Though it might not be quite as dominant as it once was, Microsoft remains a huge company, with the majority of desktop and laptop computers using its Windows software. Long targeted by campaigners, governments and other companies for using its size to shut out competitors and rival products (one US judge called it an “abusive monopoly”), it has made fortunes for investors, most famously its co-founder Bill Gates.

You can find our 2004 company profile of Microsoft and other articles in the right hand column of this page.

Click here for details of Microsoft's latest profits and other financial results from the Bloomberg website.

There is also lots of useful information on Microsoft's website:

  • Click here for Microsoft's head office and other basic information.

  • Click here to find out who's on Microsoft's board of directors.

  • Click here to download Microsoft's latest annual report and accounts.

If you want to do some digging into Microsoft yourself, have a look at our Investigating Companies: A Do-It-Yourself Handbook.

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