As per recent news, Steve Ballmer, the CEO of Microsoft Corp. is set to step aside from the company in the next 12 months. While there has been a clamour for his head to roll from many fronts, it is interesting to ponder over the legacy of Steve Ballmer.

Consider that he was part of Microsoft from the beginning and that too, of the executive team, he will have had many contributions to the company.

Will he be remembered for turning Microsoft from a technology company into the IT business behemoth that everyone loves to hate today? OR will he be remembered for the billion dollar write-downs from multiple acquisitions? Will he be remembered for placing Windows on each and every personal computer? OR will he is remembered for purchasing Nokia?