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Microsoft PowerPoint is a presentation program, created by Robert Gaskins and Dennis Austin at a software company named Forethought, Inc. It was released on April 20, 1987, initially for macOS based computers only.
Microsoft acquired PowerPoint for about $14 Million, three months after it appeared. This was Microsoft’s first significant acquisition, and the company set up a new business unit for PowerPoint in Silicon Valley where Forethought had been located.
PowerPoint became a component of the Microsoft Office suite, first offered in 1989 for Macintosh and in 1990 for Windows, which bundled several other Microsoft apps.