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Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

On November 15, 2011, Microsoft Corporation (the "Company") held its 2011 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the "Annual Meeting"). There were 8,439,183,519 shares of common stock entitled to be voted. There were 7,163,268,502 shares voted in person or by proxy. At the Annual Meeting:

(1) The shareholders voted to elect each of the nine (9) nominees for director.

(2) The shareholders approved , on an advisory basis, the compensation of the Company's named executive officers.

(3) The shareholders voted, on an advisory basis, as set forth below on the frequency of future advisory votes on executive compensation.

(4) The shareholders voted to ratify the appointment of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal year 2012.

(5) The shareholders rejected a shareholder proposal to amend the Company's Bylaws to establish a board committee on environmental sustainability.

The Company's inspector of election certified the following vote tabulations:

Election of Directors

                                                                                                     Broker Non-
                       Vote Results    % Votes For         For           Against        Abstain         Votes
Steven A. Ballmer       Re-elected       92.02%       5,394,493,938    467,694,833    13,687,942    1,287,391,789

Dina Dublon             Re-elected       99.35%       5,826,106,718    37,828,125     11,941,870    1,287,391,789

William H. Gates III    Re-elected       99.12%       5,813,083,115    51,673,183     11,120,415    1,287,391,789

Raymond V. Gilmartin    Re-elected       99.44%       5,831,318,332    32,603,068     11,955,313    1,287,391,789

Reed Hastings           Re-elected       99.28%       5,820,673,506    42,159,149     13,044,058    1,287,391,789

Maria Klawe             Re-elected       99.47%       5,833,007,452    30,865,811     12,003,450    1,287,391,789

David F. Marquardt      Re-elected       99.04%       5,804,465,780    56,511,865     14,899,068    1,287,391,789

Charles H. Noski        Re-elected       99.39%       5,827,995,246    35,777,564     12,103,903    1,287,391,789

Helmut Panke            Re-elected       99.21%       5,817,846,185    46,112,213     11,918,316    1,287,391,789

Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation

                                                                                                     Broker Non-
                       Vote Results    % Votes For         For           Against        Abstain         Votes
                         Approved        98.94%       5,794,301,659    62,024,061     19,550,993    1,287,391,789

Advisory Vote on Frequency of Future Advisory Votes on Executive Compensation

                                          Every                                                      Broker Non-
                                          Year        Every 2 Years   Every 3 Years     Abstain         Votes
                                      4,924,089,088    24,381,420      910,958,574    16,447,631    1,287,391,789
                                         84.04%           0.42%          15.55%

Ratification of Appointment of Independent Auditors

                                                                                                     Broker Non-

                       Vote Results    % Votes For         For           Against        Abstain         Votes
                         Approved        98.79%       7,061,341,399    86,507,095     15,420,008          0

Board Committee on Environment Sustainability

                                                                                                     Broker Non-
                       Vote Results    % Votes For         For           Against        Abstain         Votes
                       Not Approved       3.55%        182,171,957    4,946,904,987   746,799,769   1,287,391,789

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