‘Very Frustrating’: Microsoft Office 365 Outage Hits U.S. Again

‘Very Frustrating’: Microsoft Office 365 Outage Hits U.S. Again

For the third time in 10 days, a Microsoft outage has caused Office 365 to go down–affecting Outlook, Teams and other critical productivity apps.

At 2:48 p.m. Eastern Time today, the Microsoft 365 Status account on Twitter posted that “We‘re investigating an issue affecting access to Microsoft 365 services. Users may see impact to Microsoft Teams, Outlook, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, and Outlook.com.”

An outage map on downdetector.com showed the Office 365 outage affecting users in several regions of the U.S., including the Northeast, parts of the Midwest and much of California.

The incident follows a five-hour outage on Sept. 28 and a four-hour outage on Oct. 1–and comes as countless companies operate with distributed and remote workforces that rely on Office 365 tools such as Teams and Outlook.

On its Microsoft 365 Service health status website, Redmond, Wash.-based Microsoft wrote, “We‘ve received reports of user impact to Microsoft 365 services and are working to investigate the cause of the issue.” […]