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Microsoft outage leaves users unable to access Office, Outlook, Teams

Microsoft said it’s investigating an authentication outage with Office 365, preventing users from accessing some of the company’s most widely used services, including,, and Teams.

The company’s status dashboard said the issue started at 2:25pm PT, and has impacted mostly consumer users across the globe for the last few hours. Some government users may also be impacted, the company said.

In a series of tweets, Microsoft said that it tried to fix the issue, but was forced to roll back its changes after the fix failed.

By 5:40pm PT, Microsoft said it was “seeing improvement for multiple services” after earlier “rerouting traffic to alternate infrastructure to improve the user experience while we continue to investigate the issue.”

But that leaves millions on the U.S. west coast and users in Australia still unable to access their online services.

TechCrunch will keep you posted with developments. In the meantime, feel free to catch up with some of the bigger stories of the day.

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Get $2400 worth of pro MS Office training now for just $35

Learn how to use Excel, Word, PowerPoint and compete for a better career

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And what makes it even easier is the low cost associated with this package when compared to traditional training. If you were to enroll in classes at your local college, you’d have to be prepared to spend thousands to learn how to use Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook. With The All-In-One Microsoft Office Professional Suite Certification Prep Bundle, however, you’ll get all that for just one payment of $34.99, so it’s cost effective too.


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Microsoft says video calls in Teams grew 1,000% in March

With the COVID-19 pandemic making work from home the default for those companies that are able to do so, it’s no surprise that we are seeing a massive rise in the usage of video chat tools like Zoom, Google Meet and Teams . We’d already heard some updates from Zoom and Google, but today Microsoft joined the parade with a new report on how its Teams users have adapted to the rise of remote work.
Back on March 16, the company reported 900 million meeting minutes in Teams . Now, less than a month later, it says that it saw a new …

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*** BILDplus Inhalt *** Tech-Freak-Kolumne – Machen Sie Home-Office bloß nicht so wie ich!

23.03.2020 – 07:24

Stell dir vor, es ist Arbeit und niemand geht hin. Für viele von uns galt dieser Satz diese Woche wohl zum ersten Mal, denn dank Corona haben jetzt viele Arbeitgeber das Home-Office entdeckt. Laut einer aktuellen Umfrage des Hightech-Branchenverbands Bitkom arbeiten derzeit rund die Hälfte aller Angestellten …

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Microsoft Teams goes down — just as everyone starts working from home

Microsoft Teams, the collaboration software that rivals Slack, is currently down.
A lot of workers are staying at home because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Countries are shutting borders, entire industries are struggling, the U.S. Federal Reserve has slashed interest rates, and governments are scrambling to protect their populations …

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