Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Thursday July 10, 2014

Microsoft's CEO Details Plans For The Future

I guess we are about to find out where Microsoft's new CEO is taking the company. Obviously I can't post the 3,200 word memo here so I'll just post a little bit to get you started:

From: Satya Nadella

To: All Employees

Date: July 10, 2014 at 6:00 a.m. PT

Subject: Starting FY15 - Bold Ambition & Our Core


As we start FY15, I want to thank you for all of your contributions this past year. I'm proud of what we collectively achieved even as we drove significant changes in our business and organization. It's energizing to feel the momentum and enthusiasm building.

The day I took on my new role I said that our industry does not respect tradition آ– it only respects innovation. I also said that in order to accelerate our innovation, we must rediscover our soul آ– our unique core. We must all understand and embrace what only Microsoft can contribute to the world and how we can once again change the world. I consider the job before us to be bolder and more ambitious than anything we have ever done.

We'll use the month of July to have a dialogue about this bold ambition and our core focus. Today I want to synthesize the strategic direction and massive opportunity I've been discussing for the past few months and the fundamental cultural changes required to deliver on it. On July 22, we'll announce our earnings results for the past quarter and I'll say more then on what we are doing in FY15 to focus on our core. Over the course of July, the Senior Leadership Team and I will share more on the engineering and organization changes we believe are needed. Then, at MGX and //oneweek, we'll come together to build on all of this, learn from each other and put our ideas into action.