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Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational technology company, which was founded on April 4, 1975, by Bill Gates and Paul Allen. It is headquartered in Redmond, Washington. It is one of the world's largest and most influential technology companies, known for its software products and services.


In 1981, Microsoft got the rights to a basic operating system called 86-DOS, made by Tim Paterson from Seattle Computer Products. Changing its name to MS-DOS (Microsoft Disk Operating System), the company allowed International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) to use it for its new personal computer the IBM PC.


In 1985, Microsoft launched its first user-friendly computer system with pictures and icons, called Microsoft Windows. At first, it worked together with MS-DOS and allowed users to do many things at once. Over time, Windows improved and got better versions, like Windows 3.0 in 1990, which became very popular and helped Microsoft grow a lot.


In 1995, Windows 95 marked a computing milestone with the Start Menu and taskbar, strengthening Microsoft's Operating System dominance.


During the late 1990s and early 2000s, Microsoft was under scrutiny in the US and other countries regarding concerns about unfair business practices. This issue was later settled with the U.S. Department of Justice.


In 2015, Microsoft released Windows 10, which represented a major shift towards the "Windows as a Service" model. According to Microsoft.com’s acquisition list, it has made numerous acquisitions over the years, including Skype, LinkedIn, GitHub, Hotmail, and many more.

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Microsoft's Recall: Useful feature or a privacy nightmare?

Aasma Khan | May 24, 2024

Elon Musk compares Microsoft's Recall feature to Black Mirror, raising privacy concerns. Learn about the AI tool launched at Microsoft Build 2024.

Technology

Ola migrates entire workload out of Microsoft Azure to Krutrim cloud

Ishan Patra | May 22, 2024

The move was influenced by the removal of Bhavish Aggarwal’s LinkedIn post from May 11 that stated India doesn’t need ‘they/them’ or special pronouns.

Technology

Coforge launches Copilot Innovation Hub with Microsoft to drive enterprise GenAI adoption

Ishan Patra | May 21, 2024

The hub will work closely with Microsoft to integrate these solutions with the company’s GenAI products and technologies, including Azure OpenAI Service, Power Platform, and Copilot.

Report

92% Indian knowledge workers embrace AI adoption: Miscrosoft and LinkedIn report

Ishan Patra | May 16, 2024

During the past six months, the use of generative AI in professional settings has almost doubled globally.

News

Ola's Bhavish Aggarwal snaps ties with Microsoft Azure, to move to Krutrim Cloud

Aparajita Saxena | May 11, 2024

In a post on X, Aggarwal has said that Ola will move its entire workload out of LinkedIn-owner Microsoft's Azure, following LinkedIn's removal of his post on special pronouns. This announcement comes mere days after the launch of Krutrim Cloud.

News

HC asks Google, Microsoft to seek review of ruling on removal of non-consensual intimate images

Press Trust of India | May 9, 2024

The senior counsel for the Google and Microsoft said unlike in cases of child sexual abuse material, non-consensual intimate images cannot be detected by their current technology and therefore it was not possible for them to comply with the order passed by the single judge in April 2023.

News

Microsoft introduces new AI model to take on OpenAI, Google: Report

Bhuvana Kamath | May 7, 2024

MAI-1 will reportedly feature around 500 billion parameters, while OpenAI's GPT-4 is reported to boast one trillion parameters and Phi-3 mini has 3.8 billion parameters.