Ballmer's Legacy: 10 Highlights And Lowlights For Microsoft's CEO


When Ballmer took over as CEO in 2000, Microsoft's Enterprise Software and Services division, which included server platforms and developer tools, posted $4.08 billion in annual revenue. That business, now renamed Server and Tools, quadrupled to reach $18.6 billion in 2012. While some areas of Microsoft's business have struggled over the years, the Server and Tools division has shown steady, double-digit growth behind SQL Server and Windows Server products, among others.