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Analyst cuts estimates for Microsoft's earnings growth in 2013, saying PC makers have been slow to introduce devices and there's confusion in the market about the new OS.
Microsoft says its newly acquired Nokia handset business is on track to hit breakeven by fiscal 2016. In the meantime, it's the proverbial work in progress as management looks to cut costs.
As the company's quarterly earnings announcement looms, CEO Satya Nadella sends signals that a break with Microsoft's past may be soon.
A majority of the job cuts will come from the recently acquired Nokia devices and services unit.
The 1,000 job cuts reportedly would occur in Nokia's home base of Finland, amid what could be a much larger round of layoffs.
A rumored round of job cuts could be the largest in the software giant's history, sources tell Bloomberg.
Announcement of layoffs ranging between 5 percent and 10 percent expected this month when the company reports its fiscal quarter.
Hundreds of patents which secure Microsoft lucrative Android licensing deals have been published by the Chinese government.
In his first product announcement as CEO, Satya Nadella will send a signal that big changes are ahead as Microsoft seeks growth in a world that's moved on from the glory days of Windows and PCs.
The new CEO replaces Steve Ballmer and will take the reins as Bill Gates steps down as chairman, but remains a "technology advisor."