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Does it matter if Ballmer was forced out?

Ultimately, I don't think it matters whether Ballmer was asked to leave, or if his original retirement timetable was (significantly) accelerated. But before I say more, let's take a closer look at Microsoft right now.

Windows head Steven Sinofsky leaves Microsoft

Windows unit president Steven Sinofsky is leaving Microsoft, effective immediately. The surprise announcement came just weeks after the launch of the Windows 8 operating system, and is reportedly due to growing tension between Sinofsky and other executives, reports AllThingsD.

Windows 8 faces slow adoption in the enterprise

Windows 8 is likely to face slow adoption in the enterprise, says a new Computerworld report. This prediction was made despite Microsoft touting Windows 8 as radically different from earlier versions of the Windows operating system.

Ballmer shows off Windows 8, Windows Server 8

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) CEO Steve Ballmer offered the 2,000 attendees at Dell World conference a quick peek at Windows 8 and Windows Server as part of his address last Friday. While the various

Microsoft demos Windows 8 for the first time

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) offered the first peek at the next version of the Windows operating system at the AllThingsD conference earlier this week. According to reports, Windows 8 borrows heavily

Microsoft to preview new Windows tablet interface

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) is gearing up to preview its "Windows operating system designed for tablet computers" in demonstrations next week, according to a new report from Bloomberg that cites three

Windows 8 will debut in 2012; more details could come next week

Windows 8 will be launched in 2012, said Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) CEO Steve Ballmer in Tokyo on Monday. Noting that the company's programmers are hard at work on the next iteration of the Windows

Insider on why Microsoft bought Skype

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) earlier this week announced an agreement to acquire Skype for $8.5 billion, which led some to deride the move. High price aside, there are many reasons why buying Skype makes

Microsoft: We love open source

Radically backtracking from its earlier stance on the open-source community, software giant Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) has now admitted that its earlier hostility was a mistake. Almost a decade ago,

Ballmer: Tablets a top priority at Microsoft

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) CEO Steve Ballmer admitted that the Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) iPad has "sold more than I'd like them to sell," when quizzed about Microsoft's plan on the tablet scene. Ballmer