Microsoft Corporation is one of the largest multinational companies producing proprietary software for various kinds of computing equipment – personal computers, game consoles, PDAs, cell phones and others. The developer of the most widely used at the moment in the world software platform – the Windows family of operating systems.
Subdivisions of the company produce a family of gaming consoles Xbox, as well as accessories for personal computers (keyboards, mice, etc.). Since 2012, produces its own tablet computer – Surface. Microsoft products are sold in more than 80 countries and programs are translated into more than 45 languages.
The company’s headquarters is located in Redmond, Washington, USA.
The corporation has 127,104 employees as of June 5, 2014, and 144,000 employees according to information from 2 years ago. In 2018, ranked second on Forbes magazine’s list of the world’s 500 best employers.