Microsoft is the world’s largest enterprise and consumer software company. Its Windows operating system and Office application suite are used by 1.5 billion and 1.2 billion people respectively. Microsoft Azure is number two in cloud-computing services and growing strongly, supporting the critical IT needs of many of the world’s largest organisations.

Over many years and through heavy investment in innovation, Microsoft has become more relevant and more valuable to more users. Its security products have become increasingly important in protecting corporate and consumer data, while its Teams product has rapidly become an essential communication and collaboration tool.