Latest: November 5, 2018 - Appthority acquired by Symantec (Undisclosed)Definitive list of tech acquisitions

Microsoft has acquired 196 organizations. Their most recent acquisition was Github on June 3, 2018

Microsoft is a technology company that was founded in 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen. Its headquarters is located in Redmond, Washington. The company mainly develops licenses and supports software products, devices, and services. The segments of Microsoft include personal computing, intelligent cloud, business processes and productivity and its products include software development tools, server management tools, video games, business applications, server applications, and productivity applications. Microsoft also makes personal computers, phones, intelligent devices, gaming consoles, entertainment consoles and tablets. Currently, 124000 employees work for Microsoft and the company has an annual revenue of $94 Billion per year. The present CEO of Microsoft is Satya Nadella.

When Microsoft was founded, it specifically made BASIC interpreters for Altair 8800. In mid-80s, Microsoft took over the home computing services and launched Windows operating systems. The company also became prominent in office computing with its release of Microsoft Office. After that, it diversified into video game industry with Xbox and entered digital services market with Windows Phone OS, MSN and Zune.

Subsequently, Microsoft has acquired 207 companies so far. Other than that, it has stakes in 64 companies and divestments in 25. 107 of the Microsoft acquisitions are based in United States. The details and prices of most of the mergers have not been disclosed by the company.

Microsoft has an average of buying 6 companies since its first acquisition of Forethought in 1987. Between 2005 and 2008, Microsoft purchased an average of 10 companies each year. 18 firms were acquired by Microsoft in 2006 including Colloquis, Winternals Software, ProClarity, Massive Incorporated, Lionhead Studios and Onfolio. Nine of the Microsoft acquisitions are more than $1 billion. These include LinkedIn, Mojang, Nokia, Yammer, Visio Corporation, Navision, Fast Search & Transfer, aQuantive, and Skype. The last acquisition made by Microsoft was AOL in 2005. Others are listed below.

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Github
Acquired by Microsoft

on June 3, 2018
Developer Tools
$7.5Bn

Semantic Machines
Acquired by Microsoft

on May 20, 2018
Artificial Intelligence
Undisclosed

Avere Systems
Acquired by Microsoft

on January 3, 2018
Cloud Computing
Undisclosed

Cycle Computing
Acquired by Microsoft

on August 15, 2017
Cloud Computing
Undisclosed

Cloudyn
Acquired by Microsoft

on June 29, 2017
Cloud Computing
$50m

Hexadite
Acquired by Microsoft

on June 9, 2017
Network Security
$100m

Deis.com
Acquired by Microsoft

on April 10, 2017
Software
Undisclosed

Donya Labs
Acquired by Microsoft

on January 17, 2017
3D Tech
Undisclosed

Maluuba
Acquired by Microsoft

on January 13, 2017
Artificial Intelligence
Undisclosed
LinkedIn

LinkedIn
Acquired by Microsoft

on December 8, 2016
Professional Networking
$26.2bn

Genee
Acquired by Microsoft

on August 22, 2016
Machine Learning
Undisclosed

Mixer
Acquired by Microsoft

on August 11, 2016
Video Streaming
Undisclosed

Wand Labs
Acquired by Microsoft

on June 16, 2016
Messaging
Undisclosed

Solair
Acquired by Microsoft

on May 3, 2016
SaaS
Undisclosed

Xamarin
Acquired by Microsoft

on February 24, 2016
Mobile
Undisclosed

SwiftKey
Acquired by Microsoft

on February 2, 2016
Mobile
$250m

MinecraftEdu
Acquired by Microsoft

on January 19, 2016
E-Learning
Undisclosed

Event Zero
Acquired by Microsoft

on January 13, 2016
Software
Undisclosed

Talko
Acquired by Microsoft

on December 21, 2015
Software
Undisclosed

Metanautix
Acquired by Microsoft

on December 18, 2015
Analytics
Undisclosed

Mobile Data Labs
Acquired by Microsoft

on November 5, 2015
Analytics
Undisclosed

Havok
Acquired by Microsoft

on October 2, 2015
PC Games
Undisclosed

Adxstudio
Acquired by Microsoft

on September 30, 2015
IT
Undisclosed

Double Labs
Acquired by Microsoft

on September 10, 2015
IT
Undisclosed

VoloMetrix
Acquired by Microsoft

on September 3, 2015
Analytics
$250m

FantasySalesTeam
Acquired by Microsoft

on August 3, 2015
Gamification
Undisclosed

Adallom
Acquired by Microsoft

on July 19, 2015
Cloud Computing
$320m

FieldOne Systems
Acquired by Microsoft

on July 16, 2015
Industrial
Undisclosed

BlueStripe
Acquired by Microsoft

on June 10, 2015
Web Development
Undisclosed

Wunderlist
Acquired by Microsoft

on June 2, 2015
Taks Management
Undisclosed

LiveLoop
Acquired by Microsoft

on March 26, 2015
Collaboration
Undisclosed

N-Trig
Acquired by Microsoft

on February 12, 2015
Software
Undisclosed

Sunrise
Acquired by Microsoft

on February 4, 2015
Events
$100m

Bit Stadium GmbH
Acquired by Microsoft

on December 11, 2014
Software
Undisclosed

Acompli
Acquired by Microsoft

on December 1, 2014
Email
$200m

Aorato
Acquired by Microsoft

on November 13, 2014
Security
$200m
Mojang

Mojang
Acquired by Microsoft

on November 6, 2014
Video Games
$2.5bn

Equivio
Acquired by Microsoft

on October 8, 2014
Machine Learning
$200m

InMage Systems
Acquired by Microsoft

on July 11, 2014
SaaS
Undisclosed

SyntaxTree
Acquired by Microsoft

on July 3, 2014
Gaming
Undisclosed

Capptain
Acquired by Microsoft

on May 28, 2014
SaaS
Undisclosed

GreenButton
Acquired by Microsoft

on April 30, 2014
Cloud Computing
Undisclosed

Parature
Acquired by Microsoft

on January 6, 2014
Cloud Storage
$100m

Apiphany
Acquired by Microsoft

on October 4, 2013
Cloud Computing
Undisclosed
Nokia Mobile

Nokia Mobile
Acquired by Microsoft

on September 2, 2013
Mobile Phones
$7.2bn

InRelease
Acquired by Microsoft

on June 3, 2013
Software
Undisclosed

Netbreeze
Acquired by Microsoft

on March 19, 2013
Artificial Intelligence
Undisclosed

MetricsHub
Acquired by Microsoft

on March 4, 2013
Cloud Computing
Undisclosed

Pando Networks
Acquired by Microsoft

on February 4, 2013
Video Streaming
Undisclosed

R2 Studios
Acquired by Microsoft

on December 28, 2012
IT
Undisclosed

MarketingPilot
Acquired by Microsoft

on October 17, 2012
Software
Undisclosed

StorSimple
Acquired by Microsoft

on October 16, 2012
Cloud Storage
Undisclosed

PhoneFactor
Acquired by Microsoft

on October 4, 2012
Cloud Computing
Undisclosed

Perceptive Pixel
Acquired by Microsoft

on July 9, 2012
Broadcasting
Undisclosed

Yammer
Acquired by Microsoft

on June 25, 2012
Messaging
$1.2bn

VideoSurf
Acquired by Microsoft

on November 23, 2011
Social
$100m

Skype
Acquired by Microsoft

on May 10, 2011
Telecommunications
$8.5bn

Canesta
Acquired by Microsoft

on October 29, 2010
3D Tech
Undisclosed

AVIcode
Acquired by Microsoft

on October 6, 2010
IT
Undisclosed

Opalis Software
Acquired by Microsoft

on December 11, 2009
IT
Undisclosed

Sentillion
Acquired by Microsoft

on December 10, 2009
Health Care
Undisclosed

BigPark
Acquired by Microsoft

on May 7, 2009
Gaming
Undisclosed

DATAllegro
Acquired by Microsoft

on July 25, 2008
Web Hosting
Undisclosed

Zoomix
Acquired by Microsoft

on July 14, 2008
Software
Undisclosed

Powerset
Acquired by Microsoft

on July 1, 2008
Search Engine
$100m

MobiComp
Acquired by Microsoft

on June 26, 2008
Mobile
Undisclosed

Navic Networks
Acquired by Microsoft

on June 18, 2008
Advertising
Undisclosed

Navic Systems
Acquired by Microsoft

on June 18, 2008
Wireless
Undisclosed

Farecast
Acquired by Microsoft

on April 9, 2008
Travel
$115m

Komoku
Acquired by Microsoft

on March 20, 2008
Security
Undisclosed

Rapt
Acquired by Microsoft

on March 14, 2008
Service Industry
Undisclosed

Kidaro
Acquired by Microsoft

on March 12, 2008
Virtualization
Undisclosed

Credentica
Acquired by Microsoft

on March 8, 2008
Security
Undisclosed

YaData
Acquired by Microsoft

on February 27, 2008
Analytics
Undisclosed

Danger
Acquired by Microsoft

on February 11, 2008
Mobile
$500m

MultiMap
Acquired by Microsoft

on December 12, 2007
Mapping Services
Undisclosed

Musiwave
Acquired by Microsoft

on November 15, 2007
Music
$46m

jellyfish
Acquired by Microsoft

on October 3, 2007
Product Search
$50m

Parlano
Acquired by Microsoft

on August 29, 2007
Messaging
Undisclosed

AdECN
Acquired by Microsoft

on July 26, 2007
Advertising
Undisclosed

Stratature
Acquired by Microsoft

on June 7, 2007
Software
Undisclosed

Engyro
Acquired by Microsoft

on June 5, 2007
Software
Undisclosed

aQuantive
Acquired by Microsoft

on May 18, 2007
Ad Network
$6.4bn

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