With a new CEO in place, Microsoft founder Bill Gates told CNBC on Monday he's excited about taking a more hands-on approach again at the software giant in "re-examining all its strategies."
Gates stood down as chairman in February, but remained a board member. He's now spending about a third of his time as a technology adviser to new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, who recently took over for the retiring Steve Ballmer.
"Satya is off to an amazing start," Gates said in a "Squawk Box" interview, following the weekend annual meeting of Berkshire Hathaway—of which he's a director. "[Nadella] drawing on a broad set of people in the company to get them rethink how can Microsoft move a bit faster."