Microsoft chief Satya Nadella has said he will have to make "tough choices" in the next fiscal year but insisted the firm can do "magical things" with his new strategy.
Nadella sent a 1,500-word missive to staff yesterday, which was not made public by the company but was published by GeekWire.
In the note, he outlined his plans for the next fiscal year, which starts next month.
"I believe that we can do magical things when we come together with a shared mission, clear strategy, and a culture that brings out the best in us individually and collectively," he said.
He summarised his goals for the year ahead into three main points: reinvent productivity and business processes; build the intelligent cloud platform; and create more personal computing.
But he said it would not be easy.
"We will need to innovate in new areas, execute against our plans, make some tough choices in areas where things are not working and solve hard problems in ways that drive customer value," he said. "I really do believe that we can achieve magical things when we come together as one team and focus.
"When we come together as a team, with our exceptional talent and the mindset of a learner, we will grow as individuals, we will grow as a team, we will grow with our customers and partners, we will grow our opportunity, and we will grow our business going forward. And, ultimately, we will grow the impact we have in the world."
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