At Microsoft, we’re motivated and inspired every day by how our customers
use our software to find creative solutions to business problems, develop
breakthrough ideas, and stay connected to what’s most important to them.
We run our business in much the same way, and believe our five business
divisions offer the greatest potential to serve our customers. They are:
Windows & Windows Live Division: Includes the Windows product family
and is responsible for our relationships with personal computer manufacturers
as well as online software and services through Windows Live.
Server and Tools: Software server products, services and solutions,
including: Windows Server operating system, Microsoft SQL Server, Visual
Studio, Silverlight, System Center products, Forefront security products, Biz
Talk Server, and Microsoft Consulting Services.
Online Services Division: Consists of an online advertising platform with
offerings for publishers and advertisers, and online information offerings such
as Bing and the MSN portals and channels.
Microsoft Business Division: Includes the Microsoft Office suites, desktop
programs, servers, and services and solutions; Microsoft Dynamics; and Unified
Communications business solutions.
Entertainment and Devices Division: Consists of the Xbox video game system,
including consoles and accessories, Xbox Live operations, Zune digital music
and entertainment device; Mediaroom, mobile and embedded device platforms,
Surface computing platform, and Windows Automotive.
We are committed long term to the mission of helping our customers realize
their full potential. Just as we constantly update and improve our products, we
want to continually evolve our company to be in the best position to accelerate
new technologies as they emerge and to better serve our customers.