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Microsoft preparing to name Satya Nadella its new CEO

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 30 Jan 2014 20:20 User comments (7)

Microsoft preparing to name Satya Nadella its new CEO Microsoft's board of directors are preparing to name current enterprise and cloud head Satya Nadella as the new CEO for the software giant.
Additionally, founder Bill Gates may be replaced as chairman, possibly by Microsoft lead independent director John Thompson. Gates would stay on for product development, however.

Outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer will leave the company once the replacement is selected, and investors are eagerly awaiting that time as Ballmer's tenure has been marred by failed expensive decisions.

Nadella joined Microsoft in 1992, and has been a high-level executive in divisions for cloud services, server software, Internet search and business applications. Microsoft has been moving towards hardware and cloud services, while continuing to print money through their legacy Windows and Office software.

In just two years, Nadella has boosted revenue 20 percent for Microsoft's server businesses (now cloud and enterprise).

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7 user comments

130.1.2014 21:50

Perhaps he'll change Microsoft's licensing in regards to Windows.....I hate like hell having to activate by phone.

230.1.2014 22:05

Originally posted by ivymike:
Perhaps he'll change Microsoft's licensing in regards to Windows.....I hate like hell having to activate by phone.
I doubt that would ever change. Not sure why you need to activate by phone, thought that is an option if you don't have a network connection, so might be time to advance into the new millennium and get at least a modem?

330.1.2014 22:25

No....What I'm referring to is the fact that a license is limited to 3 seperate machines. Also, Say you're not familiar with the lastest Windows OS and you have to reinstall it over and over again....After a while, the online activation tells you to call this number to activate your OS.

NEVER had this issue with XP.

430.1.2014 22:40

Originally posted by ivymike:
No....What I'm referring to is the fact that a license is limited to 3 seperate machines. Also, Say you're not familiar with the lastest Windows OS and you have to reinstall it over and over again....After a while, the online activation tells you to call this number to activate your OS.

NEVER had this issue with XP.
Then i'm not sure why you are doing it the hard way? As a software tester i might wipe and restore my machine 20+ times in a month. Get your machine to a point you want to restore too, image it at that point and restore when needed. This has worked great for me from the client OS's Xp,vista, win7, win8 and the corresponding servers as well provided you get the right imaging software.

The $100 i spent for the imaging software was one of the the best invents ever made. Saves me days/weeks per year given a machine for me to get setup might take 2 days.

531.1.2014 2:13

You don't even need to pay for it; there's decent free imaging software. M$ even includes disk imaging functionality withing the built-in backup software! It doesn't have certain key features, but certainly does work.

You can find some good advice and reviews of free disk imaging software here. The author goes into good detail on the pros/cons of several free options.

631.1.2014 14:09

Originally posted by ivymike:
Perhaps he'll change Microsoft's licensing in regards to Windows.....I hate like hell having to activate by phone.
Yeah......and lower the F'ing prices of their SCCM/SCOM/DPM licenses as my 250 strong NFP company can't even entertain this solution as it's entirely aimed at BIG BIZ with annual SCCM pricing pushing the 75K/annum cost.

F THAT! Too expensive for simple tasks like centralized updates.

731.1.2014 22:32

Originally posted by SomeBozo:
Originally posted by ivymike:
No....What I'm referring to is the fact that a license is limited to 3 seperate machines. Also, Say you're not familiar with the lastest Windows OS and you have to reinstall it over and over again....After a while, the online activation tells you to call this number to activate your OS.

NEVER had this issue with XP.
Then i'm not sure why you are doing it the hard way? As a software tester i might wipe and restore my machine 20+ times in a month. Get your machine to a point you want to restore too, image it at that point and restore when needed. This has worked great for me from the client OS's Xp,vista, win7, win8 and the corresponding servers as well provided you get the right imaging software.

The $100 i spent for the imaging software was one of the the best invents ever made. Saves me days/weeks per year given a machine for me to get setup might take 2 days.

I concur. I have been using Norton Ghost 11.0 for the purpose. I use EasyBCD to add bootable iso, located on D drive, to the Win boot menu to create an image every month. I have 7 primary partitions using BootITNG boot manager. I haven't had a BSODs requiring fresh Win reinstall except in 2 situations. One was when the power connector on my hard disk became defective and the other was with ATI driver update on an MSI motherboard with Phenom processor.

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