Screenshot of Microsoft first website
Posted on 10th March, 2006
It made you realize how far Microsoft and the World Wide Web have changed from their humble and primitive beginning. This screenshot was a star Map of Microsoft website between April 1994 and August 1995.
Mark Ingalls recalls that when he first typed www.microsoft.com into a Web browser to ensure it hadn’t already been claimed, he was surprised to find a site already there. He traced the site to pioneering Microsoft developer J Allard, who had claimed the server name to test out his new TCP/IP networking stack. The first recorded Microsoft Web server was situated at the end of a hallway in one of the older buildings on campus. Allard agreed to pass the server to the product support group, and it was eventually relocated to a lonely corner of the Microsoft corporate data center.