A Microsoft Cloud Outage Affects Users Globally.

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Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) was hit with a networking outage that took down its cloud platform Azure along with services such as Teams and Outlook, potentially affecting millions of users globally.

Azure’s status page showed services were impacted in Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa. Only services in China and its platform for governments were not hit.
“We’ve determined the network connectivity issue is occurring with devices across the Microsoft Wide Area Network (WAN),” Microsoft said.

Microsoft added in a tweet it had rolled back a network change that it believed was causing the issue. “
Microsoft did not disclose the number of users affected by the disruption, but data from outage tracking website Down detector showed thousands of incidents distributed across continents.

Outages of Big Tech platforms are not uncommon as several companies ranging from Google (GOOGL.O) to Meta (META.O) have seen service disruptions.

Azure, the second largest cloud services provider after Amazon (AMZN.O), faced outages last year.
Among the other services affected were Microsoft Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, according to the company’s status page.


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