Microsoft said to be planning sales force overhaul; likely to eliminate American jobs

Microsoft said to be planning sales force overhaul; layoffs likely

Microsoft is planning a reorganization of its sales groups that will likely bring layoffs, according to a person familiar with the matter.

It’s unclear what groups will be affected and where they are located. The shift, which could be announced as soon as next week, comes as Microsoft retools its legions of sales teams to emphasize its cloud-computing products instead of licenses for boxed software.

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