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    Ballmer to go!
    Buy MS shares now!

    At last they may get someone at the helm who knows what they are doing, unless its just a safe insider from the Microsoft bubble.

    BBC News - Microsoft chief Steve Ballmer to retire within 12 months
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    I read that in this morning's news. The problem is that Ballmer will be hanging around for some time before he actually retires. The news also stated that he wouldn't be taking a retirement package. I guess when you're a billionaire you don't need one.

    Be interesting to see who the board nominates as the next CEO.

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    I have sent in my CV, not holding out much hope, especially as I can't spell Ballmer
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    Absolutely incredible news!!
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    Maybe we will see Microsoft start to really improve once he's out of the building. I can't even begin to understand why it has taken this long to get him out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    Rigth now Microsoft stock is up about $2.50 (~7.7%).

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    I'd have more faith in MS if they focused on their Enterprise/back office offerings more. They let it slide for the sake of gaming and tablets and netbooks. You don't let your bread and butter go while working on new stuff - you keep your base solid when you extend. All the stuff that made MS tolerable (and admittedly useful) in the workplace got crappy over the last 5 years IMHO. Their "necessary evil" services have suffered and people are looking elsewhere for their big ticket and invasive infrastructure solutions. When companies start dropping the really big IT dollars again, I'm betting a smaller percentage goes to MS than it did even 5 years ago. There will be a lot of sad former Sharepoint and AD admins by 2020 unless things change.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    Right now Microsoft stock is up about $2.50 (~7.7%).

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    Im not surprised but as stated above i cant believe it hasn't been sooner. If only this news came out in about 2-3 months time, i could of got myself lucky with 25k in my pocket. Will watch the price and see what it does.

    Anyone got any ideas as to who could be his replacement ? Someone already in the MS system, or someone from outside that has a fresh look on things. I couldnt even tell you who is their from Ballmer down at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TattooedMac View Post

    Anyone got any ideas as to who could be his replacement ? Someone already in the MS system, or someone from outside that has a fresh look on things. I couldnt even tell you who is their from Ballmer down at all.

    Since MS are always trying to ape Apple nowadays, I hear Scott Forstall is looking for something to do, he would fit well with Microsoft's corporate culture....
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    I dont care about microsoft. I dont understand what they are doing or thinking over there. I understand they want to steer the direction of a better touch based interface but forcing everyone into that interface even when a lot of people didnt even have touch screens at the time yet made no sense to me. that should have been optional. Apple integrated the launchpad perfectly into osx. its functional and you dont even have to use that if you dont want too.

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