Microsoft is a worldwide leader in software, services,
and Internet technologies for personal and business computing.
Microsoft's ambitions are anything but small. The world's #1 software company
provides a variety of products and services, including its Windows operating
systems and Office software suite. The company has expanded into markets such as
video game consoles, interactive television, and Internet access. With its core
markets maturing, Microsoft is targeting services for growth, looking to
transform its software applications into Web-based services for enterprises and
consumers. Microsoft has reached a settlement to end an ongoing antitrust
investigation, agreeing to uniformly license its operating systems and allow
manufacturers to include competing software with Windows.