Microsoft was founded in 1975 with a dream of "a computer on every desk and in every home" that has ultimately changed the way millions of people around the world communicate, work, learn and play.
An estimated 17 million Australians have used our software either at work or home -- searching the Web with Internet Explorer and Bing, analysing data with Office Excel, sharing through Hotmail, playing on Xbox, communicating with Windows Phone or using one of our many business and server platform products. Today, with the power of cloud computing, we have a vision to connect people to the things that are most important to them through a seamless experience across the PC, browser and phone.
Every company has a mission. What's ours? To empower every person and every organization to achieve more. We believe technology can and should be a force for good and that meaningful innovation contributes to a brighter world in the future and today. Our culture doesn’t just encourage curiosity; it embraces it. Each day we make progress together by showing up as our authentic selves. We show up with a learn-it-all mentality. We show up cheering on others, knowing their success doesn't diminish our own. We show up every day open to learning our own biases, changing our behavior, and inviting in differences. When we show up, we achieve more together.
Microsoft operates in 190 countries and is made up of more than 220,000 passionate employees worldwide.