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Back in October 2013, I sat down with Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s cloud chief, and we ended up talking about Microsoft and its competition, the role of the company in modern technology landscape and what it needs to do in order to get its mojo back. While most of the conversation took place from the context of cloud computing, we did get into specific challenges facing the company.

The conversation was very telling, about Nadella and his approach to the large-scale overhaul the company needs to make in order to regain some of its lost sizzle. This week, there have been several reports that he is going to be named CEO of Microsoft next week — a great choice if you ask me — and the interview below will give you an insight into why I think so.

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