What you need to know
- Microsoft will prioritize first responders for cloud services during the coronavirus outbreak.
- Microsoft is working with governments and first responder organizations to ensure service demands are met.
- Microsoft could adjust free offers to ensure support for existing customers.
Microsoft announced over the weekend that it will prioritize first responders for its cloud services during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Microsoft is working with first responder organizations, governments, and monitoring its service demands to ensure needs are met. If demand causes capacity constraints, Microsoft will prioritize first responders. Additionally, Microsoft could adjust free offers to make sure existing customers have support.
An Azure blog post (opens in new tab) states how Microsoft is prioritizing first responders:
Many people have had to switch to remote working during the coronavirus outbreak. As a result, demands for Microsoft's cloud-based services continues to increase. Microsoft Teams surged to 44 million daily active users during the outbreak. Microsoft explains which types of workers will receive priority in its post:
Over the weekend, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella spoke about how Microsoft is responding to the coronavirus pandemic, including assisting governments, helping schools, donating to organizations, and allowing employees to work from home. Microsoft also made Microsoft Teams premium features free for six months earlier this month.
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Again, thats all great and nice. But they need to work on their infrastructure,
and make sure there's enough capacity and stability first. They are patting themselves on the back too much first, and might need
to actually invest some money first, before trying to force these on people,
with all the issues they are having. later
It's hot air. What first responders? It's not 911 war, it's a flu outbreak
Mostly medical service providers and agencies like FEMA that will be actively increasing the number of people they provide services and assistance to. Cloud services is not simply about OneDrive storage.
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