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Microsoft Plans Big Reorganization Of Partner and Services Groups Starting Feb 1 (geekwire.com) 34

Microsoft is planning to consolidate many of its partner and services teams in a reorganization, as well as add a new digital team focused on the cloud. From a report: Microsoft confirmed that the shift will take effect Feb. 1, and the goal is to unify teams across its Worldwide Commercial Business group. Microsoft has been working to break down barriers between teams to better serve partners and customers for years, going back to CEO Steve Ballmer's 2013 One Microsoft plan. Microsoft said in a statement that no layoffs will occur as a direct result of the reorganization, which is being announced internally today. Microsoft added that "like all companies, Microsoft reviews its resources and investments on an ongoing basis." As part of the move, Microsoft says it will bring together its enterprise and partner group and public sector, small and mid-market solutions, and partners teams. A new group called Microsoft Digital will push Microsoft's current customers and partners to use the company's cloud programs.
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Microsoft Plans Big Reorganization Of Partner and Services Groups Starting Feb 1

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  • QA (Score:3, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 06, 2017 @12:53PM (#53617853)

    Any word on potential restoration of QA capability?

    • by antdude ( 79039 )

      Yeah, I need a new QA job. :P

    • I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing; and what a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency, and demoralization

      --- Gaius Petronius Arbiter, ca. 60AD. And if not him then someone who sounds a lot like him.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday January 06, 2017 @01:23PM (#53618027)

    My whole team got the axe today, so that no layoffs bit is BS. I guess maybe it wasn't a "direct result".

    Didn't make me want to punch the HR guy any less.

    • by ColdWetDog ( 752185 ) on Friday January 06, 2017 @01:26PM (#53618055) Homepage

      Should have logged in. Bad things are always happening to AC's.

    • I feel for you and your colleagues who've been let go. However, please tell me that the people who keep tinkering w/ the Windows UI have also been sent packing - them I won't miss. (Personally, I don't wish ill of anyone and hope they find something, but honestly, their contributions had hit the point of diminishing returns)

      • please tell me that the people who keep tinkering w/ the Windows UI have also been sent packing - them I won't miss.

        Cut them some slack, they're working harder than anyone for Linux on the desktop!

        • Cut them some slack, they're working harder than anyone for Linux on the desktop!

          Don't be an idiot. 2017 is the year of the Linux desktop.

          • by rtb61 ( 674572 )

            Problem is the desktop was no longer the target. So lets make it 2017, the year of Linux on Phones, the year of Linux on TVs, the year of Linux on the Tablet, the Year of Linux on the Server and the year of Linux on the internet (whoops too late 2015 and 2016 already got in there). So Windows wins in the rapidly fading desktop market, woo hoo and M$ at the most rapid pace imaginable is alienating power users (making them pay for the probe and still no vibrate or lube) basically the last of the desktop mark

  • by CaptainDork ( 3678879 ) on Friday January 06, 2017 @01:39PM (#53618147)

    ... no layoffs will occur as a direct result ,,,

  • Ah, a corporate reorganization story on Slashdot, my least favortite stories of all.
  • That way, Microsoft will suck in an innovative way. Consider yourself middle-fingered, Microsoft.
  • For under $500/year MS have a deal where you get 10 win 10 licences, 3 MSDN, full SQL server, server2012 + 10 cals, 5 o365, some Azure credit and a few other products as well. It's a great deal for small development shops as the licences allow commercial use inside your business.

    But... Their web management portal just sucks. It was like it was written by three seperate teams. The work flow for renewal and user management is like reading Alice in Wonderland. Obscure error messages accounts that won't associa

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