Microsoft has recently touted that the company has experienced a 775% rise in the demand for its cloud services. Notably, there is a high demand in the coronavirus-affected areas, where governments have enforced social distancing or home quarantine. On Saturday, March 28, officials have detailed some of the short-term cloud service restrictions that Microsoft has set up due to the pandemic. In a post published on Saturday, Microsoft officials have noted that the request for its new Windows Virtual Desktop usage has soared over three times. They also noted federal use of public Power BI to share information on COVID-19 dashboards is increased by 42% in seven days.
In the previous week, officials confirmed the working of Microsoft on some unessential Office 365 services in an effort to continue meeting demand. Also, various Azure users in Europe have been striking constraints when attempting to power up virtual machines and some other services over there. All these things took place because the company has had prioritized health-related assignments. Thus, in the post, the officials have explained a little more on how the prioritization criteria are affecting Azure consumers. As per the post, Microsoft is applying some temporary restrictions designed to stable the best probable experience for all of the users. Even more, they have placed limits on free offers in an effort to prioritize potential for existing users.
Meanwhile, the company has limits on some of its resources for new subscriptions. The post reveals these are the soft quota restriction, and customers can put up support requests in case they wish to increase the limits. They have also recommended users to use alternative regions in case the demands cannot be fulfilled instantly. Even more, to manage the rise in demand, the company aims to speed up the development of new capacity in the applicable area.