Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer offers up a lively Q&A for partners on issues ranging from Yahoo to open source software.
In a wide ranging interview following his keynote at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2008 here, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer fielded questions about Bill Gates’ departure, Yahoo, Microsoft’s software plus services strategy, competition with open source software and more.
In his keynote address, Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft Corp., confirmed the company’s commitment to delivering innovation through partners.
“Our vision is to combine great software running on PCs, devices and servers with the flexibility of the Internet to deliver powerful new computing capabilities and experiences,” Ballmer said. “Partners have always been central to how we meet our customers’ needs, and they are at the heart of our approach to software plus services. I believe there are incredible opportunities for our partners to provide value to customers in the software plus services era.”