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Microsoft news recap: Satya Nadella’s 3 years at the helm, asks for exception to Trump’s entry ban and more

Microsoft (MSFT) news recap is a weekly feature highlighting the top Microsoft news stories of the past week. Sit back, grab some coffee, and enjoy the read!

Happy 3 year anniversary as Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella!

4th February, 2017, marked the 3 year anniversary of Satya Nadella holding the reign of Microsoft as CEO. Take a look at some of the videos of his appointment in the early stages.

Microsoft asks US Government for exception to Trump’s US entry ban order

In light of President Donald Trump’s entry ban to the US from several countries, Microsoft has made a request for an exception by Brad Smith, Microsoft’s President and Chief Legal Officer.

Redmond Police stop man, “wearing nothing but Skechers,” from early morning jog near Microsoft campus

A jogger decided to head to Microsoft’s campus for an early morning jog, however, in order to “build his immune system” he decided to jog in the nude, with only a light on his buttocks. Police stopped the man but did not charge him with indecent exposure. Xbox’s Larry Hryb and Josh Stein denied it was them.

Microsoft releases Satya Nadella’s remarks to employees on Donald Trump immigration policy

In addition to raising an exception to the US Government over Trump’s US entry ban, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella released an email that the company’s President and Chief Legal Officer, Brad Smith, sent to employees.

I always come back to two things. One is the enduring principles and values that drive us as a company, that have made us and this country what it is, and my own personal story.

There is no place for bias or bigotry in any society, in any context. That’s where we start from. We will always as a company stand for that diversity and inclusion. And we’ll keep pushing at it, pushing at it, and making progress. That’s core to who we are. That I believe is core to what America is.

I mean, think about it, I am a product of the fundamental greatness of the United States. It is the ingenuity of the American technology that reached me where I was growing up that even made it possible for me to dream of being able to be part of this journey. It is the enlightened immigration policy of this country that even made it possible for me to come here in the first place, and gave me all this opportunity.

And so I always think about that. I will always advocate for that America that I know and that I’ve experienced.

And we will do that consistently. We’re not going to overreact because of any one incident, but we will always stand for what we believe are these enduring principles that really are going to be about us as a company, but also recognizing that we’re a multinational company that is an American company.

That’s all the Microsoft news for this week. We’ll be back next week with more.

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