About Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store is the premier place to buy Microsoft products, including Windows, Office, Surface, Xbox, as well as PCs, accessories, other software and services. It features a wide selection of top brands, competitive prices, and superior service.
Today, Microsoft is by far the world’s most successful software maker. But it wasn’t always that way. When the company started back in 1975, it was nothing more than a glimmer in the eye of Paul Allen and Bill Gates. The two set out to create a way for average folks to use computers without having to know code, starting with MS-DOS. The program was a huge hit and laid the groundwork for the team’s next stroke of genius: Windows.
For the first time in computing history, people could find, open, and run software visually without ever having to type in a string of arcane commands. Windows effectively wiped out any barrier to entry, and it paid off. Just over 10 years after Microsoft was founded, the company went public and Bill Gates became a household name.
Microsoft is so woven throughout the culture, it transcends petty techno-tribalism. Take the wildly popular Xbox for example: even the most dedicated Apple fanboys seem willing to look the other way when it comes to the gaming system and its stable of best-selling exclusive games. Titles such as Gears of War, Tomb Raider, and Halo tip the scales in the console wars, just as being able to play your favorite Xbox game on a Surface Pro or other Windows machines makes non-PC diehards seriously rethink their life choices.