Microsoft employees each get letter from Bill Gates as the tech giant turns 40
"But what matters most now is what we do next..."
Microsoft founder, Bill Gates, has written a letter to every employee at the tech company to mark the momentous 40th anniversary since it began. Although Gates appointed a new CEO, Satya Nadella, last year as he stepped back from the day to day running of the tech giant, he remains passionate and heavily involved in an advisory capacity to his successor.
In his letter Gates notes the vast strides that Microsoft has made since its inception, when the ambition of having a computer on every desk was an alarmingly bold one. But he asserts the importance of looking forward: "Today though, I am thinking much more about Microsoft's future than its past. I believe computing will evolve faster in the next 10 years than it ever has before."
In thanking everyone who is involved in the company, Gates expressed enthusiasm for the next stages of the company's development and galvanised the team to keep innovating and moving forward: "We have accomplished a lot together during our first 40 years and empowered countless businesses and people to realise their full potential. But what matters most now is what we do next..."