10:26 a.m. Ballmer on Skype. "I've been asked by partners does this Skype competition somehow mean you're not as serious and enthusiastic about Lync. Quite the contrary," he said. Lync, Microsoft's unified communications business, is the fastest growing Microsoft product for businesses, Ballmer said. "The power of Lync and Skype under the same umbrella, we think we're going to do even more fantastic things together."