Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT), which announced 5,000 worldwide job cuts today, is making 58 of them from the UK. The outfit said 1,400 of the cuts are coming immediately, after finding Q4 net income fell 11 percent on poor Windows sales. Microsoft is believed to employ about 2,900 in Britain so the cuts represent about two percent of the workforce here, coming from services, support groups, “vendors, contingent staff, facilities, capital expenditure and marketing”, the company told Computer Weekly. Ashley Highfield has now joined Microsoft from Kangaroo to be MD and VP of its UK consumer and online business. David Kaplan has the full layoffs story over on paidContent.org.