Microsoft May Unveil Big Restructuring This Week: Report

A long-heralded shake-up at Microsoft is expected to unfurl this week, perhaps Thursday, at the urging of CEO Steve Ballmer, AllThingsD is reporting, citing unnamed company sources.

The site described the roll-out's plans as fluid, given "close-to-the-vest planning by Ballmer" and angst among senior executives. Yet one thing appears clear: Microsoft is expected to reorient the company around services—or software—and devices in its consumer and business segments.

According to AllThingsD, the effort is designed to create "functional coherence" at the company, which is suffering something of an identity crisis in the fiercely competitive technology sector. Smartphones and tablets are revolutionizing the marketplace, and Microsoft has struggled to make headway against giants like Google, Apple and other competitors.

Read the full AllThingsD story here.