Microsoft is continuing to ring in the changes throughout its company through its usual new fiscal year reorganization. Earlier this month, the company shook up its Microsoft 365 marketing teams. Also caught in the shuffle is the field sales team, which has seen several people leave the division.
Last week, Microsoft informed members of the field sales team that it is removing the Modern Desktop Technical Sales Professional (TSP) position. That means some TSP employees will be moved to other positions within the company. However, some TSPs have been laid off, according to a report from ZDNet.
For those who will remain within Microsoft, the company has given those TSPs are specific amount of time to find a new jobs internally.
“There were some reductions, largely in the field, across a wide range of geos and teams,” a Microsoft spokesperson confirmed. No official comment has been given on how many people lost their jobs.
ZDNet also says sources within the company believe Microsoft is going further than normal in its annual reorganization.
Recent Microsoft 365 Reorganization
Microsoft has created a dedicated M365 marketing group that is headed by Corporate Vice President Jared Spataro. The new group has been in operation since July 1.
Spataro has been leading the marketing three aspects of Microsoft 365: Windows 10, Enterprise Mobility + Security, and Office 365. It seems Microsoft has decided to integrate these separate marketing divisions under one roof.
Microsoft has also created a new “M365 Foundations” team that will be helmed by Rob Howard. This division will tie together Office Management, Microsoft 365 Developer Platform, and Windows into a single organization.