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Coronavirus: Microsoft Throttling Non-Essential Office 365 Features to Cope With Demand

As more work-from-home users rely on Office 365 during the coronavirus pandemic, Microsoft is scaling back and throttling some features in an effort to keep up....
Coronavirus: Microsoft Throttling Non-Essential Office 365 Features to Cope With Demand
Written by Matt Milano
  • As more work-from-home users rely on Office 365 during the coronavirus pandemic, Microsoft is scaling back and throttling some features in an effort to keep up.

    Microsoft has already had issues keeping up with demand, as users in Europe experienced problems Monday with Teams being barely usable. According to OnMSFT.com, Microsoft is taking measures to avoid similar issues and informing users via email.

    “In light of the situation, Microsoft recently sent out an email to Office 365 subscribers notifying that it will be making temporary adjustments to select ‘non-essential capabilities’ of the service,” writes OnMSFT.com, confirming they had seen copies of the emails.

    As the pandemic continues to move users to cloud-based solutions, companies will likely have to take similar measures until their infrastructure can catch up with demand.

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