Gates, others give update on Microsoft CEO search

REDMOND -- At Tuesday's Microsoft shareholder meeting, viewers got a new look at Microsoft's growing lineup of computers, tablets and devices as it transitions to a devices and services company, and Chairman Bill Gates updated shareholders on the current search for a new CEO.

Gates was one of the first speakers to address the crowd. When speaking o the current search for the new CEO of Microsoft, the chairman wouldn't give names or a timetable for any announcement.

"We've been doing a lot of meetings with both internal and external candidates and we're pleased with thew progress," Gates said. "In fact, we met last night and talked a lot about where we are. It's a complex role to fill. A lot of skills and capabilities we need."

Ford CEO, Alan Mulally. is believed to be one of the top candidates for the job.

Current CEO Steve Ballmer announced he was retiring and leaving the company back in August. Ballmer has been the CEO for Microsoft since 2000.