In a massive, jargon-heavy internal memo clearly tailored for an audience outside Microsoft, CEO Satya Nadella tells employees to focus on teh company’s already-stated mobile-first, cloud-first core services and values.
Stating that Microsoft’s “first-party devices will light up digital work and life” Nadella added:
I also want to share some additional thoughts on Xbox and its importance to Microsoft. As a large company, I think it’s critical to define the core, but it’s important to make smart choices on other businesses in which we can have fundamental impact and success. The single biggest digital life category, measured in both time and money spent, in a mobile-first world is gaming. We are fortunate to have Xbox in our family to go after this opportunity with unique and bold innovation.
There was no mention of layoffs — which many expect Microsoft to announce some time in the next month in the wake of its completed acquisition of Nokia — and 25,000 new employees.