PaidContent has a nice roundup of Microsoft’s eighth annual Strategic Account Summit. In the Strategic Account Summit, Microsoft chairman Bill Gates said that he plans on spending the last remaining months of his Microsoft tenure focusing on “search, buyers and sellers.”
Gates will be working full-time at Microsoft through mid-2008. He said online and advertising services will be his “biggest thing,” while he rounds out his full-time career at Microsoft.
PaidContent also highlights coverage that Microsoft’s online media business will undergo some changes. Microsoft has deals with both Volvo and Chivas Brothers for two web-only video series.
Meanwhile, other articles that PaidContent summarizes poke at adCenter and Microsoft’s search efforts in general being seen as slow to grow or disappointing.
Postscript: Gates makes case for Microsoft’s ad business from News.com has good commentary on Microsoft’s push into the online ad business.