Satya Nadella's first 'Customer and Partner Webcast' as CEO - 3PM ET

Tune into Satya Nadella's first webcast as CEO today at 3PM. Nadella will address customers and partners on his vision for Microsoft going forward. 

Watch the video above, with our live blog below and jump into our chat room to discuss your thoughts during the broadcast! The event starts at 3PM ET (12 PM PT). 

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

  • That's a damn nice picture. You see ppl shooting with Nokias in the background ?))
  • That's a lot of Lumias.
  • I know. So beautiful.
  • +1
  • And one guy with a point n shoot.
  • and I wish I was there too, in the count.
  • Awesome! I like the music!
  • Lumia rules. However i will be selling mine and purchasing a software hack blackberry 9900 windows style :)
  • Why?
  • Why would you do that WP is doing alot better then BB atm but ok LOL
  • I would make fun of you, but I don't want to add insult to injury
  • What time in UK?
  • I think 8 pm?
  • In 9 mins
  • I have never seen so many Windows Phones in one place.
  • Not even most wireless carrier stores.
  • You haven't been to Seattle ;-)
  • I like the guy already now that the hunt is out of the way hopefully the one Microsoft vision can push forward without any interference bring on threshold and windows phone 8.1
  • Gotta love/hate that strong India accent with the high notes. :P Just listened for a few minutes and WP and Nokia have been already mentioned at least once each. Not bad. :)
  • Yeah Microsoft employees get a lot of freebies. My brother who works for then took me to and family day and it was lumia heaven, i fitted right in with my 1020
  • I'm up for adoption if it gets me in on family day :)
  • Well I liked how much he mentioned SOFTWARE and how little he mentioned hardware. What I got from this was that, under him, Microsoft will be more concerned with developing the software than anything else and that their hardware will be secondary, used just as a meaning of showcasing the software.   And also that the deal with Nokia for the purchase of their D&S employees isn't done yet, which means the 8.1 devices may probably still be released under the Nokia brand.
  • You know nothing.
  • But you do, obviously. Here's a tip: when you finally take a bath, wash your ears.
  • It's natural for them to focus on software more, hardware on its own in the long term is a business with shrinking returns, we've seen that in the PC sector. It only makes sense when it's part of a value chain grouped with software that can generate larger margins. Part of the reason why Google sold of Motorola (in addition to all the Samsung stuff that has been going on).
  • I do not know from which you speak, my friend.  She asked him directly about Surface and Nokia acquisition, he was all over how Microsoft can bring a hugely unique system to the end user experience as soon as they get it through regulations.  He bragged about XBOX and the Surface line.  He talked about software more because he has been a software guy, and he understands it better.   But he is a guy that LOVES to learn (he bragged about Nokia there again), and LOVES to get smart people on the same page and spit balling new ideas.  Hardware will not be "second class" as long as the hardware specialist are empowered at MS.  They may have a better chance under a great manager like Mr. Nadella then they were under Mr. Ballmer, who needed tohave everything kinda "under his thumb".
  • Nice of Bill to dress up. Looks like he just came out of his shed after planting carrots.
  • I wish I worked for Microsoft =(