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Microsoft Teams and Outlook go down for thousands of Microsoft 365 users

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Microsoft Teams and Outlook go down for thousands of Microsoft 365 users

Downdetector.com, a website that monitors service interruptions, has recorded a significant number of global reports of issues with various services such as Teams, Outlook, Microsoft 365, and Xbox Live. These reports are gathered from a variety of sources, including user submissions.

Microsoft is currently looking into an interruption that has caused thousands of users worldwide to be unable to utilize its services such as Teams and Outlook.

The extent of the impact is not specified, but Downdetector.com, a website that tracks service interruptions through various sources, such as user reports, recorded thousands of people experiencing difficulties with Teams, Outlook, Microsoft 365, and Xbox Live.

According to Downdetector.com, as of 8 am today, there were around 4,992 reported incidents of users encountering issues with the Outlook email platform in the UK and 2,173 reported incidents with Teams

Individuals in various locations such as Manchester, London, Birmingham, Norwich, Oxford, Brighton, and Cardiff reported experiencing issues.

Downdetector.com also reported over 3,900 incidents of issues with Microsoft Teams in India and over 900 incidents in Japan. Additionally, there were also spikes in outage reports in other countries, including Australia and the United Arab Emirates.

During the interruption, the majority of users were unable to send messages, participate in calls, or utilize any features of the Team application, resulting in office workers resorting to in-person meetings and alternative social media platforms for communication.

Microsoft announced on Twitter: “We’re investigating issues impacting multiple Microsoft 365 services. Additional information can be found in the admin centre under MO502273.”

Microsoft Teams is utilized by over 280 million people globally and plays a vital role in the daily operations of businesses and schools, which use the service for making calls, scheduling meetings, and organizing their workflow.

his interruption occurred shortly after Microsoft, a company that employs over 220,000 people, including 6,000 in the UK, announced plans to cut 10,000 jobs globally.

In a message to employees, CEO Satya Nadella stated that the layoffs, impacting less than 5% of the workforce, were due to a decrease in investment amid concerns about a potential recession in the US and other crucial growth markets.

At Mear Technology, we believe that none of our clients has been affected by the outage, but we will continue to closely monitor the situation and take appropriate action if any issues are reported. If you are experiencing any difficulties, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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