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This case study deals about a company which played, currently playing and also will play a major role in future. They are none other than the worlds leading computing expert's i.e. The Microsoft Corporation. I have discussed about the history, the development and their contributions in the computing industry and also how they made an impact in my personal development and in my career plan.
Microsoft Corporation is a software development company; develop operating systems and much other software. They almost ruled each and every field of computing industry and currently with the revolution in technology they have entered into the mobile industry as well. They are one who always improves change in the field of computing and create innovative ideas of personal computers and make it precisely responsive with humans.
Microsoft corporation was established in the April 4, 1975 with their head office in the Redmond, Washington, USA .They made history in the computing field in the mid of 1980s when they unveiled their first operating system DOS and then endlessly launched windows 95, windows 98 and till now windows 8 with the (GUI) graphics and user Interaction. The founder of the Microsoft is Bill Gates and Paul Allen, and these names are now in the world's richest persons. Currently Steve Ballmer is the CEO of the company and COO is Brain Kevin Turner.
Windows 8 Phone
Microsoft Media room
Windows Media Centre
Robotics Developer Studio
DEVICES AND SERVICES
Sky Drive cloud storage
SERVER AND TOOLS
Windows In tune
Microsoft Security Essentials
HOME & EDUCATIONAL SOFTWARE
MSN Internet access
Office Home & Student
Streets & Trips
World Wide Telescope
Mac Office for apple
MOBILE DEVICES & SOFTWARE
Windows Live Mobile
PC gaming hardware
Microsoft Office Live
CONTRIBUTIONS BY MICROSOFT IN THE FIELD OF COMPUTING
Origin and Early Development
An interpreter for the BASIC programming language
A multitasking and also a multi-user computer OS
An OS for x86-based PC's
Publishing arm of Microsoft
Windows and Office era
A group of graphical interface OS
OS with a graphical environment
Internet and the 32-bit era
Consumer-oriented graphical user interface-based OS
Set of graphical web browsers
Windows CE 1.0
An OS designed by Microsoft especially to be used in embedded systems.
Second popular set of OS based on installed user base
A video game console
Development in windows and mobile phones era
Developed graphical user interface and visual style dubbed Aero,
MS office 2010
A series of office suites and productivity software
OS which can work in net books, tablets and laptops
Windows phone OS
A set of proprietary mobile operating systems
Advancement in windows and surface tools
OS featured with a new touch user interface and shell
Family of concised tablet computers
Server version of Windows 8
Windows phone 8
Second generation of the Windows Phone mobile OS
DEVELOPMENT OF MICROSOFT PRODUCTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS
I have travelled with Microsoft throughout my life and I strongly believe that this journey will also continue till rest of my life. From my childhood I always had a passion about computing industry which actually made me to study Computer science engineering in my Bachelor's Degree and also my Master's Degree in computing. I always wanted to build applications, works on software, web designing, develop web application, etc.
There are 2 important things that Microsoft has given to the world, they are: gave real meaning for the term software and had put a PC on every desk and in every home. Microsoft, a software company, developed an operating system platform which made thousands of others innovate; made PCs cheaper and more valued every year which intended more people to access them, in a vicious group. The corporation that essentially made the world recognizes the charm of software, and made computing available to nearly every person on the globe, is Microsoft.
The name Microsoft strikes first regardless the product when comes to the computing field, It's the impact made by the organization in computer industry. Microsoft has developed the most effective Word processor making people believe that windows and Office go hand-in-hand. Microsoft's Office program is a game-changer, one of the corporation's largest selling products after Windows OS. Entirety beginning from PowerPoint to Excel to Outlook to Publisher has changed the way we consider about editing, viewing documents and presentations on a computer.
One organization dominating the computer industry for a quite long time is really fascinating. It's because of their ability to adapt to new developments and challenges in computing industries. The way they treat their customers and the products which are more user friendly. These are the reasons which created a massive impact about computing in me and also in mobile industry. I believe that I will become a core developer for mobile applications using the expertise in tools and technologies in Microsoft, Android and IOS platforms.
Life wouldn't run the way it does today. Everything software-wise on the PC is indebted something to Microsoft for having paved the way for future programs.