Microsoft CEO to visit Israel

In November, Steve Ballmer will attend events at Microsoft Israel and Microsoft Israel's R&D Center.

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will visit Israel in November, his third visit since 2008.

Ballmer's visit will follow Microsoft Corporation's (Nasdaq: MSFT) launch of its Windows 8 operating system for PCs, laptops, and tablets, on October 26, and ahead of the launch in Israel of the Windows Phone 8 operating system for smartphones.

Ballmer will attend events at Microsoft Israel and Microsoft Israel's R&D Center, and is due to meet entrepreneurs and developers, as well as leaders of Israel's economy.

The visit comes at a critical moment for Microsoft, as it must prove its relevance in the tablets and smartphones markets, and demonstrate the innovation of Windows compared with Windows 7.

Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on August 23, 2012

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