News continues to trickle out about which products/teams took hits as part of Microsoft's 5,000-person layoff announced last week.
It looks like Microsoft's Global Foundation Services (GFS) team is, indeed, among those taking a hit.
At the end of last year, Microsoft began slowing work on its Chicago datacenter. Now it has postponed work on its planned $500 millionDes Moines datacenter, as well.
On the Office side of the house, the PerformancePoint Server team is being realigned. Microsoft is folding PerformancePoint capabilities into SharePoint Server 14, the next version of SharePoint that is expected to ship later this year or early next.
Microsoft is planning to announce officially the PerformancePoint news on January 27, a spokesperson said.
Microsoft is adding the scorecarding, dashboard and analytics features that are part of PerformancePoint Server 2007 to SharePoint Server. These features will be renamed "PerformancePoint Services for SharePoint" and will be available to customers through the Enterprise CAL (Client-Access License) version of SharePoint Server.
More from the spokesperson:
"Additionally, in the summer of 2009, we will release 'Service Pack 3' for PerformancePoint Server 2007, which will include updates to the Planning module. From there we will focus our development on the new monitoring and analytic capabilities in 'PerformancePoint Services for SharePoint' and will not offer standalone versions of PerformancePoint Server."