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  1. MBA blog

    March 7, 2014

    A visit to remember - #FTChallenge #BallmeratSBS

    This title can be a bit misleading as I am going to talk about two visits. One of the perks of being a FT blogger is getting...

  2. March 3, 2014

    Penn gives up ad role in Microsoft shake-up

    Mark Penn, a former adviser to Bill Clinton, former US president, who had led Microsoft’s aggressive marketing campaign...

  1. March 2, 2014

    The Academic Week Ahead

    Monday – March 3 Test your knowledge The FT MBA Challenge is open for team entries. Watch the video highlights from the FT...

  2. February 7, 2014

    Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s engineer chief

    Talk to almost anyone who knows Satya Nadella, the new boss of Microsoft, and sooner or later they will come up with the...

  3. February 6, 2014

    Shareholder unease over Microsoft reshuffle

    Some of Microsoft’s major shareholders are expressing unease over this week’s management reshuffle, in which founder Bill...

  4. Material World

    February 5, 2014

    Microsoft's new look CEO: imagineering Nadella

    Getty Images The general take this morning seems to be that Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s new CEO (left), is not really such a...

  5. Business Blog

    February 4, 2014

    What Microsoft's Nadella really meant in that memo to staff

    New Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has produced an opening memo to employees that is rich in repetitive rhetoric but short on...

  6. February 4, 2014

    Where Microsoft makes its money

    As Microsoft appoints the third chief executive in its history, here’s a brief look at where the world’s largest software...

  7. February 4, 2014

    Microsoft banks on the cloud under Nadella

    Microsoft slideshow Microsoft has staked its future on cloud computing by appointing a company veteran who has presided over...

  8. FT Tech Hub

    February 4, 2014

    Microsoft's Nadella: The Road Ahead

    Microsoft has ended its search for a new CEO. Now comes the hard part: shrugging off the PC past and grabbing a lead in the...

  9. January 31, 2014

    Softly-spoken techie from Hyderabad rises to top tier at Microsoft

    After a high-profile search for the successor to a man who screamed “I love this company”, a softly-spoken insider has...

  10. FT Alphaville

    January 31, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: A Wall Street rally failed to ignite the few Asian markets not shuttered for the lunar new year holidays. On...

  11. January 31, 2014

    Microsoft cloud chief Satya Nadella tipped for top role

    Microsoft’s directors could name a successor to Steve Ballmer as chief executive within days, according to two people...

  12. January 24, 2014

    Just the facts when weighing investments

    In the 1950s, an early detective series on TV was Dragnet, starring the fictional Joe Friday. In the opening sequence to...

  13. January 23, 2014

    Xbox and cloud demand boost Microsoft

    Microsoft beat expectations in its second quarter on the back of strong holiday sales of consumer devices like the Xbox and...

  14. Business Blog

    January 15, 2014

    Steve Ballmer didn't go far enough with Windows 8

    Windows 8: unfairly maligned (Bloomberg) Windows 8 – which runs on the family computer I bought last year – is growing on...

  15. Business Blog

    January 8, 2014

    Microsoft, Ford and Mulally's "to be or not to be" moment

    Mustang Mulally: the Ford CEO, in a 2015 Ford Mustang (Getty Images) Alan Mulally has a reputation for being decisive, so...

  16. January 8, 2014

    Alan Mulally scotches Microsoft talk to stay at Ford

    Ford chief executive Alan Mulally sought to scotch speculation that he might move to Microsoft, saying he had “no plans to...

  17. December 18, 2013

    Investors should be careful what they wish for in Microsoft chief

    When it comes to Microsoft, Wall Street should be careful: it may be about to get what it has wished for. Dissatisfaction...

  18. December 13, 2013

    Mollenkopf to take Qualcomm chief post

    Paul Jacobs will step back to become Qualcomm chairman, as the wireless chipmaker’s board on Friday hastily promoted...

  19. October 31, 2013

    Microsoft urged to spin consumer business

    Microsoft’s next chief executive should consider spinning off consumer businesses including search advertising and the Xbox...

  20. October 23, 2013

    Microsoft, Burberry and leaders who linger

    If you are an American prisoner on death row, you should pray that your state governor loses the next election. Lame duck...

  21. October 23, 2013

    Apple shuts Microsoft’s window of opportunity for Office on iPad

    Apple slideshow Apple’s decision to give away its own software for writing documents or spreadsheets and making...

  22. October 4, 2013

    Steve Ballmer’s bonus hit by Surface and Windows 8 disappointment

    Steve Ballmer, Microsoft’s outgoing chief executive, received only 40 per cent of his possible bonus for the year that ended...

  23. October 3, 2013

    Microsoft investors wary of Gates’ role in chief executive search

    Some of Microsoft’s biggest shareholders have expressed concern about the effect that Bill Gates’ outsized influence at the...

  24. September 22, 2013

    Mobile executives

    The first rule of executive pay is that it should reward performance. Yet Stephen Elop, former chief executive of Nokia, is...

  25. Business Blog

    September 20, 2013

    Stephen Elop's tactless bonus for leaving Finland

    The news that Stephen Elop is receiving a pay-off of €18.8m to move from Nokia back to Microsoft will be the last nail in...

  26. September 20, 2013

    Microsoft bets on rapid online growth

    Microsoft is counting on rapid growth in some of its new online services to carry it through the transition to the post-PC...

  27. September 18, 2013

    Reading between the lines of Ballmer’s parting gestures

    Wall Street is hoping that Steve Ballmer, Microsoft’s departing chief executive, will lay out a blueprint for the technology...

  28. September 3, 2013

    The search for a culprit in the Nokia whodunit

    Nokia has billed its decision to sell most of its handset and services business to Microsoft as the “next chapter”. But for...

  29. September 3, 2013

    Steep hill to climb for Microsoft-Nokia

    For Steve Ballmer, outgoing chief executive of Microsoft, there was probably no alternative but to risk one final roll of...

  30. September 3, 2013

    US stocks begin September on front foot

    US stocks had a positive start to September trading despite Microsoft falling after news that the maker of Windows software...

  31. Business Blog

    September 3, 2013

    Introducing Steve & Stephen, the new couple trying to save Nokia (again)

    First came Ben & Jerry’s. Now we have a new brand: Steve & Stephen. It sounds like a men’s hairdressing salon, but turns out...

  32. September 3, 2013

    Stephen Elop has second chance to prove doubters wrong

    The acquisition of Nokia’s handset business by Microsoft has put Stephen Elop, the Finnish company’s 49-year-old Canadian...

  33. FT Tech Hub

    September 3, 2013

    Microsoft's investor call on Nokia buy

    This is the transcript of the Live Blog session ending at 18:56 on 3 Sep 2013.Microsoft’s €5.4bn acquisition of Nokia’s...

  34. FT Tech Hub

    September 3, 2013

    Microsoft and Nokia: key questions

    Elop (l) and Ballmer in 2011 Why now? The key seems to be Microsoft’s ambition. Since it joined forces with Nokia in mobiles...

  35. September 3, 2013

    Endurance test awaits Nokia after emotional handsets sale

    Nokia’s greatest hits Paavo Nurmi was known as the “Flying Finn” for his nine Olympic gold medals and multiple world records...

  36. September 3, 2013

    Microsoft in €5.4bn deal with Nokia

    Microsoft is to buy Nokia’s mobile phone business and license its patents for €5.4bn, in an all-cash deal that will reshape...

  37. August 30, 2013

    Microsoft cedes board seat to ValueAct

    Microsoft has bowed to pressure from an activist investor, ceding a board seat to ValueAct Capital as it tries to quell...

  38. August 25, 2013

    Ballmer resignation unlikely to quell unease over Microsoft

    Last week’s pre-emptive announcement by Steve Ballmer that he is to step down as chief executive of Microsoft looks set to...

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