Milestone One

Kevin Stevens

IT 241

January 16, 2017

                                                            Milestone One

            Microsoft Corporation is one of the leading developers of personal computers and software. Throughout the years the company moved into development of gaming systems and video games as well as publishing books and multimedia titles. Most PC’s that are purchased come pre stocked with windows software. Microsoft was also responsible for the Xbox system back in 2001 with the release of Xbox live online features for multiplayer in 2002. Then they created a much more powerful system the Xbox 360 in 2005 which did very well. Microsoft strives to bring in new technology, to customers who want to learn, play, and communicate. Microsoft 2016 annual budget was 85.3 billion in total. This is broken down into sections from software sales, to video games, systems, and computer and phone sales.  The focus of Microsoft future is to build the best-in-class platforms and productivity services for a mobile-first, cloud-first world.

            Microsoft has 14 senior leaders. They and their role are as follows:

Satya Nadella – Chief Executive Director

Judson Althoff -Executive Vice President/Worldwide Commercial Business

 Chris Capossela – Executive Vice President/Chief Marketing Officer

Jean-Philippe Courtois – Executive Vice President and President/Microsoft Global Sales, Marketing and Operations

Kurt DelBene – Executive Vice President/Corporate Strategy and Operations

Scott Guthrie –Executive Vice President/Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise Group

Kathleen Hogan – Executive Vice President/Human Resources

Amy Hood – Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer

Rajesh Jha – Executive Vice President/Office Product Group

Peggy Johnson – Executive Vice President/Business Development

Terry Myerson – Executive Vice President/Windows and Devices Group

Harry Shum – Executive Vice President/Artificial Intelligence and Research Groups

Brad Smith – President and Chief Legal Officer

Jeff Weiner – CEO of LinkedIn

            Microsoft Corporations is a massive company that is located all over the world. The Head Quarters of Microsoft is Located in Washington. There are other offices located throughout 214 different countries. As well multiple small Microsoft stores located throughout the world as. In total as of 2016 there seems to be 114,000 employees within the Microsoft Corporation Headquarters, this is not including employees from other countries as well as the smaller Microsoft stores.

The titles of the people I plan to invite to the final presentation of this project are as follows.

Worldwide Commercial Business: Judson Althoff

Microsoft Global Sales, Marketing and Operations: Jean-Philippe Courtois

Chief Financial Officer: Amy Hood

Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise Group: Scott Guthrie

Windows and Devices Group: Terry Myerson

Artificial Intelligence and Research Groups: Harry Shum

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