Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Microsoft"

The meaning of "Microsoft" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does "take off" in "Did that Microsoft thing ever take off?" mean?
A: It basically means "Did it become successful?"
Q: What does Microsoft is keen to blue-ray drive mean?
A: keen means "likes" or "is enthusiastic about" something. So in this case, it means Microsoft likes using blue ray (in their products).
Q: What does Microsoft ready to throw down with Apple. mean?
A: This means that Microsoft is ready to compete with Apple. "Throw down" literally implies a physical fight, but is most commonly used idiomatically, to indicate a "battle" in business or design or profits.

Translations of "Microsoft"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? Microsoft Teams application 접속이 더이상 진행되지 않습니다. 컴퓨터 화면에는 “Connecting...” 이라는 문구만 보여지고 있습니다.
A: In Microsoft Teams application the connection isn’t in progress anymore, the screen only shows the word “connecting”
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? 1. Microsoft Office Wordを開いて下さい。 2.Microsoft Office Wordを閉じてください
A: 1. Please open Microsoft Word.
2. Please close Microsoft Word.
Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? Microsoft ka ceo banne ke liye kya karna parega
A: What needs to be the CEO of Microsoft?
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? If I have used Microsoft's service for 10 years. how to describe I'm a customer who used its service for 10 years? seems:'a ten-year old customer of Microsoft' isn't correct.
A: @wadeyeh: "I have been a Microsoft customer for 10 years." would be the correct way. "A ten year old customer" that means you're a child who happens to be a customer.

Other questions about "Microsoft"

Q: Please tell me, which one is true:
*When he found Microsoft, Bill Gates was only 20 years old. He has already written OR had already written his first computer six years earlier.
A: "He HAD already written his first computer PROGRAM" because we're talking about the past.
Q: I think Microsoft rushes all too quickly. Software development cannot be finished by the OS release. Does this sound natural?
A: Ok. Something like:

I think Microsoft's release cadence for Windows is too high. This makes it difficult for software companies to develop compatible applications before a new version of Windows is launched.
Q: <using Microsoft ' s word file>
Do you think elderly people can read these size words ?
高齢(こうれい)のかたはこのサイズの文字を読めると思いますか? Does this sound natural?
A: Do you think elderly people will be able to read text this size?
Q: Microsoft give me warning alart.
I think it's face.
Do you thibk it's face?
A: I think it’s fake. The URL looks too long and strange, so that might also be a sign that it’s fake! (face is a different word!)
Q: The old Microsoft's office took up almost an entire city block.


The old Microsoft's office occupied almost an entire city block. Does this sound natural?
A: either "took up" or "occupied" sounds natural. But we wouldn't use the possessive "Microsoft's" between "old" and "office". Either "the old Microsoft office" or just "Microsoft's old office"

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