Friday, 21 July, 2017

Thousands of jobs no longer Azure'd as Microsoft refocuses on cloud

Microsoft to lay off thousands of employees worldwide to restructure its sales force Microsoft to fire thousands of staff – Report
Lucas Bell | 05 July, 2017, 00:27

On the other hand, ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley reports that some of her sources indicate that in fact Microsoft may not lay off too many people as part of reorganization, but rather reassign some in a sort of reshuffling.

The reorganisation will include a merger involving Microsoft's "enterprise customer unit and one or more of its SME-focused divisions", TechCrunch reports. Bloomberg noted that the move would mark the biggest sales force restructuring in years.

The Washington-based tech giant has announced layoffs of thousands of jobs in the past few years.

The restructuring, which is likely to be announced this week, was attributed to a higher emphasis on cloud services within Microsoft's sales teams worldwide. According to the report, the internal reorganization won't have any major impact on Microsoft's day-to-day business but thousands of employees, mostly from the company's sales team, are going to lose their jobs.

Maitama Sule - Kano Declares Tuesday Work Free Day
He said the clarity of his voice and vision contributed significantly to the high esteem and respect Nigeria earned at the UN. Shariff, said: "With a sorrowful heart, we announce the death of Alhaji Yusuf Maitama Sule, Danmasanin Kano this morning".

Macron, African leaders launch Sahel force
The new regional anti-terror force is set to include as many as 5,000 soldiers, with one battalion from each of the G5 countries.

Arrest made in kidnapping of missing Chinese scholar at U of I
Investigators had also placed Christensen under surveillance after they interviewed him in mid-June, according to court documents. In April, Christensen visited online forums and viewed threads with titles such as "Abduction 101" and " planning a kidnapping ".

Combined with the company's strength in software as a service, platform as a service and infrastructure as a service, the analyst believes Microsoft could realize the biggest benefit among its competitors in a cloud market he believes could explode to nearly $240 billion in the next of five years. Commercial Software Engineering, or CSE, is what was the technical core group of Microsoft's recently disbanded Developer Experience (DX) unit, led by Technical Fellow John Shewchuk.

Each of the companies has also been investing in artificial intelligence which can make services hosted in the internet cloud more intuitive and insightful when it comes to handling data or catering for the needs of users.

This move looks to be a result of the changed leadership.

"Our results this quarter reflect the trust customers are placing in the Microsoft Cloud", Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said in the earnings statement. Althoff has been particularly critical of Microsoft's sales approach, which he says uses dated, boxed software-selling strategies to sell Azure services. "By staying up to date on both the latest feature and quality updates, you're assured of being on the most secure version of Windows 10".

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