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Microsoft: Products & Services

Microsoft, being one of the world's most valuable companies provide useful and quality products that can improve the lives of the people, at work and at home. Take a look at Microsoft portfolio of products. 

Surface

Windows Phone

Visit the US Microsoft Store here.

Microsoft: Company Background

Microsoft Corporation, the world's largest software manufacturer, is an American multinational company based on Redmond, Washington. It develops, produces, supports and issues licenses to items, tangible and intangible, that are of computing functions. The company dates way back to April 4, 1975 with founders Bill Gates and Paul Allen. The company is well-known worldwide for its computer software, video games, entertainment capacities and other online services. It has specific websites dedicated to each country. To proceed to the sub website of your chosen country, you can go visit this page for the links.  

Microsoft: Customer Feedback & Reviews

Microsoft reviews flood the internet -- from trustworthy editorial contents like CNet to Youtube to technology and even personal blogs. 

There are almost 35,000 Microsoft product reviews on CNet.com. Take a look at some of the latest technical and thorough reviews from there. 

"Microsoft Surface review: Innovative tablet stranded in an app desert

The good: Microsoft Surface's Metro interface is innovative, elegant, powerful, and versatile. The tablet feels strong and well-built, includes Office 2013, and rich video and music services. Its keyboard cover accessories are the best ways to type on a tablet, period.

The bad: The tablet has sluggish performance, its Windows Store is a ghost town, Metro has a steep learning curve, and the Desktop interface feels clunky and useless.

The bottom line: If you're an early adopter willing to forget everything you know about navigating a computer, the Surface tablet could replace your laptop. Everyone else: wait for more apps." --

"Windows 8 review: Aggressively innovative Windows 8 forces a steep learning curve

The good: Windows 8 embraces the future wholeheartedly. Log-in and boot times are fast, the apps look gorgeous, and the Sync feature brings seamless transition between devices.

The bad: The learning curve is steep and in-app navigation isn't obvious. There are just too many known unknowns here.

The bottom line: Microsoft makes an aggressive, forward-thinking, and bold statement for the future of PCs with Windows 8, and vast security and speed improvements more than justify the $40 upgrade price." --

Here are the other Microsoft Product Reviews on CNet.com

You can also find Microsoft Reviews from the following sites:

Employees of Microsoft rated their company 3.5 out of 5 stars in Glassdoor.com.  Seventy seven percent of the employees who participated in Glassdoor would recommend Microsoft to a friend. Here are some of their reviews:

"Pros – Great brand, superb learning opportunities, particularly when you are under 30 y.o.

Cons – Top to bottom quota setting with very little opportunity to push back or renegotiate.

Advice to Senior Management – Invest more in the developing economies" -- Current Group Manager in Moscow (Russia)

"Pros – The benefits package is excellent. Depending on your lead, your working conditions can be quite flexible. No state income tax if you work on main campus.

Cons – The company culture can work against you, if you don't fit in. The weather in Redmond is pretty dreary most of the year." --Current Software Development Engineer II in Redmond, WA 

Microsoft: Business Credibility & Trustworthiness

Microsoft has a lot of accreditation with the Better Business Bureau. Among them are Microsoft Corporation Headquarters, Microsoft Canada Inc and Microsoft Advertising. The Headquarters of Microsoft Corporation in Washington has a BBB rating of A+, the highest on the BBB scale. This exemplary rating may be attributed to the following factors: length of time the business has been operating, complaint volume filed with BBB for this business size, response to 1335 complaints filed against them, resolution of these complaints and a sufficient background information on this business.

Microsoft has also garnered inumberable awards eversince. Among the awards are: 

  • Corporate Social Responsibility Award, Microsoft Denmark, Great Place to Work Institute, Denmark
  • Out & Proud Corporate Counsel Award for Microsoft's Legal and Corporate Affairs Department, National LGBT Bar Association
  • World's Top Multinational Workplace, Great Place to Work Institute
  • 2011 Named on The World’s Most Ethical Companies list, The Ethisphere Institute, New York

For a complete list of these awards, you can view Microsoft Citizenship Awards and Microsoft Awards and Recognitions

Microsoft: Website Popularity & Google Ranking

The United States Microsoft Store, which has been online since 1991, has a whooping Google Page Rank of 8 out 10. Only few websites can be able to attain a page rank this high. The website has an exceptionally high Alexa rank  of 30 worldwide and 32 in the United States, where the website is based. There are 639,062 sites linking back to it visitors view an average of 2.7 unique pages daily.

According to Compete.com, Microsoft US has a total of 61,042,983 unique visitors. It ranks 2nd on the UVS Competitive Rank. On the first slot is msn.com with 79 million visitors. Hotmail.com ranks third with 11.19 million visitors.

Microsoft: Social Media Presence

A lot of social networking accounts are pointing out to Microsoft and the specific products that they sell. You can stay updated with the latest news by liking the official Microsoft Facebook Fan Page  which has over 2 million likes. View videos about their latest products in Youtube which has 75,010 subscribers. Join the rest of their 348,216 followers in twitter and be the first one to know about the latest Microsoft consumer news. You can also subscribe to the Microsoft Feeds or explore Microsoft online spaces via your mobile phones

Microsoft: Website Security & Safety

The United States Microsoft Store sees to it that any form of interaction on their site, especially the paying process, is safe.  Here are the proofs that their website is safe for browsing:

          According to Google Diagnostics, of the 233 pages of Microsoft US, none was identified as having potentially malicious software for the past 90 days. It is hosted on 2 networks: AS8075 (MICROSOFT) and AS15169 (Google Internet Backbone).

Microsoft: Pricing & Packages

Microsoft is known to be one of the world's most valuable companies and so the quality of its products has already been proven. The price is worth the convenience and entertainment that you can derive from their products. Here is a sample price list of the hottest Microsoft Store items.

Microsoft Item

Price

Acer Aspire S7-391-9839 Touchscreen

$1,649.00

Xbox 360 250 GB Kinect Holiday Bundle

$399.99

Office Professional 2010

$349.99 (1 PCs);

$499.99 (2 PCs)

Windows 8 Pro

$69.99 (Ship it )

$39.99 (Download from Windows.com*)

Nokia Lumia 920 White

$99.00

Beats by Dr. Dre Solo Headphones (White)

$199.95

Microsoft: Shipping Rates & Policies

The United States Microsoft Store only offers shipping to the United States via UPS shipping. For international purchases, you need to visit the International Microsoft Stores. Unfortunately, APO addresses, personal mailboxes, U.S. Territories and P.O. Boxes are not acceptable.

The US Microsoft Store offers three shipping methods namely UPS Ground, UPS 2nd Day and UPS Next Day. For more details, refer to the table below.

Free shipping can be availed upon purchasing qualifying products in the United States and Washington DC. However, this is applicable to UPS Ground shipping only. You can check if you qualify for free shipping when you have already checkout the product.

Microsoft: Payment Methods Accepted

The US Microsoft Store accepts payments via the following credit cards: Discover, American Express, VISA and MasterCard. The credit card that you want to use must have a US billing address.

At the mean time, they don't accept payments via money orders, checks, Microsoft Retail Gift cards, Paypal and other modes of payment. Microsoft Retail Gift cards may be used at participating Microsoft Retail Stores.

Microsoft: Returns, Refunds & Exchange Policy

Since Microsoft sells a variety of consumer products, they have different Return Policies for each. See the specific products and their corresponding policies below.

RAM. All RAM sales are final. However, when product is defective, you have 30 days since the purchase date to request for an exchange or refund.

Hardware excluding RAM. Microsoft hardware such as computers and Xbox can be returned or exchanged within 30 days since purchase date, provided that the item is not yet opened and/or damaged.

Product Key Cards. The product key cards that come along with the computers can be returned within 30 days since purchase date as long as it is not opened, damaged or altered. If you wish to return the computer, you have to return the key card along with it.

Downloadable Software. Returns for these are honored only within 30 days since purchase date.

Boxed Microsoft Software. To return boxed softwares, the items must not be damaged, opened or altered and the process must be made within 30 days since purchase date.

Xbox Games & Boxed Non-Microsoft Software. Sales of this item are final. In case of defects, you can issue for a refund or exchange within 30 days since purchase date.

Clearance Items. All items on sale are considered final. 

Microsoft Store Mistakes. If items were damaged during shipping or if the wrong item was sent to you, you can call 1-877-MY-MSSTORE (1-877-696-7786) and have Microsoft Store fix your delivery issue.

For the detailed Return/Refund Policy of Microsoft Store and for the Return Process, you can visit this page.

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