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In guise of competing with other Internet Companies such as the search service Google , in Microsoft announced a new version of its MSN search service. Activity grew quickly as developers from around the world began to participate, and by early commercial open source companies, such as Aras Corp ,. On June 15, , Bill Gates announced his plans for a two-year transition period out of a day-to-day role with Microsoft until July 31, After that date, Gates will continue in his role as the company's chairman, head of the board of directors and act as an adviser on key projects.

Formerly codenamed "Longhorn" in the early development stages, Windows Vista was released to consumers on January 30, Windows Server and Visual Studio , the next versions of the company's server operating system and development suite, respectively, were released on February 27, Many people continued to use Windows XP for many years after, due to its stability and low processing needs.

The deal also made Viacom a preferred publisher partner for casual game development and distribution through MSN and Windows. On the advertisement side of the deal, Microsoft's Atlas ad-serving division became the exclusive provider of previously unsold advertising inventory on Viacom owned web sites. Microsoft also purchased a large amount of advertising on Viacom owned broadcasts and online networks, and collaborated on promotions and sponsorships for MTV and BET award shows, two Viacom owned cable networks.

In response, Microsoft withdrew its offer. In past years, it has been hosted by Bill Gates. During the show, Ballmer announced the first public Beta Test of Windows 7 for partners and developers on January 8, but also for the general public two days later.

On June 26, , Microsoft started taking pre-orders at a discounted price for Windows 7 which was launched on October 22, Windows 7 has several editions, which acknowledge the rise of netbook computers with reduced processing power.

Following the release of Windows Phone , Microsoft underwent a gradual rebranding of its product range throughout and —the corporation's logos, products, services and websites adopted the principles and concepts of the Metro design language.

On June 18, , Microsoft unveiled the Surface , the first computer in the company's history to have its hardware made by Microsoft. The Kinect , a motion-sensing input device made by Microsoft and designed as a video game controller , was first introduced in November , and was upgraded for the release of the eighth-generation Xbox One video game console.

Kinect's capabilities were revealed in May The new Kinect uses an ultra-wide p camera, which can function in the dark due to an infrared sensor. Operating System, Apps, Cloud, and Devices. All previous divisions were diluted into new divisions without any workforce cuts.

Thompson took on the role of chairman, with Bill Gates stepping down from the position, while continuing to participate as a technology advisor. On January 21, , Microsoft announced the release of their first Interactive whiteboard , Microsoft Surface Hub part of the Surface family. In Q1 , Microsoft was the third largest maker of mobile phones selling 33 million units 7.

It aims to help enterprises protect their data as it moves between servers and devices. In August , Toyota Tsusho began a partnership with Microsoft to create fish farming tools using the Microsoft Azure application suite for IoT technologies related to water management. Developed in part by researchers from Kindai University , the water pump mechanisms use artificial intelligence to count the number of fish on a conveyor belt , analyze the number of fish, and deduce the effectiveness of water flow from the data the fish provide.

On 10 October, , Microsoft joined the Open Invention Network community despite holding more than 60, patents. On 16 October, , Paul Allen the co-founder of Microsoft passed away after complications of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. In November , Microsoft agreed to supply , HoloLens headsets to the United States military in order to "increase lethality by enhancing the ability to detect, decide and engage before the enemy. The project promotes the idea of Firmware as a Service.

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