Forethought, Inc. was a computer software company, best known as developers of what is now Microsoft PowerPoint. Generally a company is a form of Business organization. The precise definition varies Microsoft PowerPoint is a proprietary Presentation program developed by Microsoft.
In late 1983, Rob Campbell and Taylor Pohlman founded Forethought, Inc in order to develop object oriented bit-mapped application software. Year 1983 ( MCMLXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar) In 1984, they hired Bob Gaskins, a former Ph. Year 1984 ( MCMLXXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar) D. student at the University of California, Berkeley, in exchange for a large percentage of the company's stock. The University of California Berkeley (also referred to as Cal, Berkeley and UC Berkeley) is a major research university located in Berkeley He and software developer Dennis Austin led the development of a program called Presenter, which they later renamed PowerPoint. Microsoft PowerPoint is a proprietary Presentation program developed by Microsoft. 
Also in 1984, Forethought acquired the rights to publish a Macintosh version of a DOS-based application called Nutshell. DOS, short for "Disk Operating System" is a shorthand term for several closely related Operating systems that dominated the IBM PC compatible market They named the Mac version FileMaker and it soon became enormously successful. FileMaker Pro is a cross-platform Relational database application from FileMaker Inc 
PowerPoint 1. 0 was released in 1987 for the Apple Macintosh. Year 1987 ( MCMLXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar) Macintosh, commonly nicknamed Mac is a Brand name which covers several lines of Personal computers designed developed and marketed by Apple Inc It ran in black and white, generating text-and-graphics pages for overhead transparencies. A new full color version of PowerPoint shipped a year later after the first color Macintosh came to market.
Later in 1987, Forethought and PowerPoint were purchased by Microsoft Corporation for $14 million. Year 1987 ( MCMLXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar)  In 1990 the first Windows versions were produced. Year 1990 ( MCMXC) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar) Microsoft Windows is a series of Software Operating systems and Graphical user interfaces produced by Microsoft. Since 1990, PowerPoint has been a standard part of the Microsoft Office suite of applications (except for the Basic Edition). Year 1990 ( MCMXC) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar) Microsoft Office is a set of interrelated desktop applications servers and services collectively referred to as an Office suite, for the Microsoft Windows and