Microsoft Corporation provides software and hardware products and solutions worldwide. The Client segment offers Windows Vista comprising Home Basic, Home Premium, Ultimate, Business, Enterprise, and Starter editions; and Windows XP, including Professional, Home, Media Center, and Tablet PC editions. The Server and Tools segment develops software server products, as well as software developer tools, services, and solutions consisting of Microsoft SQL Server, Visual Studio, Silverlight, System Center products, Forefront security products, Biz Talk Server, Microsoft Consulting Services, and Premier product support services. The Online Services Business segment provides online advertising platform; online information offerings; and email and instant messaging services. This segment's product line comprises Bing; Microsoft adCenter/adExpert; Microsoft Media Network; MSN portals, channels, and mobile services; Windows Live suite of applications and mobile services; Atlas online tools; MSN Premium Web Services; and Razorfish media agency services. The Microsoft Business Division segment offers Microsoft Office system products and Microsoft Dynamics business solutions, including Microsoft Office; Microsoft Office Project; Microsoft Office Visio; Microsoft Office SharePoint Server; FAST ESP; Microsoft Exchange Server; Microsoft Exchange Hosted Services; Microsoft Office Live Meeting; Microsoft Office Communications Server; Microsoft Office Communicator; Microsoft Tellme Service; Microsoft Dynamics ERP products; Microsoft Dynamics CRM; and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online. The Entertainment and Devices Division segment provides Xbox 360 console and games; Xbox Live; Zune; Mediaroom; consumer software and hardware products, such as mice and keyboards; Windows Mobile software and services platform; Windows Embedded device operating system
Together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, manufacture, marketing, sale, and support of computer systems and services worldwide. It offers desktop PCs and workstations; notebook computers; servers and networking products; and storage solutions, including storage area networks, network-attached storage, direct-attached storage, disk and tape backup systems, and removable disk backup. The company also offers third party software products, which comprise operating systems, business and office applications, anti-virus and related security software, and entertainment software; peripheral products, including software titles, printers, televisions, notebook accessories, networking and wireless products, digital cameras, power adapters, scanners, and other products; and displays, including flat panel monitors and projectors. In addition, it provides infrastructure consulting services, deployment services, asset recovery and recycling services, training services, support services, and managed services. Further, the company provides a range of financial services, including originating, collecting, and servicing customer receivables related to the purchase of Dell products; and financing alternatives, asset management services, and other customer financial services for business and consumer customers. Its customers comprise large corporate, government, healthcare, and education accounts, as well as small and medium businesses, and individual consumers. The company sells its products and services directly to customers through sales representatives, telephone-based sales, and online at www.dell.com, as well as through various indirect sales channels. It has a strategic alliance agreement with Perot Systems Corp., which provides integrated IT solutions.