It’s been a big day for Microsoft. To sum things up, Satya Nadella became Microsoft’s new CEO. Bill Gates stepped down from his Chairman position to become a technical advisor to the CEO. John Thompson took over Gates’ position and is now the new Chairman of Microsoft. Meanwhile, Steve Ballmer isn’t leaving the company as he will stay on as a board member. But, who will be taking over Nadella’s previous job? The answer is Scott Guthrie.
Until yesterday, Satya Nadella was spearheading the big cloud and enterprise division. But now as he has a bigger job to do, as Mary Jo Foley from ZDNet reports. Scott Guthrie will be the “interim” Cloud & Enterprise Executive Vice President. Before this, Guthrie was a corporate vice president in the Microsoft Developer division. He has also lead the Azure team where he built the ASP.NET language.
Foley believes that the “interim” status of his job will soon be turned to permanent, but nobody at Microsoft will confirm this at the moment. Here’s a trivia about Scott, he loves wearing red polo shirts. In fact, if you head over to his Twitter profile, his display picture is a red polo T-shirt…and just that.