Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer announced yesterday that Gates will be scaling back his responsibilities at Microsoft (he will remain Chairman indefinitely) over a 2-year period to assume a full-time role with the Gates Foundation and a part-time role with Microsoft. Ray Ozzie has already assumed the role of chief software architect at Microsoft and will work cooperatively with Bill Gates concerning technical product decisions during the transition period.
Channel 9 has a full interview with Steve Ballmer and Bill Gates from yesterday. You can also access the news from Robert Scoble's blog. The latter is especially interesting in reading comments from Robert's readers.
There is also a news conference available for those who still prefer traditional media.
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