Microsoft Outlook and Teams crash: emails for millions of people around the world crash

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Microsoft Outlook and Teams crash: emails for millions of people around the world crash

  • Microsoft Outlook and Teams apps crashed this in the morning around 7 a.m.
  • It left millions of people unable to send and receive emails or chat with colleagues

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

According to downdetector.co.uk, a website that tracks outages across technology and mobile platforms, more than 4,885 users have reported issues.

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

Users took to Twitter to express their outrage during the chaos, with one saying the issues had given them “the worst start to the day”.

Millions of people were 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 thousands

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

Another user said the connection in their Teams meeting was so bad it was like “everyone was on dial-up”.

Others rave about the surprise “day off” they’ve been given because lack of access to apps has kept them from doing their jobs.

One Twitter user said, “So what do we do on our day off now that Outlook and Teams aren’t working?”

Microsoft 365 announced on Twitter that it had “identified a potential network issue” and was “reviewing telemetry to determine next troubleshooting steps.”

He added that issues may persist with other apps, including Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business and Microsoft Graph.

Some Twitter users are delighted with the

Some Twitter users are thrilled with the surprise “day off” they’ve been given, as the lack of access to apps has kept them from doing their jobs.

Reports of issues with Microsoft’s suite of tools initially came from India, but now seem to be affecting users around the world.

An update is expected from the tech giant shortly.