Microsoft software is available in over 45 languages while a wide product portfolio can be purchased in over 80 countries around the globe. Microsoft's main office is located in Redmond, Washington, USA.

1975 is the year when the Microsoft corporation was established, the name of which consists of the beginning of the two words "microcomputer" and "software". On January 1, 1975, two friends Bill Gates and Paul Allen read about the new Altair 8800 PC in Popular Electronics magazine. Within a month, they created a BASIC interpreter for it. It resulted in an agreement with MITS to distribute the interpreter as Altair BASIC.

The company's mission is to provide an opportunity to grow and achieve more for every person and organization.