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The name Micro-soft was first used by Paul Allen to refer to his partnership with Bill Gates on 112975 This is the earliest known written record of the use of the name in the companies history The company created its version of BASIC Its first product for the machine created by MITS and licensed this to MITS on 2175 The company also licensed its version of BASIC to GE Citibank and a host of others The name Microsoft was registered on 112676 The first international office of the company was established when Microsoft formed a strategic partnership with Kazuhiko Nishi founder of ASCII Corporation in Japan In 1979 Microsoft expanded into European markets Microsoft announced its third language product Microsoft COBOL-80 on 41178 Microsofts year end sales exceeded 1 million dollars for the first time in 1978 In 1980 Steve Ballmer arrived who is the current CEO of the company In 1981 MS-DOS made an appearance for the first time It debuted on IBMs personal computer on 81281 This was the first super successful product of Microsoft On 62581 Microsoft reorganized into a privately held corporation with Bill Gates as President and Chairman of the Board and Paul Allen as Executive Vice President Microsoft became Microsoft Inc an incorporated business in the State of Washington In 1982 Microsoft and MS-DOS went global On 62882 Microsoft announced a new corporate logo dubbed Blibbet In 1983 Paul Allen resigned from Microsoft to pursue his other pursuits Also in this year Microsoft launched its Microsoft Mouse and Word program On 10th November 1983 Microsoft revealed Microsoft Windows as an extension of its MS-DOS operating system In 1984 Microsoft made its software available for Macintosh platform In 1985 Microsoft debuted its Windows software system The original cost price in US was 99 Microsoft went public by issuing two-and-a-half million shares in 1986 In 1986 itself Microsoft moved to its new 4-building corporate
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