Google and Microsoft provide free remote work conferencing tools for companies following the spread of the new coronavirus

Due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection,

Dentsu became a hot topic in Japan applying large-scale work from home , but overseas companies are also taking measures to prevent infection, and Apple has employees in Korea and Italy Travel to is prohibited . Many companies and organizations are forced to use remote work, but at that time Google and Microsoft are releasing meeting tools for companies for free for a limited time.

Connecting businesses and educators with advanced Hangouts Meet capabilities | Google Cloud Blog

Microsoft offers Teams chat app free trials amid coronavirus fears-Business Insider

Google and Microsoft are giving away enterprise conferencing tools due to coronavirus-The Verge

Google is supporting the new coronavirus by supporting the connection with companies and schools, and has introduced the advanced features of Hangouts Meet , a video conferencing tool that is a tool for remote work, to G Suite and G Suite for It will be provided free of charge to Education users.

The advanced functions that will be provided free of charge with Hangouts Meet are `` a function that can hold a video conference simultaneously with up to 250 people '', `` Live distribution of video to up to 100,000 viewers Available functions 'and' Function to record video conference contents and save them to Google Drive '. In general, you need to subscribe to

G Suite's corporate plan for ¥ 3,000 per month to use the 'Advanced Features' of Hangouts Meet.

According to Google's CEO Thunder Pichai, the advanced features of Hangouts Meet will be provided free of charge to G Suite users for a limited time until July 1, 2020.

Like Google, Business Insider reports that Microsoft offers a free 6-month trial of Office 365 E1 , an enterprise plan for Office 365 . It seems that the free trial was originally launched to be able to quickly operate Microsoft's group chat softwareMicrosoft Teams for Chinese hospitals, schools and companies, but at the time of article creation companies and organizations around the world Has a 6 month free trial of the plan. However, it seems that when signing up, you will be asked to set up with a Microsoft partner company or a member of the Microsoft sales team.

In addition, Microsoft announced on March 10, 2020, a free version of Microsoft Teams, which will lift the limit on the number of users who can participate and update it so that users can schedule video calls and video conferences. Therefore, it is likely that remote work using Microsoft Teams for free will be faster even for non-corporate users.

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