Microsoft in 2013

Microsoft has burgeoned since its start in 1975. From the beginning to the present, Microsoft's mission and values are to help people and businesses throughout the world realize their full potential. I am still working in this amazing company and proud of it. Last year was very fun, I attended company meeting first time, switched from iPhone to Windows Phone, purchased surface 2 to my parents and was really excited about MSFT.

Our success as a company depends on continually advancing our strategy and executing quickly, efficiently, and with greater excellence in the way we develop, sell, and support devices and services. Achieving this relies on a One Microsoft culture in which individuals are motivated to do their best work together. Working with others to drive broader results makes this a great place to work. Rewarding employees for their impact to the business reinforces the importance of those results. Giving and receiving feedback, coaching, and engaging employees to learn, grow, and deliver their best work promotes great business contributions and career experiences at Microsoft.

 

 
What do you want in a job? Do you want more than a paycheck? At Microsoft, you can discover potential you did not know you had, push your limits, turn your ideas into reality and make a real impact on the industry and the world. Just imagine what you could create. Our workplace culture today offers the stability of working at an established, mature company with the entrepreneurial spirit of a start-up. We’re bringing together the best of both worlds for employees. We’re working in smaller teams, products are released to market at a faster cadence and walls are literally coming down to encourage collaboration. As the company evolves, the opportunities to impact the devices and services used by billions of people and millions of businesses has only increased. We offer a wide variety of roles in over 100 countries, spanning our many technologies, devices and services.
 

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On March 29, 2013, Microsoft launched a Patent Tracker. The Kinect sensor device was upgraded for the 2013 release of the eighth-generation Xbox One and its capabilities were revealed in May 2013. The new Kinect uses an ultra-wide 1080p camera, it can function in the dark due to an infrared sensor, it employs higher-end processing power and new software, it can distinguish between fine movements (such as a thumb movements), and the device can determine a user's heart rate by looking at his/her face. Microsoft filed a patent application in 2011 that suggests that the corporation may use the Kinect camera system to monitor the behavior of television viewers as part of a plan to make the viewing experience more active.On July 19, 2013, Microsoft stocks suffered its biggest one-day percentage sell-off since the year 2000 after its fourth-quarter report raised concerns among the investors on the poor showings of both Windows 8 and the Surface tablet; with more than 11 percentage points declining Microsoft suffered a loss of more than USD 32billion. For the 2010 fiscal year, Microsoft had five product divisions: Windows Division, Server and Tools, Online Services Division, Microsoft Business Division, and Entertainment and Devices Division. 

On September 3, 2013, Microsoft agreed to buy Nokia's mobile unit for $7 billion. Also in 2013, Amy Hood became the CFO of Microsoft. In line with the maturing PC business, in July 2013 Microsoft announced to reorganize the business into 4 new business divisions by function: Operating System, Apps, Cloud and Devices. All previous divisions will be diluted into new divisions without any workforce cut

 

  • According to Microsoft blog:

 

 

(In millions, except per share data)
Year Ended June 30, 2013   2012   2011   2010   2009
Revenue $77,849   $ 73,723   $ 69,943   $ 62,484   $ 58,437
Operating income $26,764 (a)   $ 21,763 (b)   $ 27,161   $ 24,098   $ 20,363
Net income $21,863 (a)   $ 16,978 (b)   $ 23,150   $ 18,760   $ 14,569
Diluted earnings per share $2.58 (a)   $ 2.00 (b)   $ 2.69   $ 2.10   $ 1.62
Cash dividends declared per share $0.92   $ 0.80   $ 0.64   $ 0.52   $ 0.52
Cash, cash equivalents, and short-term investments $77,022   $ 63,040   $ 52,772   $ 36,788   $ 31,447
Total assets $142,431   121,271   $ 108,704   $ 86,113   $ 77,888
Long-term obligations $ 26,070   $ 22,220   $ 22,847   $ 13,791   $ 11,296
Stockholders' equity $ 78,944   $ 66,363   $ 57,083   $ 46,175   $ 39,558

A lot can happen in a year -- for any one person, or in this case, a company. In 2013, Microsoft introduced the world to a slew of new products, including Windows 8.1, Surface 2 and Xbox One, celebrated Skype's 10th anniversary and opened a new CSI-style Cybercrime Center. It was a tough year for Microsoft as they struggled with PR stumbles and the challenge of launching a new console. 80 million console XBOX sold.
 
 
Summary
As Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said: "High-value activities enabled by a family of devices and services. We are still in the early days of our transformation, yet we made strong progress in the past year launching devices and services that people love and businesses need. We brought Windows 8 to the world; we brought consistent user experiences to PCs, tablets, phones and Xbox; and we made important advancements to Windows Server, Windows Azure, Microsoft Dynamics and Office 365. We are proud of what we accomplished this year and continue to be passionate about delivering better devices and services more quickly". Microsoft is the ideal place for people who have passion for their work and the desire to make an impact—in their careers, in the community and on the world. Microsoft is a unique company; and not just within the tech industry. Here, smart people thrive on their own terms and push their intelligence to its limit. The variety of job opportunities and career advancement at Microsoft is incredible and empowers you to constantly challenge yourself and chart your own course.
 
Microsoft in 2013

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