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One Microsoft Way

Redmond, WA 98052

United States

Phone: 425-882-8080


customers in developing, deploying, and managing Microsoft server and desktop solutions, and provide training and certification to developers and information technology professionals on various Microsoft products. Office 365 Commercial is an online services offering that includes Microsoft Office, Exchange, SharePoint, and Lync, and is available across various devices and platforms. Dynamics CRM Online is designed to provide customer relationship management and supply chain management for small and mid-size businesses, large organizations, and divisions of global enterprises. Revenue is primarily driven by the number of information workers licensed. Microsoft Azure is a scalable operating system with computing, storage, database, and management, along with cloud solutions, from which customers could build, deploy, and manage enterprise workloads and Web applications. These services also include a platform that helps developers build and connect applications and services in the cloud. Competition: Microsoft Dynamics CRM’s online offerings primarily compete with’s on-demand CRM offerings. Microsoft Azure faces competition from companies, such as Amazon, Google, IBM, Oracle,, VMware, and other open source offerings. Distribution, Sales, and Marketing The company markets and distributes its products and services primarily through various channels, such as OEMs; distributors and resellers; online; and Microsoft retail stores. OEMs: The company distributes software through OEMs that pre-install its software on new PCs, tablets, servers, smartphones, and other intelligent devices that they sell to end customers. OEMs also sell hardware pre-installed with other Microsoft products, including server and embedded operating systems and applications, such as the company’s Microsoft Office suite. In addition to these products, it markets its services through OEMs and service bundles, such as Windows with Bing or Windows with Office 365 subscription. Distributors and Resellers: Various organizations that license the company’s products and services through enterprise agreements transact directly with the company, with sales support from solution integrators, independent software vendors, Web agencies, and developers that advise organizations on licensing the company’s products and services (enterprise agreement direct advisors). Organizations also license its products and services indirectly, primarily through license solutions partners, distributors, value-added resellers, OEMs, system builder channels, and retailers. The company distributes its retail packaged products primarily through independent non-exclusive distributors, authorized replicators, resellers, and retail outlets. Individual consumers obtain these products primarily through retail outlets, such as Wal-Mart, Dixons, and Microsoft retail stores. The company distributes its hardware products, including Surface, Xbox, phones, and PC accessories, through third-party retailers and Microsoft retail stores. Its phones are also distributed through global wireless communications carriers. The company has a network of field sales representatives and field support personnel that solicits orders from distributors and resellers, and provides product training and sales support. Online: The company provides online content and services to consumers through Bing, MSN portals and channels, Office 365, Windows Phone Store, Xbox Live,, Skype, and Windows Store. It also provides commercial cloud-based services, such as Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, Microsoft Azure, and Office 365 consisting of online versions of Microsoft Office, Exchange, SharePoint, Lync, and Yammer. Other services delivered online include the company’s online advertising platform with offerings for advertisers and publishers, as well as Microsoft Developer Network subscription content and updates, periodic product updates, and online technical and practice readiness resources to support its partners in developing and selling its products and solutions. The company sells majority of these cloud-based services through its enterprise agreements and has als


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