Microsoft Kenya: Microsoft East Africa – Description

Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational technology company with headquarters in Redmond, Washington. It develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and services. Its best known software products are the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, the Microsoft Office suite, and the Internet Explorer and Edge web browsers. Its flagship hardware products are the Xbox video game consoles and the Microsoft Surface tablet lineup. As of 2016, it is the world’s largest software maker by revenue,and one of the world’s most valuable companies.

The word “Microsoft” is a portmanteau of “microcomputer” and “software”. Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services, devices and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

Microsoft refers to Microsoft Corp. and its affiliates, including Microsoft Mobile Oy, a subsidiary of Microsoft. Microsoft Mobile Oy develops, manufactures and distributes Lumia and Asha and Nokia X mobile phones and other devices. Microsoft Kenya is located at I&M Bank House, 7th Flr 2nd Ngong Ave, Capitol Hill. Microsoft Kenya office supports the following East Africa states: Burundi, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda.

Microsoft Kenya Microsoft and Office

Despite having begun jointly developing a new operating system, OS/2, with IBM in August 1985, Microsoft released Microsoft Windows, a graphical extension for MS-DOS, on November 20. :242–243, 246 Microsoft moved its headquarters to Redmond on February 26, 1986, and on March 13 went public, with the resulting rise in stock making an estimated four billionaires and 12,000 millionaires from Microsoft employees. Microsoft released its version of OS/2 to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) on April 2, 1987. Due to the partnership with IBM in 1990, the Federal Trade Commission set its eye on Microsoft for possible collusion, marking the beginning of over a decade of legal clashes with the U.S. government. :243–244 Meanwhile, the company was at work on a 32-bit OS, Microsoft Windows NT, which was heavily based on their copy of the OS/2 code. It shipped on July 21, 1993, with a new modular kernel and the Win32 application programming interface (API), making porting from 16-bit (MS-DOS-based) Windows easier. Once Microsoft informed IBM of NT, the OS/2 partnership deteriorated.

In the year 1990, Microsoft introduced its office suite, Microsoft Office. The suite bundled separate productivity applications, such as Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.:301 On May 22, Microsoft launched Windows 3.0, featuring streamlined user interface graphics and improved protected mode capability for the Intel 386 processor. Both Office and Windows became dominant in their respective areas.

On July 27th the year 1994, the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division filed a Competitive Impact Statement that said, in part: “Beginning in 1988, and continuing until July 15, 1994, Microsoft induced many OEMs to execute anti-competitive “per processor” licenses. Under a per processor license, an OEM pays Microsoft a royalty for each computer it sells containing a particular microprocessor, whether the OEM sells the computer with a Microsoft operating system or a non-Microsoft operating system. In effect, the royalty payment to Microsoft when no Microsoft product is being used acts as a penalty, or tax, on the OEM’s use of a competing PC operating system. Since 1988, Microsoft’s use of per processor licenses has increased.”

Microsoft Kenya Office Prices

Office 365 Home

Prices:Ksh10,999.00 per year
Ksh1,099.00 per month

  • Best for households
  •  For 5 PCs or Macs, 5 tablets including iPad, Android, or Windows, plus 5 phones
  • Fully installed versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote, plus Publisher and Access for PC only
  • Exclusive upgrades and new features
  • 1 TB OneDrive cloud storage per user, for up to 5 users
  • Microsoft support via chat or phone at no extra cost

Your subscription will automatically renew. Cancel anytime. Compatible with Windows 7 or later and Mac OS X 10.10.  All languages included.

Office 365 Personal

Price:Ksh8,299.00 per year
Ksh829.00 per month

  • Best for individuals
  • For 1 PC or Mac, 1 tablet including iPad, Android, or Windows, plus 1 phone
  • Fully installed versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote, plus Publisher and Access for PC only
  • Exclusive upgrades and new features
  • 1 TB OneDrive cloud storage
  • Microsoft support via chat or phone at no extra cost

Your subscription will automatically renew. Cancel anytime. Compatible with Windows 7 or later and Mac OS X 10.10.  All languages included.

Office Home & Student 2016

Price : Ksh16,999.00

  • For 1 PC
  •  Fully installed versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote
  •  Store files in the cloud with OneDrive

Compatible with Windows 7 or later. All languages included.

Microsoft Kenya Windows

Windows 10 Home

Price: Ksh19,999.00

Windows 10 is your partner in making things happen. Get fast start-ups; a familiar yet expanded Start menu; and great new ways to get stuff done even across multiple devices. You’ll also love the innovative features like an all-new browser built for online action; plus Cortana; the personal digital assistant who helps you across your day.

Windows 10 Pro

Price: Ksh32,999.00

With Windows 10 Pro; you’ve got a great business partner. It has all the features of Windows 10 Home; plus important business functionality for encryption; remote log-in; creating virtual machines; and more. Get fast start-ups; a familiar yet expanded Start menu; and great new ways to get stuff done; plus innovative features like an all-new browser built for online action and Cortana; the more personal digital assistant.

Microsoft Kenya Logo
Microsoft Kenya Logo

Microsoft Kenya – Mission

Empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more

Microsoft Kenya – Strategy

Build best-in-class platforms and productivity services for a mobile-first, cloud-first world

Microsoft Kenya –  Ambitions

Reinvent productivity & business processes, build the intelligent cloud platform, create more personal computing

Microsoft Kenya Contacts

Physical Location: I&M Bank House, 7th Flr 2nd Ngong Ave,Capitol Hill
Postal Address: P.O BOX 64736 – 00620
City: Nairobi
Telephone: +254 20 2868000/2712437/2728196/2722066
Email: talk2us@microsoft.com
Fax: +254 020 2722999

Microsoft Kenya Website

Website: www.microsoft.com

Microsoft Kenya: Microsoft East Africa
Microsoft Kenya: Microsoft East Africa

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