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Microsoft Adds New Board Member

Microsoft has added a new member to its board of directors: Stephen J. Luczo, the current president and CEO of Seagate Technology. This brings the board's total members to 11.

Some Microsoft higher-ups have of course commented on the appointment, with Bill Gates, former head of the firm being one of the first to celebrate the move. "Steve has deep technology and financial expertise, and we are delighted that he is joining Microsoft's board of directors," said Mr gates.

Current top dog at the software giant, Steve Ballmer, also weighed in: "As the leader of a global company with more than 50,000 employees, with deep insights into storage, hardware, data management, and finance, Steve will bring a wealth of experience to our board."

This would all seem a bit amiss without the new appointee himself saying a few words. Mr Luczo said: "I'm looking forward to joining the Microsoft board at such an important time for the company and for our entire industry. Unprecedented transformations in consumer and commercial architectures and applications are occurring based on cloud computing and mobility, and Microsoft is at the center of much of the core technology driving these trends."

Microsoft's board is made up of important figures from the company and tech industry, recruiting those it believes could have a large, positive impact on the future of the business and the marketplace.

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