Microsoft was founded in April 4, 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen.
The company's first product was the Microsoft BASIC programming language for the Altair 8800.
Windows, the company's flagship operating system, was first released in 1985.
Microsoft is one of the largest technology companies in the world, with revenue of over $204 billion in 2022.
Microsoft Office, including popular applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, is used by millions of people worldwide.
Xbox, Microsoft's gaming division, was launched in 2001 and has since become one of the leading gaming platforms.
Microsoft has acquired numerous other companies, including LinkedIn, Github, and Skype.
The company has a long-standing legal battle with the US government over antitrust issues.
Microsoft has a strong focus on sustainability and has committed to becoming carbon negative by 2030.
The company is a major player in cloud computing and offers a suite of cloud-based services under the brand Azure.