4th April is a day that should be well appreciated by geeks around the world. This day is extremely important in the calendar; because this is the day when Microsoft turns 40.
Microsoft turns 40 – The incredible journey
Microsoft was founded in Albuquerque, N.M., by Bill Gates and Paul Allen in 1975. At that time, Paul Allen was 22 and Bill Gates was just 19 years old.
At that time, their first product was a BASIC programming code interpreter for the Altair 8800 microcomputer. After making a fortune, Microsoft moved to Bellevue, Washington in the year 1979. After taking the first step, Microsoft never looked back and made all possible ways to reach the height which they had only dreamt about.
For Microsoft, it’s a never-ending process of delivering the services and products that meet as well exceed users’ expectations. Microsoft always comes out with new things to reinvent themselves.
Over the past couple of years, Microsoft has brought changes in many forms, mainly in organizational as well as structural level. Recently, Chief Technology Officer Mark Russinovich casually said, “It’s definitely possible” to answer the question whether “Microsoft might ever open-source Windows”. This took everyone by surprise as this was probably not expected by anyone. However, this is what they are currently doing with.Net; making it open-source for the developers!
Is Microsoft slowing down after it turns 40? Definitely not! After going through a lot of ups and downs, Microsoft turns 40 today and this software giant has no plans to stop. The company is still making some surprising strategic moves in order to deepen their roots in the software market. Recently, employees from different companies like Google, Twitter, etc. have re-joined Microsoft to step forward towards the future innovation.
Now, Microsoft is focusing on its core area to increase its software products and services across the globe, and looking beyond Windows. This will be interesting to know whether the announcement of a new version of operating system Windows 10 and One Windows strategy can manage things of Microsoft. Will HoloLens augmented reality technology can live up to the level of expectation that has been made from it? There are many questions like these.
On the occasion of Microsoft turning 40, Bill Gates wrote an email to all its employees about how April 4th is a special day for Microsoft. The contents of the letter got tweeted on twitter.