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Cloud Computing Leads to Layoffs at Microsoft

Monday Jul 3rd 2017 by Developer.com Staff

The sales team is getting a shakeup as the company delivers more software through the cloud.

Multiple news outlets including Bloomberg and the Seattle Times are reporting that Microsoft is planning a major reorganization that will result in significant layoffs. Based on unnamed sources, the reports say that the layoffs will primarily affect the sales organization as the company makes a shift from selling boxed software to cloud computing-based services.

Microsoft has not commented on the news. The company employs approximately 121,500 people.

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