Microsoft Corp. was hit Wednesday with a networking outage that took down. Its cloud platform Azure and services like Teams. And Outlook, potentially affecting millions of users worldwide.
Azure’s status page showed that services were affected.
In the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa. Its platforms for services and governments aren’t the only ones hit in China.
An outage in Microsoft’s cloud computing platform Azure can affect various services. And create a domino effect as almost every major company in the world uses the platform.
“We have determined that the network connectivity issue is occurring with devices. Across the Microsoft Wide Area Network (WAN),” Microsoft said This affects connectivity. Between clients on the Internet with Azure as well. As connectivity between services in datacenters, it said.
Microsoft added in a tweet that it has reverted a network change it believes is causing the problem. “We are monitoring the service as the rollback takes effect,” it said.
Microsoft did not disclose the number of users affected by the disruption.Thousands of incidents distributed across the continent.
The Downdetector site tracks outages by collecting status reports. But data from outage tracking website Downdetector showed. From sources including user-submitted errors on its platform.
Big tech outages are not uncommon as several companies. From Google to Meta have seen service disruptions.
But, with platform more employees working from home over the past three years due. To increased reliance on online platforms, any outage has a greater impact.
Or using any features of the Teams application. Many users took to Twitter to share updates on. The service disruption, with #MicrosoftTeams trending on the social. Media site as a hashtag.
Forms an integral part of daily operations for businesses and schools. Which use the service to make calls, schedule meetings and organize their workflows.
Other services affected include Microsoft Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business. According to the company’s status page.