Earlier this week, details emerged of another major restructuring at Microsoft, focusing on the company's global sales teams. Massive job cuts were rumored to be part of the firm's latest restructuring, and today, Microsoft confirmed that a large number of people will indeed lose their jobs. Microsoft told CNBC
that as many as 3,000 jobs will be cut from its global workforce, primarily in its sales division. Most of those positions facing the axe will be outside the United States. The company is making significant changes to its sales teams to reflect changes in both its product line-up, and how its customers are buying its products. Microsoft will be focusing more heavily on sales related to its Azure cloud platform, and its restructuring is designed to align the company's sales teams with those ambitions.