It’s been 10 years since Microsoft first made its mark on the North Dakota prairie.
Since then, the software giant has carved out an unmistakable identity for itself in the Fargo-Moorhead community and beyond. Nearly everyone knows someone who works at Microsoft.
But the company’s story here begins long before the Microsoft name took hold in Fargo. It begins with a little company called Great Plains Software and a big dreamer named Doug Burgum.
The Forum was granted unprecedented access inside Microsoft during the month of May to bring you this seven-part series – a window into the past, present and future of Microsoft in Fargo.