20 Questions With Microsoft's Ballmer


Business-wise, how does Surface change the balance sheet and how you look at Microsoft as a company?

It depends on how many we wind up selling versus how much our partners [sell], if our partners get galvanized.

We’ll have a decent-size business. There is no question in Surface. Whether we have a decent-size business or better than that will depend on kind of how galvanized our partners really get around the Windows 8 opportunity.