This one is from Petri, I'd take all of this with a grain of salt.
Microsoft Layoffs Impact US Employees, Sales and Product Teams
Posted on September 13, 2017 by Brad Sams
Earlier this week, Microsoft laid-off an unknown number of employees. While these may be part of the cuts announced earlier this year, the details I am hearing are a bit different than what was previously announced.
Back in July, Microsoft said that they would be cutting roughly 3,000 employees and that most of the cuts would be from outside the US. On Tuesday of this week, the company informed an unknown number of employees that their jobs are being terminated.