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Microsoft just launched a big new push to win consumers over to Office 365 — here are the 22 power players now running its Windows and cloud software businesses (MSFT)

Microsoft this week launched a new consumer-friendly of its Microsoft 365 bundle of productivity and collaboration tools. The announcement comes after job postings over the past few months for the team an executive once explained as a part of Microsoft's vision to "win back" the "magic" it lost with consumers. Microsoft 365 is the bundle of business applications that includes the Office 365 productivity suite, collaboration tools like OneDrive and SharePoint, the Microsoft Teams chat app, and ...
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Inside Udaan’s push to digitize India’s B2B retail market

During a recent visit, Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella reiterated his company’s commitment to India and revealed a new fund to help SaaS startups in the country. And then Nadella and Anant Maheshwari, president of Microsoft India, discussed the success story of B2B platform Udaan in three separate onstage public appearances. Headquartered in Bangalore, Udaan is a business-to-business e-commerce marketplace founded by former Flipkart executives Amod Malviya, Vaibhav Gupta and Suj...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Ecommerce, Asia, Microsoft, India, Satya Nadella, Tech, Walmart, Food Network, Payments, Logistics, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Flipkart, TechCrunch, Amazon India


'When Microsoft goes down, others follow:' How Microsoft won the 'respect' of its employees as the coronavirus crisis forced most of the company to work from home, according to insiders (MSFT)

Microsoft has handled the coronavirus crisis internally by mandating that most employees work from home, streaming company-wide town halls from executives' homes, expanding benefits like paid leave for parents, and even delivering food and medications to employee homes. Letty Cherry, Microsoft's head of employee communications, explained why Microsoft was careful not to make any rash decisions during the crisis – which initially read to some employees as inaction – and what's ahead for the com...
Tags: Microsoft, Washington, China, Satya Nadella, US, San Francisco, Trends, NHL, Seattle, Cherry, San Francisco Bay Area, Puget Sound, Mainland China, Hogan, Nadella, DelBene


Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella talks hardware supply chains and elasticity: 'Bigger issue' is what happens around US and Europe's 'demand side'

Staying upright as more restrictions slapped on its clouds Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella put a brave face on things yesterday as the Windows giant's infrastructure creaks under "unprecedented" load.…
Tags: Europe, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, US, Software


Microsoft cancels Inspire partner conference 'as an in-person event' due to coronavirus crisis (MSFT)

Microsoft on Monday said it is canceling its annual partner conference Inspire "as an in-person event" due to the coronavirus crisis. The decisions follows Microsoft's earlier cancelation of its Build developer conference, which it moved it to an online-only event. Amid the crisis, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella last week gave a rousing speech asking employees to do their part to address the coronavirus crisis – whether or not it's in their job descriptions, according to a leaked excerpt of the m...
Tags: Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Trends, Fox News, Shepard Smith, Las Vegas Microsoft


Tech billionaires including Tim Cook, Elon Musk, and Mark Zuckerberg promised 18 million masks to fight COVID-19

As the coronavirus outbreak spreads across the globe, tech billionaires are promising to donate critical medical supplies. This weekend saw a flurry in Silicon Valley CEOs promising their companies would donate masks to healthcare workers. A spike in demand for masks means shortages are hitting hospitals. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Tech billionaires are jostling to donate protective masks. Over the weekend a flurry of tech CEOs including Apple's Tim Cook, Facebook's ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Spacex, Elon Musk, Microsoft, California, Cdc, Satya Nadella, US, Trends, Tesla, Tim Cook, World Health Organization, Silicon Valley


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. Amazon has introduced mandatory overtime, increased hourly wages, and scrapped its security checks as it tries to motivate warehouse workers to keep coming to work. Four workers speaking to Business Insider described how the hand sanitizer often runs out and that they were alarmed for their health. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is asking laid-off restaurant and bar workers to come work for Amazon amid the coronavirus crisis. Bezos said ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Twitter, Europe, Spacex, Elon Musk, Microsoft, California, Satya Nadella, Trends, Netflix, Jeff Bezos, Jack Dorsey, Alexa, Musk


Amazon, Apple and Microsoft CEOs detail their companies’ efforts to combat coronavirus pandemic

The tech industry is mobilizing its considerable resources to attempt to support efforts against the growing global coronavirus pandemic. Over the weekend, the CEOs of Amazon, Apple and Microsoft all shared updates regarding some aspects of their company’s ongoing contributions, which range from donations of medical supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline healthcare workers, to software projects that help track and analyze the global spread of infection. Apple CEO...
Tags: Apple, Health, Amazon, TC, Europe, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Linkedin, Tech, Ceo, Companies, United States, SaaS, Tim Cook, Machine Learning, Jeff Bezos


The coronavirus crisis is likely going to last for months. Here are 5 key business stories to watch.

Hello! First off, I hope you're all as healthy as can be, both physically and mentally. It now seems clear that the coronavirus crisis and ensuing shutdown is going to last for several months at least, and so I've been trying to adjust my thinking this week to reflect that getting through this is going to be a marathon, rather than the sprint I was initially preparing myself for.  The team here, like many of you, have been jumping on Google Hangouts and Zoom calls to talk through what's going o...
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella rallies the troops amid the coronavirus crisis in leaked recording of remote all-hands meeting: 'There is so much that is unknown, but now is the time for each of us to lean in' (MSFT)

Microsoft executives individually streamed video from their homes on Thursday as the company held its first all-remote town hall employee meeting. CEO Satya Nadella gave a rousing speech, according to audio of the town hall obtained by Business Insider. He asked employees do to their part to address the coronavirus crisis – whether or not it's in their job descriptions. "I wish I could give you certainty," Nadella said, according to the audio. "There is so much that is unknown, but now is the ...
Tags: Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Trends, Canada, Seattle, San Francisco Bay, Nadella, Amy Hood, Microsoft Canada, Legal Affairs, Kathleen Hogan, Nadella Microsoft, COVID, Kevin -LSB- Peesker


Microsoft Teams jets to 44M DAUs, announces new features as remote work booms

Update: The information that TechCrunch received ahead of this particular embargo wound up being dated. We’ve updated the post to reflect the latest. We previously noted a 32 million DAU figure, but Microsoft saw a surge in the last week bringing the Teams figure to 44 million. It’s also worth noting that Facebook made its competing “Workplace” product free for emergency services workers and governments yesterday.  Today Microsoft announced that its Teams product, a Slack competitor and likely b...
Tags: Startups, TC, Facebook, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, SaaS, Teams, Silicon Valley, Slack, Big Five, Dau


Microsoft Teams jets to 32M DAUs, announces new features as remote work booms

Today Microsoft announced that its Teams product, a Slack competitor and likely beneficiary of , has reached 32 million daily active users (DAUs). The new figure represents a huge gain on the number Microsoft shared in November 2019, when the product had 20 million DAUs. Slack, Microsoft’s arch-rival in this particular niche of the productivity space, last announced 12 million DAUs in October of 2019. Of course, as Slack has also grown since the start of Q4 2019, that figure is dated. Micros...
Tags: TC, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Tech, SaaS, Teams, Silicon Valley, Slack, Big Five, Dau


Here's how Amazon, Microsoft, and Google are making their big pushes to win over customers in niche markets like retail and finance (AMZN, MSFT, GOOG, GOOGL)

As Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, and Google Cloud compete for dominance of the cloud computing market, a big part of their strategy is targeting customers in specific industries like finance, healthcare, retail, or manufacturing. AWS says its edge is its focus on customers, and that it has an advantage as the first major cloud on the market, bringing on customers like Volkswagen and NFL. Microsoft has decades-long relationships with many of the largest companies in the world, and says it und...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Etsy, Satya Nadella, Trends, Walgreens, Aws, Ibm, Novartis, Volkswagen, Jeff Bezos, Amazon Web Services, Vmware, Cto, Diane Greene


An analyst survey suggests Microsoft could weather the coronavirus outbreak with 3 businesses – Azure, Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams (MSFT)

RBC Capital Markets surveyed more than 1,100 people including chief information officers, human resources professionals, and venture capital and public equity investors about how the coronavirus outbreak may affect business. The results show respondents are expecting hiring slowdowns and freezes, deals to be canceled or delayed by one to three months, projects to be put on hold, and some spending cuts. Microsoft, however, emerged as a potential beneficiary of the outbreak because of three busi...
Tags: Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Trends, Louisiana, Skype, Amazon Web Services, Rbc, RBC Capital Markets, Microsoft Teams, Skype for Business, COVID, Azure Skype for Business, Microsoft Azure Budgets


Microsoft says its Windows 10 operating system has surpassed 1 billion 'monthly active devices' (MSFT)

Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system is now in use by more than 1 billion "monthly active devices," the company said Monday. The milestone comes after Microsoft ended support for Windows 7 and encouraged users to upgrade to Windows 10. The Windows business last quarter had what appears to be its best quarter since Satya Nadella became CEO. Microsoft, though, says it won't hit its revenue forecast this quarter for the business segment that includes Windows due to the coronavirus outbreak's i...
Tags: Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Trends


CEO Satya Nadella's decision to name Microsoft's first-ever chief scientific officer shows how AI is key to his master plan to finding the next big market (MSFT)

Microsoft quietly appointed its first chief scientific officer last week. It's the latest addition to Microsoft's C-suite, which analysts say includes other uncommon roles like executive vice president of gaming. These roles underline Nadella's priorities, analysts say, which at the end of the day are artificial intelligence and the cloud. Nadella's lieutenants are especially important now as Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates steps down from Microsoft's board (although he said he still plans to a...
Tags: Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Trends, Linkedin, Bill Gates, Newman, Microsoft Research, Nadella, Phil Spencer, Panos Panay, Satya, Eric Horvitz, Horvitz, Daniel Newman, Shum, Harry Shum


Bill Gates is about to spend less time at Microsoft, but it doesn't mean he'll stop helping CEO Satya Nadella navigate acquisitions like LinkedIn and advising on tech issues (MSFT)

Bill Gates on Friday said he's stepping down from Microsoft's board of directors to focus on his philanthropic work. While Gates hasn't worked full-time for Microsoft since 2008, and he stepped down as board chairman in 2014, he's still had a crucial influence on the direction of the company. Gates advised Microsoft against buying Slack, paving the way for its successful Teams chat app, and helped set the stage for the acquisition of LinkedIn — and those are just the things we know about. Gate...
Tags: Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Trends, Linkedin, Bill Gates, Reid Hoffman, Bill, Skype, Gates, Bill Melinda Gates Foundation, Nadella, Satya, Qi Lu, Bing Office, Hoffman Hoffman


Bill Gates leaves Microsoft’s board

Bill Gates has stepped down from the board of Microsoft to spend more time on his philanthropic endeavors, the company announced Friday afternoon. Though he will remain technology advisor to CEO Satya Nadella, this move reduces his involvement with the company to the lowest level it has ever been. Gates led Microsoft from the ’80s all the way through 2008, when he left to dedicate himself more fully to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, through which he has channeled a great deal of his ...
Tags: Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Tech, Bill Gates, Reid Hoffman, GlaxoSmithKline, Bill, Pepsico, Gates, Gates Foundation, Greylock Partners, Mastercard, Padmasree Warrior, Marriott International Inc, Arne Sorenson, Bill Melinda Gates Foundation


Bill Gates is stepping down from the boards of Microsoft and Berkshire Hathaway to focus on 'philanthropic priorities'

Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates is stepping down from the boards of Microsoft and Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffet's holding company, to focus on his philanthropic efforts, the billionaire announced in a LinkedIn post on Friday.  "The leadership at the Berkshire companies and Microsoft has never been stronger, so the time is right to take this step," Gates wrote.  Gates has not worked full-time at Microsoft since 2008, when he stepped away as CEO to focus on his foundation, which celebrated it...
Tags: Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Trends, Bill Gates, Beverly Hills, Berkshire Hathaway, Bill, Jeff Bezos, Gates, Berkshire, Gates Foundation, Bill Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle Washington, Nadella, Satya, Berkshire Hathaway Warren Buffet


Most of tech's most powerful CEOs are coupled up. Here's what life is like for the husbands and wives of Silicon Valley's elite.

Most of tech's most powerful CEOs are married.  Not everyone is coupled up — Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have girlfriends, while Jack Dorsey and Tim Cook appear to be single.  But for those who are married, many of them have been with their spouses for years or even decades.  Here's a look at the lives of the spouses of tech's biggest CEOs.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It takes a special type of person to become the partner of a high-powered tech executive: From long week...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Hong Kong, Elon Musk, New York, Instagram, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Stanford, India, Satya Nadella, New York City, Disney


Pentagon asks court for time to reconsider JEDI award to Microsoft

The JEDI contract award process might never be done. Following legal challenges from Amazon after the Pentagon’s massive, $10 billion cloud contract was awarded to Microsoft in October, the Pentagon indicated in court documents last night that it wishes to reconsider the award. It’s just the latest plot twist in an epic government procurement saga. Here’s what we know. The Pentagon filing is based on Amazon’s complaints about the technical part of the deal only. Amazon has said that it believ...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Cloud, Lawsuit, Enterprise, Microsoft, Drama, Government, Satya Nadella, Defense, Tech, Aws, Pentagon, Jeff Bezos, The Washington Post, Dod


Microsoft quietly adds a chief scientific officer to its upper leadership in the wake of AI chief Harry Shum's retirement (MSFT)

Microsoft promoted Eric Horvitz – a longtime technical fellow and Microsoft Research director – to chief scientific officer, a new C-suite role at the company. Peter Lee, head of Microsoft Healthcare, will now oversee all of Microsoft Research and continue running the company's health care business.  The changes come in the wake of the February retirement of Harry Shum, the executive charged with overseeing the artificial intelligence strategy for the entire company. Horvitz will take over som...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Trends, Pentagon, Lee, Microsoft Research, Kevin Scott, Peter Lee, Eric Horvitz, Horvitz, Shum, Harry Shum, Microsoft Healthcare, Bing Shum


Meet 13 significant execs who left Microsoft under Satya Nadella as the old guard departed – and find out what they're doing now (MSFT)

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has helped transform the company into a trillion-dollar cloud powerhouse. Part of that effort included cultivating new talent, even as much of Microsoft's old guard departed for greener pastures. Business Insider compiled a list of 13 of the most significant executive departures since Nadella took over as CEO – and what those executives are doing now.  Business Insider has been exploring the cultural change led by Nadella within Microsoft since he became CEO in Febr...
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PRESENTING: Satya Nadella employed a 'growth mindset' to overhaul Microsoft's cutthroat culture and turn it into a trillion-dollar company — here's how he did it

A cartoonist once drew an illustration depicting Microsoft's organizational chart as warring factions.  Take a look and you'll see three separate gangs: one blue, one green, one yellow. The gangs are assembled in pyramid-shaped hierarchies, with one leader at the top, two or three deputies at the next level, and so on. A hand sticks out from each pyramid, pointing a gun directly at one of the others. It's clear. This is war. And then Satya Nadella became CEO. Nadella described the era of warri...
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The adorable dogs owned by the most powerful tech executives, from Mark Zuckerberg to Elon Musk

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is the owner of an adorable fluffy dog named Beast, but he isn't the only tech executive with a furry friend. Studies show that dogs can help reduce stress levels and boost productivity, so they make ideal companions for tech moguls running billion-dollar companies. These are some of the most powerful dogs in Silicon Valley. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. With company cultures that celebrate — and even encourage — employees bringing their dog...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Instagram, Microsoft, Boston, Satya Nadella, San Francisco, Trends, Long, David, Alaska, New York Times, Zynga, Marvin


CASE STUDY: How Satya Nadella overhauled Microsoft's cutthroat culture and turned it into a trillion-dollar 'growth mindset' company

Microsoft is a trillion-dollar company thanks largely to a culture shift led by Satya Nadella. Since Nadella became CEO in 2014, he's encouraged the entire company to adopt a growth mindset, or the belief that skills are developed through hard work and challenges are opportunities to learn. Before Nadella took over, Microsoft was characterized by competition between teams and between individual employees. Now, in keeping with a growth mindset, Microsoft evaluates employees' performance based p...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Taylor Swift, Microsoft, Stanford, Nokia, Satya Nadella, US, Trends, Paul Allen, Xbox, Steve Ballmer, Pentagon, Salesforce, Pacific Ocean


7 tech executives who raise their kids tech-free or seriously limit their screen time

The effects of technology and prolonged screen time on children have been widely discussed and contested by experts and parents alike. Tech moguls like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates raised their children mostly tech-free.  Other execs, like Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel, strictly limit their children's' screen time throughout the week.  Here is how seven of the world's most notable tech executives limit their children's contact with technology.   Visit Business Insider's h...
Tags: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Satya Nadella, Trends, Bloomberg, Netflix, New York Times, Bill Gates, Mark Cuban, Reddit, World Health Organization, Silicon Valley, Alexis Ohanian, Victoria


Microsoft's CFO says hybrid cloud computing is a 'funnel of opportunity' – and a benefit the company uses to convert customers could be bad news for Amazon Web Services (MSFT, AMZN)

The hybrid cloud acts as a funnel for Microsoft's Azure cloud business, Chief Financial Officer Amy Hood said. Microsoft offers a benefit to convert Windows Server and SQL Server customers to its cloud. One-third are starting to use Azure, she said. The hybrid cloud is key in the cloud race – and so is converting Windows Server and SQL Server customers, which Microsoft rivals including Amazon Web Services are also trying to do. Click here to read more BI Prime stories. While companies are inc...
Tags: Amazon, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Trends, Pentagon, Amazon Web Services, Hood, Nadella, Amy Hood, Amazon Web Services Microsoft, Amazon Web Services MSFT AMZN, Google Cloud Platform Microsoft


Weekend reading: Bring me sunshine

What caught my eye this week. F eels like only a couple of weeks ago I was reminding everyone via Weekend Reading that shares can go down as well as up. Actually that’s because it was on a couple of weeks ago. Twice. I needn’t have bothered. The past ten days – and most especially the past week – has provided an exhilarating reminder that stock markets can fall faster than you can say “no, for the hundredth time, UK government bonds are not riskier than shares.” Indeed this has been the fastes...
Tags: Google, UK, London, Microsoft, China, Singapore, Satya Nadella, Marketing, US, National Insurance, Italy, Crisis, Rbs, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, Isa


Leading Thoughts for February 27, 2020

IDEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella shares his love of learning: “The one thing that I would say that defines me is I love to learn. I get excited about new things. I buy more books than I read or finish. I sign up for more online courses than I can actually finish. But the thing about being able to watch people do great things, learn new concepts, is somethi...
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