Crowds gather at the new Microsoft flagship store in New York City to celebrate the grand opening on Oct. 26, 2015. Image source: Microsoft.

What can investors learn about Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) from its balance sheet? The slideshow below provides an answer, walking viewers through a simplified analysis of the software giant's assets, liabilities, and owners' equity.

The slideshow delves specifically into Microsoft's size, liquidity, and solvency, as well as the most popular methods used to measure these traits. And unlike an analysis of Microsoft's balance sheet itself, scrolling through the slideshow is designed to be an easy and enjoyable experience.

Slideshow data sourced from on December 10, 2015. Image source: Microsoft, iStock/Thinkstock.