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Important Dates Of Microsoft

Date                                 Event

1975----------------->Microsoft founded

Jan. 1, 1979--------->Microsoft moves from Albuquerque, New Mexico to Bellevue, Washington

June 25, 1981-------->Microsoft incorporates

Aug. 12, 1981-------->IBM introduces its personal computer with Microsoft's 16-bit operating system, MS-DOS 1.0

Feb. 26, 1986-------->Microsoft moves to corporate campus in Redmond, Washington

March 13, 1986------->Microsoft stock goes public

Aug. 1, 1989--------->Microsoft introduces earliest version of Office suite of productivity applications

May 22, 1990--------->Microsoft launches Windows 3.0

Aug. 24, 1995-------->Microsoft launches Windows 95

Dec. 7, 1995--------->Bill Gates outlines Microsoft's commitment to supporting and enhancing the Internet

June 25, 1998-------->Microsoft launches Windows 98

Jan. 13, 2000-------->Steve Ballmer named president and chief executive officer for Microsoft

Feb. 17, 2000-------->Microsoft launches Windows 2000

June 22, 2000-------->Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer outline Microsoft's .NET strategy for Web services

May 31, 2001--------->Microsoft launches Office XP

Oct. 25, 2001-------->Microsoft launches Windows XP

Jan. 15, 2002-------->Bill Gates outlines Microsoft's commitment to Trustworthy Computing

Nov. 7, 2002--------->Microsoft and partners launch Tablet PC

Jan. 16, 2003-------->Microsoft declares annual dividend

April 24, 2003------->Microsoft launches Windows Server 2003

Oct. 21, 2003-------->Microsoft launches Microsoft Office System

July 20, 2004-------->Microsoft announces plans to return up to $75 billion to shareholders in dividends and stock buybacks

June 15, 2006-------->Microsoft announces that Bill Gates will transition out of a day-to-day role in the company in July 2008, Ray Ozzie is named chief software architect and Craig Mundie chief research and strategy officer

July 20, 2006-------->Microsoft announces a new $20 billion tender offer and authorizes an additional share-repurchase program of up to $20 billion over five years

Jan. 30, 2007-------->Microsoft launches Windows Vista and the 2007 Microsoft Office System to consumers worldwide

Feb. 27, 2008-------->Microsoft launches Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008

June 27, 2008-------->Bill Gates transitions from his day-to-day role at Microsoft to spend more time on his work at The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Oct. 22, 2009-------->Microsoft launches Windows 7

The Next Operating System of Microsoft in Windows 8 it would be Realeased in 2012


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