Microsoft Outlook Down Across U.S.

Microsoft Outlook Down Across U.S.

If Microsoft Outlook is giving you problems today, you’re not alone. The company has been experiencing a widespread outage, according to posts on its Twitter feed and help forum. The Washington Post reports that the outage is affecting Office 365 and some of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) other services as well. It has been going on for most of the day today.

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Microsoft acknowledges the outage

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is not returning calls to media outlets with more information about the outage or an estimated time frame for repair. Although the company did say on its help forum and Twitter feed that it is having an outage, its Service Status Dashboard states that everything is “running normally.”

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According to Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s Office365 Twitter account, it is having problems with the Exchange Online service. The company states that engineers are currently working on a solution to the problem. Many offices use that service to operate their contacts, calendar and email services, so this outage is hitting Microsoft right where it hurts—with its enterprise customers, which are its bread and butter..

Reports about Microsoft Outlook outage

The site Is It Down Right Now was able to ping Microsoft Office 365 and successfully reach the server. However, the site noted posts from more than 60 users who all said that they have been having issues with it over the last few hours. Another site, Down Right Now, reported potential problems with Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s LiveJournal. Of course unsurprisingly, many Microsoft Outlook users have taken to Twitter and Facebook to complain that the service has been down for several hours.

Microsoft’s Lync went down yesterday

This is the second major outage Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has dealt with in as many days. The company said on Monday that it was working to fix widespread issues with its online communications service Lync on Monday. In a statement, the company said problems with “network routing infrastructure” were at the root of those problems.

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