I'm sitting here having security discussions with some of our top customers and I just received the emails from Steve and Bill announcing Bill's plan to depart in two years.  Bill's success story has been historical in scope and this change is not doubt a historical event for Microsoft as well.

Here is a transcript of Steve and Bill remarks: Written Transcript, Steve Ballmer and Bill Gates Remarks

This link (presspass) has the press release and a bunch of other links there too.

Best regards ~ Jeff