And as always, Ballmer showed his affinity for developers, Microsoft's quintessential leading punch in any emerging market opportunity. "We are excited to have some developers, developers, developers jump right in there," he said rubbing his hands together with glee and anticipation.
Ballmer will have served 10 year as CEO of Microsoft in January, and when asked about his successes, challenges and regrets over that time period, he chuckled and said, "I have had all three of those in spades."
He said he is proud of many things, among them building Microsoft into a serious player in the enterprise in the face of many doubters.
When ask about his challenges, he cited search and mobile, and in terms of regrets he said with a sly smile, "There are plenty of regrets. Most are 'hey, I wish we had done something earlier, or made a decision a bit differently."
But mostly, he said he is proud. "I think we are well positioned for the future."
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