Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Sunday November 17, 2013

Report: Interview Confirms Ballmer Wasn’t Fired

A report from the Wall Street Journal’s interview with Steve Ballmer, dispels the rumors that the Microsoft CEO was fired, but confirms that the Microsoft Board began accelerating the exit strategy for Ballmer as early as Q1 2013.

The CEO is quoted as saying that he had not wanted to shake up the company until after Windows 8 shipped. That jives with the stated timeline: Windows 8 shipped in Q4 2012; in Q1 2013, the board turned up the heat.