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12/11/1975 Firm officially begins using the "Microsoft" tradename

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History of Microsoft -- 1975

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The Microsoft trade name was given to the firm in order to identify computer programs for use in automatic data processing systems, pre-programing processing systems, and data processing services including computer programming services.
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    • Essentials 

    • 1975–1985: The founding of Microsoft 

    • 1985–1994: Windows and Office 

    • 1995–2007: Foray into the Web, Windows 95, Windows XP, and Xbox 

    • 2007–2011: Microsoft Azure, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Microsoft Stores 

    • 2011–2014: Windows 8, Xbox One, Outlook.com, and Surface devices 

    • 2014–present: Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile, Microsoft Edge and HoloLens