According to a leaked internal document, Microsoft plans to stop using the “Nokia” brand and to drop the “phone” from Windows Phone.
It’s not only Microsoft salaried employees who have to worry about their jobs. Contractors and consultants also face new restrictions, according to a Geekwire report.
Depending on how you define Microsoft’s new “core” areas, employees in Qi Lu’s or Scott Guthrie’s groups are relatively safe. Those working on Windows client stuff? Maybe not.
Wow. Just wow. The long-reported Microsoft job cuts are here and they are deeper than expected. Microsoft will eliminate 18,000 jobs over the next year and consolidate its phone efforts.
Big layoffs are something that only Wall Street and shareholders could love, and that’s why Microsoft’s stock was up Tuesday.
Microsoft’s CEO weighs in six months into his new gig with a call to action that is, frankly, not new.
It’s that time of year for Microsoft to slim down. This year, expect bigger than normal cuts, given that the software giant’s $7.2 billion buyout of Nokia brought with it 25,000 new mouths to feed.
Microsoft co-founder and former chairman Bill Gates is a high-profile and valued advisor, but advising is all he’s doing, according to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.
Analysts, many of whom were sick-and-tired of prior Microsoft management, approved of Satya Nadella’s performance.
All eyes and ears will be on Satya Nadella, now in his third month as CEO, on his first appearance on the Microsoft earnings call.