The world's No. 1 software company is best known for its Windows operating system and Office software suite. But with these core markets maturing, Microsoft is targeting services for growth, looking to transform its software applications into Web-based services for enterprises and consumers.
The company is also working to extend its reach beyond the traditional desktop PC and server markets. The Xbox console system, Windows Mobile for portable devices, Windows Media Center, and the IPTV platform are examples of Microsoft's strategy to be at the core of the digital home.