— Microsoft Store (@MicrosoftStore) March 17, 2020
The firm will proceed providing on-line tech help throughout this era of disaster. Support sources might be discovered on Microsoft Store support page. “We know families, remote workers and businesses are under unique pressure at this time, and we are still here to serve you online at microsoft.com,” reads Microsoft’s assertion.
Earlier this week, Microsoft had initiated social distancing policies at its shops together with decreased working hours to make sure the well being of its clients and workers. In reality, Microsoft was one of many first main tech firms to offer work from home choice to its workers.
Microsoft’s resolution to briefly shut its shops comes a few days after Apple decided to halt its retail operations besides China. While Apple anticipates reopening its shops on the 27th of March, there isn’t any clear timeline to date concerning Microsoft’s plans to reopen its retail shops.
With coronavirus’s unfold getting elevated day-to-day, a number of governments throughout the globe have banned mass gatherings to comprise the unfold of the virus. Hence, numerous tech firms have both moved their tech occasions on-line or postponed till the outbreak settles down.
Microsoft needed to transfer its MVP Summit and Build 2020 developer convention on-line because of coronavirus outbreak. As a part of its contributions to maintain individuals knowledgeable, the corporate launched a coronavirus tracker yesterday.