Microsoft has notified some employees about the reductions, the source said. "This can result in increased investment in some places and, from time-to-time, re- deployment in others", said an email from the abovementioned spokesperson. Even Microsoft shares have been on an all time high for the last few months due to their new strategies on cloud services and mobile division restructuring.
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While Microsoft has made individual statements to selected press outlets, no public or investor statement regarding the reorganisation or the related job cuts had been published on the company's website. It's unclear how these changes will impact the Microsoft channel ecosystem in the future, however.
Microsoft is reportedly cutting up to 3,000 staff globally as it focuses on the competitive cloud computing sector.
Microsoft now has around 121,000 employees worldwide, including 71,594 in the U.S., according to the company's website.
Mid-year re-structurings have become the standard at Microsoft ever since former CEO Steve Ballmer announced a company-wide restructuring in 2013 - shortly before he departed from the company and current chief executive Satya Nadella took over in 2014.
"At companies transitioning from the old world to the new world you will see layoffs accelerate; it's a slow and gradual and painful experience for them". However, Microsoft insisted that it would repurpose employees as much as possible into new roles. Overall, Microsoft's Commercial cloud products - which includes Azure and Office 365 Commercial - pulled down $14 billion in revenue in Q2 2017.