As Mary Jo is reporting, an all hands on meeting was held today to presumably address the concerns of those affected by the reorganization.
The reports suggest that thousands of staff could be made redundant, with an official announcement coming later this week.
The internal memo to workers did not mention layoffs but a company spokesman said "Microsoft is implementing changes to better serve our customers and partners", noting there was nothing to add beyond the statement regarding layoffs.
Bloomberg also reported a similar thing about Microsoft earlier this week and this new report is in line with that. The move is aimed at an organisational reshuffle so as to refocus on cloud software sales.
"This news surrounding Microsoft's major reorganization of its sales team, to expand its cloud based offering should come as no surprise".
Moving forward, Microsoft will split its customer model into two broad segments: enterprise, and small, medium and corporate (SMC) customers. Providing and selling cloud services doesn't quite require the same amount of manpower as traditional software services.
More than just a name change and new targets, Microsoft is looking to put more focus on vertical targets that have seemingly be grossly under supported by the company. As a result, for each sale, there are lots of people and teams laying claim to commissions and credit.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella carved up Turner's responsibilities after his departure. If they never use those credits, they don't pay for the services. For years, the sales divisions have been focused on selling computers and other hardware products.
Office consumer products and cloud services revenue rose 15 percent, as the number of Office 365 consumer subscribers increased to 26.2 million.
As of March 2017, Microsoft had 121,000 full-time employees.
People inside the company are bracing to hear more details - and maybe the start of layoffs - on Monday.
Microsoft is reportedly in plans to lay off thousands of its employees around the world, in plans to restructure its sales group.