Microsoft has ended its search for a new leader for its Microsoft Business Solutions unit, naming insider Satya Nadella to succeed senior vice president Doug Burgum as head of the division that oversees Microsoft Dynamics and small business products.Burgum will stay on during a transition period of about nine months.

Nadella, the oft-mentioned favorite to succeed Burgum, joined Microsoft in 1992. Before being named to the new post, he led the Microsoft Dynamics development team and had responsibility for Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Dynamics GP, Dynamics NAV, Dynamics AX, Dynamics SL and Microsoft Office small business products.

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