/// Ballmer at D: The Bold, the Brash and the Bombastic (Video)

August 23, 2013  |  All Things Digital

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer may be retiring , but the man could never be described as “retiring.” Ballmer was a frequent speaker at D conferences, so our video archive holds a sense of his legacy and his tone over the past decade. At D5 in 2007, Ballmer demoed the first Microsoft Surface (the big multitouch table), said “We’re firmly behind Zune,” and told Walt Mossberg that Microsoft would never develop a phone. Ballmer and Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates appeared together at D6 , where they discussed the early days, their working dynamic, walking away from buying Yahoo, and gave a preview of Windows 7. Here’s the first part: Ballmer introduced Microsoft’s new search play, Bing, at D7 : And at D8 , he appeared with Microsoft’s then-Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie to discuss competition, tablets and the notion of syncing. Ballmer admitted, “We missed a whole cycle” of smartphones, and they both critiqued Android. RELATED POSTS: Ballmer at D : The Bold, the Brash and the Bombastic (Video) For Ballmer, Resistance Was Futile Steve Ballmer Just Made $769 Million Here’s Steve Ballmer’s Memo to Employees Announcing his Retirement from Microsoft Microsoft CEO Ballmer to Retire Within 12 Months No Heir — Though Lots of Spares — To the Microsoft Throne in New Reorg of Tech Giant

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Ballmer at D: The Bold, the Brash and the Bombastic (Video)

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