Microsoft services stalled, users upset; Everything from Teams to LinkedIn closed

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Microsoft’s services have stopped. Microsoft 365 services, Teams, Outlook, Azure and LinkedIn are facing outages around the world. Microsoft has taken note of the outage and the company said in a tweet that “the issue affecting multiple Microsoft 365 services is being investigated.” Meanwhile, DownDetector has confirmed this as people have reported being unable to access Microsoft services like Outlook.com, Microsoft 365 Services and others.

Looking at specific services, it looks like the Microsoft outage started around 12:20 PM and Microsoft services including Outlook.com, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Store, Microsoft Azure and GitHub are experiencing the outage, among many others. Users are taking to Twitter to report about Microsoft services being down.

As to the cause of the outage, Microsoft posted on its Microsoft 365 service health status that we believe a recent WAN (wide area network) update is causing disruptions to Microsoft services. Microsoft has also listed the services affected by the update and these include:

– Microsoft Teams
Exchange Online
– Outlook.com
SharePoint Online
– OneDrive for Business
Microsoft Graph
– PowerBi
– M365 Admin Portal
Microsoft Intune
– Microsoft Defender
Azure
LinkedIn
Github

Upon identifying the cause of the outage, Microsoft has isolated the network configuration issue and is rolling back the WAN update.

Microsoft stated “The issue is causing webs impacts, with a peak approximately every 30 minutes. We have identified a recent WAN update as the likely cause, and have taken steps to roll back this update. New Telemetry shows signs of recovery in many areas and services, and we are continuing to actively monitor the situation.”

 


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