Microsoft won't be announcing the name of its next CEO until early 2014.
That's the word from the head of the CEO Search Committee and Board Member John W. Thompson.
While many of us Microsoft watchers had been hearing talk that Microsoft would name its new CEO before this year was out, that's not happening, after all.
From Thompson's December 17 update on "The Official Microsoft Blog":
"We identified over 100 possible candidates, talked with several dozen, and then focused our energy intensely on a group of about 20 individuals, all extremely impressive in their own right. As you would expect, as this group has narrowed, we’ve done deeper research and investigation, including with the full Board. We’re moving ahead well, and I expect we’ll complete our work in the early part of 2014."