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 as his “final exit” interview with Microsoft. As we move toward a new year in 2014, I think that her...

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 to reverse course over key elements of its Windows 8 operating system, marking one of the most...

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 comment on whether or when Office would be available on the iPad and 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 no comment on whether or when Office 2013 would be made available on the...

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 Office to Bing to Windows Phone and Windows Azure, to Xbox and of course Windows and...

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 you see from a competitive standpoint?” 5:32PM Tim Cook: “I...

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 full transcript is below: Shareholder Letter TO OUR...

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 on Microsoft’s past few months. Here it is… From: Steve Ballmer Sent: Monday, June...

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 say, based on all the numbers, stats, financials and where the company is today, Steve Ballmer is...

Yahoo Microsoft 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. to put together a proposal to buy Yahoo Inc., people familiar...