In your lifetime you would have come across the term Microsoft at least once. What is Microsoft actually? What do they do?
Microsoft is a famous software company in the world. Everyone in this world counting children to adult from would have heard of the name Bill gates, bill gates are the richest man in The United States of America and currently, he is the world’s second richest man.
Have you ever wondered, a wandering drop out student from college would turn into a successful founder of world’s leading tech company?
As per the saying “A friend in need is a friend indeed,” Bill Gates founded his company along with his school friend Paul Allen and made his company really big, Oops really huge. He had a vision of seeing the computer on everyone’s desk. This inspired him to work hard for the progress of his company. As a result of his hard work Bill Gates not only built accompany but an industry that offered job opportunities to millions of people around the world.
School days of Bill Gates:
Bill Gates was born on October 28, 1955, in a well to do lawyer family in Seattle. Gates began to develop his interest in programming during his childhood days. Tic-Tac-Toe game was his first
Program. Bill Gates along with his friends were suspended from his school for being involved in exploiting operating system bugs in his school. Even being a naughty student he never failed to impress others, he amused others with the score of 1590/1600 in SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test).
College days of Bill Gates:
Later he went to Harvard University but he missed the opportunity to study in the prestigious university by dropping out of the college to peruse his dream. He started Microsoft and made his school mate Steve Ballmer CEO of his company. Later he was given honorary award by Harvard University. Being inspired by something takes us to next stage in our life likewise Bill Gates was inspired by an article issue of “the Popular Electronics” magazine which made him build a computer with powerful microprocessors. This made him succeed in his field.
Bill Gates speech has made benchmarks for the students across the world it includes top most universities like Stanford, Harvard, and Uc Berkley.
Besides being an inventor he is also a prolific writer. His books “Buisness@thespeed of light” and “the road ahead” are his best selling books. He has also written many articles in Economist, Wall StreatJournal, time Magazine, New York Times and IEEE/ACM magazines.
Now let’s get to know the important dates in the world of Microsoft.
Microsoft was found in 1975.
On Aug 1, 1981, Microsoft introduced the earliest version of Office productivity suit.
On Feb. 17, 2000, Microsoft launched Windows 2000
May 31, 2001, Microsoft launched Office XP
Nov. 15, 2001, Microsoft launched Xbox
Nov. 7, 2002, Microsoft and partner launchedTablet PC
Oct. 21, 2003, Microsoft launched Microsoft Office System
Nov. 22, 2005, Microsoft launched Xbox 360
July 20, 2006, Microsoft announced a new 20 billion tender offer and authorized an additional share repurchased program of up to 20 billion over five years.
Feb. 27, 2008, Microsoft launched Windows Server
2008, SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio
Oct. 22, 2009, Microsoft launched Windows 7
Nov. 10, 2010, Microsoft launched Windows Phone 7
June 28, 2011, Microsoft launched Office 365
Sept. 12, 2012, Microsoft launched Visual Studio 2012
Oct. 23, 2012, Microsoft introduced new entertaining experience from Xbox
Oct. 26, 2012, Microsoft launched Windows 8 and also Microsoft Surface
May 21, 2013, Microsoft unveiled Xbox One
Oct. 17, 2013, Microsoft launched Windows 8.1
April 25, 2014, Microsoft completed acquisition -Nokia Devices and Services business
Nov. 6, 2014, Microsoft announced Office applications for Android tablets
May 5, 2015, Microsoft released Surface 3
Sept. 22, 2015, Microsoft launched Office 2016
July 6, 2016, Microsoft introduced Microsoft Dynamic 365
If all these should happen, a person must get a chance which everybody doesn’t deserve but our bill gates have got that chance. In case he hadn’t got that chance what would he be now? Will the world famous software “Microsoft” exist or not? As an answer to all these questions, he took some risks, he dedicated his whole life to building his own empire which is the most commonly used product for everyone in their day to day life.
To make a change that sustains for the next five years, there is nothing wrong to risk your life.
Work hard to succeed in your life.