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Transcript of Microsoft
Products and Services
The History Of Microsoft.
It began in a garage 1975 when Bill Gates and Paul Allen had avision to put a computer on every desktop in every home.
Microsoft is now ranked the 6th most valuable company in the world
November, 2013. History of Windows Microsoft http://windows.microsoft.com/en-AU/windows/history#T1=era10.
Microsoft Worldwide Sites http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/worldwide.aspx
2014 Microsoft Employee resource groups and networks at Microsoft https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/diversity/programs/ergen/default.aspx
26 February 2014 at 13:16. List of Microsoft software's http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Microsoft_software_applications
2014 Microsoft. Windows products - Microsoft Windows http://windows.microsoft.com/en-au/windows/products
What Happens to All That Plastic? http://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2012/01/31/what-happens-to-all-that-plastic/
disadvantages and advantages of being a global company http://www.enotes.com/homework-help/list-advantages-disadvantages-globalization-113517
Microsoft has hundreds of offices around the world including Sydney, Australia.
Microsoft's main office is in Richmond, Washington
Microsoft currently has over 100,000 employees worldwide
Almost half the employees have engineering roles, with the other half working in sales and marketing.
Microsoft sells a huge range of products for people to use at work and at home. Some of the best known products are:
Microsoft Office (includes Word, Powerpoint , Outlook and Excel.)
Microsoft Windows Phone
What Is Microsoft?
Microsoft global company that manufactures and sells computers, electronics and software all over the world.
Advantages And Disadvantages Of Being A Global Company
Microsoft has a good safety record in its factories and delivery networks all around the world.
Customer safety advice is provided by an online safety and security center.
Microsoft Safety Scanner helps remove viruses, spy ware and other evil software.
You will get more money because you sell all over the world which means a higher profit.
More people will know about it and more people will buy your products.
If you are selling globally you can build a small number of large factories.
There will be more additional costs in selling your product globally.
You have to change the product to suit each country.
It can be hard to control your employees all over the world.
There is likely to be more competition.
Microsoft's manufacturing takes place all over the world, including China.
Microsoft uses other companies to manufacture its products.
It also pre-installs software.
Software products are "creations of the mind" - don't need to import many products to make them.
Software can be exported via the internet and also by road, ship or air.
Here is the Microsoft logo
Microsoft declared "most improved" Electronics company according to Greenpeace in 2013:
Reduced toxic chemicals
Increased usage of renewable energy
Reduce carbon emissions by over 30% by running applications in the "cloud"
Microsoft products are to delivered to its billions of customers around the world via the Internet, retailers such as Office Works and Dick Smith and posted via air, rail, road or sea.
Microsoft has 8.4 billion shareholders
last year they received $12.3 billion in dividends.
Microsoft employees are also shareholders - Bill Gates owns $400 million shares.