Adobe vs Microsoft

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Adobe
Based on 52 reviews.
Microsoft
Based on 1302 reviews.
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Compared 6% of the time.
Overview
Adobe Systems Incorporated is an American multinational computer software company. The company is headquartered in San Jose, California, United States. Adobe has historically focused upon the creation of multimedia and creativity software products, with a more-recent foray towards rich Internet application software development. It is best known for Photoshop, the Portable Document Format and Adobe Creative Suite, as well as its successor Adobe Creative Cloud.Microsoft was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4, 1975, to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for Altair 8800. It rose to dominate the personal computer operating system market with MS-DOS in the mid-1980s, followed by Microsoft Windows. The company's 1986 initial public offering, and subsequent rise in its share price, created three billionaires and an estimated 12,000 millionaires from Microsoft employees. Since the 1990s, it has increasingly diversified from the operating system market and has made a number of corporate acquisitions. In May 2011, Microsoft acquired Skype Technologies for $8.5 billion in its largest acquisition to date.
Sample Customers
PhoneGap: Habanero Consulting Group, Blue Raster
Adobe Creative Suite [EOL]: Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, University of Michigan, Savannah College of Art and Design, UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Palo Alto High School, Clark County School District, Massachusetts Vocational Technical Education Schools, Redbox, Wilson Sporting Goods Co.
Adobe Experience Cloud [EOL]: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, asos, B&Q
Adobe Connect: Blue Sky Broadcast, Wiley and Georgetown University, New South Wales (NSW) Schools, BMO Financial Group, The Ministry of Education, Church, Culture & Gender Equality in Greenland, HealthSTAR Communications, IDEXX Laboratories, Philips Healthcare
Adobe AIR: France T_l_visions
Adobe Flash: France T_l_visions, Globaloria, Mixamo, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Adobe Flex: SAP BusinessObjects
Adobe CQ5: Boehringer Ingelheim
Adobe Experience Manager : Metra
Adobe Digital Enterprise Platform: Janus Health
Magento: Magento has over 200,000 customers worldwide, including Bjorn Borg, Heath Ceramics, Harper's Bazaar, Kidstuff, International Military Antiques, Gifts That Gives, and Rovio Entertainment Ltd.
Adobe Campaign: Euromoney Learning Solutions, Cr_dit Agricole Nord-Est, a Synergie GIE regional bank, Renault, HD Supply, Dior, Mercola.com
Marketo: Marketo has a customer base of thousands of companies, including Sony, Citrix, BrightTALK, Curves International, HootSuite, Hyundai, SanDisk, and Samsung Electronics.
Adobe ColdFusion: Inspirus, Promisan, Webapper, Giva, Frontech Solutions Inc, Digicon, ITX Corp, Wall Street Magnate, SimulTV, ten24 Digital Solutions, Prospective Medical Data International Inc, Alcatel-Lucent
Adobe Experience Manager Mobile: MasterCard, Nedbank, Motorola, Craftsman
RJMetrics: Me Undies, Chubbies, Jewelscent, Truly Experiences, TeeTurtle, Betty Mills, Harris Farm Markets
SharePoint: Toyota, Aeroports de Paris, ASBBank Ltd., Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals, CambridgeshireConstabulary, D&M Group, NPL Construction Company, and The Regional Municipality of Niagara.
SharePoint Designer: Pyrotek Inc., ICA, Deliver Australia, Secretary of Economy of Mexico, Aegon, ABB Switzerland, Ascent Yarns Private Limited, Bakewell Biscuits Pvt Ltd, Hitachi Consulting
Microsoft Silverlight: ESRI, Financial Analytical Service of Ministry of Finance, American Water Enterprises, Toyota Motor Europe, Comarch, Komako, Freelance World, AARCO
Microsoft Visual Studio: Knab, Hamburg Port Authority, Kecioren Municipality, National Instruments, Hamburg Port Authority, Government of Odisha, Kongsberg Maritime AS
ASP.NET: Kienzle Automotive GmbH, Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Vengo Labs, Oneview Healthcare, BookedOut, Ministry of Rural Development, Grupo WRR
Windows Phone SDK: Museum of Vancouver, Kongsberg Maritime AS, Akbank
Microsoft Commerce Server: Al-Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Auckland Transport, Erste Bank Group, Edgar Borrmann GmbH & Co. KG, Urban Software Institute, NJVC, Equifax, Tata Steel Europe, Sheraton Hotels and Resorts
Microsoft Dynamics CRM: Metro Bank, Nissan, Pandora, Delta, Haynes International, City of London, Trek and many more market leaders.
Lync Online [EOL]: Adventist Health System,Cargill, and Sungard.
Skype for Business: EmpireCLS Worldwide Chauffeured Services,LA Fitness, MedcoEnergi International, Tampa General Hospital, and HopewellHoldings Limited.
MarketingPilot [EOL]: PGA Tour
Microsoft BI: Konica Minolta, Klout, Mahindra Satyam, The Weather Channel, Argus, Credit Suisse, NCR, and Sysmex.
Cortana Intelligence Suite [EOL]: Kellogg School of Management, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Xamarin Platform: Cinemark, MixRadio, Sqor Sports, Storyo, JetBlue, The World Bank, Cr_dito Agrcola, Applied Research Associates
Microsoft Azure App Service: Real Madrid, Absolut, AccuWeather, Heineken, NBC News, Paramount
Microsoft PowerApps: TransAlta, Rackspace, Telstra
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