When Microsoft named Satya Nadella as its new CEO in early February, he left his gig as the head of the company's Cloud and Enterprise division. Today, Microsoft confirmed that Scott Guthrie, who had taken over the leadership duties for that division on an interim basis, is now the permanent head of the department.
Guthrie was previously the VP of application development for Microsoft Azure and was also well known for his previous work in co-developing ASP.NET, which he created with colleague Mark Anders. In an email sent to Microsoft employees today and reprinted at the company's website, Nadella stated, "As a leader, Scott has shown incredible energy and insight into how we create technology that others can build on, and which can be built on what others have created."
Nadella also reiterated in the same email that Stephen Elop will take over as head of Microsoft's devices division when the company's acquisition of Nokia's Devices and Services business is completed. The deal is now expected to close before the end of April 2014. In his email today, Nadella stated, "The mobile capabilities, hardware design expertise, and world-class manufacturing and supply chain operations they bring will help us drive innovations in devices to delight our customers."
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