Scores of Microsoft providers together with Groups, Xbox Stay, Outlook and Microsoft 365 suite are inaccessible to hundreds of customers across the globe. Microsoft has acknowledged the outage, and mentioned it’s engaged on a repair.
Based on DownDetector, a well-liked instrument that tracks service reliability, customers started reporting accessibility points with a number of providers together with Microsoft 365, Outlook, Groups, Minecraft, Azure, GitHub and Microsoft Retailer about an hour in the past (2.30 a.m. Pacific Time).
Microsoft’s status page for Office 365 presently says that “customers could also be unable to entry a number of Microsoft 365 providers.” Other than the providers reported by customers, the corporate mentioned SharePoint On-line, OneDrive for Enterprise, and Microsoft Graph have been additionally dealing with outages.
“We’ve recognized a possible networking challenge and are reviewing telemetry to find out the subsequent troubleshooting steps,” the web page mentioned.
Microsoft laid off 10,000 employees last week as a response to “macroeconomic situations and altering buyer priorities.”
“As we noticed clients speed up their digital spend in the course of the pandemic, we’re now seeing them optimize their digital spend to do extra with much less,” Nadella wrote in an electronic mail memo despatched to staff. “We’re additionally seeing organizations in each trade and geography train warning as some components of the world are in a recession and different components are anticipating one.”
He added that traditionally the corporate has needed to make these sorts of “laborious selections” to stay related within the trade “that’s unforgiving to anybody who doesn’t adapt to platform shifts.”