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Ballmer hits Telstra investor day

Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer will guest star at Telstra's marathon annual investor day today, ZDNet.com.au has learned.
Written by Renai LeMay, Contributor

update Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer will guest star at Telstra's marathon annual investor day today, ZDNet.com.au has learned.

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Steve Ballmer at Telstra's
investor day this morning

(Credit: Suzanne Tindal/ZDNet.com.au)

For the full video of Ballmer's Sydney speech on Thursday click here.

The Microsoft supremo is in Sydney today and tomorrow to meet with customers, partners and the software giant's local staff. He is expected to chat with Telstra chief executive Sol Trujillo on-stage at Sydney's Hilton Hotel from 10:30 this morning, in front of an audience of analysts and journalists.

The appearance will continue Trujillo's habit over the past few years of introducing the CEOs of global technology giants on stage at Telstra's investor days; past visitors have included the leaders of Ericsson and Alcatel-Lucent.

The news also comes as Telstra and Microsoft yesterday announced a deal which will see the pair link their products and brand names to target small business customers.

Later on this afternoon Ballmer will address an audience of software developers and Microsoft partners at Sydney's Darling Harbour conference centre; the speech will be exclusively broadcast live on ZDNet.com.au from 3:30pm AEST.

Tomorrow the executive is slated to address a business lunch hosted by the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) at the Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney.

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