Microsoft may follow the footsteps of Intel and sack thousands of employees around the world, according to a source linked to the company.
The news, published by The Seattle Times, claims that the layoffs will come as a consequence of a major restructuring in the Redmond giant, which is increasingly preparing to invest in selling its services in the cloud instead of focusing on Software licenses.
As of July, this measure, which will be one of the largest related to the company’s sales teams, should begin in several countries.
The company’s internal reorganization usually begins on July 1 , the start of the next fiscal year, and that next may be a result of the departure of COO Kevin Turner, who was replaced by Judson Althoff and Jean-Philippe Courtois.
Althoff in particular has been critical to Microsoft’s sales strategy for products such as Azure, which has been marketed as software.
In July last year Satya Nadella’s company laid off 2850 employees in its ‘mobile’ sector and this occurred two months after the brand announced the elimination of 1850 positions within the company (mostly related to its smartphone business).
Despite the layoffs, ZDNet believes that many of the employees may be rehired, so it may not be that big a loss. All we have to do is wait and see.
Apple has always been known for its peripherals with minimalist design and improved usability, but it seems that Microsoft has hit the apple at its own game. After a long wait, the owner of Windows finally started selling the Modern Keyboard, a wireless keyboard that stands out by equipping a fingerprint reader.
The biometric keyboard sensor is compatible with Windows Hello to safely unlock the computer, and can be used on any computer with the updated operating system. In addition, the wireless accessory comes with an optional cable that allows you to use it on any PC, including one that does not have a Bluetooth antenna.
The Microsoft keyboard with fingerprint identification works with Bluetooth and offers up to 4 months of use with fully charged battery.
Apple only offers something similar in the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. On the other hand, if you have a PC, you will have to shell out only $129.99 for a Modern Keyboard from Microsoft to unlock the PC using fingerprints.