Microsoft laid off 2,100 employees as a part of a previously announced restructuring plan.» Read More
The company also said Bill Gates would step aside as chairman of the board.
The choice of Satya Nadella as new chief executive reveals a lot about Microsoft's strategy moving ahead.
Kara Swisher, Re/code co-executive editor and the "Squawk on the Street" crew discuss how Microsoft likely came to the decision to "pick the inside choice" of Satya Nadella as the tech giant's new chief executive, and Bill Gates new role as Microsoft's technolgoy advisor.
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.
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.
Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Yale School of Management, weighs in on why Satya Nadella would be an excellent choice as the next CEO of Microsoft.
Microsoft will name Satya Nadella as its CEO, according to Bloomberg, following the tech giant's several-month long search for a new leader.
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.
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.
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.
Ford CEO Alan Mulally appears less likely to become Steve Ballmer's successor at Microsoft, Nomura's Rick Sherlund tells CNBC.
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.
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.
A new Microsoft CEO will face challenges in the mobile device category, one expert says.
CNBC's Josh Lipton reports from the last Microsoft shareholder meeting CEO Steve Balmer will hold.
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.
Microsoft CEO Ballmer's legacy is mixed, and the stock is down about 25 percent under his command, reports CNBC's Josh Lipton. Tuesday is the last time Ballmer will lead the company's annual shareholder meeting.
Will Steve Ballmer be Microsoft's largest shareholder, or will he sell out? Wall Street Journal reporter Monica Langley, spent a few days with Ballmer at the Redmond Campus and shares her opinions.