Satya Nadella is Microsoft's New CEO

Subject: General Tech | February 5, 2014 - 11:34 PM |
Tagged: microsoft, CEO

We are a little late on this news, but the hunt for a new Microsoft CEO is over. Satya Nadella, an internal choice from the enterprise division, will take over the entire company. Apart from a little buzz around Stephen Elop, and a lot of it around Allan Mulally, he was the figure on the rumors. Even though the decision was not shocking, it does question Microsoft's role in consumer devices.

Satya only mentioned devices and services twice in his first email to employees.

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Speaking of his introductory email, Satya claims to have asked Bill Gates to "devote additional time to the company". He has been a Microsoft employee for over two decades and he will be supported by its famous co-founder. All of this follows the attempts to discover outside candidates and re-invent the company.

More confusingly, the aforementioned first email contained the line, "This is a software powered world", as a single-line paragraph. He wanted to make this sentence perfectly clear. He believes that Microsoft is the only company with routine success developing platforms and ecosystems. Microsoft has not felt this much like Microsoft in quite some time, which contrasts the last two years of corporate soul-searching.

Then again, those were some of their best years.

Source: Microsoft
February 6, 2014 | 05:13 AM - Posted by BBMan (not verified)

I do like the idea of having internal CEOs. But you have to be more "cloudy" when you think about this guy. The Cloud was his baby before becoming CEO. It brought in over $20 billion last year. Yet Nadella claims that the Cloud is directly or indirectly responsible for 2/3 of the revenue (of about $80B). He wants Gates more involved again. Gates has a very globalist perspective of the world- so I think this choice has more to do with exploiting an ever expanding redistributable network. I think it is a bald faced attempt to have everyone's resources and information exposed on the net with Microsoft at the helm.
As convenient as the cloud can be, security is not something that comes to me when i think of Microsoft.

February 6, 2014 | 05:37 AM - Posted by BBMan (not verified)

Note I hate it whe this happens. I read an abstract wrong. When I dug into the article, Nadella never claimed that 2/3 of MS revenue is due to Cloud. My bad. Still- the Cloud makes up over 25% of the revenue.

February 6, 2014 | 10:32 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

With Bill gates remaining as the Puppet Master, and what about monkey boy Ballmer, is he off the board yet! The firt person to get a pink slip, after Monkey boy and Gates, should be the Ribbon Lady, her and her verbose platitudes about the Ribbon Interface, make me hurl my cookies. Now all we need to know is if Nadella is a sock puppet, or the on a string variety!

February 6, 2014 | 10:34 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Edit firt, to: first

February 7, 2014 | 02:51 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I assume you have a better design to the ribbon interface or is this just one of the usual negative ms comments?

February 7, 2014 | 03:05 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Why Yes, the old office interface worked fine, and did not need fixing(More like strangulation) with the ribbon, same with TIFKAM on the desktop, M$ broke the UI, that was just fine on windows 7! How well are those win 8 sales going for you Ribbon lady, with that Ribbon style abomination spread to the desktop, you had a part in that, with all your verbage!

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