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 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 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.
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 (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 (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 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
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
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,
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