Over the weekend, Business Insider reported that Microsoft is gearing up to cut around 700 jobs in its latest round of layoffs this week. Though there isn't yet any official word available from Microsoft on the exact number of layoffs, Microsoft's Bryan Roper — best known for being productive "like a boss" at the 2015 Windows 10 devices event — has confirmed on Twitter that he is part of the cuts.
According to Business Insider's report, Microsoft is expected to announce the cuts officially alongside its quarterly earnings report on January 26. Further, the expected 700 job cuts are a part of a previously announced plan to eliminate 2,850 jobs. We've seen a trickle of layoffs since, and Microsoft said it expects to complete the cuts by June 2017.
While the exact number of layoffs in this latest round remains a mystery for now, one thing's for sure: Roper's enthusiasm will be missed.
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