Bill Gates 'very excited' about new CEO Satya Nadella
4 February 2014 Last updated at 17:19 GMT
Microsoft founder Bill Gates has said he is "very excited" about the choice of Satya Nadella as the firm's new chief executive.
Indian-born Mr Nadella is currently Microsoft's head of Cloud and Enterprise, which builds and runs the firm's computing platforms and developer tools.
Speaking in a video posted on the firm's YouTube channel, Mr Gates said; "Satya has the right background".
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