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  1. Jas00555's Avatar
    So I'm not 100% privy on this guy, but based on what I've seen from videos from BUILD from last year and the video that was posted on WPCentral about him and I'm kind of excited about it. He seems to know what he's talking about and can be kind of charismatic about it. The main thing I'm excited for is that since he's in charge of their cloud computing section (among others) he can, hopefully, fix Skype and Xbox Live. What do you guys, who probably know way more than I do, think about him?
    01-30-2014 07:40 PM
  2. snowmutt's Avatar
    Microsoft watchers such as Mary Jo Foley have been touting this guy since Steve Ballmer announced he is stepping down. Microsoft was certainly complete in it's evaluation process, and Nadella is absolutely a good choice.

    I think Skydrive intergration into all MS products has been excellent, and this portion of MS required a working knowledge of all other aspects of MS products, so why not? So long as he is prepared for the long haul (can anyone truly be prepared for a monster like MS?) and is down with the vision of the new MS, I am pleased with their decision.

    For those interested:

    Microsoft Said to Be Preparing to Make Satya Nadella CEO - Bloomberg
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    01-30-2014 08:11 PM
  3. Guytronic's Avatar
    Nadella as CEO of MSFT

    I think after reading up the choice being Nadella is what Microsoft needs as far as leadership.
    Hope my instincts are not wrong here.
    01-30-2014 11:24 PM
  4. aximtreo's Avatar
    Nadella as CEO of MSFT

    I think after reading up the choice being Nadella is what Microsoft needs as far as leadership.
    Hope my instincts are not wrong here.


    I agree. Maybe the best thing is not to have Gates always hovering in the "Cloud". Hopefully he feels free to make the hard decisions MS needs to go forward. Don't be surprised if some of his decisions shock the Windows world.
    01-31-2014 08:03 AM
  5. ajst222's Avatar
    I don't know much about him but he seems like a good refreshing guy. I hope he carries on the "OneMicrosoft" vision

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    01-31-2014 09:44 AM
  6. cuwe's Avatar
    I hope he will gives more attention on Windows Phone 8 .
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    01-31-2014 09:48 AM
  7. AaHaa's Avatar
    I seems really smart, sophisticated and professional. I've been rooting for this guy since the beginning, mostly because he's such a huge "cosmetic" improvement:

    steve_ballmer.jpgsatya.jpg

    Just look at that guy. He's like an awesome, non-arrogant, Indian version of Steve Jobs.
    01-31-2014 10:59 AM
  8. HeyCori's Avatar
    He would make a good choice, IMO.
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    01-31-2014 02:55 PM
  9. Reflexx's Avatar
    I'm not sure yet. I'm a little wary of having someone who is primarily an engineer as the CEO. I do think that the CEO should be someone that is creative. Someone that doesn't necessary know the details of the tech, but can more "envision" how regular people would want to use tech.

    He might be able to do that. Who knows?
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    01-31-2014 03:13 PM
  10. thatotherdude24's Avatar
    I read somewhere that Satya is like Steve Jobs with a technical understanding that Jobs could only dream of.....thoughts?
    01-31-2014 06:26 PM
  11. k0de's Avatar
    I think he will be great. But I could be wrong. But what I have read about the guy he seems very competent. Lets give him a chance and see what happens. I am excited about the innovations that he will bring to MSFT broken software.
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    01-31-2014 06:34 PM
  12. Reflexx's Avatar
    I read somewhere that Satya is like Steve Jobs with a technical understanding that Jobs could only dream of.....thoughts?
    Would be nice.
    01-31-2014 10:03 PM
  13. ZAEENTECH's Avatar
    He is a visionary man with deep technology insight. He knows the nerve of MSFT. He is being an excellent engineer in charge of MSFT cloud computing and services knows the very DNA structure that will be at the core of One Microsoft future. Yes, undoubtedly he is right man for the right job.

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    02-01-2014 09:57 PM
  14. Jas00555's Avatar
    Now that its confirmed that Bill Gates is coming back as a "technology advisor", I'm really excited. If this guy is basically an Indian Steve Jobs, can you imagine how awesome this could be?
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    02-04-2014 09:06 AM
  15. thatotherdude24's Avatar
    I know Cnet is known for their....well they aren't the biggest Microsoft fans.

    They had an article how Satya should sell off Xbox and Bing and slim down the focuses of Microsoft so they can play catch up in other areas. I don't see how they could sell Xbox, it's a huge business and tons of money comes from it.

    Anybody else have any thoughts?
    02-04-2014 05:06 PM
  16. dkediger's Avatar
    The announcement bio listed his hobbies as Cricket and Poetry. That speaks of someone with attention to detail, concentration, and a long view....
    02-04-2014 05:13 PM
  17. Reflexx's Avatar
    I know Cnet is known for their....well they aren't the biggest Microsoft fans.

    They had an article how Satya should sell off Xbox and Bing and slim down the focuses of Microsoft so they can play catch up in other areas. I don't see how they could sell Xbox, it's a huge business and tons of money comes from it.

    Anybody else have any thoughts?
    B.S.

    Nadella was chosen because they were looking for someone that would best continue the process that Ballmer started of getting MS unified and gaining consumer market share.

    You don't do that by removing two divisions that are very consumer focused.
    02-04-2014 06:29 PM
  18. Reflexx's Avatar
    The announcement bio listed his hobbies as Cricket and Poetry. That speaks of someone with attention to detail, concentration, and a long view....
    Poetry to me signifies creativity. Creativity that he's willing to embrace instead of hide away.
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    02-04-2014 06:31 PM
  19. dkediger's Avatar
    Yes, absolutely creativity as well!
    02-04-2014 06:44 PM
  20. Jazmac's Avatar
    So far I like the guy. Something else that strikes me a little bit from the clips of him speaking on the main forum, he enunciates his words in the same manor as Bill Gates, anybody else catch that?

    Yo Ahhaa, is that a pic of Balmer sweating to the oldies or something? wow. lol
    02-04-2014 06:49 PM
  21. LTTG's Avatar
    I think he's a really nice guy, he looks optimistic, and I also think he'll lead Microsoft to the right direction.
    02-04-2014 06:56 PM
  22. a5cent's Avatar
    The announcement bio listed his hobbies as Cricket and Poetry. That speaks of someone with attention to detail, concentration, and a long view....
    That he likes cricket tells me he has a lot of patience. At least that is what I feel is very necessary whenever I watch a cricket match. ;-)

    But seriously, the best thing about him is that he is very communicative. Obviously you can't deal with corporate customers and consumers in the same way, but I hope he brings some of the transparency and honesty from Azure to the rest of MS. If he trashes the shut-up-and-ship policy and replaces it with a solid consumer communications strategy, he'll already have achieved a lot.
    Last edited by a5cent; 02-04-2014 at 07:18 PM.
    02-04-2014 07:06 PM
  23. Jas00555's Avatar
    Hmm.... After watching all of his interviews and speeches, I think I have a final opinion on this guy. He leaves me kind of uncertain about what he'll do, but I'm confident that whatever he does, he'll be great at it.

    I'm actually very excited, uncertain, but still very excited, for Microsoft. I think this guy definitely has the potential to change Microsoft's image and I think we can definitely expect great things to come out of Redmond.

    This guy seems to know exactly what to do and how to do it. The stuff he does makes him seem like he's aware how image works and the consequences of Microsoft's actions (something I don't think Ballmer quite understood sometimes). Just watch his "consumer meeting", I mean, it's filled with buzzwords like "internet of things" and "mobile first, cloud first" and they had a very controlled and well done fake interview (notice the empty hallways? I don't think everyone was out to lunch). I don't think we'll have anymore PR blunders like how Bing Rewards came to iOS before WP. This guy seems like he wants to create a good image.

    Now, the only thing about these buzzwords is that, yes, he's smart in that he wants to have a good image, but it also tells me that he doesn't exactly know what he's doing right now (and frankly, how could he? He's never been a CEO before and really the only two people who would know what they're doing are Gates and Ballmer). I'm not sure what his goals are aside from "mobile first, cloud first" but, come on, that's pretty vague. Still, if he was picked, I'm sure his vision is a pretty good one.
    Last edited by Jas00555; 02-04-2014 at 07:53 PM.
    02-04-2014 07:42 PM
  24. a5cent's Avatar
    I don't think we'll have anymore PR blunders like how Bing Rewards came to iOS before WP.
    I hope you are right, but that he'll be able to prevent every PR blunder is probably unrealistic. Even if he was perfect and never made mistakes himself, he has no chance of catching every problem before it happens. A CEO of a company of MS' size just can't be involved in all the details at that level. Revising company policy could certainly prevent the problem you mentioned, but it's unlikely he could have prevented the communication disaster that was the XB1 introduction. At some point a CEO just has to trust his lieutenants, because nobody can get into all the technical and marketing details of a company with over 100'000 employees.

    CEOs are certainly important, but it seems to me that importance is often overrated. Maybe that is a side affect of American celebrity culture. I don't know. CEOs often get all the credit and take all the blame, when often times happenstance or their competitions actions are more important than anything they themselves could have done. Furthermore, true innovation almost always occurs in a garage or a back office, where a single engineer has an idea which a team decides is worth developing, and is eventually nurtured into a presentable concept. A CEO's most important role is to foster an environment where that happens often. Rarely does innovation occur from the top down, the way many here seem to think it does. I can't think of a single one of MS' technologies that started life in an executive's office.

    Anyway, the primary means by which a CEO leads a company of this size is by the people he/she appoints, by focusing the company on a single vision, and by setting examples and expectations. That will be no different for Mr. Nadella.
    Last edited by a5cent; 02-05-2014 at 08:15 AM.
    02-05-2014 08:04 AM
  25. Markham Ranja's Avatar
    I hope you are right, but that he'll be able to prevent every PR blunder is probably unrealistic. Even if he was perfect and never made mistakes himself, he has no chance of catching every problem before it happens. A CEO of a company of MS' size just can't be involved in all the details at that level. Revising company policy could certainly prevent the problem you mentioned, but it's unlikely he could have prevented the communication disaster that was the XB1 introduction. At some point a CEO just has to trust his lieutenants, because nobody can get into all the technical and marketing details of a company with over 100'000 employees.
    That is why a CEO of a company like MS gets paid in the 100s of millions. His is the responsibility, no matter what. Also, if you think the CEO was not involved in the launch of a device as important as the X-1, I'd like to have some of whatever you're smoking :)
    02-05-2014 09:23 AM
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