Microsoft Denies Ballmer’s Appearance at WWDC

May 30, 2010 Updated: October 1, 2015
Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer gives a presentation in Malaysia's administrative capital Putrajaya on May 25, 2010. (Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images)
Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer gives a presentation in Malaysia's administrative capital Putrajaya on May 25, 2010. (Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images)

Microsoft Corp. shot down a rumor that Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer will appear at Apple Inc.’s Worldwide Developer Conference in June.

Microsoft, in a Twitter posting last week, said “Steve Ballmer [is] not speaking at Apple Dev Conf., nor appearing on Dancing with the Stars. Nor riding in the Belmont. Just FYI.”

The rumor began last week after Global Equities Research analyst Trip Chowdrey claimed that Microsoft was given seven minutes to present during Steve Jobs’s keynote speech to discuss its Visual Studio 2010 software.