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Microsoft's expenditure on research and development 2002-2018

Microsoft's expenditure on research and development from 2002 to 2018 (in million U.S. dollars)

by Shanhong Liu, last edited Jun 13, 2019
Microsoft's expenditure on research and development 2002-2018 Microsoft’s research and development expenditure amounted to around 14.7 billion U.S. dollars in its 2018 fiscal year, a record high. Microsoft ranks the second among software and computer service companies worldwide in terms of R&D spend, behind only Google’s parent company Alphabet.
Microsoft Corporation

One of the most successful tech companies worldwide, Microsoft, together with its most famous product, the Windows operating system, has long been a household name. The company’s fiscal year 2018 not only witnessed a record spending for R&D, but also a record high in terms of annual sales – Microsoft brought in 110.36 billion U.S. dollars in net sales that year, proving that their businesses are stronger than ever, after years of continued success.

Diverse businesses

Some of the Microsoft’s major business ventures include the above-mentioned Windows operating system, its software packages such as Microsoft Office, its lines of consumer electronics, as well as newer offerings such as cloud computing capabilities. Microsoft’s productivity and business processes segment, which include products such as the Office 365 and LindedIn, brought in around 36 billion U.S. dollars in the 2018 fiscal year.
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by Shanhong Liu, last edited Jun 13, 2019
Microsoft’s research and development expenditure amounted to around 14.7 billion U.S. dollars in its 2018 fiscal year, a record high. Microsoft ranks the second among software and computer service companies worldwide in terms of R&D spend, behind only Google’s parent company Alphabet.
Microsoft Corporation

One of the most successful tech companies worldwide, Microsoft, together with its most famous product, the Windows operating system, has long been a household name. The company’s fiscal year 2018 not only witnessed a record spending for R&D, but also a record high in terms of annual sales – Microsoft brought in 110.36 billion U.S. dollars in net sales that year, proving that their businesses are stronger than ever, after years of continued success.

Diverse businesses

Some of the Microsoft’s major business ventures include the above-mentioned Windows operating system, its software packages such as Microsoft Office, its lines of consumer electronics, as well as newer offerings such as cloud computing capabilities. Microsoft’s productivity and business processes segment, which include products such as the Office 365 and LindedIn, brought in around 36 billion U.S. dollars in the 2018 fiscal year.
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