Microsoft on Feb. 9 promoted Senior Vice President Satya Nadella to lead its Server and Tools business unit, replacing Bob Muglia.
has promoted Senior Vice President Satya Nadella to president of the company's
Server and Tools Business, replacing
, who announced plans to resign in January 2011.
president of the Server and Tools Business, Nadella will oversee the overall
strategy, engineering, marketing and product development for Microsoft's
server, tools and cloud platform efforts, Microsoft officials said. This
includes developing the technology road map and vision to drive adoption of the
company's products, tools and services, and delivering the company's next
generation of cloud solutions for business customers.
already making strong traction across our Server and Tools Business by
embracing cloud services," said Microsoft CEO
Steve Ballmer in a statement. "Satya has deep experience in both our
server business and online services, which will help accelerate our momentum
while setting the course to deliver the cloud computing scenarios of the
has been at Microsoft for 19 years and most recently led the engineering
efforts in the Online Services Division, which includes overseeing the
technical strategy for one of the largest cloud infrastructures in the world,
spanning the company's Search, Portal and Advertising platforms.
server and tools business is one of the fastest growing and most profitable
businesses at Microsoft," Nadella said in a statement. "I see great
opportunity for Microsoft to grow the business and also lead the way in the
transformation of enterprise IT. I'm excited to work with such a high-caliber
team to chart the path for our continued success today and growth in the
joined the Online Services Division in April 2007, and was instrumental in
leading the technical efforts for several critical milestones such as the
launch of Bing, new releases of MSN and the
integration of Yahoo across Bing and adCenter. Under his leadership, the Online
Services Division has also built a strong engineering organization by
attracting some of the most experienced technical minds from within Microsoft
and across the industry.
joining the Online Services Division, Nadella led Microsoft Business Solutions,
which focuses on the Microsoft Dynamics line of enterprise resource planning
and customer relationship management products, and spent several years leading
engineering efforts in Microsoft's Server Group.
who will leave Microsoft in the summer, will work with Nadella as he
transitions to his new role leading the Server and Tools Business, Microsoft
promotion of Nadella is in line with recent
that Ballmer would seek to add more engineering talent in top