The confirmed new CEO of Microsoft is… Satya Nadella. Just like what I reported two days ago.
From the looks of things Ballmer will still be around. *boo hiss* If you ask me, he is completely responsible for the mess and the complete corporate dysfunction that we see in Microsoft these days. I’m sorry, Ballmer should be shown the door and kicked out on his rear end.
Bill Gates has been said to have stepped down as Chairman of the Microsoft Board of Directors, he is now a technical advisor to Microsoft. He will assume a new role on the Board as Founder and Technology Advisor, and will devote more time to the company along with supporting Nadella in shaping technology and product direction. Hopefully this means the company will be getting back on track after the complete train derailment that happened under Ballmer.
As for Ballmer, no offense but were a bad CEO. I’m glad you’re finally gone. You had very big shoes to fill after Bill Gates stepped down from the CEO position many years ago and you never came close to filling those shoes. You had no vision and I am not a fan of the direction you tried to give to Microsoft. As for Windows 8, I put the blame for that failed abortion squarely on your shoulders Ballmer. It needs to be shown the door much like you. Windows 8 and Metro should be taken out back and shot. As for you Ballmer, we’ll just show you the door.
I certainly hope that with this new CEO the direction of Microsoft will significantly change. And by that, have Windows 8 and Metro taken out back and shot, Old Yeller style. Windows 8 and Metro is a disease that needs to be eradicated with impunity.