Microsoft clarifies Groups utilization surged 775% in Italy

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FILE PHOTO: The Microsoft brand is pictured forward of the Cellular World Congress in Barcelona, Spain February 24, 2019. Information/Sergio Perez

(Information) – Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) stated it has seen a 775% leap in a month for Groups calling and assembly in Italy, withdrawing an earlier assertion that the surge was for its cloud companies in areas world wide that enforced social distancing to curb transmission of the coronavirus.

The corporate posted the correction in a weblog late Monday, which was initially posted on March 28.

Microsoft didn’t present any particulars on development in cloud companies in virus affected areas within the newest weblog replace. It didn’t instantly reply to a Information request for remark.

The corporate had stated Groups has seen a major spike in utilization, with 44 million each day customers at the moment on the office chat software.

Reporting by Munsif Vengattil in Bengaluru; Modifying by Shailesh Kuber