back to article Office 365 falls over in US

Microsoft's Office 365 service appears to be suffering an outage in and around New York City and the US West Coast. User reports from the area, as well as a map from monitoring service DownDetector, show knackered service in the New York and New Jersey areas, plus problems in California and spots of bother elsewhere. Office …

  1. DesReg

    I can confirm it's down, Portal is up so you can sign in, but none of the web apps will open, just keeps cycling through server nodes trying to find an online one. Email thankfully is still flowing.

    1. Dadmin

      I just looked out of the window, and I didn't see any clouds in the sky... THAT'S your problem right there; zero cloud cover. You need a brand new way to work; it's called locally installed software tools. It's new, from Wammo!

      1. Tikimon


        Thank you for that flashback to by youth, when Wham-O! was on the airwaves daily.

        Utterly no IT angle.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Data center admin: "I swear I told it not to install Windows 10!"

  3. The Nazz

    Irrelevant, but the lead photo has now got me singing . . .

    There were 30,000lbs of Bananas, yes there were 30,000bs of ........mashed Bananas.

    Thanks :-(

  4. kryptylomese

    Seems like good timing to move all my business applications to Azure......

  5. Terry 6 Silver badge


    The idea that we can just keep everything in "the cloud" just like that has always struck me as rather silly. Dependence on someone else's complex, widely shared, systems working to allow us to work, seems to be too much a hostage to the normal effects of Sod's law.

    And let's not get too Microsoft Hatey about this.

    It's reliance on this white fluffy vapour that's the risk - whoever you rely on.

    Especially if you rely on only one supplier. And of course the beancounters are looking at cost savings so why would you have redundant systems?

    1. Oengus

      Re: Cloud

      "why would you have redundant systems?"

      I thought the cloud was supposed to automatically provide the redundancy (or at least that is what the salesman told me).

  6. allthecoolshortnamesweretaken

    Didn't we agree to use the term 'cloutage' for this sort of thing?

  7. Captain DaFt

    "Should Microsoft rename it to Office 363 or something?"

    Why not Office 360?

    <sideshow barker>From up to down, it goes 'round and 'round! Ya pays yer money, ya takes yer chances, and MS is always the Winnah!<sideshow barker>

    Sorry, kind of peeved at clouds in general right now. Thunderstorms all this week, and next week looks the same. :(

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