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Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, markets, and supports software, services, and devices worldwide. The company’s Devices and Consumer (D&C) Licensing segment licenses Windows operating system and related software; Microsoft Office for consumers; and Windows Phone operating system. Its Computing and Gaming Hardware segment provides Xbox gaming and entertainment consoles and accessories, second-party and third-party video games, and Xbox Live subscriptions; surface devices and accessories; and Microsoft PC accessories. The company’s Phone Hardware segment offers Lumia Smartphones and other non-Lumia phones. Its D&C Other segment provides Windows Store, Xbox Live transactions, and Windows Phone Store; search advertising; display advertising; Office 365 Home and Office 365 Personal; first-party video games; and other consumer products and services, as well as operates retail stores. The company’s Commercial Licensing segments licenses server products, including Windows Server, Microsoft SQL Server, Visual Studio, System Center, and related Client Access Licenses (CALs); Windows Embedded; Windows operating system; Microsoft Office for business, including Office, Exchange, SharePoint, Lync, and related CALs; Microsoft Dynamics business solutions; and Skype. Its Commercial Other segment offers enterprise services, including premier support services and Microsoft consulting services; commercial cloud comprising Office 365 Commercial, other Microsoft Office online offerings, Dynamics CRM Online, and Microsoft Azure; and other commercial products and online services. The company markets and distributes its products through original equipment manufacturers, distributors, and resellers, as well as online. Microsoft Corporation was founded in 1975 and is based in Redmond, Washington.

128,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 07/31/14
Founded in 1975

microsoft corp (MSFT) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer and Director
Total Annual Compensation: $4.5M
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice Pr...
Total Annual Compensation: $2.2M
Chief Operating Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $3.6M
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and...
Total Annual Compensation: $2.6M
Executive Vice President of Technology and Re...
Total Annual Compensation: $2.6M
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

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Tech Data Corporation Announces an Exclusive Distribution Agreement with Microsoft to Offer Select Mobile Device Accessories to National Retailers and Solution Providers in the United States

Tech Data Corporation announced an exclusive distribution agreement with Microsoft to offer select mobile device accessories to national retailers and solution providers in the United States. Through the agreement, Tech Data will offer Microsoft's wide array of accessories across categories including portable power solutions, wireless charging solutions, audio solutions, connected gadgets, mobile accessories, and mobile essentials such as Bluetooth headsets, chargers, and batteries via its Tech Data Mobile Solutions division. Tech Data currently offers the same portfolio of Microsoft products through its Tech Data Mobile division in Europe.

Microsoft Corp. Reports Earnings Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2015; Provides Effective Tax Rate Guidance for the Fiscal 2015; Provides Capital Expenditure Guidance for the Third Quarter of Fiscal 2015

Microsoft Corp. reported earnings results for the second quarter of 2015. For the quarter, the company reported earnings of $5.86 billion. The company had profit of 71 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for pretax expenses and restructuring costs, came to 77 cents per share. The company posted revenue of $26.47 billion in the period. Operating income declined 2%, which included $243 million of integration and restructuring expenses. Excluding that, operating income grew 1%. GAAP earnings per share was $0.71, which included a $0.02 negative impact from integration and restructuring expense and a $0.04 income tax charge for an IRS audit adjustment. Foreign exchange had a $0.01 negative impact on EPS. Capital expenditures were $1.5 billion, driven primarily by investments to increase capacity as expanded existing and added new data centers, as well as made server purchases in support of fast-growing cloud business. The company expects full year 2015 tax rate to be between 22% and 24%. This includes the second quarter income tax charge for an IRS audit adjustment as well as the changing geographic mix of business. For third quarter of fiscal 2015, the company expects capital expenditures to sequentially increase in support of growing cloud business.

Microsoft Offers Windows 10 Operating System

Microsoft announced that it would offer its new Windows 10 operating system, expected to be released this year, free to existing customers, a shift aimed at winning over more software developers to its technologies. The company said people using Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 would be able to update their computers to Windows 10 free for the first year after the new software is introduced. It will make the same offer for people who use Windows Phone 8.1, the latest version of its operating system for mobile phones.


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