Microsoft started out as the joint effort of two Harvard students and soon became one of the largest and most influential IT companies in the world. The company’s main products are its MS Office package and the Windows operating system. But just like any other corporation, Microsoft is also working in other areas. The company has its own server programs and business solutions, the Azure Cloud platform, Skype and a great variety of other products. The Xbox gaming consoles have gained widespread popularity around the world. Microsoft’s typical approach, though considered controversial by many, includes buying a young startup with a promising technology. After the acquisition, development continues under Microsoft’s management. These new products aren’t always capable of conquering the market, but in any case the startup is no longer a threat to the company.
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