Steve Ballmer, the former Microsoft CEO has been out of the spotlight, at least as far as the technology world is concerned, but he has just made the news as the Internal Revenue Service has gone after him. Along with nine other Redmond executives. He has been called to court to provide information about some of the...

A steady week for Microsoft, save for one bombastic change of direction. The software titan unveiled the preview version of Office for Android tablets, while at the same time making the productivity suite free on all mobile devices. Mostly free, with only a handful of options retaining premium status. Here are a few...

Let it go, eh? Nah, not happening. Steve Ballmer, the former Microsoft CEO, has made few headlines since he left the company, but whenever he gives an interview, it’s a bit of an event. After all, the man spent nearly 34 years at the software titan. Not to mention that he’s the largest individual shareholder of...

Everyone has a breaking point, I guess. Microsoft employees usually have an easygoing attitude with whatever top level changes the company goes through. Usually. But it appears that their feelings are mixed regarding the ongoing reorganization. Former CEO Steve Ballmer kicked off the companywide restructuring process,...

The momentum continues to shift towards Windows 10, with build 9860, the first ever refresh of the new operating system now out in public. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, meanwhile went on a bit of a press tour this week, and the company also released its remarkable third quarter financial results. Some of the bigger...

The Microsoft story is never complete without a mention of the friendship that co-founder Bill Gates enjoyed with recently retired CEO Steve Ballmer over the decades. It never is. However, there has been no shortage of rumors that both men have floated apart over the past few years. Some even pinned this as the reason...

New Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is an interesting character. All his public appearances are remarkably well conducted, almost all of them. And noteworthy comments are pretty much a given from him. Unlike his predecessor, Steve Ballmer, for instance. The former Microsoft CEO thought of the open source Linux platform as...

Yes, the one and only. The Blue Screen of Death, also known as BSOD, is as much a Windows trademark, as the Start Button, Start Menu, and more recently, the Start Screen. Currently it shows up whenever something goes wrong with the operating system, but in previous versions this blue screen popped up whenever a...

After the comparative lull of the week before, things kicked into high gear during this particular timespan. Most of the positive action was reserved for the Windows Phone front, but the biggest news by far was that former CEO Steve Ballmer parted ways with Microsoft, retiring from the board. A brief overview of the...

Which is saying something, because the former CEO had been at the company for some 34 odd years. Regardless, the Ballmer Era is now behind us, surely. Unless, of course, good old Ballmer pushes for a seat again at the board in the future. Analysts, however, have weighed in on this truly important development for...