Microsoft was founded in 1975 in Seattle, Washington. The Australian subsidiary was first founded in 1983 employing only 20 people. Today, Microsoft Australia employs over 800 people working in capital cities across Australia.
Over 14,000 Australian businesses sell, implement, maintain or develop technology solutions running on Microsoft platforms.
Microsoft has five business divisions:
•Windows & Windows Live Division : Includes the Windows product family and is responsible for the 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.
How to buy
Call Microsoft Australia at: 13 20 58
Microsoft Pty. Limited
1 Epping Road
North Ryde NSW 2113
PO Box 91, North Ryde NSW 1670
Phone: 13 20 58 (Australia Callers Only)
Phone: 612 9870 2200 (International Callers)
Fax: 612 9870 2466
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