Part of a week-long series in the Seattle P-I
Gates this week will conclude his day-to-day duties at the software giant, more than 30 years after he formed it as a small partnership with his friend Paul Allen. Microsoft has been preparing for two years for his shift to his philanthropic foundation, and new leaders are in place.
Also in the series:
- No bull Bill
- Q&A: 'I'm not a sit-on-the-beach type'
- Ballmer heads the new age of leaders stepping into the breach
- Craig Mundie: Searching for 'the next big opportunity'
- Key Microsoft's executives
- More from Gates 2.0