FORM 4 [ ] Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).         
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES
                                                                                  
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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person * COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE 2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol MICROSOFT CORP [ MSFT ] 5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)_____ Director                    _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below)    _____ Other (specify below)
Executive Vice President
(Last)         (First)         (Middle)
C/O MICROSOFT CORPORATION, ONE MICROSOFT WAY
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)
9/14/2020
(Street)
REDMOND, WA 98052-6399
(City)       (State)       (Zip)
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)
 
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line) _X _ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Trans. Date 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 3. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock  9/14/2020    A    22170 (1) A $0  612273  D   
Common Stock                 197883  I  Held through "contrat d'assurance vie" (2)
Common Stock                 59699  I  Held through "contrat d'assurance vie (2)
Common Stock                 16400  I  Held trhough "contrat de capitalisation" (3)
Common Stock                 16400  I  Held through "contrat de capitalisation" (3)
Common Stock                 16400  I  Held through "contrat de capitalisation" (3)

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Trans. Date 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 4. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  Represents Stock Award under the Executive Incentive Plan that will vest over four years with 25% vesting on September 14, 2021, and then 12.5% vesting each six months thereafter, subject to continued employment.
(2)  Held through "contrat d'assurance vie," a form of life insurance program, where the reporting person maintains investment control over the Microsoft shares held in the program. Beneficiaries of the program include the reporting person's children. The reporting person disclaims beneficial ownership of these securities, except to the extent of his pecuniary interest therein.
(3)  Held through "contrat de capitalisation," a form of life insurance program for the benefit of the reporting person's two children, or inheritor, where the reporting person maintains investment control over the Microsoft shares held in the program. The reporting person disclaims beneficial ownership of these securities, and this report shall not be deemed an admission that the reporting person is the beneficial owner of the securities for purposes of Section 16 or any other purpose.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE
C/O MICROSOFT CORPORATION
ONE MICROSOFT WAY
REDMOND, WA 98052-6399


Executive Vice President

Signatures
Ann Habernigg, Attorney-in-Fact for Jean-Philippe Courtois 9/16/2020
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
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