What Companies Does Microsoft Own? – [Answered]

Microsoft, an American multinational company related to technology was founded in 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen.

The company got its boost from introducing MS-DOS in the mid-1980s as a personal computer operating system, followed by Windows by Microsoft or Microsoft Windows.

Not only do they develop, license, and sell computer software(s) but also sell consumer electronics and personal computers. However, most of their revenue is generated from software-based products like MS Office and Microsoft Windows.

With multiple offerings they have, you can realize how Microsoft tries to be dominant in its niche, for which, it acquires other startups and businesses as well.

In order to find out what companies does Microsoft own, we’ve gathered all the data there is about Microsoft and added it to the list below. We call this list of ours as Microsoft Acquisitions as well.

Acquisition dateAcquired company namePriceCategory
November 30, 2018SpectrumUndisclosedSocial Network
November 19, 2018FSLogixUndisclosedVirtualization
November 14, 2018XOXCOUndisclosedProduct Design
November 10, 2018inXile EntertainmentUndisclosedVideo Games
November 10, 2018Obsidian EntertainmentUndisclosedVideo Games
October 9, 2018Glint $400MEmployment
September 13, 2018LobeUndisclosedArtificial Intelligence
June 3, 2018Github $7.5BnDeveloper Tools
May 20, 2018Semantic MachinesUndisclosedArtificial Intelligence
January 3, 2018Avere SystemsUndisclosedCloud Computing
August 15, 2017Cycle ComputingUndisclosedCloud Computing
June 29, 2017Cloudyn $50mCloud Computing
June 9, 2017Hexadite $100mNetwork Security
April 18, 2017Intentional SoftwareUndisclosedCollaboration
April 10, 2017Deis.comUndisclosedSoftware
April 1, 2017Open Build ServiceUndisclosedSoftware
January 17, 2017Donya LabsUndisclosed3D Tech
January 13, 2017MaluubaUndisclosedArtificial Intelligence
December 8, 2016LinkedIn $26.2bnProfessional Networking
August 22, 2016GeneeUndisclosedMachine Learning
August 11, 2016MixerUndisclosedVideo Streaming
June 16, 2016Wand LabsUndisclosedMessaging
May 3, 2016SolairUndisclosedSaaS
February 24, 2016XamarinUndisclosedMobile
February 9, 2016Groove (dba Zikera)UndisclosedMusic
February 2, 2016SwiftKey $250mMobile
January 19, 2016MinecraftEduUndisclosedE-Learning
January 13, 2016Event ZeroUndisclosedSoftware
December 21, 2015TalkoUndisclosedSoftware
December 18, 2015MetanautixUndisclosedAnalytics
November 9, 2015Secure Islands Technologies $77.5mNetwork Security
November 5, 2015Mobile Data LabsUndisclosedAnalytics
October 2, 2015HavokUndisclosedPC Games
September 30, 2015AdxstudioUndisclosedIT
September 10, 2015Double LabsUndisclosedIT
September 3, 2015VoloMetrix $250mAnalytics
August 3, 2015FantasySalesTeamUndisclosedGamification
July 19, 2015Adallom $320mCloud Computing
July 16, 2015FieldOne SystemsUndisclosedIndustrial
June 10, 2015BlueStripeUndisclosedWeb Development
June 2, 2015WunderlistUndisclosedTaks Management
April 14, 2015Datazen SoftwareUndisclosedSoftware
March 26, 2015LiveLoopUndisclosedCollaboration
February 12, 2015N-TrigUndisclosedSoftware
February 4, 2015Sunrise $100mEvents
January 23, 2015Revolution AnalyticsUndisclosedAnalytics
December 11, 2014Bit Stadium GmbHUndisclosedSoftware
December 1, 2014Acompli $200mEmail
November 13, 2014Aorato $200mSecurity
November 6, 2014Mojang $2.5bnVideo Games
October 8, 2014Equivio $200mMachine Learning
July 11, 2014InMage SystemsUndisclosedSaaS
July 3, 2014SyntaxTreeUndisclosedGaming
May 28, 2014CapptainUndisclosedSaaS
April 30, 2014GreenButtonUndisclosedCloud Computing
January 6, 2014Parature $100mCloud Storage
October 4, 2013ApiphanyUndisclosedCloud Computing
September 2, 2013Nokia Mobile $7.2bnMobile Phones
June 3, 2013InReleaseUndisclosedSoftware
March 19, 2013NetbreezeUndisclosedArtificial Intelligence
March 4, 2013MetricsHubUndisclosedCloud Computing
February 4, 2013Pando NetworksUndisclosedVideo Streaming
January 2, 2013id8 Group R2 StudiosUndisclosedIT
December 28, 2012R2 StudiosUndisclosedIT
October 17, 2012MarketingPilotUndisclosedSoftware
October 16, 2012StorSimpleUndisclosedCloud Storage
October 4, 2012PhoneFactorUndisclosedCloud Computing
July 9, 2012Perceptive PixelUndisclosedBroadcasting
June 25, 2012Yammer $1.2bnMessaging
November 23, 2011VideoSurf $100mSocial
October 12, 2011Twisted Pixel GamesUndisclosedGaming
June 8, 2011Prodiance CorporationUndisclosedRisk Management
May 10, 2011Skype $8.5bnTelecommunications
October 29, 2010CanestaUndisclosed3D Tech
October 6, 2010AVIcodeUndisclosedIT
December 11, 2009Opalis SoftwareUndisclosedIT
December 10, 2009SentillionUndisclosedHealth Care
September 22, 2009Interactive SupercomputingUndisclosedCloud Computing
June 28, 2009ClickStream TechnologiesUndisclosedAnalytics
June 1, 2009Rosetta BiosoftwareUndisclosedBiotechnology
May 7, 2009BigParkUndisclosedGaming
August 29, 2008Greenfield Online $486mPublic Relations
July 25, 2008DATAllegroUndisclosedWeb Hosting
July 14, 2008ZoomixUndisclosedSoftware
July 1, 2008Powerset $100mSearch Engine
June 26, 2008MobiCompUndisclosedMobile
June 18, 2008Navic NetworksUndisclosedAdvertising
June 18, 2008Navic SystemsUndisclosedWireless
April 9, 2008Farecast $115mTravel
March 20, 2008KomokuUndisclosedSecurity
March 14, 2008RaptUndisclosedService Industry
March 12, 2008KidaroUndisclosedVirtualization
March 8, 2008CredenticaUndisclosedSecurity
February 27, 2008YaDataUndisclosedAnalytics
February 11, 2008Danger $500mMobile
February 7, 2008Caligari CorporationUndisclosed3D Tech
January 21, 2008Calista TechnologiesUndisclosedVirtualization
January 8, 2008Fast Search & Transfer $1.2bnSearch Engine
December 12, 2007MultiMapUndisclosedMapping Services
November 15, 2007Musiwave $46mMusic
October 29, 2007Global Care SolutionsUndisclosedHealth Care
October 3, 2007jellyfish $50mProduct Search
August 29, 2007ParlanoUndisclosedMessaging
July 26, 2007AdECNUndisclosedAdvertising
June 7, 2007StratatureUndisclosedSoftware
June 5, 2007EngyroUndisclosedSoftware
May 18, 2007aQuantive $6.4bnAd Network
May 3, 2007Screen TonicUndisclosedAdvertising
March 28, 2007devBiz Business SolutionsUndisclosedSoftware
March 14, 2007Tellme Network $800mSpeech Recognition
February 26, 2007MedstoryUndisclosedHealth Care
October 12, 2006ColloquisUndisclosedMessaging
October 2, 2006DesktopStandardUndisclosedEnterprise Software
September 26, 2006GtekoUndisclosedSoftware
July 26, 2006AzyxxiUndisclosedSoftware
July 18, 2006WinternalsUndisclosedSoftware
July 17, 2006SoftricityUndisclosedVirtualization
June 27, 2006iView MultimediaUndisclosedSoftware
May 18, 2006Whale Communications $75mSecurity
May 4, 2006VexcelUndisclosedIT
May 4, 2006DeepMetrixUndisclosedR&D
May 1, 2006Massive $200mGaming
April 26, 2006AssetMetrix CorporationUndisclosedSoftware
April 6, 2006Lionhead StudiosUndisclosedGaming
April 3, 2006ProClarityUndisclosedGaming
March 7, 2006ApptimumUndisclosedAnalytics
March 7, 2006OnfolioUndisclosedSoftware
February 13, 2006Motion BridgeUndisclosedSearch Engine
January 28, 2006SeaDragon SoftwareUndisclosedSoftware
November 17, 20055th FingerUndisclosedRetail
November 3, 2005FolderShareUndisclosedFile Sharing
November 2, 2005Media-Streams.comUndisclosedVoIP
October 6, 2005Unveil TechnologiesUndisclosedCustomer Service
September 19, 2005AlacrisUndisclosedSecurity
August 30, 2005TeleoUndisclosedVoIP
July 20, 2005Frontbridge TechnologiesUndisclosedEmail
May 11, 2005MessageCastUndisclosedMessaging
March 10, 2005Groove NetworksUndisclosedFile Sharing
February 8, 2005SybariUndisclosedSecurity
December 16, 2004GIANT Company SoftwareUndisclosedSecurity
July 17, 2004Lookout SoftwareUndisclosedSoftware
April 26, 2004ActiveViewsUndisclosedSoftware
June 10, 2003RAV AntivirusUndisclosedSecurity
April 30, 2003PlaceWareUndisclosedCollaboration
March 4, 2003Pelican Security $1mSecurity
February 19, 2003ConnectixUndisclosedHardware
October 22, 2002Vicinity Corporation $96mIT
September 24, 2002Rare, Inc. $337mGaming
May 7, 2002Navision $1.4bnEnterprise Software
September 13, 2001XDegreesUndisclosedNetwork Security
April 30, 2001NCompass LabsUndisclosedWeb App
December 21, 2000Great Plains SoftwareUndisclosedERP
December 5, 2000Digital AnvilUndisclosedGaming
September 18, 2000Pacific MicrosonicsUndisclosedManufacturing
September 13, 2000MongoMusic $65mMusic
July 12, 2000NetGamesUndisclosedGaming
June 19, 2000BungieUndisclosedGaming
February 29, 2000Peach NetworksUndisclosedInternet
October 29, 1999EntropicUndisclosedSpeech Recognition
September 17, 1999Softway SystemsUndisclosedSoftware
September 15, 1999Visio CorporationUndisclosedSoftware
July 28, 1999Intrinsa $58.9mSoftware
July 21, 1999STNCUndisclosedSoftware
July 7, 1999ZoomitUndisclosedBusiness Development
July 1, 1999SenditUndisclosedSoftware
June 14, 1999OmniBrowseUndisclosedInternet
June 7, 1999ShadowFactor SoftwareUndisclosedSoftware
April 26, 1999Jump NetworksUndisclosedEmail
March 28, 1999Numinous TechnologiesUndisclosedIT
March 4, 1999CompareNetUndisclosedPrice Comparison
January 8, 1999FASA InteractiveUndisclosedSoftware
November 5, 1998linkexchangeUndisclosedAdvertising
August 25, 1998Valence TechnologyUndisclosedManufacturing
August 25, 1998Valence ResearchUndisclosedSoftware
June 23, 1998Merchant PlanetUndisclosedE-Commerce
April 28, 1998MESA GroupUndisclosedSoftware
April 9, 1998Firefly NetworkUndisclosedArtificial Intelligence
December 31, 1997Hotmail $400mEmail
August 5, 1997VXtremeUndisclosedSoftware
June 30, 1997LinkAge SoftwareUndisclosedSoftware
June 13, 1997Cooper & PetersUndisclosedWeb Development
May 7, 1997Dimension XUndisclosedIT
April 6, 1997WebTV NetworksUndisclosedWireless
March 3, 1997InterseUndisclosedSoftware
December 10, 1996NetCartaUndisclosedIdentity Management
June 17, 1996Electric GravityUndisclosedGaming
June 11, 1996eShopUndisclosedSoftware
April 23, 1996Aspect Software IncUndisclosedSoftware
April 15, 1996EXOSUndisclosedGaming
March 12, 1996Colusa SoftwareUndisclosedSoftware
January 16, 1996Vermeer TechnologiesUndisclosedWeb Development
December 12, 1995Bruce Artwick OrganizationUndisclosedSoftware
November 6, 1995NetwiseUndisclosedCRM
October 16, 1995Blue Ribbon SoundWorksUndisclosedElectronics
July 10, 1995Network ManagersUndisclosedNetworking
February 23, 1995RenderMorphicsUndisclosed3D Tech
November 15, 1994One Tree Software LtdUndisclosedSoftware
November 1, 1994NextBaseUndisclosedSoftware
September 27, 1994Altamira SoftwareUndisclosedSoftware
February 15, 1994SoftImageUndisclosedSoftware
March 25, 1992Fox SoftwareUndisclosedSoftware
March 8, 1991Consumers SoftwareUndisclosedSoftware
July 30, 1987Forethought $14mSoftware

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