Microsoft is a worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Since it was founded in 1975, it has worked to achieve this mission by creating technology that transforms the way people work, play and communicate. Microsoft does business throughout the world, with approximately 90,000 employees and offices in more than 100 countries. Through its people, partnerships and technology, the company helps to address some of the world's most pressing societal challenges and create social and economic opportunities that improve people's lives and the sustainability of the planet. Microsoft upholds a belief that social and economic opportunity go hand in hand. When individuals, communities and governments thrive, so does business. To support this cycle, the company focuses on strengthening economies, addressing societal challenges, promoting a healthy online environment and managing a sustainable business.