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A. LisdorfCloud Computing Basicshttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-6921-3_6

6. Microsoft

Anders Lisdorf1  
Copenhagen, Denmark

In order to understand Microsoft, it is important to understand the history of its founders, Paul Allen and Bill Gates. Gates especially has been a key driver of the company’s development. Like other large companies, Microsoft has suffered through crises and overcame them. Along the way it has gone through stunning transformations too. From a focus on proprietary installed software for personal computers to a focus on enterprise cloud software and a newfound affection for open source, Microsoft has seemingly come a long way from its origins. However, the company also displays a great degree of continuity ...

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