Outlook users can’t send emails as Microsoft suffers overnight outage

 13 total views

news@appleinsider.com (Malcolm Owen)
2023-02-07 06:42:32

Microsoft Outlook

AppleInsider may earn an affiliate commission on purchases made through links on our site.

Microsoft Outlook suffered a major outage overnight, with users waking on Tuesday morning to find they couldn’t access or send emails through neither the application nor the website.

A series of tweets from the official Microsoft 365 Status Twitter account details the discovery, investigation, and attempts to rectify a problem with Outlook. One which prevented users from performing some core functions with the communications tool.

Starting from the apt 4:04 AM UTC on Tuesday (11:04 PM Eastern on Monday) according to Microsoft’s Service Health site, users were “unable to send, receive, or search email” through Outlook.com. Other functionality, including access to Calendar APIs used by other Microsoft applications, were also affected by the issue.

The Twitter account confirmed quickly that a “recent change is contributing to the cause of impact,” which was followed by “targeted restarts to portions of our infrastructure” and other mitigations.

Microsoft doesn’t detail what exactly has changed, but the timing of the outage is not good for the company. It is holding an in-person special event at 1PM Eastern, one that it may reveal some AI-related projects to the media.

An update at 6:05 AM Eastern advises that mitigations have been applied throughout the affected infrastructure and that engineers are seeing “gradual recovery.”

The outage is still ongoing, and AppleInsider will update this story as it develops.

Source Link

Share the Tech Love

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *