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About Microsoft

Microsoft was founded in 1975 with a dream of “a computer on every desk and in every home” that has ultimately changed the way millions of people around the world communicate, work, learn and play.

Today, Microsoft is one of the world’s best-known brands. Our relationship with millions of Australians extends from the home to the school and the office – and our technology is fundamental to people working in business, government and the community.

An estimated 17 million Australians have used our software either at work or home – searching the Web with Internet Explorer and Bing, analysing data with Office Excel, sharing through Hotmail, playing on Xbox, communicating with Windows Phone or using one of our many business and server platform products. Today, with the power of cloud computing, we have a vision to connect people to the things that are most important to them through a seamless experience across the PC, browser and phone.

Our local operation started in 1983 with only 20 people. Since then, Microsoft Australia has grown to more than 900 people working in capital cities across Australia and at ninemsn (the PBL and Microsoft joint venture).