Has one company ever fought for dominance on so many fronts before?
Cloud storage and compute
I mean it wow. Sometimes we get so consumed by the gadget front that we forget realm how wide flung all of MS' R&D effort are. Microsoft literally has a hand in nearly every technological area of every kind. Even in areas where it was a relatively new contender, like cloud, it has grown to #2 in that market in a short time.
Is there any analogue in history that is comparable?