Microsoft is a US multinational technology corporation that was founded in 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen, with headquarters in Washington. The company designs and manufactures computer software and consumer electronics. Some of its best-known software products include Windows operating systems, Microsoft Office Suite, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge browsers, Bing search engine, cloud computing service Microsoft Azure, and the Xbox video game brand. Microsoft has also acquired a number of subsidiaries over the years, including LinkedIn and Skype. It’s known as one of the ‘big four’ companies in the US tech industry and was the third company worldwide to be valued at over $1tn. Microsoft stock is listed on the Nasdaq exchange, and a constituent of the NASDAQ 100, Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 indices. Start spread betting or trading CFDs on our Microsoft share price.
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