On his 52nd day as Microsoft’s chief executive officer, Satya Nadella took the stage to present the world as Microsoft sees it. Life today, Nadella said, is “mobile-first and cloud-first.” As Nadella tells it, Microsoft is uniquely positioned to thrive in that world — because it alone understands the needs of people, their employers, and the developers who build devices for both. “That’s where we’re headed together,” he wrote in a blog post after the event. “Into a world where the devices you love work with the services you love in a way that IT and developers love.”

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