It appears that most Microsoft products and services are affected.
A fix has been applied, and the affected services and products appear to be recovering. Credit: Editorial RF/Getty Images
Numerous Microsoft services are experiencing problems early on Wednesday, with thousands of people complaining about the issues on social media.
According to Downdetector(Opens in a new window), Xbox Live, Microsoft Store, Outlook.com(Opens in a new window), Microsoft 365, Azure, Teams, and several popular games, including Minecraft and Destiny, have been experiencing outages in the past 24 hours. (Editor’s note: Downdetector is owned by Mashable’s parent company, Ziff Davis).
Is anything working over at Microsoft right now? Credit: Downdetector.com
User reports range from intermittent outages to entire systems being completely unavailable. “The whole xbox live system is down,” said one user(Opens in a new window). “Not even the the service status page is working atm.”
The Microsoft 365 status page indicates(Opens in a new window) that users may be unable to access multiple Microsoft services, including Teams, Online, Outlook, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, Microsoft Graph, Power BI, Microsoft 365 admin portal, Microsoft Intune, and Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps, Identity and Endpoint.
Microsoft 365 Status account on Twitter said it’s “investigating issues impacting multiple Microsoft 365 services.”
In a subsequent tweet, the account wrote(Opens in a new window) Microsoft has” identified a potential networking issue and are reviewing telemetry to determine the next troubleshooting steps.” And just minutes ago at writing time, Microsoft 365 Status’ account said(Opens in a new window) it has “rolled back a network change” that may be the culprit behind the outage.
Downdetector’s graphs indicate that things are getting better over at Microsoft, though some users are still complaining about the outage.
It’s worth mentioning that Microsoft announced a company-wide round of layoffs, in which it plans to fire 10,000 employees. The layoffs have begun last week and will continue throughout March.
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