Microsoft: 'Ballmer at WWDC' Rumor is Wrong

For a minute there, it looked like hell had frozen over.

Reports Thursday morning suggested Microsoft CEO (and ) Steve Ballmer would be crossing enemy lines to speak at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference next month.

It would have made for one hell of a story.

Unfortunately, it just isn't true.

The Ballmer-at-WWDC rumor started with a , part of The Wall Street Journal, Wednesday night. The report cited one of those always-helpful analysts as saying Microsoft was set to appear at Apple's event, with Ballmer likely representing.