Ballmer's Legacy: 10 Highlights And Lowlights For Microsoft's CEO

Server And Tools Business

When Ballmer took over as CEO in 2000, Microsoft's Enterprise Software and Services division, which included server platforms and developer tools, posted $4.08 billion in annual revenue. That business, now renamed Server and Tools, quadrupled to reach $18.6 billion in 2012. While some areas of Microsoft's business have struggled over the years, the Server and Tools division has shown steady, double-digit growth behind SQL Server and Windows Server products, among others.


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