Meet the former IBMer who is taking over the chairman role from Bill Gates after having only joined the board two years ago.
After striking out with Plan A, there's a stronger-than-ever case for why Microsoft ought to go with Plan B.
Steve Ballmer, Microsoft's chief for 14 years before resigning in February, has now also stepped down as a member of the company's board of directors.
A slick package of clips introduces Satya Nadella -- the new hoodie-wearing, hipster-spectacled face of Microsoft -- to the world.
Sprinkling references from Qi Lu and Oscar Wilde, new CEO Nadella tells Microsoft "we have unparalleled capability to make an impact."
The new CEO replaces Steve Ballmer and will take the reins as Bill Gates steps down as chairman, but remains a "technology advisor."
Should the Microsoft CEO rumors turn out to be true, the news will also hasten the public emergence of a skilled, but little-known behind-the-scenes exec.
Scratch another candidate supposedly on Microsoft's short list of possible replacements for Steve Ballmer.
After months of searching, Microsoft's board is said to be close to naming Steve Ballmer's replacement. Bill Gates also may be out as chairman.
Microsoft's lack of progress suggests a board still deeply divided in terms of what it wants in a CEO.