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Edward Finlay 2020-08-18
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This is about helping teams to be productive and efficient in their work at Internet scale.

The post The Digital Mindset – How to Get Past Today’s Problems to Solve Tomorrow’s appeared first on Computer Business Review.

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David Shiner 2017-04-16
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One side effect of talking about the risk of killer robots so much is that everyone is now rushing to assure us exactly how they would prevent this.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is the latest to reassure us, in an extremely vague way.

Earlier this month, Google engineers published a paper outlining five principles of safety.

Their principles were things like “avoid negative side effects” which, while not earth-shaking, at least were fairly concrete and illustrated with examples from a cleaning robot.

Nadella’s, as outlined in Slate, are filled with jargon.

must be designed to assist humanity”: Glad we’re clear on this one I was unsure for a little bit there.

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Filiberto Lahey 2017-07-21
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It’s a good day to be Satya Nadella.

Microsoft delivered its latest round of financials yesterday evening, and things are generally looking good across the board.

Revenue and per-share earnings beat estimates in Q4, but even those aren’t the biggest items Microsoft reported.

Instead, our focus should be on Office 365, which passed an absolutely massive milestone during the quarter.

In a call with investors after the financials dropped, Microsoft CTO Amy Hood said that Office 365 subscriptions are for the first time making more money than conventional software licenses for Office products.

No matter which way you slice it, that’s impressive, because it means that a big gamble for Microsoft is paying off.

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Danny Duck 2017-09-18
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Back in 1993, there was no YouTube, Facebook, or Twitch, so companies like Microsoft would have to get creative if they wanted to do a live video broadcast.

That's why Microsoft held the DevCast, a satellite-broadcast telethon event.

The company's employees would demonstrate the latest and greatest advancements to Windows and the Office suite, and developers could call in live and ask questions.

The DevCast of 1993 had a very, very special guest even if they didn't know it at the time — Satya Nadella, who would go on to become Microsoft's CEO just over two decades later in 2014.

In his segment, Nadella pitches developers on using Excel with Microsoft Visual Basic to make new work apps for the Windows NT operating system.

This video was resurfaced earlier today by Fast Company, as part of the magazine's extensive new profile of Nadella.

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Matthew Hansen 2017-08-31

Following reports that the Trump administration may soon end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, Microsoft president and chief legal officer Brad Smith said in a blog post that “changes would not only negatively impact thousands of hardworking people across the United States, but will be a step backwards for our entire nation.”

The statement was one of two quickly issued by the company after Fox News reported that Trump may roll back the Obama-era program, which allows immigrants who came to the United States as children to stay if they meet certain requirements.

After suggesting at various points that he would end the program, Trump, more recently, seemed to back away from the suggestion.

If reports are accurate, he could now be moving ahead with changes.

Smith notes in his statement that 27 of Microsoft’s employees are DACA beneficiaries.

“They are software engineers with top technical skills; finance professionals driving our business ambitions forward; and retail and sales associates connecting customers to our technologies,” Smith writes.

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Victor Mcbride 2017-10-16
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella made just over $20 million in cash and stock over the company's most recent fiscal year, after nailing his annual performance report.

Nadella's pay package was revealed in Microsoft's annual shareholder proxy filing, which you can read here.

Basically, half of Nadella's pay package is based on how well he performs in three key areas: "Product & Strategy," "Customers & Stakeholders," and "Culture & Organizational leadership."

Scoring well in all areas netted him a $7,032,406 bonus on his base salary of $1,450,000.

His highest score was in "Culture," where Microsoft's board praised Nadella's signature "growth mindset" philosophy.

"The Company widely adopted leadership principles that help its leaders deliver clarity, generate energy, and deliver success," writes Microsoft's board in the proxy statement.

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Dana Millard 2017-09-30

Beneath is a signed, framed photo of Australian cricketer David Warner (the captain of Nadella's team, the Sunrisers Hyderabad) and, in pride of place, his most-prized possession - a bat signed by Sachin Tendulkar, the former Indian cricket titan and national obsession.

Secondly, Nadella comes across as a thinker as much as a doer.

[Streeck] is saying that's our problem, so you've got to create a solution."

The conversations with cabbies, bar staff and professional classes in this affluent, liveable city pivot around the inexorable, dramatic rise in house prices.

The city's real-estate boom is being driven by the seemingly unstoppable rise of the Puget Sound area's tech companies.

To some degree, the 42-year-old company may be responsible for creating what we think of today as a large technology player - one that produces innovative, world-changing products which become integrated into our everyday lives in a way that we barely notice them, before assuming a dominant market position that eventually attracts the attention of regulators.

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Michael Webster 2017-06-30
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Back in 2014, Microsoft introduced the Surface Pro 3, which was supposed to debut alongside a smaller tablet, known as the Surface Mini.

Alas, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop decided to pull the plug on the Mini just a few weeks prior to its scheduled launch.

But now images of the device have emerged, as Windows Central has managed to get its hands on shots of the tablet.

The tablet itself was an 8-inch device, sporting a 1440 x 1080 screen, along with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 1GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage packed inside.

In terms of design, it seems Microsoft decided to house the tablet in what Windows Central calls a "soft and felt-like" material that almost seems like a case, but is actually a non-removable part of the outer casing.

There's also the usual kickstand on the Surface Mini, alongside slightly angled edges, making for quite a large bezel around the screen.

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John Nelson 2017-10-03
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Yet another product cull raises questions about Microsoft's commitment to... anything, really

Comment Ever since Satya Nadella took the helm at Microsoft in 2014, his PR people have been grooming him to be an Inspiration Thought Leader, preaching Transformation to the TED Talk classes.

This took another step with the global launch of his book Hit Refresh, a "masterpiece" of how to scale up the "growth mindset”.

The problem isn’t that anyone will particular miss Groove, but the cumulative impact.

I have no faith in anything this company touches anymore.

— Andrew Bennett (@Fusionfan45) October 2, 2017

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Jeffrey Zambrana 2018-07-20
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Microsoft has announced its fourth quarter earnings, and the numbers look good.

According to Microsoft, it earned a net income of $8.9 billion and a revenue of $30.1 billion for the quarter, which ended on June 30.

This brings the total revenues for the fiscal year to a mightily-impressive $110.4 billion.

These results are up 17% year-over-year, and many people will see this as a vindication of CEO Satya Nadella’s renewed focus on hardware and cloud services.

In a press release accompanying the news, Nadella said: “We had an incredible year, surpassing $100 billion in revenue as a result of our teams’ relentless focus on customer success and the trust customers are placing in Microsoft [...] Our early investments in the intelligent cloud and intelligent edge are paying off, and we will continue to expand our reach in large and growing markets with differentiated innovation.”

Microsoft’s More Personal Computing business continues to be the main driver for revenues, earning $10.8 billion and up 17% year-over-year.

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Alfred Borrow 2017-11-27
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Microsoft has killed a Windows 10 Office app called Delve.

This is interesting and notable because Delve was one of the first apps that demonstrated CEO Satya Nadella's vision for the company: to improve productivity.

Delve was introduced in 2014, a few months after Nadella took over as CEO, with much fanfare.

It was supposed to help you automatically find the info you needed.

But it is no longer available on the Windows 10 app store, nor is Microsoft continuing to support it, the company says, although a web version of Delve continues to exist.

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John Robidoux 2021-05-22
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As businesses move towards a hybrid working model meetings will be conducted in-person and virtually at the same time.
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Bessie Scavotto 2017-10-03
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In 2011, a cartoon zoomed around the internet depicting the organizational setups of various tech companies.

Amazon was a typical top-down setup, with someone in charge and people working for that person, then people working for them, etc.

Apple, meanwhile, was depicted with everyone in a circle effectively all answering to the CEO.

Then there was Microsoft, where the cartoon depicted different teams, but each holding guns pointed at one another.

For those who knew Microsoft's cutthroat culture, both internally and to the outside world, it rung very true.

When Satya Nadella was tapped to lead Microsoft in 2014, he decided the company needed a different approach.

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Brian Plymel 2017-12-10
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Peggy Johnson onstage at Business Insider's IGNITION conference.

Thanks to that conversation she discovered engineering and has gone on to become a major force in the tech industry.

Peggy Johnson is Microsoft's executive vice president of business development, the company's top dealmaker.

She was one of Satya Nadella's first new hires when he was promoted t0 CEO in 2014.

Plus she manages Microsoft's VC fund Microsoft Ventures, which in three years has backed about three dozen startups.

And none of it would have happened if not for a fluke errand she ran in college, she revealed on a post on LinkedIn.

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Thomas Cann 2016-06-13

View photosMoreA Microsoft logo is seen on an office building in New York City in this July 28, 2015 file photo.

For Microsoft, the deal will help it in it mission of trying to keep services like Outlook email relevant enough that customers won't want to leave it for competitors such as Google's Gmail.

For LinkedIn, the opportunity to tap Microsoft's customers, including the 1.2 billion users of its Office suite of business software, could help it jumpstart growth, which has slowed in recent quarters.

"The professionals of the world can benefit in terms of getting their work done," said Microsoft Chief Executive Satya Nadella, who has been trying to reinvigorate the once-lumbering company since taking over in February 2014, in a phone call.

"The Venn diagram is pretty big," he said, meaning the overlap of customers of both companies, although he didn't give a precise number.

He gave an example of a customer walking into a meeting scheduled on a Microsoft Outlook calendar integrated with LinkedIn, receiving notification that one of the people in the meeting went to college with a colleague.

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Jerrell Lawson 2017-10-26

Microsoft hit a new milestone in its cloud services business this quarter: it’s now able to project over $20 billion in annual revenue.

While that may seem like a big but arbitrary milestone, it’s an important one for Microsoft.

In 2015, a year after being named the company’s CEO, Satya Nadella said he wanted Microsoft to hit that target sometime in 2018 — a big jump up from the $6.3 billion business it was back then.

Depending on how you’re counting (Microsoft’s 2018 fiscal year started in July), Nadella delivered right on time or slightly ahead of schedule.

The milestone was announced in Microsoft’s earnings release this afternoon, where it reported $24.5 billion and a profit of $6.6 billion, up from $20.4 billion and $4.7 billion this same quarter last year.

The company’s cloud business accounted for $6.9 billion of that, a 14 percent year over year increase.

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Edward Finlay 2020-08-18
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This is about helping teams to be productive and efficient in their work at Internet scale.

The post The Digital Mindset – How to Get Past Today’s Problems to Solve Tomorrow’s appeared first on Computer Business Review.

Filiberto Lahey 2017-07-21
img

It’s a good day to be Satya Nadella.

Microsoft delivered its latest round of financials yesterday evening, and things are generally looking good across the board.

Revenue and per-share earnings beat estimates in Q4, but even those aren’t the biggest items Microsoft reported.

Instead, our focus should be on Office 365, which passed an absolutely massive milestone during the quarter.

In a call with investors after the financials dropped, Microsoft CTO Amy Hood said that Office 365 subscriptions are for the first time making more money than conventional software licenses for Office products.

No matter which way you slice it, that’s impressive, because it means that a big gamble for Microsoft is paying off.

Matthew Hansen 2017-08-31

Following reports that the Trump administration may soon end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, Microsoft president and chief legal officer Brad Smith said in a blog post that “changes would not only negatively impact thousands of hardworking people across the United States, but will be a step backwards for our entire nation.”

The statement was one of two quickly issued by the company after Fox News reported that Trump may roll back the Obama-era program, which allows immigrants who came to the United States as children to stay if they meet certain requirements.

After suggesting at various points that he would end the program, Trump, more recently, seemed to back away from the suggestion.

If reports are accurate, he could now be moving ahead with changes.

Smith notes in his statement that 27 of Microsoft’s employees are DACA beneficiaries.

“They are software engineers with top technical skills; finance professionals driving our business ambitions forward; and retail and sales associates connecting customers to our technologies,” Smith writes.

Dana Millard 2017-09-30

Beneath is a signed, framed photo of Australian cricketer David Warner (the captain of Nadella's team, the Sunrisers Hyderabad) and, in pride of place, his most-prized possession - a bat signed by Sachin Tendulkar, the former Indian cricket titan and national obsession.

Secondly, Nadella comes across as a thinker as much as a doer.

[Streeck] is saying that's our problem, so you've got to create a solution."

The conversations with cabbies, bar staff and professional classes in this affluent, liveable city pivot around the inexorable, dramatic rise in house prices.

The city's real-estate boom is being driven by the seemingly unstoppable rise of the Puget Sound area's tech companies.

To some degree, the 42-year-old company may be responsible for creating what we think of today as a large technology player - one that produces innovative, world-changing products which become integrated into our everyday lives in a way that we barely notice them, before assuming a dominant market position that eventually attracts the attention of regulators.

John Nelson 2017-10-03
img

Yet another product cull raises questions about Microsoft's commitment to... anything, really

Comment Ever since Satya Nadella took the helm at Microsoft in 2014, his PR people have been grooming him to be an Inspiration Thought Leader, preaching Transformation to the TED Talk classes.

This took another step with the global launch of his book Hit Refresh, a "masterpiece" of how to scale up the "growth mindset”.

The problem isn’t that anyone will particular miss Groove, but the cumulative impact.

I have no faith in anything this company touches anymore.

— Andrew Bennett (@Fusionfan45) October 2, 2017

Alfred Borrow 2017-11-27
img

ANDREW HARRER / BLOOMBERG VIA GETTY

Microsoft has killed a Windows 10 Office app called Delve.

This is interesting and notable because Delve was one of the first apps that demonstrated CEO Satya Nadella's vision for the company: to improve productivity.

Delve was introduced in 2014, a few months after Nadella took over as CEO, with much fanfare.

It was supposed to help you automatically find the info you needed.

But it is no longer available on the Windows 10 app store, nor is Microsoft continuing to support it, the company says, although a web version of Delve continues to exist.

Bessie Scavotto 2017-10-03
img

In 2011, a cartoon zoomed around the internet depicting the organizational setups of various tech companies.

Amazon was a typical top-down setup, with someone in charge and people working for that person, then people working for them, etc.

Apple, meanwhile, was depicted with everyone in a circle effectively all answering to the CEO.

Then there was Microsoft, where the cartoon depicted different teams, but each holding guns pointed at one another.

For those who knew Microsoft's cutthroat culture, both internally and to the outside world, it rung very true.

When Satya Nadella was tapped to lead Microsoft in 2014, he decided the company needed a different approach.

Thomas Cann 2016-06-13

View photosMoreA Microsoft logo is seen on an office building in New York City in this July 28, 2015 file photo.

For Microsoft, the deal will help it in it mission of trying to keep services like Outlook email relevant enough that customers won't want to leave it for competitors such as Google's Gmail.

For LinkedIn, the opportunity to tap Microsoft's customers, including the 1.2 billion users of its Office suite of business software, could help it jumpstart growth, which has slowed in recent quarters.

"The professionals of the world can benefit in terms of getting their work done," said Microsoft Chief Executive Satya Nadella, who has been trying to reinvigorate the once-lumbering company since taking over in February 2014, in a phone call.

"The Venn diagram is pretty big," he said, meaning the overlap of customers of both companies, although he didn't give a precise number.

He gave an example of a customer walking into a meeting scheduled on a Microsoft Outlook calendar integrated with LinkedIn, receiving notification that one of the people in the meeting went to college with a colleague.

David Shiner 2017-04-16
img

One side effect of talking about the risk of killer robots so much is that everyone is now rushing to assure us exactly how they would prevent this.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is the latest to reassure us, in an extremely vague way.

Earlier this month, Google engineers published a paper outlining five principles of safety.

Their principles were things like “avoid negative side effects” which, while not earth-shaking, at least were fairly concrete and illustrated with examples from a cleaning robot.

Nadella’s, as outlined in Slate, are filled with jargon.

must be designed to assist humanity”: Glad we’re clear on this one I was unsure for a little bit there.

Danny Duck 2017-09-18
img

Back in 1993, there was no YouTube, Facebook, or Twitch, so companies like Microsoft would have to get creative if they wanted to do a live video broadcast.

That's why Microsoft held the DevCast, a satellite-broadcast telethon event.

The company's employees would demonstrate the latest and greatest advancements to Windows and the Office suite, and developers could call in live and ask questions.

The DevCast of 1993 had a very, very special guest even if they didn't know it at the time — Satya Nadella, who would go on to become Microsoft's CEO just over two decades later in 2014.

In his segment, Nadella pitches developers on using Excel with Microsoft Visual Basic to make new work apps for the Windows NT operating system.

This video was resurfaced earlier today by Fast Company, as part of the magazine's extensive new profile of Nadella.

Victor Mcbride 2017-10-16
img

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella made just over $20 million in cash and stock over the company's most recent fiscal year, after nailing his annual performance report.

Nadella's pay package was revealed in Microsoft's annual shareholder proxy filing, which you can read here.

Basically, half of Nadella's pay package is based on how well he performs in three key areas: "Product & Strategy," "Customers & Stakeholders," and "Culture & Organizational leadership."

Scoring well in all areas netted him a $7,032,406 bonus on his base salary of $1,450,000.

His highest score was in "Culture," where Microsoft's board praised Nadella's signature "growth mindset" philosophy.

"The Company widely adopted leadership principles that help its leaders deliver clarity, generate energy, and deliver success," writes Microsoft's board in the proxy statement.

Michael Webster 2017-06-30
img

Back in 2014, Microsoft introduced the Surface Pro 3, which was supposed to debut alongside a smaller tablet, known as the Surface Mini.

Alas, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop decided to pull the plug on the Mini just a few weeks prior to its scheduled launch.

But now images of the device have emerged, as Windows Central has managed to get its hands on shots of the tablet.

The tablet itself was an 8-inch device, sporting a 1440 x 1080 screen, along with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 1GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage packed inside.

In terms of design, it seems Microsoft decided to house the tablet in what Windows Central calls a "soft and felt-like" material that almost seems like a case, but is actually a non-removable part of the outer casing.

There's also the usual kickstand on the Surface Mini, alongside slightly angled edges, making for quite a large bezel around the screen.

Jeffrey Zambrana 2018-07-20
img

Microsoft has announced its fourth quarter earnings, and the numbers look good.

According to Microsoft, it earned a net income of $8.9 billion and a revenue of $30.1 billion for the quarter, which ended on June 30.

This brings the total revenues for the fiscal year to a mightily-impressive $110.4 billion.

These results are up 17% year-over-year, and many people will see this as a vindication of CEO Satya Nadella’s renewed focus on hardware and cloud services.

In a press release accompanying the news, Nadella said: “We had an incredible year, surpassing $100 billion in revenue as a result of our teams’ relentless focus on customer success and the trust customers are placing in Microsoft [...] Our early investments in the intelligent cloud and intelligent edge are paying off, and we will continue to expand our reach in large and growing markets with differentiated innovation.”

Microsoft’s More Personal Computing business continues to be the main driver for revenues, earning $10.8 billion and up 17% year-over-year.

John Robidoux 2021-05-22
img
As businesses move towards a hybrid working model meetings will be conducted in-person and virtually at the same time.
Brian Plymel 2017-12-10
img

Peggy Johnson onstage at Business Insider's IGNITION conference.

Thanks to that conversation she discovered engineering and has gone on to become a major force in the tech industry.

Peggy Johnson is Microsoft's executive vice president of business development, the company's top dealmaker.

She was one of Satya Nadella's first new hires when he was promoted t0 CEO in 2014.

Plus she manages Microsoft's VC fund Microsoft Ventures, which in three years has backed about three dozen startups.

And none of it would have happened if not for a fluke errand she ran in college, she revealed on a post on LinkedIn.

Jerrell Lawson 2017-10-26

Microsoft hit a new milestone in its cloud services business this quarter: it’s now able to project over $20 billion in annual revenue.

While that may seem like a big but arbitrary milestone, it’s an important one for Microsoft.

In 2015, a year after being named the company’s CEO, Satya Nadella said he wanted Microsoft to hit that target sometime in 2018 — a big jump up from the $6.3 billion business it was back then.

Depending on how you’re counting (Microsoft’s 2018 fiscal year started in July), Nadella delivered right on time or slightly ahead of schedule.

The milestone was announced in Microsoft’s earnings release this afternoon, where it reported $24.5 billion and a profit of $6.6 billion, up from $20.4 billion and $4.7 billion this same quarter last year.

The company’s cloud business accounted for $6.9 billion of that, a 14 percent year over year increase.