It appears that Microsoft has announced massive layoffs and it is attributing it to a change of leadership and direction. The layoffs will mostly affect the sales and marketing people.
Let us not forget that in July of 2015, Microsoft shed 7,800 jobs and wrote off $7.6 billion of its Nokia acquisition costs. And in 2016, Microsoft announced that it would be making approximately 2850 jobs redundant.
The word on the internal chat app is that management "has booked numerous conference rooms and that some employees are being scheduled for short 15-minute meetings with their respective managers.