NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- "The launch of Windows 8 is the beginning of a new era at Microsoft. Investments we've made over a number of years are now coming together to create a future of exceptional devices and services, with tremendous opportunity for our customers, developers, and partners."Those were Steve Ballmer's words only 10 months ago. So it came as a surprise to learn that Microsoft's (MSFT - Get Report) declared new era will be without Ballmer, who, on Friday, announced that he will be retiring in 12 months.
Post Ballmer, What's Next For Microsoft?
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