Say what you will about Steve Ballmer’s tenure as Microsoft’s CEO, but the man sure knows how to put on a good show.

At an employee-only meeting on Thursday, Ballmer said farewell to Microsoft and, with his characteristic bombast, danced to Macklamore’s “Can’t Hold Us” and walked off stage to¬†Michael Jackson’s “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin‘.”

Ballmer also took the time to inspire the thousands of Microsoft employees in attendance: “Only our company and a handful of others are poised to write the future,” he said.

On those competitors, however, Ballmer wasn’t entirely complimentary:

As Reuters reports:

He also took a swipe at rivals, declaring that Apple is about being “fashionable,” is about being “cheap,” Google is about “knowing more,” but Microsoft is about “doing more.”

While we can’t say first-hand, it sounds like the event was a fitting farewell for Ballmer,¬†who often seemed both blind and deaf to his overwhelming, slightly awkward stage presence. And goddammit we’ll miss him for that.

Also, here’s some Michael Jackson for your Friday.