The Nokia boss will take charge of Microsoft's games and hardware, including Xbox, and the soon-to-be-acquired Nokia mobile division.
Julie Larson-Green to become leader of My Life & Work team, which is part of the company's Applications and Services Group.
In an interview with CNET, Stephen Elop weighs in on the marketing strategy for the Nokia X family of phones, teases the next Lumia, and shares his thoughts on wearables.
To nobody's surprise, Microsoft's outgoing CEO affirms that Nokia's outgoing CEO has a shot at being Ballmer's successor.
New reports suggest Ford's Alan Mulally and Microsoft exec Satya Nadella are ahead of rivals including Nokia boss Stephen Elop in the race to replace Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
If Nokia's Stephen Elop was appointed Microsoft CEO, he would bring Office to rival mobile platforms, insiders say.
That's the word from people who claim to have knowledge of Elop's line of thinking, which is still evolving as Microsoft contemplates who'll replace Steve Ballmer.
Nokia CEO Stephen Elop talks with CNET about a lack of Windows apps and possible concerns the Nokia's new tablet could cannibalize sales of Microsoft's Surface tablets.
Elop, seen as a potential successor to departing Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, is set to get roughly $25.5 million in compensation following the close of the deal.
By acquiring Nokia, Microsoft gains more control over the hardware and software, following Apple's example of vertical integration, and Stephen Elop, a leading contender for the CEO spot.