Microsoft hardware

Microsoft hardware has been developed since 1982, when the Microsoft Hardware division was formed[1] to design a computer mouse for use with Microsoft Word for DOS. Since then, Microsoft has developed computer hardware, gaming hardware[2] and mobile hardware. It also produced drivers and other software for integrating the hardware with Microsoft Windows.

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  1. ^ Cargile, Andy; Fry, Ken (2008), "Managing the Evolution of Microsoft's Hardware Business", in Lockwood, Thomas; Walton, Thomas (eds.), Building Design Strategy: Using Design to Achieve Key Business Objectives, Allworth Communications, p. 87, ISBN 978-1-58115-653-9, The Microsoft Hardware Division was founded in 1982 on the principle of deep integration of hardware with software.
  2. ^ Cargile, Andy; Fry, Ken (2008), "Managing the Evolution of Microsoft's Hardware Business", in Lockwood, Thomas; Walton, Thomas (eds.), Building Design Strategy: Using Design to Achieve Key Business Objectives, Allworth Communications, p. 87, ISBN 978-1-58115-653-9, The division was originally charged with creating the company's first mouse compatible with Microsoft Word. [...] the 1990s saw an expanding variety of products, including PC keyboards, gaming joysticks and gamepads, a cordless telephone system, PC audio speakers, and trackball devices.

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