While there's no information about the specific amount of people that will be sent home with a pink slip in the pocket, it's heavily hinted that the final tally will reach the thousands though it likely won't exceed 3,000 positions. That's around 10% of the company's sales staff.
As pointed out by TheVerge, Microsoft's reorganization effort is due to the positive performance of the software giant's cloud-based services. Cloud-related revenue has scored a 15% increase whereas earnings attributable to Microsoft's Azure having an unprecedented 93% increase in the last fiscal quarter.
"Hello there" memo is going to be given out to the laid-off staff.Aside from the amount of pink slips Microsoft's about to print, another thing that remains unclear is if another