Steve Ballmer became Microsoft’s Chief Executive Officer on January 14, 2000. Shortly after, the company’s stock nose dived as investors spanked all tech stocks.

Since then though, Steve hasn’t been able to bring the stock back. It’s been virtually flat.

Maybe Steve turns it around this decade? The stock has been marching back up since hitting its lowest depths about a year ago.

Microsoft hasn’t introduced too many new exciting products lately, but Windows 7 looks solid. And it’s supposedly coming out with its own phone. Xbox is also making progress as an entertainment hub.