You’ve probably heard by now that Microsoft’s new CEO is Satya Nadella. We've rounded up some of the more interesting coverage about Nadella, his new role and other details following his appointment. We’ll also take a look at some of the other job changes at Microsoft. Plus there's more tools news about Hyper-V, Sharepoint and more. Read all about it here.
Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella
You’ve probably heard by now that Microsoft’s new CEO is Satya Nadella, named to the role last week. We’ll round up some of the more interesting coverage about Nadella, his new role and other details following his appointment. We’ll also take a look at some of the other job changes at Microsoft. Plus there's more tools news about Hyper-V, Sharepoint and more. Read all about it here.
The Nadella announcement hit on Tuesday, Feb 4, and Microsoft rolled out plenty of supporting material including a web page dedicated to the new CEO. (His interests include Cricket and Poetry.) Here are some links to coverage of Nadella’s first interview as CEO; video of Microsoft Elders Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer and John Thompson welcoming him; and coverage of his newly verified Twitter account.
Meanwhile, other coverage looked at what the future holds for insiders who were on the short list but didn’t get the job, the cloud executive designated to replace Nadella as cloud chief, and a closer look at Microsoft’s new board chairman.
It was a big week for the company. Nadella is only the third CEO in its history. And while last week’s news was big, future news about Microsoft’s direction under Nadella will be even bigger. Stay tuned for updates.
Tools, tools, tools
Meanwhile, the day to day running of Windows and Microsoft environments continued, so we continue to update you on tools news.
Here’s an article that looks at at apps in the Windows store for helping you to manage Windows Azure.
And this is useful if you need to sort out what you need: a (PDF) spreadsheet download that provides a view of the differences between all the different Windows Server R2 Products and Editions. And there are a lot of them. Check out more information here.
Microsoft has released an open beta for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Support Center. Details are here.
And if you are managing Hyper-V hosts in different domains, here’s some news you’ll want to know about.
And in the cloud services acquisition space, last week Arkadin acquired Microsoft cloud partner Implement. The goal is to leverage Implement’s offerings to strengthen its position in the unified communications as a services market. More on that news here.
Fixes and tips
- Microsoft has issued a new update to fix a vulnerability in Adobe Flash in Internet Explorer.
- Here’s how to turn on device discovery for Windows 8.1.
- And if you need to view desktop web versions of websites on your Windows Phone, here’s how.
Finally, if you have some laggard customers still on Windows XP and you want them to migrate, consider sharing this with them: 10 Signs You've Used Windows XP Too Long