Microsoft Corporation paved the way for computer technology success. In the era when computing and programming were very scarce, few people and companies had an understanding with the sciences related to advanced computer technology. But there emerged two companies that went on to become the biggest tech giants of the world. One of them is Microsoft Corporation founded in 1975 by Bill Gates and his longtime pal, Paul Allen.
The name Microsoft was cleverly created, merging the two most important elements in the business of the company. The founders merged microcomputer and software, to create the business name, Microsoft.
The Creation of Microsoft Corporation
Bill Gates in his early years at school, was a very bright student and he was specifically extraordinary in science and mathematics. After being acquainted with computers in 1968, he studied and became a genius in programming. In the early days of their education, he and his friend Paul skipped classes to go to the computer lab to familiarize themselves more with computers. The first thing they sought to study was how to find the loopholes in computer operating systems to improve them.
They both knew they were good at what they were doing and were waiting for the right time to start a new name in the world of computing. They had a meeting with various computing giants and in 1975, they finally got what they wished. The birth of Microsoft Corporation that would stand the test of time.
The DOS Factor of Microsoft Corporation
But in the beginning of their business, they didn’t jump into making their own products. Rather the company designed and programmed software products for various independent computer companies, like Altair and IBM.
IBM launched their first line of personal computers to the market, which was a huge success. Luckily the operating system that those PCs had was developed by Microsoft Corporation. The Disk Operating System (DOS), went on to become the cornerstone for the company’s most famous product, “Windows”.
How Windows was Made Possible
After the success of Microsoft Disk Operating System (MS-DOS), Microsoft Corporation understood what they were up against, so in 1983, they introduced the next iteration for the DOS and named it MSX, which is a standardized home computer architecture. This is visually almost like DOS but was made with many more features.
To show its superiority over competing businesses, Microsoft Corporation introduced another OS. This has become the most used OS in the world today, and that is windows.
We have seen more than 10 iterations of windows and from the looks of it, there is no stopping Microsoft Corporation. The success of Windows has made Bill Gates the richest man in the world.
The Recipe for Microsoft’s Success
According to Bill Gates, the most important thing for the success of Microsoft Corporation is that they always design their products by keeping in mind opinions of the average person and the consumer that is going to use their products, as they are the biggest critics.
We have seen that Microsoft Corporation has been the most inventive company in the tech business and they are always coming up with something new. A survey was conducted to the see the dedication of the employees of most tech companies and Microsoft scored the highest.
Microsoft Corporation has their share of failures from windows, but according to Bill Gates, “It is fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failures.”