In Pictures: Microsoft products you may not know were acquisitions

Microsoft usually makes small purchases, but occasionally those small purchases pay off huge.

PowerPoint Originally designed for the Macintosh under the name "Presenter," this software was renamed PowerPoint due to a trademark issue. Robert Gaskins, its developer, managed to release three versions in short order before Microsoft came calling in August 1987 and purchased it for $14 million. PowerPoint became Microsoft's Graphics Business Unit and eventually a vital part of Microsoft Office, which first appeared in 1992.

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