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.
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 …
Thursday 30th June 2016 20:05 GMT kryptylomese
Thursday 30th June 2016 22:30 GMT Terry 6
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?
Friday 1st July 2016 01:37 GMT 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. :(