows XP
Jan. 15, 2002Bill Gates outlines Microsoft's commitment to Trustworthy Computing
Nov. 7, 2002Microsoft and partners launch Tablet PC
Jan. 16, 2003Microsoft declares annual dividend
April 24, 2003Microsoft launches Windows Server 2003
Oct. 21, 2003Microsoft launches Microsoft Office System
July 20, 2004Microsoft announces plans to return up to $75 billion to shareholders in dividends and stock buybacks
June 15, 2006Microsoft announces that Bill Gates will transition out of a day-to-day role in the company in July 2008, Ray Ozzie is named chief software architect and Craig Mundie chief research and strategy officer
July 20, 2006Microsoft announces a new $20 billion tender offer and authorizes an additional share-repurchase program of up to $20 billion over five years
Jan. 30, 2007Microsoft launches Windows Vista and the 2007 Microsoft Office System to consumers worldwide
Feb. 27, 2008Microsoft launches Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008
June 27, 2008Bill Gates transitions from his day-to-day role at Microsoft to spend more time on his work at The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Oct. 22, 2009Microsoft launches Windows 7

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