Microsoft Outlook and Teams crashes: Email for millions across the world goes down


Microsoft Outlook and Teams crashes: Email for millions across the world goes down

  • Microsoft applications Outlook and Teams crashed this morning at around 7am
  • This left millions unable to send and receive emails, or chat to their colleagues

Millions of people were left without email this morning after a global outage of Microsoft Outlook and Teams.

According to downdetector.co.uk, a website that tracks outages on tech and mobile platforms, more than 4,885 users reported problems. 

The first outage report for Outlook was filed just before 07:00 GMT this morning, and they quickly skyrocketed to in the thousands.

Users took to Twitter to express their outrage during chaos, with one saying the problems gave them ‘the worst start to the day’.

Millions of people have been left without email this morning after a global outage of Microsoft Outlook and Teams

The first outage report for Outlook was filed just before 07:00 GMT this morning, and they quickly skyrocketed to in the thousands

The first outage report for Outlook was filed just before 07:00 GMT this morning, and they quickly skyrocketed to in the thousands

Another user said that the connection in their Teams meeting is so bad it was as if ‘everyone’s using dial-up’.

Others are overjoyed at the surprise ‘day off’ they were given, as the lack of access to the applications left them unable to do their jobs.

One Twitter user said: ‘So what are we doing on our day off now that Outlook and Teams aren’t working?’

Microsoft 365 announced on Twitter that it has ‘identified a potential networking issue’ and is ‘reviewing telemetry to determine the next troubleshooting steps.’ 

It added that problems may persist with other applications, including Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business and Microsoft Graph.

 

Some Twitter users are overjoyed at the surprise 'day off' they were given, as the lack of access to the applications left them unable to do their jobs

Some Twitter users are overjoyed at the surprise ‘day off’ they were given, as the lack of access to the applications left them unable to do their jobs

Reports of issues with the Microsoft suite of tools initially came in from India, but now appear to be affecting users worldwide.

An update is expected from the tech giant shortly.



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