By liixinc
  • The Birth of Microsoft

    The Birth of Microsoft
    Allen and Gates were able to demonstrate their program to MITS, The Altair deal inspired Gates and Allen to form their own software company, and Microsoft was started with Bill Gates as the first CEO
  • first international office

    The company opened their first international office in Japan, called ASCII Microsoft
  • Microsoft´s First operating system

    Microsoft's first operating system product that was publicly released was a version of Unix called Xenix
  • Became Microsoft Inc.

    The company incorporated in the state of Washington and became Microsoft Inc. Bill Gates was the President of the Company and the Chairman of the Board, and Paul Allen was the Executive VP.
  • MS-DOS

    Microsoft's first wildly successful operating system was MS-DOS or Microsoft Disk Operating System, which Microsoft wrote for IBM
  • Microsoft windows

    Microsoft windows
    Microsoft's crowning achievement was released, Microsoft Windows was an operating system with a novel graphical user interface and a multitasking environment for IBM computers
  • Windows 1.0

    Windows 1.0
    Windows 1.0 ships with several programs, including MS‑DOS file management, Paint, Windows Writer, Notepad, Calculator, and a calendar, card file, and clock to help you manage day-to-day activities. There’s even a game—Reversi.
  • Windows 2.0

    Windows 2.0
    Microsoft releases Windows 2.0 with desktop icons and expanded memory. With improved graphics support,
  • The largest PC software company

    Microsoft becomes the world’s largest PC software company based on sales. Computers are starting to become a part of daily life for some office workers
  • Microsoft Office

    Microsoft Office was released. Office is a software package that as the name describes is a collection of programs that you might use in the office including: a word possessor, spreadsheet, a mail program, business presentation software, and more
  • Windows 3.0

    Windows 3.0
    Microsoft announces Windows 3.0, followed shortly by Windows 3.1 in 1992. Taken together, they sell 10 million copies in their first two years, making this the most widely used Windows operating system yet.
  • An important milestone

    Microsoft meets an important milestone: the completion of a project begun in the late 1980s to build an advanced new operating system from scratch
  • Internet Explorer

    Internet Explorer
    Microsoft released Windows 95, which includes technologies for connecting to the Internet: built-in support for dial-up networking. and TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol), and a web browser Internet Explorer 1.0.
  • Windows 95

    Microsoft releases Windows 95, selling a record-setting 7 million copies in the first five weeks. It’s the most publicized launch Microsoft has ever taken on.
  • Windows 98

    Windows 98 is the first version of Windows designed specifically for consumers. PCs are common at work and home, and Internet cafes where you can get online are popping up.
  • Windows XP

    Windows XP
    Windows XP is released with a redesigned look and feel that's centered on usability and a unified Help and Support services center. It’s available in 25 languages.