Whoever's in charge of printing Microsoft employees' business cards is sure to be loading the machines with some of the best paper and ink available. Microsoft announced today that Satya Nadella has been promoted, gaining the title "President of Microsoft's Server and Tools Business."
Nadella used to be a senior vice president, and was previously in charge of the Online Services Division. That made him responsible for some very important things, as a Microsoft statement called Nadella "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."
So it's safe to assume that Microsoft remains more than pleased with how Bing's doing. Nadella's promotion amounts to much more than a new office and title.
Indeed, after spending 19 years with the company, Microsoft indicated, "Nadella will oversee the overall strategy, engineering, marketing and product development for Microsoft's server, tools and cloud platform efforts. 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."
Nadella's replacing Bob Muglia, who should help him make the transition before leaving Microsoft this summer.
Nadella said, "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 future."