The Downdetector website reported problems with all of the company’s major online services: Outlook, Office, Teams, and Xbox Live. People have also reported that they can’t access their work files in OneDrive and that Sharepoint isn’t working.
In Holland, this had consequences, among other things, after debates in the Chamber of Deputies, which were much more difficult. “The connection may have been lost,” the room said. In some municipalities, people were unable to make appointments or apply for passports, or it was difficult to contact someone in the municipality. This was the case for Leeuwarden, Alwijk, Best, Ameland, Hatem, Hurde, Oldbrook, Maslos and Masdriel, among others. The fault number for the Vitens drinking water company was also hard to come by.
The company stated on Twitter that it may have found the reason for the outage. It will be in the Azure cloud software, which has had a domino effect on other systems. The network change was rolled back in hopes that it would fix the issues, the company reported shortly before 10:30 a.m. Then it took another three hours before the go-ahead was really given.
Microsoft Teams has been used by many companies since Corona to meet or communicate online. The service has more than 280 million users worldwide. Microsoft doesn’t report exactly how many people were affected by the outage, but it’s clear that users around the world have been affected by the issues.
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