Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Fast Facts About Microsoft

Corporate Address

Microsoft Corporation
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052-7329
USA
Tel: (425) 882-8080
Fax: (425) 706-7329
Web site: http://www.microsoft.com

Important Dates

Important Dates
Date Event

1975

Microsoft founded

Jan. 1, 1979

Microsoft moves from Albuquerque, New Mexico to Bellevue, Washington

June 25, 1981

Microsoft incorporates

Aug. 12, 1981

IBM introduces its personal computer with Microsoft's 16-bit operating system, MS-DOS 1.0

Feb. 26, 1986

Microsoft moves to corporate campus in Redmond, Washington

March 13, 1986

Microsoft stock goes public

Aug. 1, 1989

Microsoft introduces earliest version of Office suite of productivity applications

May 22, 1990

Microsoft launches Windows 3.0

Aug. 24, 1995

Microsoft launches Windows 95

Dec. 7, 1995

Bill Gates outlines Microsoft's commitment to supporting and enhancing the Internet

June 25, 1998

Microsoft launches Windows 98

Feb. 17, 2000

Microsoft launches Windows 2000

June 22, 2000

Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer outline Microsoft's .NET strategy for Web services

May 31, 2001

Microsoft launches Office XP

Oct. 25, 2001

Microsoft launches Windows XP

Jan. 15, 2002

Bill Gates outlines Microsoft's commitment to Trustworthy Computing

Nov. 7, 2002

Microsoft and partners launch Tablet PC

Jan. 16, 2003

Microsoft declares annual dividend

April 24, 2003

Microsoft launches Windows Server 2003

Oct. 21, 2003

Microsoft launches Microsoft Office System

July 20, 2004

Microsoft announces plans to return up to $75 billion to shareholders in dividends and stock buybacks

Board of Directors

(Last Updated: May 5, 2005)

Board of Directors

Steven A. Ballmer

Chief Executive Officer, Microsoft Corporation

James I. Cash Jr., Ph.D.

Former James E. Robison Professor, Harvard Business School

Dina Dublon

Former Chief Financial Officer, JPMorgan Chase

William H. Gates III

Chairman and Chief Software Architect, Microsoft Corporation

Raymond V. Gilmartin

Former Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Merck & Co., Inc.

Ann McLaughlin Korologos

Chairman, RAND Corporation; Chairman Emeritus, The Aspen Institute; Senior Advisor, Benedetto, Gartland & Co. Inc.

David F. Marquardt

General Partner, August Capital

Charles H. Noski

Former Vice Chairman, AT&T Corporation

Helmut Panke

Chairman of the Board of Management, BMW AG

Jon A. Shirley

Former President and Chief Operating Officer, Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Businesses

(Last Updated: May 5, 2005)

Microsoft Businesses

Windows Client

Includes the Microsoft® Windows® XP desktop operating system, Windows 2000, and Windows Embedded operating system.

Server & Tools

Includes the Microsoft Windows Server System™ integrated server software, software developer tools, and MSDN®.

Information Worker

Includes Microsoft Office, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Visio®, Microsoft Project, and other stand-alone desktop applications.

Microsoft Business Solutions

Encompasses Great Plains and Navision business process applications, and bCentral™ business services.

MSN

Includes the MSN® network, MSN Internet Access, MSNTV, MSN Hotmail® and other Web-based services.

Mobile and Embedded Devices

Includes the Windows Powered Pocket PC, the Mobile Explorer microbrowser and the Windows Powered Smartphone software platform.

Home and Entertainment

Includes Microsoft Xbox®, consumer hardware and software, online games, and our TV platform.

Operation Centers

(Last Updated: May 5, 2005)

Operation Centers
Role Location

Licensing, Manufacturing, Operations and Logistics

Dublin, Ireland

Manufacturing

Humacao, Puerto Rico, USA

Licensing and Operations

Reno, Nevada, USA

Operations and Logistics

Singapore

Microsoft Subsidiaries

(Last Updated: May 5, 2005)

Microsoft Corporation has subsidiary offices located in the following countries and regions:

Microsoft Subsidiaries

Algeria

Egypt

Latvia

Romania

Argentina

El Salvador

Lebanon

Russia

Australia

Estonia

Lithuania

Saudi Arabia

Austria

Finland

Luxembourg

Serbia and Montenegro

Bahrain

France

Macau

Singapore

Bangladesh

Germany

Macedonia

Slovakia

Belgium

Greece

Malaysia

Slovenia

Bermuda

Guatemala

Malta

South Africa

Bolivia

Honduras

Mauritius

Spain

Brazil

Hong Kong

Mexico

Sri Lanka

British Virgin Islands

Hungary

Morocco

Sweden

Bulgaria

Iceland

Namibia

Switzerland

Canada

India

Netherlands

Taiwan

Cayman Islands

Indonesia

New Zealand

Thailand

Chile

Iraq

Nigeria

Trinidad and Tobago

China

Ireland

Norway

Tunisia

Colombia

Israel

Oman

Turkey

Costa Rica

Italy

Pakistan

Ukraine

Côte d'Ivoire

Jamaica

Panama

United Arab Emirates

Croatia

Japan

Paraguay

United Kingdom

Cyprus

Jordan

Peru

Uruguay

Czech Republic

Kazakhstan

Philippines

Venezuela

Denmark

Kenya

Poland

Vietnam

Dominican Republic

Korea

Portugal

Zimbabwe

Ecuador

Kuwait

Qatar

Revenue and Headcount

(Last Updated: June 30, 2004)

Microsoft's worldwide headcount and revenue growth for the past 10 fiscal years are summarized below:

Headcount & Revenue Growth
Fiscal Year Ending *
Head Count *
Net Revenue (US$) *
Growth *
Net Income (US$) *
Growth *

June 30, 2004

57,086

$36.84B

14%

$8.17B

8%

June 30, 2003

54,468

$32.19B

13%

$7.53B

29%

June 30, 2002

50,621

$28.37B

12%

$5.35B

-28%

June 30, 2001

48,030

$25.30B

10%

$7.35B

-22%

June 30, 2000

39,170

$22.96B

16%

$9.42B

21%

June 30, 1999

31,575

$19.75B

29%

$7.79B

73%

June 30, 1998

27,055

$15.26B

28%

$4.49B

30%

June 30, 1997

22,232

$11.94B

32%

$3.45B

57%

June 30, 1996

20,561

$9.05B

49%

$2.20B

51%

June 30, 1995

17,801

$6.08B

29%

$1.45B

27%

Employment Information

(Last Updated: April 29, 2005)

Current Employment Headcount
Location Employees

Worldwide

59,947

USA

38,336

Puget Sound (Washington State)

28,900

Reported Gender Breakout (USA)
Gender Employees Percentage

Male

28,780

75%

Female

9,556

25%

Reported Age Breakout (USA)
Age Range1 Employees Percentage

Under 20

2

0.0%

20-29

7,361

19%

30-39

19,368

51%

40+

11,166

30%

1 Avgerage age: 36 years.
Functional Breakout (Worldwide)
Role Employees

Business Group

29,411

Sales & Marketing Support Group

26,245

Operations Group

4,291

Real Estate Portfolio

(Last Updated: April 29, 2005)

Owned
Location Total Square Feet No. of Sites

Puget Sound

7,821,131

73

Other US

576,090

5

International

578,421

5

SUBTOTAL:

8,975,642

83

Leased
Location Total Square Feet No. of Sites

Puget Sound

2,158,329

29

Other US

2,538,051

80

International

6,389,021

272

SUBTOTAL:

11,085,401

381

TOTAL PORTFOLIO
Location Total Square Feet No. of Sites

Puget Sound

9,979,460

102

Other US

3,114,141

85

International

6,967,442

277

GRAND TOTAL:

20,061,043

464

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

( from : http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/inside_ms.mspx  )
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Brijesh Pandya
http://brip.blogspot.com

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