"It was hard selling softwares. But now with cloud, we have real opportunity in India. That definitely is the transformative thing. And of course by design, it has anti-piracy built into it, which also is very helpful," Nadella told an investors conference being held here on the sidelines of the Build 2015 conference.

The world's largest software company is one of the leaders in the cloud, essentially providing computing power and storage to customers through its network of data centers.

In his address to the '2015 Microsoft Financial Analyst Briefing', 47-year-old Nadella cited "Qualitatively, the way I describe the world that we live in and what it will be in the next five years is this mobile-first, cloud-first world."

Nadella added the company's mission is to empower every person and organisation on the planet to achieve more.

"Obviously, in the last 40 years, a lot has changed. A lot of technologies and a lot of devices, rightfully so, have come and gone. But what has remained at our core is that empowerment," he said.

They had a focus. Thier focus, Their core was about being the best when it came to productivity and platform in this mobile-first, cloud-first world, the Microsoft CEO explained.

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