17 May 2024 18:15

Microsoft starts rolling disconnection of its cloud products in Russia

MOSCOW. May 17 (Interfax) - Microsoft has started disconnecting its Russian corporate users from its cloud products in Russia, Softline (Softline Group) said on a Telegram channel dedicated to disconnecting foreign clouds.

"Microsoft, apparently, has approved the list of products to be disabled. Since yesterday evening, rolling stops of subscriptions in the CSP [cloud solution provider program] began; customers are being disconnected in batches of 5-10 at a time," the statement said.

The suspension includes, in particular, Power BI, Visio, and Project subscriptions, the statement said.

Microsoft notified clients in early March of the suspension of access to its cloud products in Russia as of March 20, 2024. It was later reported that the corporation was discussing postponing the introduction of the restrictions.

Softline reported that subscriptions to such products as Teams, One Drive, Azure, Office 365 M365, all web services (including free ones), SQL On-prem Server, and System center server will definitely be blocked (security updates will no longer be delivered ), as well as all versions of Excel. Keys for MS Visio and Office will also be blocked, Security updates (WSUS) will not be delivered. The planned disconnection will also affect the free versions of Power BI Pro and Azure Devops and the Microsoft online protection service.