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In his first year as CEO, Satya Nadella introduced a humbler, leaner, and, dare we say it, hipper Microsoft. Nadella, who took the helm from the notoriously outspoken Steve Ballmer last February, has initiated a complete strategic overhaul at the software giant. His “cloud-first” approach, embodied in Microsoft’s own cloud platform Azure, is well on its way to become a $4 billion a year player, big enough to take market leaders Salesforce.com and Amazon head on. —J.A.

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