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Microsoft Names Satya Nadella as Its New CEO

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Microsoft has named Satya Nadella as its new CEO, the company announced early Tuesday. Nadella, a longtime Microsoft executive, will replace Steve Ballmer, who announced in Augu…

Danielle M. Villegas‘s insight:

This is important, since Microsoft, despite popular belief right now, is still a major player and driver in the software world. The last few years have not been the best, and this is coming from someone who is herself a fairly "devout" Microsoft person. Windows 8 has been a disaster, the Surface has not been all that great, and the move to the cloud has been less than smooth. The one thing that has worked in Microsoft’s favor is the popularity of the Xbox and Xbox services. It will be interesting to see how Mr. Nadella takes the reigns. One of the things that provides me with some relief if that Bill Gates is stepping down from being Chairman to become Nadella’s "technology advisor" and help him transition to the role. I am hoping that while Mr. Nadella is a Microsoft insider, he’ll bring some new ideas and a fresh approach to the company that is sorely needed. Since PCs still dominate a huge part of the world market, this is a significant event. 


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Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who currently employed at Cox Automotive, Inc., and freelances as her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, BASF North America, Merck, and Deloitte, with a background in content strategy, web content management, social media, project management, e-learning, and client services. Danielle is best known in the technical communications world for her blog,, which has continued to flourish since it was launched during her graduate studies at NJIT in 2012. She has presented webinars and seminars for Adobe, the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the IEEE ProComm, TCUK (ISTC) and at Drexel University’s eLearning Conference. She has written articles for the STC Intercom, STC Notebook, the Content Rules blog, and The Content Wrangler as well. She is very active in the STC, as a former chapter president for the STC-Philadelphia Metro Chapter, and is currently serving on three STC Board committees. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog. All content is the owner's opinions, and does not reflect those of her employers past or present.

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