Changing of the guard at Microsoft

Gates officially steps down from day-to-day responsibilities at Microsoft today.

For those of us who spent any significant amount of time at MSFT, this is a watershed event. Even after Steve Ballmer became the chief executive officer, Gates had remained actively involved in technology decisions and product reviews. More than anyone else, he was the heart and soul of the company. After his ambitious vision– a personal computer on every desk running MSFT software– was accomplished for all purposes, the company had difficulty articulating a new direction or rallying around an equally compelling objective.


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