Microsoft is making a new round of job cuts across multiple business areas.
The company confirmed the layoffs, which were first reported earlier this week by technology reporter Brad Sams, but did not offer further details about how many jobs will be impacted or which organizations are facing cuts.
The number of jobs impacted is somewhere “in the hundreds, not in the thousands,” Sams reported. This round of layoffs does not appear to be on the same level as past Microsoft reorganizations, most recently a major refresh of the company’s sales teams last summer.
Sams reports that the layoffs resulted from a shuffling of the deck among teams working on 3D, mixed reality and other Windows 10 apps and concepts.
Mixed reality and 3D have been an important part of Microsoft’s Windows 10 updates, which have focused extensively on “creators.” Paint 3D was a central piece of Microsoft’s 3D for Everyone strategy, unveiled at a big launch event in New York City in 2016. And in its most recent big Windows 10 release — the Fall Creators update — Microsoft released a Mixed Reality Viewer that lets users impose virtual images on the real world through device cameras.
Microsoft lists its current employment at 125,416 people worldwide, including 47,121 at its home base in Redmond, Wash., and the greater Seattle region.