Microsoft was a guild lead by Bill Gates (Xiao) and Juliette Gates. What started as a small research operation in later 2014 ended up becoming a business with a private military, the Gates Brigade. Microsoft laid claim to the City of Valerock (Snow Town) and at one time fought with The State near the entrance to the town, but failed to keep them back. Microsoft and The State soon after made peace and formed a business agreement which eventually led to Bill Gates joining The State after Juliette moved on from Graal in early 2015.