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June 2020

Covid 19 research

Adaptive Biotechnologies and Microsoft jointly launch research against COVID-19

Adaptive Biotechnologies and Microsoft jointly launch research against COVID-19

With the wide-spread pandemic COVID-19 all over the news, healthcare providers are figuring out ways to find a cure to the disease. Adaptive Biotechnologies Corp. and Microsoft Corp. announced that they will utilize their partnership together to work towards an advanced solution that caters for population-wide adaptive immune responses. This is done to promote the treatment and prevention of the disease and on-going research on the biology of the virus.

In a virtual clinic, managed by Covance, immune response data is generated by collecting de-identified blood samples from people diagnosed with COVID-19 via LabCorp-enabled mobile phlebotomy service. Both the companies are seeking additional participation from other research labs and groups to further enhance the research and carry out studies on an extended data set.

Ultimately, the solution to COVID-19 problems is not likely to come from one person or group. Several labs and research groups powered by companies like Microsoft have to work together to find the solution to COVID-19 testing needs.

Microsoft 365 Plans for Firstline Workers

The Microsoft 365 Plan F1 and the Updated F3 for First-line Workers

The Microsoft 365 Plan F1 and the Updated F3 for First-line Workers

To facilitate first-line workers, Microsoft has been eager in introducing new Microsoft 365 plans. With the advent of COVID-19 pandemic, Firstline workers have been facilitated from various ends in order to pave their way through any hurdles while at work.

The New Microsoft 365 plan for Frontline workers, called Microsoft 365 F1, was rolled out on the First of April 2020. The following products are included in this plan:

  • Microsoft Teams
  • SharePoint
  • Yammer
  • Stream
  • Enterprise Security + Management

The plan costs $4 per user for a month. This plan brings forward secure and integrated experience for Firstline Workers making them collaborate better. With a Single Sign-On and Multi-Factor Authentication, the Firstline Workers are kept secure with the collaborative solutions effectively.

The Microsoft 365 F3 updated plan for first-line workers

Microsoft 365 F3 is also an updated version of the previously mentioned F1 plan. With this plan, the workers can get additional capabilities of Forms, Power Automate/Power Apps, and take advantage of Windows 10 E3 with only $10 per month per user.

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