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Microsoft may announce its biggest layoffs ever on Thursday
ComputerWorld ^ | July 16, 2014 | Stephen Lawson

Posted on 07/17/2014 3:36:19 AM PDT by Innovative

The action will be much bigger than the 5,800 job cuts announced in 2009, The New York Times said.

Microsoft reportedly will announce the biggest round of layoffs in its history on Thursday as massive changes wrought by new CEO Satya Nadella start to take hold at the struggling IT giant.

(Excerpt) Read more at computerworld.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: economy; layoffs; microsoft; windows8
And Obama said the economy is doing just great...
1 posted on 07/17/2014 3:36:19 AM PDT by Innovative
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To: Innovative

The economy might be to blame, but bureaucratic bloat is likely the primary culprit.


2 posted on 07/17/2014 3:38:32 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. NEgypt.C. GOPc.+12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: Innovative

NY Times article referenced:

Large Round of Layoffs Expected at Microsoft

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/07/16/microsoft-layoffs-expected-thursday/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0


3 posted on 07/17/2014 3:38:34 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative

Cut 6000 jobs, I bet someone’s getting a huge bonus.


4 posted on 07/17/2014 3:47:22 AM PDT by Artie (We are surrounded by MORONS)
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To: Innovative

How many Americans to go and how many Indians?


5 posted on 07/17/2014 3:50:15 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Innovative

In other news of today: “Zero auto mechanics laid off in American workforce!”

The only secure jobs are those that are “hands on” technical trades. Clicking on keyboards and performing “heavy thinking” are jobs in which the employees are a “dime a dozen” and can easily be laid off or replaced by cheaper employees.

No one realizes their real worth to an employer until they are either laid off or replaced with someone cheaper.

I’ve always had a belief that if you learn a trade, nurture it and keep abreast of changes, it will take care of you for the rest of your life.


6 posted on 07/17/2014 3:56:29 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: Artie

“much bigger than the 5,800 job cuts announced in 2009”

It will be many more than 6000 jobs cut.


7 posted on 07/17/2014 3:57:29 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative

Obviously Bush’s fault. Obama inherited these layoffs.


8 posted on 07/17/2014 4:00:12 AM PDT by Hoodat (Article 4, Section 4)
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To: Innovative
This is pretty much expected when your company's main profit center is a product that never wears out, and does not become obsolete.

MS' failed attempt to market Windows 8 for the "B C N U TONITE!!! ZOMG!!" airhead generation shows they recognize this, but so far have not been able to do anything about it.

Where I work, we last updated our Windows products in 2004. It will be at least another 3-4 years before we do so again.

Just about everyone who needs an office suite now has one which is quite adequate for their needs.

9 posted on 07/17/2014 4:04:14 AM PDT by Eric Pode of Croydon
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To: Innovative

These numbers will be exaggerated because most of these will be from the Nokia acquisition.


10 posted on 07/17/2014 4:04:39 AM PDT by Arsynic
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To: Eric Pode of Croydon

Judging by those dates your systems are seriously out of date and wide open to hackers and malware.

Not something to be proud of.

Hopefully you don’t deal with any kind of sensitive customer data.


11 posted on 07/17/2014 4:13:20 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Artie
Must likely the head of HR.
12 posted on 07/17/2014 4:17:44 AM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: Eric Pode of Croydon

If you haven’t updated your system in 10 years you’re running XP client and server 2003 (not even r2 release). Hard to believe. But good luck with that.


13 posted on 07/17/2014 4:25:23 AM PDT by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: Innovative
I hate to hear it when working people lose their jobs due to a downturn in business.

Still, I have to wonder, how many of those Microsoft people losing their jobs think Obama is hip and cool? Being that this is liberal Microsoft, I would bet $100 that at least 75% of them are Obama supporters.

It is also a safe bet that many of them who will lose their jobs today will blame it on Bush, the GOP, or the Teaparty. That is how warped their thinking is. Furthermore, nearly all of them will be voting for Hillary in 2016.
14 posted on 07/17/2014 4:32:11 AM PDT by Dan in Wichita
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To: DH

Could not agree with you more. I recently completed the construction of a new house. All of the tradesmen (framing, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, etc.) were all small, locally owned companies.
My GC told me that the respective owners of each company employed anywhere from 15-30 people and each owner was worth more than a million bucks.
The HVAC guy was around 50 and had two daughters....the daughters were the ones that did all my duct work and hooked up the units.


15 posted on 07/17/2014 4:36:27 AM PDT by stationkeeper
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To: Eric Pode of Croydon

“Where I work, we last updated our Windows products in 2004. It will be at least another 3-4 years before we do so again.”

Server 2003 and XP SP3 is a great stable platform. However, it requires several 3rd party products to protect it. IPS, IDS, firewall, HBSS and a robust set of GPOs at a minimum. But it will work and saves money versus continual upgrading and VMware licensing.

I recommend eventually migrating to Server 2012, Exchange 2013 and Windows 9 clients in a Windows Hyper-V full virtual environment using zero client workstations (LAN-permitting). This will save your company the most in licensing and hardware costs and also electricity. These savings can be substantial and should be able to pay off the cost of the upgrade in a few years.


16 posted on 07/17/2014 4:36:43 AM PDT by Justa
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To: Eric Pode of Croydon
" .. which is quite adequate for their needs. "

which is the missing thought in todays progressive atmosphere.

I have a flip phone ... what? .. milk and eggs ? ... OK, I love you


it's a frikkin' PHONE ... not a strain your eyes computer.


There always HAD to be a point when 'the kids are so much smarter today than when I was a kid' .. came to an end.

blue collar, here

17 posted on 07/17/2014 4:49:04 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: Innovative
I heard Mike Rowe from the TV show "Dirty jobs" is doing a lighter version of the show called "Mike Rowe Soft".


18 posted on 07/17/2014 5:04:19 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Innovative

Heard at a GOPe Rally Yesterday:

WHAT DO WE WANT?

MORE H1B Visas!

WHEN DO WE WANT ‘EM?

NOW!


19 posted on 07/17/2014 5:25:22 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Eric Pode of Croydon
Where I work, we last updated our Windows products in 2004. It will be at least another 3-4 years before we do so again.

Running XP Embedded? I think that's when it's EOL is.

20 posted on 07/17/2014 5:41:42 AM PDT by Lee N. Field ("How can there be peace when the sorceries and whordoms of your mother TBN are so many?")
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To: DH

There was a contract labor guy here until very recently who was laid off. Good guy and hard working too. He is starting a job at some metal tab place for a little more money and a chance to apprentice welding. I think he will do well.


21 posted on 07/17/2014 6:03:35 AM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: DManA

Unreal but wouldn’t shock me at all.


22 posted on 07/17/2014 6:05:17 AM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: DManA

Unreal but wouldn’t shock me at all.


23 posted on 07/17/2014 6:05:27 AM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: Innovative

MS has been bloated for 20 years. They could use a good haircut. Too many middle managers and not enough creative thought allowed.


24 posted on 07/17/2014 6:12:43 AM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: Lee N. Field

We went to Windows 7 in 2008 but kept all our Office 2003 products and still use them. That’s what I was thinking of.


25 posted on 07/17/2014 6:33:42 AM PDT by Eric Pode of Croydon
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To: Innovative

Had a friend who worked at Microsoft. ..He trained his (Indian) replacement...then got laid off...yeah..I think they all vote Dem...and now consider me a pariah


26 posted on 07/17/2014 7:00:44 AM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods)
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To: Eric Pode of Croydon
We went to Windows 7 in 2008 but kept all our Office 2003 products and still use them. That’s what I was thinking of.

I'm a lot less worried about that combo, than sticking with Windows XP.

27 posted on 07/17/2014 7:58:51 AM PDT by Lee N. Field ("How can there be peace when the sorceries and whordoms of your mother TBN are so many?")
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To: Innovative

List of Linux distributions
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Linux_distributions

List of BSD operating systems
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_BSD_operating_systems


28 posted on 07/17/2014 10:34:43 AM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Innovative
Update: Microsoft to lay off 18,000 in next year
The initial round will affect 12,500 jobs related to Nokia Devices and Services
ComputerWorld
By Elizabeth Heichler, Peter Sayer
July 17, 2014 08:59 AM ET
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9249800/Update_Microsoft_to_lay_off_18_000_in_next_year


29 posted on 07/17/2014 10:41:46 AM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: goodnesswins
"Had a friend who worked at Microsoft. ..He trained his (Indian) replacement...then got laid off...yeah..I think they all vote Dem...and now consider me a pariah"

I had a friend who worked there about 20 years ago. He trained his female replacement. She didn't wear underwear. Then he was laid off.


30 posted on 07/17/2014 10:44:36 AM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: All

erasing the baumer bloat.


31 posted on 07/17/2014 12:30:57 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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