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Microsoft’s epic transition into a cloud-computing giant would not have been possible without Hood, who works closely with CEO Satya Nadella. She convinced Wall Street that Microsoft should invest heavily in cloud, and analysts are now projecting that the resulting Azure business is giving rival Amazon its toughest competition ever. The stock continues to reach record highs, with the market cap topping $1 trillion.Subscribe to The Broadsheet, our newsletter on the world's most powerful women.