Founding History of Microsoft

Founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen.

Started design and development work in January 1975.

Released its first product in March 1975.

Incorporated as Microsoft Corporation in June 1981.

Started trading on the NASDAQ in March 1986.

Headquartered in Seattle (USA).

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Year 1 of Microsoft

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Version 1 of Microsoft (Software)

MAR 1975

Stats of Microsoft (Pre-IPO)

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Full Year 1 of Microsoft

Y1 of Microsoft.pdf

JAN to DEC 1975

Extras of Microsoft

An open letter to hobbyists.pdf

1976 FEB An open letter to hobbyists

Roots of Microsoft

Idea Man author Paul Allen