Microsoft named company insider Satya Nadella as its CEO on Tuesday, highlighting the role of the tech giant's cloud computing business as a part of its future.
"Satya's got the right background to lead the company during this era," said Microsoft founder Bill Gates. "There's a challenge in mobile computing. There's an opportunity in the cloud. And the various business groups he's worked in—he's driven innovation, gotten architectures put together that really meet the needs of our customers."