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One Microsoft Way

Redmond, WA 98052

United States

Phone: 425-882-8080


Microsoft Corporation, a technology company, develops, licenses, and supports a range of software products, services, and devices. The company offers a range of services, including cloud-based services, to consumers and businesses. The company designs, manufactures, and sells devices that integrate with its cloud-based services, and delivers relevant online advertising to a global audience. The company’s products include operating systems for computing devices, servers, phones, and other intelligent devices; server applications for distributed computing environments; cross-device productivity applications; business solution applications; desktop and server management tools; software development tools; video games; and online advertising. The company also designs and sells hardware, including PCs, tablets, gaming and entertainment consoles, phones, other intelligent devices, and related accessories. The company offers cloud-based solutions that provide customers with software, services, platforms, and content. It also provides consulting and product and solution support services, and trains and certifies computer system integrators and developers. Segments The company operates its business in six segments. The company’s Devices and Consumer (D&C) segments include D&C Licensing, Computing and Gaming Hardware, Phone Hardware, and D&C Other. The company’s Commercial segments include Commercial Licensing and Commercial Other. Devices and Consumer (D&C) The company’s D&C segments develop, manufacture, market, and support products and services designed to entertain and connect people, increase personal productivity, help people simplify tasks and make informed decisions online, and help advertisers connect with audiences. D&C Licensing The principal products and services provided by the D&C Licensing segment are Windows, including all OEM (original equipment manufacturer) licensing (Windows OEM) and other non-volume licensing and academic volume licensing of the Windows operating system and related software; non-volume licensing of Microsoft Office, comprising the core Office product set, for consumers (Office Consumer); Windows Phone operating system, including related patent licensing; and certain other patent licensing revenue. The Windows operating system is designed to deliver a personal computing experience for users by enabling consistency of experience, applications, and information across their devices. The versions of Office included in the company’s D&C Licensing segment are designed to increase personal productivity through a range of programs, services, and software solutions. Growth depends on the company’s ability to add value to the core product set and to continue to expand its product offerings in other areas, such as content management and collaboration. Office Consumer revenue is impacted by sales to customers that buy Office with their new devices and by product launches, as well as the transition to Office 365 Consumer, the company’s subscription-based cloud service that provides access to Office plus other productivity services. Office 365 Consumer revenue is included in the company’s D&C Other segment. The Windows Phone operating system is designed to bring users closer to the people, applications, and content they need. Windows Phone revenue associated with this contractual relationship was reflected in D&C Licensing. Windows Phone revenue also includes revenue from licensing mobile-related patents. Competition: The Windows operating system faces competition from various software products and from alternative platforms and devices, mainly from Apple and Google. Competitors to the versions of Office included in D&C Licensing include global application vendors, such as Apple and Google. Windows Phone operating system faces competition from iOS, Android, and Blackberry operating systems. Computing and Gaming Hardware The principal products and services provided by the Computing and Gaming Hardware segment are Xbox gaming and entertainment consoles and accessories, second-party and third-party video game royalties, and Xbox Live subscriptions (Xbox Platform); Surface


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