Ballmer Down Under

roundup Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was in Sydney to meet with key customers and partners, and give corporate executives the Redmond view of "innovation with impact".During his two-day visit, which ended yesterday, Ballmer revealed the many challenges Microsoft faces.

roundup Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was in Sydney to meet with key customers and partners, and give corporate executives the Redmond view of "innovation with impact".

During his two-day visit, which ended yesterday, Ballmer revealed the many challenges Microsoft faces. Company Chairman and chief software architect Bill Gates is also touring Asia-Pacific countries.

Ballmer will be in China until Thursday.

Ballmer reveals Microsoft's biggest threat
Microsoft chief executive officer Steve Ballmer rates customer inertia ahead of open-source software and search titan Google as Redmond's greatest competition. For the full report, click here.
28 June 2005

Australian partners 'pleased' with Ballmer
Microsoft's chief executive officer may not have quelled all customer concerns while in Australia, but partners said they were encouraged by his vision of the future. For the full report, click here.
28 June 2005

Google in sight as Ballmer vows .NET push
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer confessed the software giant's .NET interoperability efforts with IBM and Sun have slowed, says he's accepted SQL Server's shortcomings, and vowed to keep fighting search giant Google. For the full report, click here.
27 June 2005

Ballmer on tight rein in Australia
Ballmer's visit comes as the software heavyweight tries to contain the fallout from the decision by its largest Australian customer, Telstra, to cancel its field test of Internet Protocol (IP) TV. For the full report, click here.
27 June 2005

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