Watch Satya Nadella's first live webcast as Microsoft CEO today at 3 pm ET

Microsoft named its new CEO, Satya Nadella, earlier this morning and while the company has already released an internal video interview with him, he will also be appearing on a live webcast later today at 3 pm Eastern time (Noon Pacific time).

Microsoft's official link to the webcast offers little information about what will be discussed, other than Nadella plans to specifically address "customers and partners" of the company during the event. Neowin contacted Microsoft to find out if Nadella will take questions from members of the press during the webcast but a company spokesperson told us they have "nothing additional to share" on that subject; we would guess that opportunity won't present itself today but we will check in to see if it does in fact happen.

Nadella has already stated in an email to employees that Microsoft will push forward to revamp "a lot of what we have done in the past for a mobile and cloud-first world." It's highly likely that he will use the webcast to emphasis that direction to Microsoft's customers and partners. He also said under his leadership, the company will strive "to bring innovative products to our customers more quickly", which is something many critics of Microsoft feel it has not done in recent times.

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"3 pm Eastern time (Noon Pacific time)". Right. How about stating the time in GMT timezone as well? I'm sure you realize you have international viewers.

The recent changes at Microsoft over the past 3-4 months have been really heading in good direction.

I am pleased with this announcement, as it continues the trend of the company being run by people passionate about technology and not just 'businesses' minded like Ballmer was.

Gates was always the technology and empowering mindset and Ballmer was the more conservative minded, business/profit/fast R&D return, etc. Microsoft did better when it was concerned more about what technology it was creating than its stock prices.


I think the first thing he should do is scap metro completely from traditional desktop and bring more desktop enhancements and then do whatever experiment you want to do.

Auditor said,
I think the first thing he should do is scap metro completely from traditional desktop and bring more desktop enhancements and then do whatever experiment you want to do.

Maybe he'll reinstate ProgMan.exe too

If there is really huge demand for Program Manager and if it is helpful to people to be productive then why not. But we all know that is not the case. Most of the people despise Metro and low market share is the proof of that despise, no matter what fanboys like to make believe.

Metro is abomination and outdate UI with horrible interface. People like you were saying, give this crap a chance, people are not learning it blah blah and here we are, after 2 years we still have people denying this abomination. Metro is not a future but it is unloved ugly child of Sinofsky and Ballmer era and good for MS that they both got booted out.

Auditor said,
If there is really huge demand for Program Manager and if it is helpful to people to be productive then why not. But we all know that is not the case. Most of the people despise Metro and low market share is the proof of that despise, no matter what fanboys like to make believe.

Metro is abomination and outdate UI with horrible interface. People like you were saying, give this crap a chance, people are not learning it blah blah and here we are, after 2 years we still have people denying this abomination. Metro is not a future but it is unloved ugly child of Sinofsky and Ballmer era and good for MS that they both got booted out.

Booted out? Ballmer is still on the board...

Dot Matrix said,

Booted out? Ballmer is still on the board...

Yeah.. just because he had 4% share he is there but he got kicked out from CEO position when he did not even planned to. For me or anyone else it will same as being booted out.

So who is taking over for Satya now that he is CEO?
You would think that would be one of the first things to do, just to make sure that division isn't left without a leader

"Nadella has already stated in an email to employees that Microsoft will push forward to revamp "a lot of what we have done in the past for a mobile and cloud-first world.""

Well, there you have it, Neowinians. This will be Windows 9 in a nutshell.

este said,
Kinda vague statement, not sure how you figure.

is this still vague for you??


its not about one single device anymore,the average customer has 4 devices,and they want to roam between all of them, and constructing those experiences is what is front and centre for us.

Nadella is upholding Ballmers vision. Its a good day to be a Microsoft fan.

oh yea. I like that. I like the direction they are heading towards. I just hope Windows 9 is not a step back from 8(.1)...

it wont be. heres another quote from the interview

the pc ecosystem is the most open there ever was, we must now redefine what it means to build an ecosystem in a world thats evolving in mobile first cloud first, with concepts that didnt exist in the past, like an app store

vcfan said,
Its a good day to be a Microsoft fan.

...or fanboy/girl

its not about one single device anymore,the average customer has 4 devices,and they want to roam between all of them, and constructing those experiences is what is front and centre for us.

That sounds great and is obviously the future. But it doesn't necessitate a single, unchanged UI across devices. In fact, that sounds exactly like Apple's vision (which is not surprising, since the whole industry is obviously going into that direction)

Actually the " Three screens" concept was envisioned by Gates...
In the good old days we had the Kremlinologists who, analyzing the speeches of the Politburo leaders, were making all kind of predictions, nowadays we have the Microsoftologists.... Love Neowin.