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Windows 7: Office 365 outage Thursday night

30 Aug 2013   #1
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Office 365 outage Thursday night

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Any major cloud service outage is bad, but good communications can make it less stressful. Microsoft did OK with last night's Exchange Online outage.

My personal domain is run on Office 365. I've generally been very happy with it, but last night was one of those times that makes for unhappy customers: a major outage.

Late in the evening email just stopped working. Multiple computers and devices on different networks were all timing out on Exchange Activesync access so it seemed pretty clearly to be the service. I also couldn't log into the Office 365 web portal.

At this point, my first thought was to check the Office 365 Twitter feed; surely Microsoft would post notice of a major outage there. But there was no sign of anything wrong, so I asked.

The Office Twitter folks seemed to know nothing about it, but another user told me there was a "major outage". At this point I thought to check the service status page for my account. Below are the content for the full incident last night. When I first checked, only the bottom 2 or 3 statuses were up.
Read more at: Office 365 outage Thursday night | ZDNet


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30 Aug 2013   #2
rorounicos

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Thanks for sharing this information.. I didn't know this, they never released an internal alert..
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30 Aug 2013   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I can see the stock market going up and down as Cloud computing shuts down and starts later. The Cloud shutting down on such things like Office 365 could have a huge effect on productively for large companies.
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30 Aug 2013   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7 H-Prem-x64 Linux-M-Mate-x64 Win-8.1-10tp-x64
 
 

When "clouds" fall it begins to rain usually havoc,
I suppose they were lucky it crashed at night ?
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30 Aug 2013   #5
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

"Cloud fail" has been imminent from the the day it was conceptualized,

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30 Aug 2013   #6
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Yet another reason I'm not interested in cloud based aps.
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30 Aug 2013   #7
Dallas 7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Yet another reason I'm not interested in cloud based aps.

Agreed!
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01 Sep 2013   #8
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Resistance is futile.
You will be assimilated.
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01 Sep 2013   #9
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
Resistance is futile.
You will be assimilated.
And what about people who don't have unlimited reliable, fast, broadband connections? A lot of people are still on slower DSL and even dialup connections because nothing else is available or affordable. Many have bandwidth caps that would be quickly eaten up by using online apps.
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01 Sep 2013   #10
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Oh Don't get me wrong, M'Lady! I'm with ya.

It's just that the masses will go there whether we like it or not. The tyranny of the majority. For better or for worse.
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