Founded in 1975, Microsoft (MSFT) is the worldwide leader in software. Microsoft is the developer of the Windows operating system on which many personal computers run today. Microsoft also offers its Microsoft Office suite of tools that most businesses use today including Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Microsoft is also the creator of the XBox gaming system that many people enjoy for everyday entertainment. More recently Microsoft has been working on breaking into the Tablet and Smartphone markets with the release of their new Windows 8 operating system that can function on PC’s as well as different tablets like Microsoft’s own Surface tablet.