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In a recent report, Microsoft watcher Brad Sams claims that the company is planning to re-organize the Windows team after the RS5 rollout. RS5 will be the sixth major update for Windows 10 users and Microsoft is planning to ship the update to users sometime in October.
I’m also hearing from somebody who’s become quite reliable lately, there might be a re-org inside the Windows world after Redstone 5 ships. This might be actually how Terry Myerson eventually exits is after that’s done, and then his role is diminished. Just people moving about, just more product lines, like Azure and Office and maybe kind of thinning out the Windows crowd. I don’t think there’s gonna be layoffs, not trying to say that, but they’re going to be just shuffling some people around.
– Brad Sams
From his statement, it looks like Microsoft will just shuffle or change the roles of the employees under the Windows team. Re-organization has worked in favour of Microsoft in the past so we will have to wait and see what Microsoft is planning to change once RS5 is released.