10 Facts That You Should Know About Microsoft Corporation

Here are some facts that you want to know about Microsoft corporation.

      1. Microsoft has operation centers and subsidiaries all over the world and employs more than 95,000 workers in which only 25% are female.
      2. The first version of Windows was launched in November 1985 and that was a 16 bit Operating system.
      3. On Nov. 22, 2005 Microsoft launches Xbox 360.
      4. 90.29 percent of the world’s computers being Windows-based.
      5. Microsoft is one of the largest corporate collectors of artworks with over 5,000 contemporary pieces including painting, sculpture, works on paper, photographs, ceramics, studio glass, and multimedia works.
      6. June 27, 2008 Bill Gates retired from his day-to-day role at Microsoft to spend more time on his work at The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
      7. Microsoft holds over 10,000 patents and files around 3,000 every year, ranking as one of the top five patent owners in the U.S.
      8. There are 9  Board of irectors of the Microsoft corporation with Steven A. Ballmer as the CEO.
      9. The average Microsoft employee, or “Softie” as they call themselves, is a 38-year-old male with the average salary for a developer coming in at $106,000.
      10. Microsoft has worked on its projects under codenames, of which Wikipedia has a long list.

About Naveen Thakur

A Wandering Geek Soul.

Posted on 20/06/2011, in Random and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Hey, may i correct something? when you say that “90.29 percent of the world’s computers being Windows-based”, shouldn’t you say “90.29 percent of the world’s desktop computers being Windows-based”? 🙂

    See ya!

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