"Software is providing power, but software has got to provide simplicity. And that's why our investment levels
are going up in the toughest problems: Security, privacy, speech recognition, video recognition - and all of those things
we will fold into this platform. "
Bill Gates, 2006 International Consumer Electronics Show
Microsoft Government Leaders Forum Africa 2006 - Cape Town, South Africa
July 11, 2006
Appearing with former U.S. President Bill Clinton at a gathering of government officials from across
the African continent, Bill discussed how trends in information technology and software are changing the world in dramatic
ways and helping Africa make significant progress in education, access to technology and infrastructure.
News Conference: New Era of Technical Leadership at Microsoft - Redmond, Wash.
June 15, 2006
Announcing his plans to transition out of a day-to-day role in Microsoft as of July 2008, Bill explained
that he intends to reorder his daily priorities, not retire from Microsoft. Following the two-year transition, Bill will continue
to serve as Microsoft's chairman and as an advisor on key development projects.
WinHEC 2006 - Seattle, Wash.
May 23, 2006
At the 15th annual Microsoft Windows Hardware Engineering Conference, Bill focused on how key technology
investments are paving the way for innovative market opportunities and a shift to a new platform, and discussed the impact
of the upcoming introductions of Microsoft Windows Vista, 2007 Office System and Windows Server "Longhorn."
More speeches by Bill Gates
The Unified Communications Revolution
June 26, 2006
Bill sent Microsoft customers an e-mail describing a new generation of technologies designed to integrate
all of the ways we contact each other -- using the mode of communication that is the most productive to each of us, on the
device that is most convenient.
The New Road Ahead
In an essay for a special edition of Newsweek magazine, Bill considers how the knowledge economy is literally
transforming the way we think.
The New World of Work
May 19, 2005
In one in an occasional series of e-mails to Microsoft customers, Bill described how a new generation
of productivity software will reduce the clutter of data and messages that overwhelm information workers.
More published writing by Bill Gates
Philanthropy: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation News
India's National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) Receives $23 Million Commitment from Gates Foundation
October 24, 2006
The $23 million is part of an additional $58 million committed to Avahan, the Gates Foundation’s
India AIDS Initiative, a five year, $258 million HIV prevention program.
New Investment Broadens College Board’s National Education Reform Effort to Ensure More Students Graduate Ready for
College and Work
August 31, 2006
A promising school-improvement model launches in 11 urban high schools in three large districts.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Web Site