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Facts about Microsoft

Is there anything that you don't know about Microsoft? This article will talk about a few things that are not common knowledge but are still important

Facts about Microsoft

 Facts about Microsoft

Microsoft is one of the world's biggest tech companies. Founded and headed by Bill Gates, the company finds itself at the helm of enterprises that stretch across everything from cloud computing to smart home security systems. Despite being in the industry for decades, not many know about its history and even fewer know about its inner workings.

Bill Gates is among the favourite names young entrepreneurs, engineers, and social activists admire. Yes, he is the co-founder of Microsoft. Bill Gates has always been top-notch from innovation, leadership, research excellence, and community service. Microsoft has been one of the leading companies in the software industry from the past and is now making a remarkable contribution to the hardware industry as well.


You probably know Microsoft for its Windows operating system, but did you know that it was the world's first major software company to offer free online services? It was the first to introduce search engines and release an email client. The list goes on... Microsoft is a technology giant, but it's still got plenty of secrets up its sleeve. Don't miss out on these interesting facts about one of the world's most successful companies!


Microsoft is always in the news and has many interesting facts. We all know some general facts about Microsoft, how it was founded, its transition from Microsoft to Microsoft etc. Let's find out more interesting facts about Microsoft.

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We all have heard the famous "Microsoft sound" used as the start-up sound for Windows 95. Brian Eno created this sound, and sadly, he was only paid $35000 for this sound.

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We all know that Bill Gates dropped out of Harvard University, the most prestigious Microsoft. Still, before that, Gates with Allen had started another business, Traf-o-Data, in which he designed a computer that automates traffic counting data. Will process properly.

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We are all aware of the disputes between Microsoft and Apple. However, first Microsoft Office was launched for Macintosh OS and then for windows. Also, in 1997, Bill Gates invested in Apple to save it from bankruptcy.

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Microsoft has always been innovative. They had early prototypes of real-time translation technologies, tablet computers and Internet-connected TV gadgets. Most prototypes were unsuccessful in the market, and they failed miserably. But now, they are revolutionising the hardware industry as well. Kinect, a motion-sensing Xbox controller, developed by Microsoft, scans skeletons to identify players.

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Microsoft has one of the top 5 patents in the United States. It has more than 10,000 patents. It also rewards its employees for holding a patent with a $1,500 bonus and certain privileges. So if you are working in Microsoft, Company will always appreciate your hard work.

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Viruses for Windows are very common now, and viruses are growing rapidly. In 1992, the first Windows virus 'WinVer 1.4' hit machines.

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Microsoft Office is greatly used in offices, schools and colleges. Excel, Word and PowerPoint are needed for organizations. The counterpart is that Microsoft Word has interesting bugs. Suppose you type "=Rand. Old ()"And press Enter, it turns to 18 lines of "faster brown fox codes than a slow dog". We call it a bug, but there may be some mystery behind it.

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Microsoft is known for acquiring companies, and this is their business culture. So far, Microsoft has acquired more than 190 companies across different sectors and categories. Hotmail, Skype, Nokia are notable things that Microsoft has achieved. Most acquisitions were always useful to Microsoft.

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Microsoft, as mentioned above, acquired a lot of companies, surprisingly in 2006, had a golden opportunity to acquire YouTube for $500 million. Now it is the most popular place for videos and helpful for almost all of us.

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Microsoft does not sell software. The company licenses its software, retaining full proprietary rights. Buyers of the software would have to pay Microsoft for the right to use it, a system developed by Bill Gates in 1976. Almost all software companies use this innovative approach.

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Before marrying the then Honcho Bill Gates, Melinda Gates worked on Bob's software. This software failed miserably and is considered one of Microsoft's worst software ever produced.

Every company has its own unique and interesting tradition. Microsoft employees (known as softies) must provide one pound of M&Ms for each year they work. Bill Gates may provide 40 pounds of M&Ms this year.

You cannot create a folder named "~ con" in Windows.

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You cannot create folders on the desktop that contain references to "System Actions" or "Device" such 

as con, nul and prn. The solution is to use another name or use 0 instead of o, O for C0n.


Here are others:


CON, AUX, CLOCK$, NUL, COM2, COM3, COM4, ​​COM5, COM6, COM7, COM8, PRN, COM9, COM1, 

LPT1, LPT2, LPT3, LPT4, LPT5, LPT6, LPT7, LPT8,

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If you're applying for a job at Microsoft, don't be surprised if you're asked weird questions in an interview. The most frequently asked question is why the maintenance hole cover is round in shape? Many companies now employ this innovative style of asking strange but logical questions, and it is also rumoured that Google uses this approach.

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Microsoft uses code names to denote the work under its product. Bill Gates wanted to launch Windows under "Interface Manager", but an employee convinced him.

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Cortana, a voice command software developed by Microsoft, gets its name from the AI ​​character of the same name from the Halo gaming series. Even more interestingly, actress Jane Taylor, who voiced the character for the series, also voiced for Cortana.