And so, there won’t be the era of Satya Nadella at Microsoft Dynamics, as the product line is called, or Microsoft Business Solutions, the fading name of the business unit built around the former Great Plains is called.Just before Microsoft Convergence, the company’s giant business software user show was being held in San Diego from March 11 through 14, Microsoft’s top management  approached Nadella about leading the search engine and ad group. That is the group responsible for fending off the likes of Google.

The announcement wasn’t made until after Convergence, and that’s understandable because who would succeed Doug Burgum, who has lead Dynamics/Great Plains for 23 years, would have squeezed out all other topics. Burgum has announced he will leave in July and there’s been no indication that will change.

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