10 Unknown Facts about Microsoft that are Amazing
In this post, we will talk about the Top 10 Unknown Facts about Microsoft that may be strange/surprising for some and interesting/ amazing for some. Microsoft, you all are very familiar with the name and yes with Mr. Bill Gates too. The company is headquartered in Redmond, Washington. Micorsoft produces softwares and licenses them too. It also provide the support to the Microsoft products and the softwares.
The well known Software products of the Microsoft are Microsoft Office , Office Suite, Internet Explorer and MS windows OS, Xbox video games consoles. Microsoft as of 2016, is the world’s largest Software maker companies. Microsoft was founded by Paul Allen and Bill Gates. In M<ay 2011, Microsoft acquired the Skype Technologies for $8.5 billion and in Dec 2016, they acquired the Linked In. These 2 were the biggest acquisitions tech world. Some of you might be well aware of the above told facts about Microsoft. But still there are these 10 Unknown Facts about Microsoft that may be Interesting. Microssoft has many things that people generally don’t know. Let us discuss the Top 10 Unknown Facts about Microsoft.
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10 Unknown Facts about Microsoft: Interesting things about Microsoft
Below are the Top 10 Unknown Facts about Microsoft. We have arranged them in a list so that you can easily read them Have a look!!
1. Microsoft was originally named as “Micro-Soft”
Bill Gates wrote a letter to Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft. Bill Gates had written Micro-Soft intentionally because in Micro-Soft “Micro” was from Microcomputer and “soft” was from Software”. After the hyphen was ignored the name was officially registered in the year 1976 in New Mexico. The HQ of the Microsoft was also shifted to Redmond, Washington. Allen and Paul were happy. The Logo of the Microsoft was also different from the present day PacMan logo. The current logo of Microsoft was selected in 1995. Earlier it had a different logo which had a stylized ‘o’ in the word Microsoft.
2. Average Microsoft Employee is known as “Softie”
The employees of the Microsoft see themselves as ‘softies’. It is said that a softie is paid an approx. salary up to $1,05,000. Microsoft has a total 1,20,849 employees.
3. Candies are liked by Microsoft employees.
There are some traditional things and practices followed by the employees of the company whether it is small or big. The same way employees of Microsoft celebrate their hire date, as their employment anniversary. They take a pound of M&Ms to their office. Isn’t that cool?
4. Microsoft maintains a collection of very nice artwork in working premises to reduce the stress of the employees.
To beat the stress levels of the staff and employees of the M Microsoft, they buy beautiful artwork from local artists and the upcoming artists and also from the very popular artists. They believe that when the employees see these pictures and artwork their stress and work pressure will reduce and they shall feel good. Microsoft has a very large collection of art pieces like sculptures, paper works, sketches, paintings etc. Microsoft is the largest corporate to collect such a large number of art pieces.
5. Microsoft started designing the hardware too in the year 1983.
Strange right?? but yeah that’s true. The first hardware product designed by the Microsoft was MS Mouse 1.0 This was the fifth fast fact about Microsoft out of the Top 10 Unknown Facts about Microsoft.
6. The campus of the Microsoft has a lot of bunnies in their area.
You will see a large number of rabbits in their campus. Some day and employee brought a rabbit then the process of the rabbit reproduction started and now the Redmond Campus in Microsoft has a lot of rabbits. This also causes issues and affects Nintendo and other campuses.
7. Microsoft acquired Skype Technologies in the year 2011 for $8.5 billion and yeah it proved to be the largest acquisition to date.
8. The net worth of Microsoft’s co-founder bill Gates is $83.9 billion and he is the richest man in the world.
That you might be knowing but do you know that it took 7 years and $63 million to build Edina, Washington Estate of Bill Gates which has been named as “Xanadu 2.0”
9. From 2009 more than 116 Microsoft stores has been opened worldwide
Yes that’s true and do you know Apple has 463 stores around the World. This was the second last fact about the Microsoft out of the Top 10 Unknown Facts about Microsoft.
10. The latest OS Windows 10 of the Micorsoft was already installed on more than 110 million devices.
Strange right? But it is True 🙂 🙂
So, these were the Top 10 Unknown Facts about Microsoft that you don’t know. Many of you might find these Top 10 Unknown Facts about Microsoft Interesting. Yes they are 🙂 And there will be many who will find these Top 10 Unknown Facts about Microsoft Strange and Surprising. Whatever, but when I msyelf came to know these things I found these Top 10 Unknown Facts about Microsoft Amazing. This was Deepak Kumar here to bring these top 10 fast facts about Microsoft and lil bit history of Microsoft. Don’t forget to share these Top 10 Unknown Facts about Microsoft with your friends if you like it.