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Facts about Microsoft:

  1. Microsoft outlook has over 400 million active user and it is fastest growing email service.
  2. There are some names for the  folders which you can't create on windows some of them are as follows: CON, PRN, NUL, COM1, COM2, COM3, COM4,COM5, COM6,COM7, COM8,COM9 ,LPT1, LPT2, LPT3, LPT4, LPT5,LPT6, LPT7, LPT8,LPT9, CLOCK$,AUX.
  3. Microsoft generally has code name for its project, like Windows XP was called as Whistler,  latest update for Windows 10 is Redstone, and Spartan is the name given to microsoft edge browser.
  4. Microsoft employees are given free drinks and every year around 23 million dollar worth drinks are consumed, mostly milk and orange juice are given. The employees of the company are called Softie.
  5. Before the Microsoft come up with MS-DOS, they have acquired QDOS- Quick and Dirty Operating System, Microsoft made certain changes and finally launched it as MS-DOS.
  6. The standard Windows XP background photo titled "Bliss" was taken by Charles O' Rear in 1996 at Sonoma country, California.
  7. Microsoft has acquired more than 190 companies from different categories.
  8. Microsoft and Times has developed first smartwatch Datalink 150 in 1994.
  9. Microsoft when started was named as "Micro-Soft", which is for Microcomputer and software.
  10. The first product of Microsoft was not UNIX, but actually the first product was Xenix, which was actually the re-branded version of UNIX.

Source: Internet