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  • How many fell for Microsoft’s 775% spike in cloud usage reported news?

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    Home Forums Outside the box The Junk Drawer How many fell for Microsoft’s 775% spike in cloud usage reported news?

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        Alex5723
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        The original statement and the correction :

        “We have seen a 775 percent increase of our cloud services in regions that have enforced social distancing or shelter in place orders.”

        “We have seen a 775 percent increase in Teams‘ calling and meeting monthly users in a one month period in Italy, where social distancing or shelter in place orders have been enforced.”

        https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/update-2-on-microsoft-cloud-services-continuity/

      • #2212691 Reply
        OscarCP
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        Well, spreading alarming and unfounded rumors in times of national emergencies is another way of getting ears and, these days, also eyeballs, that is sure to work. But I somewhat doubt that MS will risk a deluge of law suits and the loss of whatever good reputation they might still have to spread fake news so blatantly. Just saying…

        Windows 7 Professional, SP1, x64 Group W (ex B) & macOS + Linux (Mint)

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        Alex5723
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        spread fake news so blatantly

        But they just did.

        If you search Google for : “Microsoft 775 percent spike in cloud usage” you will get 1,770,000 results

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        b
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        A statement made on Saturday was clarified on Monday by specifying a particular cloud service and particular virus-affected region.

        Is that really such a horror in the grand scheme of things?

        Was anyone reading it on Sunday fooled into doing anything?

        Windows 10 Pro Version 2004: Group ASAP (Pioneer/Chump)

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        OscarCP
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        1,770,000 results” Well… how many of those are “on topic”, how many are for “Microsoft” how many for “cloud”, how many for “clouds in the morning, then rain”, how many for “cloud usage”, how many… You get the idea.

        Windows 7 Professional, SP1, x64 Group W (ex B) & macOS + Linux (Mint)

        • #2212733 Reply
          b
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          Yep. About 100 refer to the original uncorrected article.

          Windows 10 Pro Version 2004: Group ASAP (Pioneer/Chump)

      • #2212737 Reply
        b
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        The statement was not intended to provide information about the performance of Azure and cloud services generally, Microsoft’s Intelligent Cloud segment, or Microsoft as a whole.
        SEC Filing | Microsoft Corporation

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        Alex5723
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        The statement was not intended to provide information about the performance of Azure and cloud services generally,

        The statement was intended to advertise that the world is flocking in doves to Microsoft’s cloud services in times of Coronavirus, which of course was false.

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