Todd Bishop reports for GeekWire, “Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella sent a companywide email to employees this morning — laying out a broad agenda for Microsoft’s new fiscal year, setting the stage for the upcoming Windows 10 launch and revealing the company’s new, official mission statement: To ’empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.'”

“Nadella’s latest email is not being distributed publicly by the company. It was obtained independently by GeekWire,” Bishop reports. “The email amounts to a “State of the Union” message for employees, setting a tone and direction for the upcoming year. It reinforces many of the changes that are already underway, including the company’s focus on mobile devices and cloud services.”

Bishop reports, “The email follows the announcement by Nadella last week that four top executives will be leaving as part of a broader management overhaul that combines the company’s Windows and Devices groups. Last week’s news was the biggest shakeup at the company since Nadella announced 18,000 job cuts last year.”

We will need to innovate in new areas, execute against our plans, make some tough choices in areas where things are not working and solve hard problems in ways that drive customer value. — Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Translation: More layoffs and product cancellations (Surface? Windows Phone?) on the way!

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