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A year of change, and risk, at Microsoft

A change at the top, followed by a clearly defined focus, with an all-out embrace of open technologies and an increased update release cycle. Throw in a further commitment to consumer devices for good measure. One could argue that 2014 was the year of Microsoft. Or, at least, the year it remade itself. But it … continue reading

Oculus’ Mobile SDK, Ballmer’s gift to Harvard, and Google’s Bangladesh Bus—SD Times news digest: Nov. 13, 2014

Oculus has announced the availability of the Oculus Mobile SDK v0.4.0. “The initial version of the Oculus Mobile SDK is specifically designed for the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition on Note 4, and includes everything you need to get started developing for mobile,” wrote the Oculus VR team on the company’s blog. “We’ve been working … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Ballmer, the Bar Mitzvah boy

Steve Ballmer is finally becoming a man…in the eyes of the Jewish people, anyway. In the closing presentation of the WSJD Live tech conference on Wednesday, the former Microsoft CEO and new NBA owner gave a wide-ranging onstage interview touching on his life, Microsoft, his ownership of the L.A. Clippers—and the revelation that he’s studying … continue reading

Steve Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board

Steve Ballmer has always been an all-in kind of guy. When he does something, he does it big. So when Ballmer officially took over as owner of an NBA franchise on Monday, all of the ex-Microsoft CEO’s boisterous attention shifted squarely from Clippy to the Clippers. Microsoft published a letter from Ballmer to current CEO … continue reading

Zeichick’s Take: Gates is back, Ballmer is out and Nadella is up

Nadella’s promotion is a good sign, but Microsoft’s road ahead is still not clearly marked … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Microsoft’s mistakes

Steve Ballmer knew what his company needed to focus on, but execution was severely lacking … continue reading

Microsoft’s new CEO Satya Nadella: Reaction from the industry

Analysts and Microsoft executives comment on the board’s choice of Nadella and the company’s future … continue reading

Steve Ballmer: A passion for Microsoft

Analysts and former employees look back on the highs and lows of his time as CEO of Microsoft … continue reading

Microsoft names Satya Nadella as CEO

The former cloud and enterprise chief beat out candidates like ex-Nokia CEO Stephen Elop and Skype head Tony Bates … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Who will be Microsoft’s next CEO?

Five candidates are lined up for the job, but only one of them really has any kind of chance … continue reading Protection Status