Update: Microsoft is said to be laying off up 3,000 sales employees with a majority of the positions coming from global offices according to CNBC.
"Like all companies, we evaluate our business on a regular basis", a Microsoft spokesperson told NBC News. "This can result in increased investment in some places and, from time-to-time, re-deployment in others", he added.
Strong cloud-based sales made up for the drop in PC revenue, making good on Althoff's pledge for Microsoft'sAzure cloud-computing service to be the centrepiece of the company's sales strategy.
"Our results this quarter reflect the trust customers are placing in the MicrosoftCloud", said Satya Nadella, chief executive officer at Microsoft in the company's fiscal third-quarter earnings release out in late March.
Shares of Microsoft are down 55 cents, or 0.8%, at $68.53. Most of the changes would reportedly affect employees outside of the United States. Reports indicate that Microsoft would be terminating somewhere between 3000 to 4000 Microsoft Jobs.
Nadella's focus on the cloud has paid off for the software giant.
Microsoft has confirmed the job cuts to the INQUIRER, but hasn't said how many staff face the chop.
The layoffs were expected to begin today, as part of a reorganization that finds the remaining sales team redirecting focus to its cloud service Azure. This move has perhaps been taken keeping in mind the growth of their cloud computing business. And Microsoft is using this action as an opportunity to cull other employees, including those that are close to retirement and will be offered an early leave.
The Louisiana Democratic Party said political groups and other entities typically pay $5,000 for that information. "We do not feel like there is any evidence whatsoever of mass voter fraud in the state of Utah", said Cox.
The company has also launched a contest on Twitter as well, which gives 1 lucky victor a chance to win the upcoming smartphone. According to the report , the Moto Z2 will feature a 5.5 inch QHD display along with 2560×1440 screen resolution.
The petitioners needed at least eight votes from the Supreme Court to nullify the martial law proclamation in Mindanao. "... He added that with the decision, the SC also became complicit with the abuses being committed under Duterte's martial law.
Crude oil prices have been below $50 per barrel since April, and the US oil rig count is at 758 - a three-year high. The average national gas price Thursday was $2.24, five cents lower than it was at the same time previous year .
Police released Wilson after he posted a $20,000 bond, although the circumstances of his arrest are still unclear. More wise: The Cowboys , like the Frisco Police, will continue to gather information on Wilson's eventful night.
He earned his first All-Star appearance as part of a Utah team that won 51 games and made it to the second round of the playoffs. The Butler University product's standard per game line - 21.9 points, 5.4 rebounds, 3.5 assists - suggest he'll help any team.
Spithill said Oracle made too many changes to the boat to mention. "We're frustrated with race one", Spithill said. Both teams say they've a lot more in the tank and both were planning extensive reviews of their performances.
According to the Korea Herald , he will discuss the possibility of North Korea hosting competitions at the Masikryong ski resort. South Korea considered sharing some events at the Seoul 1988 Olympics with the North.
Qatar continues with negative response to the demands
Earlier, the four Arab countries issued a 13-point list of demands on June 22, giving Qatar 10 days to respond . Ratings agency Moody's has cut Qatar's sovereign credit rating from stable to negative because of the standoff.
Indian woman attacked with acid for fifth time
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Gunman killed in NY hospital shooting
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House backs bills targeting illegal immigration
He said that Steinle needlessly died, and that sanctuary policies send a message that immigration laws can be ignored. While both bills are likely to pass in the House, it is unclear what fate awaits this legislation in the U.S.
Blue Apron Prices IPO
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US Arms For Syrian Kurds Will Continue After Raqqa
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Crews gain control of Southern California's Placerita Fire
The Utah fire began near the ski resort town of Brian Head , generally known for weekend getaway homes for Las Vegas residents. Overnight, hand crews, backed by bulldozers, were going to try to get more line around the fire to stop it from spreading.
'Transformers' tops box office but is biggest in China
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