Microsoft has laid off an unknown number of its employees as it enters a new financial year.
There are no details on which departments have been affected, although Business Insider reports that jobs have been cut in the Microsoft Azure division and the news portal, with the latter transitioning to an AI-driven algorithmic feed.
Sources tell the site that less than 1,000 people have been let go -- approximately 0.64% or less of the total workforce, which stood at over 156,000 people at the end of March.
It's also unclear whether any of the people affected are connected to Xbox. When reached by to ask if it impacted any Xbox teams, the company declined to comment.
A spokesperson said it's common for Microsoft to re-evaluate its business and the workforce required when it begins a new financial year on July 1, and has made similar redundancies in years past.
Microsoft has already been making cuts to its business over the past few months. In terms of its games business, it most notably closed streaming service Mixer just four years after acquiring it.
Speaking to last week, Xbox boss Phil Spencer stood by the decision.