As Microsoft (MSFT) seeks CEO Steve Ballmer's successor, the surprise announcement begs an immediate question: Did Microsoft's current quarter somehow go from bad to worse?
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's tenure had some high points and some extremely low points. As the software giant seeks to name a new CEO within 12 months, one thing is absolutely clear: Microsoft's (MSFT) next CEO -- Ballmer's successor -- must apologize to partners for numerous channel, mobile and cloud missteps in recent years. Here's why.
Microsoft (MSFT) is looking for a new CEO to succeed Steve Ballmer, who will exit the company within 12 months. Some critics wanted Ballmer to leave Microsoft much sooner. Why's that? Here are his five biggest mistakes as the software giant's leader.
Microsoft (MSFT) may be only days away from naming Satya Nadella, a 22-year company veteran and current Cloud and Enterprise boss, as its next chief executive to replace Steve Ballmer, according to a number of reports citing knowledgeable sources.
Microsoft (MSFT) CEO Steve Ballmer will retire within one year, exiting the company after the Windows 8, Surface, tablet and smartphone missteps, according to published reports. Who will be Microsoft's next CEO? And why that leader must apologize to channel partners the day he or she starts the new job.
Steve Ballmer is out at Microsoft.
In a public exchange of letters, the former Microsoft CEO announced that he is stepping down from the software company’s board, effective immediately. Current Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella thanked Ballmer for his service to the firm, and for his “support” during his early days as CEO. Read More
Steve Ballmer's successor at as Microsoft (MSFT) CEO must apologize to partners for mobile and cloud missteps. The Office 365 cloud and Surface tablet launches had limited to no partner programs in place. There's no excuse for that partner insult.