Microsoft is an American multinational technology company with headquarters in Redmond, Washington. Founded in 1975, Microsoft develops and supports software, services, devices, and solutions that deliver new value for customers and help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft offers an array of services, including cloud-based solutions that provide customers with software, services, platforms, and content, and provides solution support and consulting services. Microsoft is a technology company whose mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Microsoft strives to create local opportunity, growth, and impact in every country around the world. Microsoft’s platforms and tools help drive small business productivity, large business competitiveness, and public-sector efficiency. They also support new startups, improve educational and health outcomes, and empower human ingenuity.
Microsoft’s products include operating systems; cross-device productivity applications; server applications; business solution applications; desktop and server management tools; software development tools; and video games. Microsoft also designs, manufactures, and sells devices, including PCs, tablets, gaming and entertainment consoles, other intelligent devices, and related accessories.