Microsoft is an international computer technology corporation headquartered in Redmond, Washington, USA. It develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a wide range of software products for computing devices. Its most popular products are the Microsoft Windows operating system and the Microsoft Office suite of productivity software, each of which has achieved near-ubiquity in the desktop computer market. The company also markets both computer hardware products as well as home entertainment products such as the Xbox, Xbox 360 and Kinect.
Microsoft was formerly the parent company of Bungie, LLC, and is still the parent company of Wingnut Interactive. Microsoft Studios' internal team, 343 Industries, is responsible for creating new properties for the Halo franchise, which is also owned by Microsoft.