Ballmer Archive

Mary Jo Foley’s interview with Steve Ballmer

I’m a big fan of Mary Jo Foley. I think she is one of the best technology reporters out there and does excellent work very consistently. I found this interview online that she did with Steve Ballmer

It begins – Windows Blue is now dubbed Windows 8’s Failure – Financial Times

We knew this would happen and I’m surprised it’s taken that long. In a pretty scathing piece on the Financial Times website, the F word was publicly associated with Windows 8. The piece begins: Microsoft is preparing

Agonizing Decision for Microsoft: Office 2013 Apps for iPad, Android?

Exhibit Number 1: an agonizing decision that Microsoft has to make, namely to release or not release Office 2013 on the iPad and Android-based tablets. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, in an interview with Bloomberg recently, had no

An Agonizing Decision for Microsoft: Office 2013 Apps for iPad, Android?

Microsoft faces an agonizing decision within the next few weeks to months, that is, whether to release Office 2013 on the iPad and Android-based tablets. In an interview with Bloomberg earlier this week, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer had

Steve Ballmer’s letter to Microsoft

From: Steve Ballmer Sent: Monday, November 12, 2012 6:16 PM To: Microsoft – All Employees (QBDG) Subject: Windows Leadership Changes Over the past few months we have delivered the foundation for a new era for Microsoft. From

Apple CEO has choice words about the Microsoft Surface

During Apple’s Q4 earnings call, there was quite an interesting moment where the Surface came up. Mr. Cooks amusement/irritation showed in his answer. 5:31PM Here’s a follow-up: “With the launch of Surface today, could you comment on what

Steve Ballmer sends Microsoft shareholders a message

In a letter to the Microsoft shareholders, Steve Ballmer talks about the amazing transformation that his company is going through. He describes somewhat eloquently the transformation that is occuring within the software giants different business lines. The

Steve Ballmer sends a hopeful message to Microsoft employees

After the successful unveiling of the Microsoft Surface tablet on stage in Hollywood, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer sent a memo to the company’s employees. In it, he expressed his enthusiasm for the product and offered his take

Businessweek did a very balanced job describing Microsoft and Steve Ballmer

Businessweek just did a very balanced article covering Microsoft and Steve Ballmer. It covers a lot of the pros and cons of Steve Ballmer’s leadership and shows how far the company has come today. I have to

Microsoft reportedly might buy Yahoo – umm why?

OK Microsoft, things have been going well. Don’t screw it up now. There are reports that private-equity firm Silver Lake Partners is working with one of its investors, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, and Microsoft Corp.