Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has recently released a detailed memo outlining his vision for company’s future. “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,” he said.
In a 3,100-word essay which was sent to the employees, Nadella has outlined his vision for Microsoft moving forward.
In the letter, he mentioned that the devices and services era has officially come to an end and been replaced by the productivity and platform period. He said that Microsoft will emphasize on the Internet of Things, mobility and cloud in its endeavors and will focus on providing “digital work” and “digital life” experiences for its customers.
At our core, Microsoft is the productivity and platform company for the mobile-first and cloud-first world. We will reinvent productivity to empower every person and every organization on the planet to do more and achieve more.
With this, he has also suggested that a number of organizational changes will be up in the coming time.
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.
Another important point that he made clear was that Microsoft has no intention of selling or decreasing focus on its Xbox business, as there were rumors that Microsoft might spin off its Xbox business.
Microsoft will continue to vigorously innovate and delight gamers with Xbox.
Here are the excerpt from the letter:
- Focus on building solutions that address the productivity needs of groups and entire organizations as well as individuals by putting them at the center of their computing experiences.
- Need to become a technology enabler for all people & industries; and also to strike the right balance between security, privacy, and experience.
- Need to reinvent productivity to allow people to manage the growing sea of devices and data.
- Apps will be designed as dual use with the intelligence to partition data between work and life and with the respect for each person’s privacy choices. All of these apps will be explicitly engineered so anybody can find, try and then buy them in friction-free ways.
- Bring transformation in productivity, collaboration and business process tools people know and love today, including Skype, OneDrive, OneNote, Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Bing and Dynamics.
- Transform the return on IT investment by enabling enterprises to combine their existing datacenters and its public cloud into one cohesive infrastructure backplane. This will enable its customers to use Cloud OS to accelerate their businesses and power all of their data and application needs.
- Innovation with higher level services like identity and directory services, rich data storage and analytics services, machine learning services, media services, web and mobile backend services, developer productivity services, and many more.
- Windows will be delivered to run and provide a consistent, secure, and manageable experience across all devices including phones, tablets, laptops, TVs, and PPI boards.
- Universal Windows Applications to enable the developer community to participate and to help evolve and expand the Windows reach.
- Increase in the fluidity of information and ideas by taking actions to flatten the organization and develop leaner business processes.
I am committed to making Microsoft the best place for smart, curious, ambitious people to do their best work.
- Investments will be made over the next six months in Microsoft’s workforce, such as enhanced training and development and more opportunities to test new ideas and incubate new projects.
With the courage to transform individually, we will collectively transform this company and seize the great opportunity ahead.
You Can View The Complete Letter Here.