Microsoft is a US computer company headquartered in Redmond, Washington State, created by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4, 1975. It currently develops, produces, supports and sells, or licenses, computer software, consumer electronics , personal computers and services. Microsoft is one of the most important in the world in the sector, as well as one of the largest software producers in the world by revenue, and also one of the largest companies by share capitalization, approximately 2288 billion dollars in 2022.

Its best-known software products are the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, the Microsoft Office personal productivity suite, and the Internet Explorer and Edge browsers. About hardware, its best-known products are the Xbox family of consoles and the Microsoft Surface products. In its history, Microsoft has marketed numerous products, from the most famous operating systems to office and development applications. The video game sector and the hardware sector are also very important. The range of specific products for the business sector is also vast, starting with Windows Server.