OverviewFounded in 1975, Microsoft has become the biggest name in home entertainment and business software. From the most used operating systems in the world (Windows 95, 98, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10) to Word, Excel, Visual Basic, Outlook and Access.
Microsoft has also become a major contributor to video games software in the PC market since the mid 90's, with publishing rights to MechWarrior, Age of Empires, Dungeon Siege and Flight Simulator.
Microsoft entered the home video games console market in 2001 with the Xbox. In 2005 its successor Xbox 360 and in 2013 the Xbox One were released.
In 2012 Microsoft released their first hybrid tablet called Surface.
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