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  1. Joined : Jan 2014
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       04 Feb 2014 #1

    Nadella's first day as CEO is today, February 4. Current CEO Steve Ballmer is out, effective immediately.

    The choice of Nadella is somewhat surprising, and in other ways, not.

    Nadella -- believed to have been, all along, one of a small handful of alleged internal candidates for the Microsoft CEO job -- has been at the company for 22 years. As of 2011, he ran Microsoft's lucrative server and tools businesses. His official title, as of the July 2013 "One Microsoft" reorg, became Executive Vice President of Cloud and Enterprise.

    Given Microsoft is remaking itself as a devices and services company, it's not too crazy that Microsoft's selection committee would choose a "cloud guy" to be the next CEO. The fact that the majority of Microsoft's revenues and profits come from enterprise software also make Nadella -- who also heads up the company's enterprise software businesses -- a seeming shoo-in.
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  2. Joined : Nov 2013
    Land of 10,000 lakes
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       04 Feb 2014 #2

    The financial news writers are saying, "Microsoft rises on CEO news". And all is well with the world!!!
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  3.    04 Feb 2014 #3

    Nadella is the right person to do Changes to Microsoft
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  4. Joined : Jan 2014
    Carencro, LA 70520
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       04 Feb 2014 #4

    tomppa, post: 13801, member: 228 said:
    Nadella is the right person to do Changes to Microsoft
    Lets do hope he does some changes and not the way they are going now.
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  5. Joined : Jan 2014
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       11 Feb 2014 #5

    I don't know; the guy scares me. He was head of cloud development and stated himself he frequently started projects and never finished them.
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  6. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
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       11 Feb 2014 #6

    Lady Fitzgerald, post: 14773, member: 208 said:
    I don't know; the guy scares me. He was head of cloud development and stated himself he frequently started projects and never finished them.

    Great.. just what MS needs.

    With luck the new projects will be completed.
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  7. Joined : Nov 2013
    Idaho USA
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    OS X, Win 10
       11 Feb 2014 #7

    Would be just a waste of my time. . .It is starting to get nice outside, and the Driving ranges will be open, thus it will be time to get up to speed on my Golf Game. . .this is going to be a whole to year after this last stroke I had. . .hope it won't be to bad. . .:arghh::arghh::arghh:
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  8. Joined : Jan 2014
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       12 Feb 2014 #8

    BunnyJ, post: 14810, member: 210 said:
    Great.. just what MS needs.

    With luck the new projects will be completed.
    Depends on the projects.
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  9. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
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       12 Feb 2014 #9

    True.. and most CEO's are just into the "vision" thing anyway. But I hope he sets a correct course for the future of MS.
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  10. Joined : Oct 2013
    NW Florida
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    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint
       16 Feb 2014 #10

    Good luck on the golf game, Lee. Just keep swinging.

    CEO's don't have to finish projects, that's what they have employees for. Lets just hope his ideas are more in line with what we want and he keeps his eye on what his employees are coming up with. Hopefully, he remembers the Windows 7 slogan. "Windows, your way", and the advertising motto, "I'm a PC, and Windows 7 was my idea".
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