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Microsoft’s new CEO is Satya Nadella, Bill Gates to become ‘technology advisor’

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After a lengthy search for a new CEO to take over from Steve Ballmer, Microsoft has appointed Satya Nadella (46) as the companies new chief executive.

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- Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s new CEO


The India-born computer engineer most recently held the position of executive vice president of the Cloud and Enterprise group at Microsoft, but has been with the company for over twenty years working in the business division and research and development, with his most recent work contributing to Microsoft’s push towards cloud computing and integrating this technology into other services including Skype and Xbox LIVE.

You can learn a lot more about Nadella in his own words in a pleasant interview below:

Satya Nadella – His first interview as CEO of Microsoft

Microsoft’s founder, long-time chairman and previous CEO, Bill Gates, has been called up to take on the role of ‘technology adviser,’ but will step down as chairman. Gates said of Nadella’s appointment in a video address (below):

“I’m thrilled that Satya has asked me to step up, substantially increasing my time at the company. I’ll have over a third of my time available to meet with product groups and it’ll be fun to define this next round of products working together.”

Watch Gates’ full video address below:

Bill Gates welcomes Satya Nadella as Microsoft CEO


How do you think the appointment of Satya Nadella to the position of Microsoft CEO will affect the Xbox business, and the future of Xbox One in particular?


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