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One Microsoft Way

Redmond, WA 98052

United States

Phone: 425-882-8080

Fax: 425-706-7329

M, Oracle, and SAP. The company’s Microsoft Dynamics products compete with vendors, such as Oracle and SAP in the market for large organizations and divisions of global enterprises. In the market focused on providing solutions for small and mid-sized businesses, its Microsoft Dynamics products compete with vendors, such as Infor, Sage, and NetSuite. Salesforce.com’s on-demand CRM offerings compete directly with Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online and Microsoft Dynamics CRM’s on-premise offerings. Entertainment and Devices Division This segment develops and markets products and services designed to entertain and connect people. The Xbox entertainment platform, including Kinect, is designed to provide various entertainment choices through the use of its devices, peripherals, content, and online services. Skype is designed to connect friends, family, clients, and colleagues through various devices. Windows Phone is designed to bring users closer to the people, applications, and content they need, while providing capabilities, such as Microsoft Office and Xbox LIVE. Through a strategic alliance, Windows Phone and Nokia are jointly creating new mobile products and services and extending established product and services to new markets. Principal Products and Services: The company offers Xbox 360 gaming and entertainment console, Kinect for Xbox 360, Xbox 360 video games, Xbox 360 accessories; Xbox LIVE; Skype; and Windows Phone. Competition: The company’s Xbox gaming and entertainment business competes with console platforms from Nintendo and Sony. Its businesses compete with both Apple and Google in offering content products and services to the consumer. Windows Phone faces competition primarily from Apple, Google, and Blackberry. Skype competes primarily with Apple and Google. Distribution, Sales, and Marketing The company markets and distributes its products and services primarily through various channels, such as OEMs; distributors and resellers; and online. OEMs: The company distributes software through OEMs that pre-install its software on new PCs, tablets, servers, smartphones, and other intelligent devices that they sell to end customers. OEMs also sell hardware pre-installed with other Microsoft products, including server and embedded operating systems and applications, such as its Microsoft Office suite. In addition to these products, the company markets its services, such as its Windows SkyDrive service, through OEMs. Distributors and Resellers: Various organizations that license the company’s products and services through enterprise agreements transact directly with the company, with sales support from solution integrators, independent software vendors, Web agencies, and developers that advise organizations on licensing its products and services. Organizations also license its products and services indirectly, primarily through large account resellers, distributors, value-added resellers, OEMs, system builder channels, and retailers. The company distributes its retail packaged products primarily through independent non-exclusive distributors, authorized replicators, resellers, and retail outlets. Individual consumers obtain these products primarily through retail outlets, such as Wal-Mart, Dixons, and Microsoft Stores. It distributes its hardware products, including Surface, Xbox, and PC accessories, through third-party retailers and Microsoft Stores. Online: The company provides online content and services to consumers through Bing, MSN portals and channels, Microsoft Office Web Apps, Office 365, Windows Phone Marketplace, Xbox LIVE, Outlook.com, Skype, and Windows Store. It also provides to business users commercial cloud-based services, such as Exchange Online, Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, Windows Azure, Windows Intune, and Office 365 consisting of online versions of Office, Exchange, SharePoint, Lync, and Yammer. Other services delivered online include the company’s online advertising platform with offerings for advertisers and publishers, as well as Microsoft Developer Networks subscription content and updates, periodic product updates, and online technical and practice readiness resource

 

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