Many Microsoft services are experiencing issues early Wednesday, with thousands of people complaining about the issues on social media.
According to Descent detector(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 Fate, have experienced outages in the past 24 hours. (Editor’s note: Downdetector is owned by Mashable’s parent company, Ziff Davis).
Is anything working at Microsoft right now?
User reports range from intermittent outages to entire systems being completely unavailable. “The whole xbox live system is down,” said an user(Opens in a new window). “Even the service status page isn’t working.”
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The Microsoft 365 status page noted(Opens in a new window) that users may not be able to access several 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.
The Microsoft 365 Status account on Twitter said it was “investigating issues affecting multiple Microsoft 365 services.”
In a later tweet, the account wrote(Opens in a new window) Microsoft has “identified a potential network issue and is reviewing telemetry to determine next troubleshooting steps.” And a few minutes ago at the time of writing, the Microsoft 365 Status account said(Opens in a new window) he “cancelled a network change” which may be the culprit of the outage.
Charts from Downdetector indicate that things are improving at Microsoft, although some users are still complaining about the outage.
It should be mentioned that Microsoft announced a series of company-wide layoffs, in which it plans to lay off 10,000 employees. The layoffs began last week and will continue through March.