One of the most innovative companies on the planet is, perhaps surprisingly, Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT). Once viewed as a tech dinosaur that was overly dependent on the PC, Microsoft has a new CEO who has done wonders to refocus the company. Microsoft's image is changing, and while people may not line up for its products the way they do for the latest iDevice, some of the most exciting recent innovations are coming from Microsoft.

Click through the following slideshow to learn about five of the tech giant's major innovations.


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