End of Ballmar will fuel the rise of beast from Ashes.
MS is a technology company. MS is a software powerhouse. MS is a platform company. MS is a internet services company.
MS makes most of its money by selling software's like Operating systems, Office & business suite of products. How does it not have people who are big time evangelists or Techies at top spots?
Apple was blessed with Steve Jobs then & Tim Cook now, Google is blessed with Larry Page, Oracle was blessed with Larry Ellison and the story continues with every major Software Company.
If Ballmar is successful in finding a successor who is totally into technology knows every bit of what to expect next and a big time programmer with great communication Skills, then the world will definitely see MS rising from Ashes.