Part of the company’s restructuring process after the failed acquisition of Nokia.
More layoffs were announced during Microsoft’s latest annual report, and about 2,850 people are to lose their jobs following the 1,850 layoffs that happened last May.
The move is to further eliminate its mobile phone business after a failed effort with Nokia’s own handset business, which it took over in 2014. Microsoft is now refocusing its strategies with developing mobile apps for iOS and Android devices.
As Microsoft downplays its mobile handset business, it is also focusing on key areas like Windows, Xbox, its cloud services and Office.