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Steve Ballmer will Leave Microsoft Early Than Portrayed

The CEO of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer leaves amidst mixed opinions about his legacy. He will deaprt from Microsoft early than the company announced. While Windows Vista was a mere speck on the screen, it was Windows 8 that led to his downfall and ultimate resignation.

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Steve Ballmer will Leave Microsoft Early Than Portrayed

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Steve Ballmer will leave Microsoft ahead of schedule. While it was portrayed as if he himself resigned or rather sought retirement, the facts show otherwise. Ballmer was forced to give up his position at Microsoft. Especially, after the fiasco of Windows 8 and the $900 million loss over the Surface RT Tablet inventory, things went downhill for the former CEO. Basically, it was a miscalculation in matters of judgment. Ballmer had been with Microsoft since a long time and his legacy is one that while not bad is not as brilliant as to merit fancy awards. Under his leadership, Microsoft tried to revamp and refurbish its image and productivity. And it was quite a struggle. 

The big mistake that Ballmer made was being gung ho for Windows 8. And when the system didn’t turn out to be as popular as he had predicted, it was a huge blow to Microsoft’s ego. Ballmer had always been the cheerful back-slapping salesman. Only thing is, his overoptimistic approach backfired. However, when he was recently interviewed, Ballmer refused to acknowledge his failure. He instead chose Windows Vista as his biggest regret. He had his good points too. Ballmer was responsible for making Microsoft an enterprise in its own right. He was also the man behind the $1 billion Azure platform. Now that he is gone many people working in Microsoft will miss him as a bright and happy boss who did what he could for Microsoft. 

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