Microsoft Taps VP Satya Nadella As New CEO

#1Dev445Posted 2/4/2014 7:53:18 AM
by Mike Futter

Following reports last week that a decision was close, Microsoft has announced the name of its new CEO. Satya Nadella will immediately take over as Microsoft’s third CEO, replacing Steve Ballmer. Ballmer announced plans to retire in August.

Before starting at Microsoft in 1992, Nadella worked for Sun Microsystems. His most recent position before being tapped to Microsoft was executive vice presiding of the Cloud and Enterprise group.

In his email to staff this morning, Nadella introduced himself and set forward the outline of a mission for the company under his leadership. “While we have seen great success, we are hungry to do more,” he writes. “Our industry does not respect tradition — it only respects innovation.”

The move also heralds a change for company founder Bill Gates. Gates will vacate the role of chairman of the board. He will step into a new position on the board as founder and technology advisor. John Thompson will assume the role of chairman and remain one of the seven independent board members. Nadella’s role as CEO will elevate him to the ten-person board.

[Source: Microsoft (1), (2)]

http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2014/02/04/microsoft-taps-satya-nadella-as-new-ceo.aspx
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#2Kovalchuk_Posted 2/4/2014 8:00:38 AM
Cue the Xbox is done trolls.
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#3EnclavePosted 2/4/2014 8:02:44 AM
Kovalchuk_ posted...
Cue the Xbox is done trolls.


Only idiots would say that the Xbox is done, even if the guy who expressly said he wanted to axe Xbox became CEO. Worst case scenario is it's sold off, either way though Xbox as a brand wouldn't and isn't at risk.
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#4CRASS5000Posted 2/4/2014 8:09:53 AM
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#5Kovalchuk_Posted 2/4/2014 8:11:45 AM
Enclave posted...
Kovalchuk_ posted...
Cue the Xbox is done trolls.


Only idiots would say that the Xbox is done, even if the guy who expressly said he wanted to axe Xbox became CEO. Worst case scenario is it's sold off, either way though Xbox as a brand wouldn't and isn't at risk.


Well trolls are idiots right?
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#6yanksfan4247Posted 2/4/2014 9:00:28 AM
Nadella is literally Mr. Cloud, Mr. Enterprise. This will be good for MS.
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#7TauriLeaderPosted 2/4/2014 9:09:54 AM
Just read a few articles about this.

One of them said "Stephen Elop will still rejoin Microsoft shortly to lead an expanded devices team focused on Surface, Windows Phones, and Xbox"
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#8ThatLaoGuyPosted 2/4/2014 9:11:48 AM
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#9Enigma149Posted 2/4/2014 9:17:15 AM(edited)
TauriLeader posted...
One of them said "Stephen Elop will still rejoin Microsoft shortly to lead an expanded devices team focused on Surface, Windows Phones, and Xbox"

Makes sense. He's good at working with devices - say what you will about Windows Phone, but you can't deny that the Lumia (and, for that matter, the Asha) lines are extremely nice devices. He's just terrible at running a company.

Here's hoping he doesn't have too much power.
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#10TauriLeaderPosted 2/4/2014 9:17:55 AM
Enigma149 posted...
TauriLeader posted...
One of them said "Stephen Elop will still rejoin Microsoft shortly to lead an expanded devices team focused on Surface, Windows Phones, and Xbox"

Makes sense. He's good at working with devices - just terrible at running a company.

Here's hoping he doesn't have too much power.


It is a smart move. Elop wanted to get rid of the Xbox division, now he is in charge of it and he would be out of a job if he tried to get rid of it.
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