MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - UW-Milwaukee alumnus Satya Nadella was named Tuesday as the next CEO of Microsoft.
He'll succeed the retiring Steve Ballmer, and will be only the third chief executive in Microsoft's 38-year history -- the first being Bill Gates.
Nadella is currently the head of Microsoft's enterprise and cloud computing functions.
Among other things, he converted the Windows Live Search function into Bing -- which 18 percent of Web surfers now use as their search engine. He's also credited with starting Microsoft Office products for small businesses -- and the commerce server Biz Talk.
The first speculation came last November that he would succeed Ballmer.
Nadella was born in India in 1967. He came to UWM as a graduate student, after earning an electrical engineering degree from Manipal University in India. He graduated in 1990 from Milwaukee, and joined Microsoft in '92.
(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)