Global disruption in Outlook and Teams

Microsoft in Cologne

Numerous users are affected by the disruptions in Teams and Outlook.

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Frankfurt Microsoft is struggling with massive technical difficulties in the promising and fast-growing cloud business. On Wednesday, several thousand users worldwide reported problems accessing e-mails via Outlook or with Teams video conferences on websites such as

Microsoft initially did not provide any information about the number of people affected. As a possible reason for the outages, the company named a network problem that affects access to the servers of the cloud division Azure.

Many customers exchanged views on Twitter about the disruption. #Microsoft and #MicrosoftTeams were among the most frequently used hashtags on the short message service.

Microsoft: Teams and Outlook are the backbone of many companies

Teams chat and video conferencing software is used by around 280 million people worldwide. Many companies and educational institutions use it to organize their everyday life. According to Microsoft, the current disruption also affects other services such as the Exchange e-mail server or the online storage SharePoint and OneDrive.

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