Microsoft monitoring Xbox Live usage amid Azure demand increase


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Microsoft in Mar. said it is monitoring Xbox Live usage amid increasing demand for its Azure cloud services.

The company said this month that it is actively monitoring performance and usage trends in order to optimize services for gamers worldwide.

In addition, it is taking proactive steps to plan for high-usage periods and working with publishing partners to deliver game updates in off-peak hours.

Overall, Microsoft has seen a 775 percent increase in cloud service usage in places that have enforced social distancing or shelter-in-place orders.

It is prioritizing usage for critical health and safety organizations for remote workers in Microsoft Teams.

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