Microsoft abbreviated as MS is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Redmond Washington.Develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software , consumer electronics and personal computer and services. Its best known software products are the Microsoft windows line of operating system, Microsoft , and Internet explorer and edge web browser .
Microsoft was founded by Paul Allen and Bill Gates on April 4, 1975,The company's 1986 initial public offering (IPO), and subsequent rise in its share price, created three billionaires and an estimated 12,000 millionaires among Microsoft employees. Since the 1990,s, it has increasingly diversified from the Operating system market. In May 2011, Microsoft acquired Skye technology for $8.5 billion, and in December 2016 bought Linkdin for $26.2 billion.