Path forward for Microsoft unclear as Ballmer exits
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer speaks during the Microsoft Build Conference on June 26, 2013 in San Francisco, California. Microsoft debuted an upgrade to their Windows 8 operating system during the Microsoft Build Conference that runs through June 28. JustiThe path forward for Microsoft following news of chief executive Steve Ballmer's departure remains murky as the tech giant seeks to get back on the edge of innovation. Microsoft said it will look at both internal and external candidates to succeed Ballmer within 12 months, but some analysts say it needs to make dramatic moves.