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Microsoft
Microsoft
Studios is the video game production wing for Microsoft, responsible for the development and publishing of games for the Xbox, Xbox
Xbox
360, Xbox
Xbox
One, Games for Windows, Steam, Windows Store
Windows Store
and Windows Phone
Windows Phone
platforms. They were established in 2002 as Microsoft Game Studios to coincide with the already released Xbox, before being re-branded in 2011. The subsidiary had also been known as Microsoft Game Division and simply Microsoft
Microsoft
Games before 2002. Microsoft Studios develops and publishes games in conjunction with first and third party development studios under their publishing label.

Contents

1 History 2 Software development studios 3 Owned franchises and properties 4 Game quality 5 References 6 External links

History[edit]

Microsoft
Microsoft
Game Studios logo (2002–2011)

In 2007, Microsoft
Microsoft
Studios announced the opening of a European office in Reading, England, headed by general manager Phil Spencer.[1] It disbanded FASA Studio, best known for their work on the MechWarrior series. Former Halo
Halo
developer Bungie
Bungie
announced that they would split from Microsoft
Microsoft
Studios in order to become a privately held independent company. Peter Moore leaves Microsoft
Microsoft
Studios to join Electronic Arts as the head of the company's sports division on July 17, 2007, and Don Mattrick joins Microsoft
Microsoft
Studios as Senior Vice President in July 2007. In 2008, Microsoft
Microsoft
Studios disbanded casual games studio Carbonated Games, announced the formation of Xbox Live
Xbox Live
Productions to develop "high-quality digital content" for Xbox Live
Xbox Live
Arcade.[2] It also began to recruit for 343 Industries
343 Industries
to take over development of the Halo franchise after the former developer, Bungie, regained independent status. 343 Industries
343 Industries
was first officially revealed as steward of the Halo
Halo
series in mid-2009 with the announcement of the animated project, Halo
Halo
Legends. In 2009, Microsoft
Microsoft
Studios disbanded both Ensemble Studios
Ensemble Studios
and Aces Studio due to the effects of the late-2000s financial crisis and the restructuring of their game development studios. Phil Spencer was promoted to Corporate Vice President of Microsoft
Microsoft
Studios in order to replace the retiring Shane Kim.[3] In 2010, Microsoft
Microsoft
Studios forms a Mobile Gaming studio focused on developing gaming and entertainment multimedia for Windows Phone.[4] It also expanded Rare to a second additional 90+ person in Digbeth, Birmingham to produce further titles.[5] formed new internal studios named Microsoft
Microsoft
Game Studios – Vancouver[6] and Microsoft
Microsoft
Flight Development Team, to bring Microsoft
Microsoft
Flight to PC.[7] In October 2010, Don Mattrick is promoted to President of the Interactive Entertainment Business.[citation needed] In 2011, Microsoft
Microsoft
Studios opened new development studios in Soho London, Redmond, Washington
Redmond, Washington
and Victoria, British Columbia.[8][9][10]

The Splatters
The Splatters
is an Xbox Live
Xbox Live
Arcade game that was developed by a third party studio and published by Microsoft
Microsoft
Studios in 2012

In 2012, Phil Harrison, the former Sony
Sony
worldwide studios head, joins Microsoft
Microsoft
as head of Microsoft
Microsoft
Studios Europe and IEB.[11] Microsoft Studios recruited for new development studios in Redmond, including Playful Learning[12] and The Connected Experiences.[13] Microsoft Studios acquired developer Press Play, known for developing Tentacles and Max
Max
& the Magic Marker.[14] The studio announced plans to expand Microsoft
Microsoft
Studios Victoria to between 80-100 people[15] and reveals new plans, including the final name of their sports entertainment development studio, Skybox Sports[16] and a new games development studio in London, England.[17] Later, Microsoft
Microsoft
downsized Microsoft
Microsoft
Studios Vancouver due to the cancellation of the Kinect
Kinect
family title "Project Columbia" and announces ongoing development of the free-to-play PC title Microsoft Flight has ceased due to portfolio evaluation,[18] renamed Microsoft Studios Vancouver to Black Tusk Studios. They aimed to create Microsoft
Microsoft
Studios' next big IP to rival their most successful series, Halo.[citation needed] Microsoft
Microsoft
also recruited for a new development studio in Los Angeles, California to develop interactive Televised Entertainment for Microsoft
Microsoft
platforms.[19] In 2013, Microsoft
Microsoft
established a new European studio "Lift London", a studio that would create digital cloud games for tablets, mobiles and TVs[20] and officially reveals the Xbox One
Xbox One
on May 21, 2013. Later, Microsoft
Microsoft
recruited for EMEA Publishing to manage relations with third party developers making Microsoft
Microsoft
Published games in EMEA regions.[21] and for new "Deep Tech" team inside its Developer and Platform Evangelism (DPE) unit; the new team is charged with working with top developers outside the company to build next-generation applications on top of Microsoft
Microsoft
platforms.[22] Microsoft
Microsoft
Studios announced that they would publish fifteen Xbox
Xbox
One exclusives within 12 months of launch, 8 of which would be new franchises.[citation needed] Phil Harrison, Corporate vice president at Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business, announces Microsoft Studios is investing over billion into exclusive Xbox One
Xbox One
games content, twice of that of its competitors. Julie Larson-Green
Julie Larson-Green
is appointed head of the Xbox
Xbox
division, succeeding Don Mattrick, who leaves Microsoft
Microsoft
Studios to join Zynga as Chief Executive Officer on July 1, 2013; and Jason Holtman, formerly Valve's Steam boss, joins Microsoft
Microsoft
Studios as the head of PC Gaming Division and Strategy. On December 6, Microsoft
Microsoft
decided to close the Victoria Studio with explanation to focus on Vancouver based studio, Black Tusk. However Victoria didn't develop any games.[23] On January 11, 2014, Microsoft
Microsoft
Studios announced they had signed multi-year, multi-title publishing contract with Undead Labs, developers of State of Decay.[24] On January 27, it acquired the rights to the Gears of War
Gears of War
franchise and announced that the series will continue under Black Tusk Studios.[23] On February 13, Jason Holtman left Microsoft
Microsoft
Studios just 6 months after he joined the company.[25] and Phil Spencer was appointed as the new head and boss of Microsoft
Microsoft
Studios.[26] On April 5, Phil Spencer announced that a "couple" of internal game development studios that had not been publicly revealed are currently working on exclusive titles for the Xbox One
Xbox One
platform.[27] On May 31, it was revealed that Microsoft
Microsoft
has acquired the rights of "Rise of" IP ( Rise of Nations
Rise of Nations
and Legend).[28] On July 17, the head of Microsoft
Microsoft
Studios, Phil Spencer, confirmed that Xbox Entertainment Studios
Xbox Entertainment Studios
would close in the coming months. On September 15, Microsoft
Microsoft
announced a deal to acquire Mojang, the developer of Minecraft, as their 21st first-party studio along with the Minecraft
Minecraft
intellectual property. The deal was closed on November 6.[29] On March 4, 2015, Microsoft
Microsoft
announced that they were merging UK based studios, Lift London
Lift London
and Soho Productions for further games development. The amalgam will operate under the Lift London
Lift London
name[30] On March 7, Microsoft
Microsoft
announced at GDC that Microsoft
Microsoft
HoloLens
HoloLens
games were coming to Xbox
Xbox
One.[30] On March 9, Microsoft
Microsoft
announced that Kudo Tsunoda's role was expanding and that he would be the new studio team leader for studios such as Press Play, Lift London
Lift London
and a new internal studio called Decisive Games. Decisive Games was previously mentioned in job postings, saying that they were hiring for work on a "beloved strategy game" for Xbox
Xbox
One/PC. This is the first public acknowledgement of the team's existence as a first party studio.[31] On June 3, Microsoft
Microsoft
announced that their first party studio Black Tusk Studios was officially renamed to The Coalition and would be focused on Gears of War
Gears of War
experiences.[32] On September 30, Microsoft relinquished ownership of Twisted Pixel Games.[33] On November 19, Microsoft
Microsoft
announced that Kudo Tsunoda had left the Xbox
Xbox
division for the development of HoloLens
HoloLens
and Microsoft
Microsoft
Edge, and other projects that can improve means of human interaction, including voice and gesture.[34] On March 7, 2016, Microsoft
Microsoft
announced the imminent closure of Press Play and that Lionhead Studios
Lionhead Studios
would close in the near future.[35] On March 8, Microsoft
Microsoft
confirmed that BigPark, Good Science Studio, Leap Experience Pioneers, Function Studios, Team Dakota and SOTA had been consolidated during the past several years into other Microsoft Studios and teams,[36] and on April 29, Lionhead Studios
Lionhead Studios
officially closed.[37] Software development studios[edit] Microsoft
Microsoft
Studios contains seven game studios worldwide.

First-party

United States

343 Industries – Halo
Halo
series Microsoft
Microsoft
Casual Games Team  – Solitaire, Mahjong, Minesweeper, Bingo, Jigsaw, Ultimate Word Games Turn 10 Studios – Forza franchise (primarily the Forza Motorsport series)

Europe

Lift London Mojang – Minecraft Rare – Banjo-Kazooie series, Viva Piñata, Kameo: Elements of Power, Conker, Kinect
Kinect
Sports, Sea of Thieves.

Canada

The Coalition – Gears of War
Gears of War
series

Second-party partners

United States

Certain Affinity – Crimson Alliance, Halo 2
Halo 2
(Map Packs), Halo: Reach (Map Packs), Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary (Map Packs), Halo Waypoint Harmonix – Dance Central
Dance Central
series Iron Galaxy Studios – Wreckateer, Ms. Splosion Man
Ms. Splosion Man
(iOS, Windows Phone
Windows Phone
7 ports), Killer Instinct Saber Interactive – Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Undead Labs – State of Decay Signal Studios – Toy Soldiers, Ascend: Hand of Kul Armature Studio – ReCore Playful – Super Lucky's Tale

Europe

Creative Assembly – Halo
Halo
Wars 2 Frontier Developments – Kinectimals, Kinect: Disneyland Adventures, Zoo Tycoon, ScreamRide ReAgent Games – Crackdown
Crackdown
3 Remedy Entertainment – Quantum Break, Alan Wake Ruffian Games – Crackdown
Crackdown
2 Sumo Digital – Crackdown
Crackdown
3 Playground Games – Forza Horizon
Forza Horizon
series Vanguard Games – Halo: Spartan Assault Moon Studios – Ori and the Blind Forest Asobo Studio – Kinect
Kinect
Rush: A Disney-Pixar Adventure Oxeye Game Studio – Cobalt

Canada

Skybox Labs – Age of Mythology: Extended Edition, Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition, Rise of Nations: Extended Edition Relic Entertainment – Age of Empires
Age of Empires
IV Capcom
Capcom
Vancouver – Dead Rising 3

Asia

Grounding Inc – Crimson Dragon Access Games – D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die

Former and defunct

Former first-party

Bungie – Halo
Halo
series Twisted Pixel Games – The Gunstringer, LocoCycle, The Maw, The Adventures of Captain Smiley, 'Splosion Man
'Splosion Man
series

Defunct first-party

Aces Studio – Microsoft Flight Simulator
Microsoft Flight Simulator
series Digital Anvil – Brute Force, Freelancer Ensemble Studios – Age of Empires
Age of Empires
series, Halo
Halo
Wars FASA Studio – MechWarrior
MechWarrior
series, Shadowrun Hired Gun – Halo 2
Halo 2
for Windows Vista Lionhead Studios – Fable series, Black & White series Microsoft
Microsoft
Game Studios Japan – Magatama, Phantom Dust Press Play – Max: The Curse of Brotherhood, Kalimba XSN Sports – NHL Rivals 2004

Former second-party

Beep Industries – Voodoo Vince BioWare – Mass Effect, Jade Empire Fuel Industries – Tinker Media.Vision – Sneakers FromSoftware – Ninja Blade Mistwalker – Blue Dragon, Lost Odyssey

Defunct second-party

Artoon – Blinx
Blinx
series, Blue Dragon Bizarre Creations – Project Gotham Racing
Project Gotham Racing
series Carbonated Games – Hexic
Hexic
series feelplus – Lost Odyssey Game Republic – Every Party Hudson Soft – Fuzion Frenzy
Fuzion Frenzy
2 Realtime Worlds – Crackdown Southend Interactive – Lode Runner
Lode Runner
2009, ilomilo

Owned franchises and properties[edit] See also: List of Microsoft
Microsoft
Studios video games

Adera Aegis Wing Age of Empires Age of Empires
Age of Empires
Online Age of Mythology Ascend: Hand of Kul Atic Atac Azurik Banjo-Kazooie Bankshot Billiards BattleTech Battletoads Black & White Blast Corps Blinx Bloodforge Blood Wake Blue Dragon Brute Force Bullet Asylum Cobalt Cobra Triangle Combat Flight Simulator WWII Europe Conker Crackdown Crimson Alliance Crimson Dragon Crimson Skies Crown and Council Dance Central Deadly Tide Digger T. Rock Eden Falls Endless Skater Every Party Fable Forza Fragments Freelancer Fusion Genesis

Fuzion Frenzy Galactic Reign Game Chest Series Gears of War Glacier Blast Grabbed by the Ghoulies Gunpowder Gunfright Halo Holobuilder Haunt Hexic High Heat Baseball Hydro Thunder Hurricane Ilomilo Inkquest Infinite Undiscovery Iron Brigade It's Mr. Pants Jawbreaker Jetpac Jet Force Gemini Kakuto Chojin Kameo Killer Instinct Kinectimals Kinect
Kinect
Adventures Kinect
Kinect
Fun Labs Kinect
Kinect
Joy Ride Kinect
Kinect
Sports Kodu Kung Fu Chaos Lips

Lost Odyssey Lost Turtle Magatama Marlow Briggs Maximum Chase MechAssault MechCommander MechWarrior Microsoft
Microsoft
Flight Microsoft
Microsoft
Flight Simulator Microsoft
Microsoft
Jigsaw Microsoft
Microsoft
Train Simulator Microsoft
Microsoft
Treasure Hunt Microsoft
Microsoft
Space Simulator Midtown Madness Minecraft Monster Truck Madness Monsters Love Candy Motocross Madness NightCaster Ninety-Nine Nights Nova Bacon N.U.D.E.@ Natural Ultimate Digital Experiment Ori and the Blind Forest Perfect Dark Phantom Dust Powerstar Golf Project Gotham Racing Project Spark Quantum Break Quantum Redshift Rallisport Challenge R.C. Pro-Am ReCore Rise of Legends Rise of Nations Roboraid

Sabreman ScreamRide Scrolls Sea of Thieves 'Splosion Man Secrets and Treasure Snap Attack Sneakers Slalom Starlancer State of Decay Sudeki Sunset Overdrive Super Lucky's Tale Tao Feng The Harvest The Maw The Movies Throne Together Tinker Tork: Prehistoric Punk Trenched True Fantasy Live Online Viva Piñata Voodoo Vince Whacked! Wizards & Warriors Wordament Wreckateer Xbox
Xbox
Fitness XNA Zoo Tycoon

Also, despite having entered into the console gaming industry with the Xbox, they have nevertheless allowed their own franchises to appear on Nintendo's handhelds, including the Game Boy Advance
Game Boy Advance
and the Nintendo DS, since Microsoft
Microsoft
has not currently entered the video game handheld industry. So far there are no games announced for the Nintendo
Nintendo
3DS. Game quality[edit] For 2010, the review aggregation site Metacritic
Metacritic
gave the average score of Microsoft
Microsoft
games as 73.4 (out of 100), making them the fourth highest-scoring major publisher, ahead of rival console manufacturer Sony
Sony
but behind Nintendo.[38] For 2011, their average score rose to 77.2, the highest for any major publisher, including Nintendo
Nintendo
and Sony.[39] For 2012, they had dropped to second with an average of 73.0, just behind Electronic Arts.[40] For 2013, they ranked sixth, behind Nintendo
Nintendo
and Sony. References[edit]

^ Jenkins, David. "New Microsoft
Microsoft
Game Studios Office For Europe". Gamasutra.  ^ Keiser, Joe (May 22, 2008). "Exclusive Interview: MS to Delist XBLA Titles". Next-Gen.biz. Archived from the original on January 24, 2012. Retrieved May 22, 2008.  ^ Thorsen, Tor. "Microsoft's Phil Spencer promoted, Shane Kim retiring". CNET.  ^ Crossley, Rob. "MGS turns to mobile games". MCV.  ^ " Microsoft
Microsoft
adds second 90 person Rare Ltd. Studio to development roster". , ^ " Microsoft
Microsoft
Studios Vancouver". Archived from the original on May 23, 2013.  ^ "MGS bring Microsoft
Microsoft
Flight to PC".  ^ " Microsoft
Microsoft
Studios Victoria". Archived from the original on March 28, 2013.  ^ " Microsoft
Microsoft
opens new studio for Kinect".  ^ " Microsoft
Microsoft
opening game studio in Victoria". Archived from the original on August 7, 2012.  ^ " Phil Harrison
Phil Harrison
takes over Microsoft
Microsoft
Europe".  ^ "MGS recruits for Microsoft
Microsoft
Studios – Playful Learning". Archived from the original on August 7, 2012.  ^ " Microsoft
Microsoft
Studios – The Connected Experiences". Archived from the original on March 28, 2013.  ^ " Microsoft
Microsoft
acquires Magic Marker dev Press Play".  ^ " Microsoft
Microsoft
to grow Victoria base". Archived from the original on January 16, 2013.  ^ "Skybox Sports: Jobs at Microsoft". Archived from the original on June 19, 2012.  ^ "New Microsoft
Microsoft
London studio 'to work on social game projects'".  ^ "Report: Microsoft
Microsoft
reduces staff at Vancouver studio, cans 'Project Columbia' for Kinect".  ^ "New Microsoft
Microsoft
LA studio". Archived from the original on May 23, 2013.  ^ " Microsoft
Microsoft
announces Lift London, a new developer focused on cloud games for tablets, mobiles and TVs'". Archived from the original on June 27, 2014.  ^ " Microsoft
Microsoft
Recruits for EMEA publishing arm'". Archived from the original on May 18, 2013.  ^ " Microsoft
Microsoft
Recruits for Deep Tech team'".  ^ a b Xbox
Xbox
Wire Staff (January 27, 2014). " Microsoft
Microsoft
Studios acquires rights to Gears of War
Gears of War
franchise". Xbox
Xbox
Wire. Retrieved February 12, 2014.  ^ "State of Decay sequels on Xbox
Xbox
One".  ^ "Microsoft's PC gaming chief leaves after just six months".  ^ "Phil Spencer named new boss of Xbox".  ^ " Microsoft
Microsoft
Studios bigger than previously revealed".  ^ " Microsoft
Microsoft
bought the rights to "Rise of" IP".  ^ Molina, Brett (September 15, 2014). " Microsoft
Microsoft
to acquire Minecraft maker Mojang
Mojang
for $2.5B". USA Today.  ^ a b "Hololens games on Xbox
Xbox
one". The Verge. March 7, 2015.  ^ "Kudo Tsunoda Expands Role at Microsoft". Eurogamer. March 9, 2015.  ^ "Introducing The Coalition". Xbox
Xbox
Wire. June 3, 2015.  ^ " Twisted Pixel Games
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Goes Indie (Again)". Twisted Pixel Games, LLC.  ^ McWhertor, Michael (November 19, 2015). "Xbox's Kudo Tsunoda moves to new role at Microsoft". Polygon. Retrieved November 23, 2015.  ^ "Changes at Microsoft
Microsoft
Studios, UK and Denmark".  ^ "A Microsoft
Microsoft
Studios Website Cleanup Turned Into Unfounded Rumors Of Impending Layoffs".  ^ " Lionhead Studios
Lionhead Studios
shuts its doors today". Polygon. Retrieved 29 March 2018.  ^ "Metacritic's 1st Annual Game Publisher Rankings". Metacritic. 2011-02-09. Retrieved 2014-02-13.  ^ "Metacritic's 2nd Annual Game Publisher Rankings". Metacritic. Retrieved June 21, 2012.  ^ "Metacritic's 3rd Annual Game Publisher Rankings". Metacritic. Retrieved June 15, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Microsoft
Microsoft
Studios official website Xbox.com Microsoft
Microsoft
Studios at Curlie (based on DMOZ)

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Microsoft
Microsoft
Studios

Franchises

Age of Empires Alan Wake Banjo-Kazooie Battletoads Black & White Blinx Cobalt Combat Flight Simulator Conker Crackdown Crimson Skies Dance Central The Dishwasher Fable Forza

Forza Horizon

Fury3 Gears of War Halo Hexic Hydro Thunder Jetpac Joy Ride Killer Instinct Kinect
Kinect
Party Kinect
Kinect
Sports Lips Max
Max
& the Magic Marker MechWarrior Microsoft
Microsoft
Flight Simulator Minecraft Miss Teen USA Monster Truck Madness

Midtown Madness Motocross Madness

Ninety-Nine Nights Ori Perfect Dark Pinball FX Project Gotham Racing Quantum Redshift R.C. Pro-Am RalliSport Challenge Rise of Nations Sabreman Scene It? Shadowrun Snake Rattle 'n' Roll 'Splosion Man State of Decay Viva Piñata Zoo Tycoon

Current subsidiaries

343 Industries BigPark The Coalition Good Science Studio Launchworks Lift London Mojang Rare Turn 10 Studios

Former subsidiaries

Aces Studio Bungie Carbonated Games Digital Anvil Ensemble Studios FASA Studio Lionhead Studios Press Play Twisted Pixel Games Xbox
Xbox
Entertainment Studios

People

Phil Spencer Phil Harrison Larry Hryb Casey Hudson Bonnie Ross Joseph Staten

Related

List of Microsoft
Microsoft
Studios video games MSN
MSN
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Microsoft
Studios

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Xbox
series

Xbox

Controller Games

With HD support

Special
Special
limited edition consoles

Xbox
Xbox
360

Launch Technical problems System software Applications Controller Accessories

HD DVD Player Wireless Headset Wireless Racing Wheel Xbox Live
Xbox Live
Vision

Games

With 3D support Kinect Backward-compatible Downloadable Arcade

Arcade Kinect

Xbox
Xbox
Originals

Kinect
Kinect
Fun Labs

Xbox
Xbox
One

System software Applications Controller Games

Best-selling Kinect Xbox One
Xbox One
X enhanced Backward-compatible

Others

Kinect Xbox
Xbox
app Platinum Hits

Windows

DirectX Games for Windows

games

GFWL

games

Games on Demand

games

Xbox
Xbox
on Windows

games

Microsoft
Microsoft
SideWinder

Other platforms

Xbox
Xbox
on Windows Phone Zune games

Online services

Xbox
Xbox
Live

Avatars Games Store

Arcade Indie Games Xbox
Xbox
Game Pass

Live Anywhere Mixer MSN
MSN
Games Game Room

Games

Xbox
Xbox
Play Anywhere games Games with Gold

Developer tools

Xbox
Xbox
Development Kit XNA XNA Game Studio PartnerNet ID@Xbox

Promotions

OurColony Official Xbox
Xbox
Magazine Xbox
Xbox
Exhibition "X" Show Xbox
Xbox
Rewards Summer of Arcade

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History Outline

People

Founders

Bill Gates Paul Allen

Board of directors

John W. Thompson
John W. Thompson
(Chairman) Satya Nadella
Satya Nadella
(CEO) Dina Dublon Maria Klawe David Marquardt Charles Noski Helmut Panke Mason Morfit John W. Stanton

Senior leadership team

Satya Nadella
Satya Nadella
(CEO) Scott Guthrie Amy Hood (CFO) Terry Myerson Harry Shum Phil Spencer

Corporate VPs

Gabe Aul
Gabe Aul
(VP) Joe Belfiore Richard Rashid
Richard Rashid
(SVP) S. Somasegar
S. Somasegar
(SVP)

Divisions

Engineering groups

Mobile Skype unit

Digital Crimes Unit Garage Press Research Studios .NET Foundation Outercurve Foundation

Estates

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Product families

Operating systems

Windows

Software

Office Servers Visual Studio

Hardware

HoloLens Surface Xbox

Web properties

Azure Bing Channel 9 CodePlex Developer Network MSN Mixer Office.com OneDrive Outlook.com Store TechNet

Conferences

Build Inspire MIX PDC TechEd WinHEC

Campaigns

Where do you want to go today?
Where do you want to go today?
(1994) Champagne (2002) Mojave Experiment (2006) I'm a PC
I'm a PC
(2008) Scroogled (2012)

Criticism

Bundling of Microsoft
Microsoft
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XP Vista 10

Litigation

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Microsoft
competition case Microsoft
Microsoft
v. Lindows Microsoft
Microsoft
vs. MikeRoweSoft Microsoft
Microsoft
v. Shah United States
United States
v. Microsoft
Microsoft
(2001 antitrust case) Microsoft
Microsoft
Ireland case

Acquisitions

6Wunderkinder Altamira Software AltspaceVR aQuantive Azyxxi The Blue Ribbon SoundWorks Beam Bungie Calista Technologies Colloquis Connectix Consumers Software Danger Farecast FASA Studio Fast Search & Transfer Firefly Forethought GIANT Company Software GreenButton Groove Networks High Heat Major League Baseball Hotmail Jellyfish.com LinkedIn LinkExchange Lionhead Studios Maluuba Massive Incorporated Mobile Data Labs Mojang Nokia Devices and Services Onfolio Pando Networks Perceptive Pixel PlaceWare Powerset ProClarity Rare Revolution Analytics ScreenTonic Secure Islands Simplygon Skype Sunrise Atelier SwiftKey Winternals Software Teleo Telekinesys Research Tellme Networks Twisted Pixel Games Vermeer Technologies Visio Corporation Vivaty VoloMetrix VXtreme WebTV Networks Xamarin Yammer Yupi

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Studios NCsoft NetEase Nexon Nintendo Nippon Ichi Software Perfect World Riot Games Sega SNK Sony
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