Microsoft - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

Microsoft will donate Rmb1m ($144,160) to help relief efforts in Wuhan and surrounding Hubei province.

Microsoft is offering a free six-month trial globally for a premium tier of Microsoft Teams, Business Insider first reported on Tuesday. The tier was originally designed to enable hospitals, schools, and businesses in China to get up and running quickly on Microsoft Teams, and that tier is now available globally. However, when you try to sign up for it, you’ll be prompted to work with a Microsoft partner or a member of Microsoft’s sales team to get it set up.

On March 10th, Microsoft says it will also roll out an update to the free version of Teams that will lift restrictions on how many users can be part of a team and allow users to schedule video calls and conferences.

Microsoft is also donating $1 million to a fund for Seattle-area rapid response to the coronavirus outbreak.