Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella:
In addition to the elimination of 1,850 positions that were announced in May 2016, approximately 2,850 roles globally will be reduced during the year as an extension of the earlier plan, and these actions are expected to be completed by the end of fiscal year 2017
That’s in addition to 7,400 employees getting the ax in the last fiscal year. What happened?
Microsoft recently revised its ambitious goal of getting Windows 10 onto 1 billion devices, as the deterioration of Windows’ phone business made that milestone unrealistic. Windows phones from Microsoft and other vendors have less than 3% market share globally.