Is Microsoft down at your end? You are not alone; many of the Microsoft services are down in many parts of the world.
Microsoft is experiencing a service outage. Its services, including Xbox Live, Minecraft, Microsoft Teams, Outlook, Azure, LinkedIn, and Microsoft 365, are down and unavailable for users around the world.
A look at Downdetector, a platform that tracks online service disruptions, shows users have been complaining about connectivity issues. On the other hand, Microsoft has acknowledged the issue and tweeted that “We’re investigating issues impacting multiple Microsoft 365 services.”
It is yet unclear whether these services are down due to a cyberattack or a result of a technical glitch. However, in a tweet update, Microsoft claimed to have identified “a potential networking issue” that the company believes is “causing impact.”
We’ve isolated the problem to networking configuration issues, and we’re analyzing the best mitigation strategy to address these without causing additional impact. Refer to the admin center MO502273 or https://t.co/lZs9s6KLnh for more information.
— Microsoft 365 Status (@MSFT365Status) January 25, 2023 Microsoft is working to mitigate the issue
It is worth noting that Microsoft Azure has over 700 million active users, with 85% of the Fortune 500 companies using Microsoft Cloud. Linkedin, which Microsoft bought in 2016, has over 900 million users across the globe. Microsoft Teams, a business communication platform, is home to over 270 million active users, while Xbox has almost 100 million users.
Here are some tweets from Microsoft users reacting to the issue: