Popular Microsoft products and their uses

Microsoft is one of the most popular companies in the world. It is an American multinational company that focuses on technology. Microsoft was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4th 1975. It is one of the most valuable companies and one of the largest software sellers. Over the years Microsoft has been a strong reputation and a loyal following. Here is a list of Microsoft’s most popular products.

Microsoft Windows

Microsoft Windows is Microsoft’s operating system and is the most popular and used operating systems in the world. Most computers run on Microsoft Windows. The current Windows 10 comes from a long line of evolution starting from Windows 1.0 which was released in 1985 to compete with Apple’s Macintosh operating system but had little success compared to their counterpart. The popularity started increasing with each new release from Windows 2.0, Windows 3.0, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 being the latest of their release. With the release of Windows 8, Microsoft introduced touch support for the OS. Windows OS is extremely popular with 3rd party developers and has support from many developers when compared to the competition. Windows is the most popular platform with gamers and no other platform has similar support.

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office suite is range of office software products created by Microsoft. The primary applications that are available in the Microsoft Office suite are Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Outlook.

Microsoft Word is a word processor and is currently the most popular word processing software. It is used in many businesses worldwide. Microsoft Word is available for both Windows and MacOS.

Microsoft Excel is a spread sheet program and uses a grid cell arrangement. It is very useful for mathematical formula and accounting procedures.

Microsoft PowerPoint is a presentation program and is very useful for slideshows and presentations. These slideshows can be composed of texts, graphics, pictures and videos. It is used by many organisations for their presentation needs.

Microsoft Outlook is an email client and includes other feature such as calendar, task manager and address book. It is a very secure email client and is used by many.

Internet Explorer/ Edge Browser

Internet Explorer was the browser that was available with Windows. It was the most popular browser until it was overtaken by Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. At its peak Internet Explorer had a 95% usage share. Internet Explorer was replaced by the Microsoft Edge browser in July 2015 as Microsoft’s official browser. Internet Explorer is still supported by Microsoft on older windows version but going ahead the Edge browser would be their main focus.