It’s official: Microsoft names Satya Nadella as new CEO

The rumors were true… well, some of them, anyway. Microsoft announced on Tuesday that it has picked enterprise and cloud boss Satya Nadella as its next CEO. The move comes after more than five months of searching that saw the company cycle through several rumored “top” candidates including Ford CEO Alan Mulally and former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop. In an interview with Quartz given late last year, Nadella talked extensively about how the company’s shift from being a software company to being a devices and services company will change its focus away from being just about Windows. Of particular importance to Nadella is how the cloud is changing Microsoft’s conception of just what a computing platform should be.


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