Thousands left without email access as Outlook suddenly stops working

Emma Guinness

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Thousands left without email access as Outlook suddenly stops working

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If you are a user of Microsoft services, you may not be able to access them as the company is currently experiencing mass outages.

These are affecting Microsoft services including MS Teams, Outlook, Azure and Microsoft 365.

News of the outages began this morning (25 January) and they were predominantly registered by Indian users.

The company took to Twitter to say that they were 'investigating' the problem and added that they have identified 'a potential networking issue'.

They wrote: "We're investigating issues impacting multiple Microsoft 365 services. More info can be found in the admin center under MO502273."

Microsoft advised: "You can find additional information on our status page at https://msft.it/6011eAYPc or on SHD under MO502273."

Thousands of outages have been reported with Microsoft Teams. Credit: Alamy / True Images
Thousands of outages have been reported with Microsoft Teams. Credit: Alamy / True Images

Downdetector.com, a website that records outages, found that there were 3,900 reported incidents of issues with Microsoft Teams in India this morning.

Other countries affected by the reported outages include Australia, Britain and the United Arab Emirates.

The outrage of Microsoft Teams, in particular, will be a huge issue for many businesses and organisations around the world who rely on the software for workflow, calls and meetings.

With the rise of remote working after the Covid-19 pandemic, Microsoft services have become more important than ever.

Many users have therefore taken to Twitter to complain about the outages, and Microsoft has provided updates as their investigation into the problem continues.

Topics: News, Technology

Emma Guinness
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