Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services, and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft employs over 97,000 at operations in 113 countries (as of March 31, 2013) in eight businesses including: Interactive Entertainment Business providing key entertainment experiences that span gaming, music and video across multiple screens, including Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE, the controller-free Kinect for Xbox 360, and Xbox Music and Video, as well as PC and mobile interactive entertainment. Microsoft Business Solutions - A portfolio of Microsoft Dynamics products and services, as well as Microsoft Health Solutions. Microsoft Office Division -
Productivity, collaboration and enterprise social products and services, including Office, Yammer, Exchange, SharePoint, Project, Visio, Perceptive Pixel, and Microsoft’s speech technology investments. Online Services Division - Microsoft’s search, portal, advertising and personal communications services, including online information offerings such as Bing and the MSN portals and channels. Server and Tools Business - Microsoft infrastructure software, developer tools and cloud platform, including products such as Windows Server, SQL Server, Visual Studio, System Center and the Windows Azure Platform. Skype - A division of Microsoft enabling communications from the living room to the board room, through its consumer and enterprise products Skype and Lync. Windows Division - All Windows businesses, including Windows, Windows Live and Internet Explorer. Windows Phone Division - Microsoft software and services for Windows Phones worldwide.