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  • Nadella in as MSFT CEO; Gates steps down as chair Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 9:10 AM ET
    Microsoft names Satya Nadella as CEO.

    Satya Nadella, the quiet and self-effacing Microsoft enterprise chief, prevailed over much splashier outside candidates and was named CEO of the software giant today.

  • SEATTLE, Feb 4- Microsoft Corp named Satya Nadella as its next chief executive officer on Tuesday, ending a longer-than-expected search for a new leader after Steve Ballmer announced his intention to retire in August. Nadella is only the third CEO in Microsoft's 39- year history, following co-founder Bill Gates and Ballmer.

  • Microsoft's c-suite drama heightens     Monday, 3 Feb 2014 | 7:20 AM ET

    Kara Swisher, Re/code co-executive editor, and Norman Young, Morningstar senior equity analyst, discuss what's at stake if Satya Nadella is named as Microsoft's new chief executive.

  • Microsoft nears end of CEO search     Monday, 3 Feb 2014 | 6:35 AM ET

    Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Yale School of Management, weighs in on why Satya Nadella would be an excellent choice as the next CEO of Microsoft.

  • MUMBAI, Jan 31- In his university days in India, Satya Nadella, likely the next chief executive officer of Microsoft Corp, was a relentless questioner. His elevation to the top spot at Microsoft would end a five-month search for a tech-savvy heavy-hitter to lead the company co-founded by Bill Gates.

  • NEW YORK/ SEATTLE, Jan 30- Microsoft Corp is likely to appoint its cloud-computing head, Satya Nadella, as its next chief executive, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday, as the board concludes a five-month search for a tech-savvy heavy-hitter to lead the world's largest software company.

  • NEW YORK/ SEATTLE, Jan 30- Microsoft Corp is close to naming a new chief executive, most likely its cloud-computing head Satya Nadella, a source close to the matter said on Thursday, concluding a five-month long search for a heavy-hitter to lead the world's largest software company.

  • Microsoft picks EVP Nadella as new CEO: Report Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | 5:30 PM ET
    Satya Nadella speaks during a Microsoft Search Summit event in San Francisco, California, Dec. 15, 2010.

    Microsoft will name Satya Nadella as its CEO, according to Bloomberg, following the tech giant's several-month long search for a new leader.

  • UPDATE 1-Ericsson chief says he has no plans to leave Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | 11:50 AM ET

    STOCKHOLM, Jan 29- Ericsson Chief Executive Hans Vestberg said on Thursday he has no plans to leave the company following a media report that he was a candidate to take the helm at U.S. software firm Microsoft.

  • Mulally ends Microsoft speculation, stays at Ford Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 6:36 PM ET
    Ford Motor CEO Alan Mulally

    Ford CEO Alan Mulally says he will not leave the automaker for Microsoft and will stay at Ford at least through 2014.

  • Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Yale School of Management, provides perspective on top contenders to lead the mighty tech company and the challenges new leadership will have to face going into 2014.

  • Microsoft stock is comparably cheap: Pro     Thursday, 26 Dec 2013 | 11:21 AM ET

    Reviewing Microsoft's rough 2013, Brent Thill, UBS managing director, explains why he has a buy rating on the software giant and discusses the state of Microsoft's business.

  • Who will lead Microsoft from here?     Thursday, 26 Dec 2013 | 7:33 AM ET

    Jon Gordon, Jon Gordon Companies CEO, explains why it will take a rare and special person to lead the tech giant to the next level of growth after Steve Ballmer's departure.

  • Why Microsoft might no longer want Mulally: Pro Wednesday, 18 Dec 2013 | 1:01 PM ET
    Ford Motor CEO Alan Mulally

    Ford CEO Alan Mulally appears less likely to become Steve Ballmer's successor at Microsoft, Nomura's Rick Sherlund tells CNBC.

  • Surprise! Qualcomm names new CEO and president Friday, 13 Dec 2013 | 7:36 AM ET
    Steve Mollenkopf

    Qualcomm on Friday said it will promote Steve Mollenkopf to chief executive officer, effective March 4, 2014. He will continue to serve as the president.

  • Microsoft needs transformation: Bill George     Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 7:53 AM ET

    Former Medtronic Chairman & CEO Bill George says his favorite candidate was Sheryl Sandberg. He shares his opinions on Ford CEO Alan Mulally as a potential leader for the Microsoft.

  • New Microsoft CEO faces mobile challenges: Pro Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 4:16 PM ET

    A new Microsoft CEO will face challenges in the mobile device category, one expert says.

  • Balmer's shareholder farewell     Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 4:09 PM ET

    CNBC's Josh Lipton reports from the last Microsoft shareholder meeting CEO Steve Balmer will hold.

  • Steve Balmer's last shareholder meeting     Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 1:19 PM ET

    CNBC's Josh Lipton reports from the last Microsoft shareholder meeting CEO Steve Balmer will lead. Bill Gates said the process to find a new CEO is going smoothly.

  • Patrick Kaser, Brandywine Global managing director, explains why he thinks Microsoft has "more room to run." Timothy Lesko, Granite Investment Advisors, weighs in.