## [Gates to end daily Microsoft role](http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/5085444.stm)
>Bill Gates has announced he will end his day-to-day role as head of software giant Microsoft by July 2008.
Boy. Two years. That’s some drastic business change there. Nothing shakes up a company traditionally known for glacial movement like a two year transition period.
But, then again, this IS Microsoft. And we all know how they are with sticking to announced dates.
See you in 2010, Bill!