Bill Gates founded Microsoft in 1975. The company develops computer software and technical solutions for consumers and businesses. For the financial year ending June 2010 the corporation reported revenue of £40.6 billion.
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The Microsoft Corporation is divided into five separate businesses: Client; Server and Tools; Online Services Business; Microsoft Business Division; and Entertainment and Devices Division. Each business operates independently focusing on specific concentrations within the division.
Board of Directors and Executives
The corporation employs nine board of directors, 18 executive leaders, and nine independent directors. Each leader is required to adhere to the Microsoft Standards of Business Conduct. In financial year 2009, the corporation held nine board meetings.
Legal and Corporate Affairs
The Microsoft Department of Legal and Corporate Affairs office maintains legal and company policy compliance and business integrity.
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