One Microsoft: Nadella has inherited former CEO Steve Ballmer's "One Microsoft" strategy, which was rolled out last year. The plan's goal is to get Microsoft's many disparate divisions and products working together as a more cohesive whole, down to the engineering level.
There was already a stated intent from Microsoft to integrate Dynamics with products such as Yammer and Skype, but much more could be possible if the One Microsoft plan comes to fruition.
With Nadella on board, hopefully Dynamics will have more consideration during the planning process for new products that could be beneficial to it, "versus later on when the product's fully baked," Vukovits said.
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