After Bill Gate’s long-anticipated stepping down as Microsoft Chairman, one of Microsoft’s current board members, John Thompson is simultaneously taking on the role of Microsoft board chairman, while a new, third CEO is named for and by Microsoft – Satya Nadella, a Microsoft veteran of 22 years.

Mr. Gates will now focus on charitable goals of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, while Mr. Nadella has his work cut out for him at Microsoft.

On a lighter note.. Mr. Nadella should go insane!

Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry, Forbes contributor, writer on technology, markets and global strategic issues made a great to-do list for Mr. Nadella:

  1. Go Insane (Ha!)
  2. Complete The Shift To The Cloud
  3. Figure Out The Mobile Strategy
  4. Build Apple TV Before Apple Does (my personal “Go-Apple” opinion – that’s not going to happen…)
  5. Expand The PC Market.
  6. Build A Moon Rocket! (and this just might happen!)

For full details of this fabulous list, please refer to the original 6 Things Microsoft’s New CEO Satya Nadella Needs To Do Now (1: Go Insane!) – a very interesting read.