Tag: Satya Nadella

Microsoft To Expand Azure Cloud Footprint in Europe

Business, Mobile
Satya Nadella has announced a new UK cloud region and data centre expansion, after Microsoft acquired cloud data protection company Secure Islands. Speaking at the company’s annual Future Decoded event in London, Nadella plans to release a number of data centres and a local Azure Cloud region to boost its presence in the UK in 2016. Customers from Europe, Middle East and Africa will also benefit from an expansion of data centres in the Netherlands and Ireland. The Microsoft CEO says it’s a huge milestone for the company, and will empower individuals and companies to achieve more. “Our hyperscale public cloud operates around the world, with more regions that anyone else. [We are] giving our customers, from startups, to small businesses, to public sector organisations more choice to be abl

Microsoft Skype Translator to Interpret Calls in Real Time

Business, Mobile, social media
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has been showing off a development version of the software, translating between German and English. Windows 8 users will be able to try a beta version by year's end Reports Time.com Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella showed off Skype Translator on Tuesday, an upcoming feature aiming at real-time interpretation of voice calls within two years. The development version of the software was demonstrated at the Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., where it interpreted between German and English in a conversation, Verge reports. There are plans to add several languages, including Chinese. Windows 8 users will be able to use a beta version of Skype Translator by the end of the year, said Gurdeep Pall, Microsoft’s vice president of Skype and Lync. Microsoft has

Forget About Windows 8, Insiders Say Microsoft’s Real Money Maker Is Broken

Business
It's not a surprise that Microsoft's new CEO, Satya Nadella, is already shaking up the company and moving key people around. While a lot of attention is being paid to how he'll fix Windows 8, sources in Microsoft's legendary sales force tell us their division needs attention too. One source even suggested that Nadella may need to replace the man in charge of the salesforce, COO Kevin Turner. "The sales model at Microsoft is broken. It has been for years," a long-term member of the Microsoft sales force told Business Insider. "Ultimately, I think it will require a leadership change for Satya to even have influence on sales strategy. I like Kevin Turner quite a bit, but I’m not sure that his experience will translate to the services world." Microsoft makes much of its money selling pro

Satya Nadella to replace Steve Ballmer as Microsoft CEO

Business
Relatively unknown, who had headed Microsoft's cloud computing division, becomes only third boss in tech giant's history Microsoft has settled on a relative unknown as its replacement for long-time CEO Steve Ballmer. India-born Satya Nadella, 46, head of the company's cloud computing division and enterprise business, was appointed after a team of headhunters concluded a five-month search that included some of the most world’s most famous executives. “During this time of transformation, there is no better person to lead Microsoft than Satya Nadella,” said Bill Gates, Microsoft’s co-founder. “Satya is a proven leader with hardcore engineering skills, business vision and the ability to bring people together. His vision for how technology will be used and experienced around the world is exac