Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer retiring in next 12 months
Steve Ballmer has confirmed he is retiring in 12 months. Here's some of his best bits...
Microsoft's eccentric chief executive, Steve Ballmer, has announced his plans to retire within the next 12 months after 13 years at the helm.
The larger than life CEO is known for his bombastic keynote presentations, involving much shouting, waving and sweat patches, but Microsoft will now have to search for a replacement.
Ballmer spearheaded Microsoft's re-designed brand, including the emergence of Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 8, as well as Windows 8 and Windows RT for tablets and PCs. He also took the firm from primarily a software manufacturer to become a hardware maker in its own right, producing the Microsoft Surface RT and Microsoft Surface Pro.
So, in homage to Steve Ballmer’s many very special guest appearances over the years, we decided it was high time to put together a collection of videos and images that showcase the very best of the force of nature that runs one of the world's biggest technology company and goes by the name of BALLMER.
Back in the day – Windows 1.0
Night at the Roxbury
WINDOWS XP. WINDOWS XP. ARGHHHH!!
Ballmer: the classics
Ballmer: on Apple
Ballmer: On the iPad
Ballmer slams the iPhone
Ballmer: On Android
Ballmer: On Chrome OS
"Talking" about his favourite thing: developers...
And, of course, WEB DEVELOPERS!
And last but not least, the great man talks about himself and what makes him tick