Bill Gates, along with his childhood friend Paul Allen, founded Microsoft on April 4, 1975.

After the article came out, Gates called MITs and offered to write a BASIC programming language for Altair.

MITS agreed to distribute and market the product under the name Altair BASIC

The deal incentivised Gates and Allen to start Microsoft as the former as its first CEO.

The iconic Microsoft Office suite was introduced in 1990.

On January 13, 2000, Steve Ballmer took up the CEO mantle from Bill Gates.

In 2014, Steve Ballmer stepped down as CEO.

Indian origin Satya Nadella has been the head honcho of Microsoft since.

In early 2014, Microsoft acquired Nokia Devices and Services for USD 7.2 billion

The arrival of Satya Nadella was truly game changing for Microsoft. The tech giant got into the cloud business, and is now bullish on AI.

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