What you need to know
- Microsoft's field sales team is having several employees laid off according to a new report.
- Many Microsoft employees are being reassigned, looking for work at Microsoft, or being laid off.
- Microsoft has not released any figures regarding the number of people affected.
Several employees at Microsoft will be looking for new work as part of a fiscal year reorganization. According to a report by ZDNet the Microsoft field sales team is seeing significant changes as part of the reorganization. The largest change is that Microsoft is eliminating the Modern Desktop Technical Sales Professional (TSP) role.
Some individuals who are currently in that role will be reassigned, look for work internally at Microsoft for a given period of time, or be laid off according to ZDNet's sources.
The changes are reportedly larger than usual reorganizations at Microsoft. The number of people affected will be "non-trivial" according to a ZDNet source. While some information is known about the recent reorganization, Microsft has not released any figures on it.
The reorganization will take effect on July 1, 2019.
Portable (and affordable) power accessories we love
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VisionTek 8,000 mAh micro-USB power bank ($13 at Dell)
This compact dual-output powerbank can speedily recharge any and all your devices, thanks to a two-amp "fast charge feature," using its micro-USB out port. Its simple design includes an LED indicator, and it costs about as much as a single ticket to the movies.
Panasonic eneloop AA batteries (From $13 at Dell)
Panasonic's rechargeable batteries are among the best available, and just a couple of them will keep your favorite remote, mice or other peripherals powered up when you need them. They're also eco. And the company's affordable charger fits and charges both AA and AAA batteries at the same time.
Belkin Qi Wireless Charging Pad ($30 at Dell)
This unobtrusive Qi wireless charging pad looks good (and kind of like a UFO …) and easily charges all your Qi-compatible device up to 5W. Its LED indicator lights up when you're charging. And it costs just $30.
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