Microsoft (MSFT) is the largest independent maker of software. Microsoft develops and sells software products for a wide range of computing devices. Most people will be familiar with Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Microsoft has a computing operating system known as Windows which is prevalent in most PC’s on the market. Gamers will be familiar with the popular XBox gaming system. MSFT has shown their commitment to paying yearly increasing dividends to their shareholders as they have increased their dividend for 10 years in a row.