Microsoft: Steve Ballmer will not be speaking at WWDC.

Early this morning, the rumormill went a bit bonkers. A hole to a parallel universe apparently ripped open outside of an analyst’s office. Through this hole, the analyst saw a world where Steve Ballmer presented something at Apple’s WWDC 2010 keynote. Alas, the analyst didn’t realize that this was a parallel universe, instead interpreting it as a glance into the future. “Steve Ballmer will be presenting at WWDC! Steve Ballmer will be presenting at WWDC!”, he shouted.

People were skeptical, and rightly so. It’s all a bunch of nonsense, says Microsoft.

In a brief statement issued over Twitter (what else?) this afternoon, Microsoft straightened things out:

Steve Ballmer not speaking at Apple Dev Conf. Nor appearing on Dancing with the Stars. Nor riding in the Belmont. Just FYI.

Good. Between starring as the next Bond villain and training for the Olympics, we figured that Ballmer’s schedule was already getting stretched a bit too thin. While Microsoft could very well make an appearance during WWDC keynote as a partner, it probably won’t be Ballmer’s mug staring back at the audience.