Microsoft has fixed the outage that was affecting its Office 365 service leaving thousands of customers unable to access their emails.
Numerous users on Twitter reported being unable to use Office 365, and attempts to log-in to Office 365 in the V3 offices also proved unsuccessful. Desktop and mobile clients were unaffected throughout though.
People have also posted on downdetector.com that they are unable to access the service in locations including Italy, Turkey, Greece and the UK.
Microsoft has since confirmed that the problem is fixed, admitting that users across the UK and the rest of Europe were affected.
“Some customers, particularly those in Europe and the UK, may have been unable to access services earlier today. Services are fully restored and we thank customers for their patience.”
No cause for the outage was given, though, but no doubt Microsoft's teams will be busy working to try and find out what went wrong and how to stop it happening again.
The incident will no doubt have caused widespread frustration for businesses that rely on Microsoft's cloud-based email service, and underlines some of the risks of cloud services that can be knocked offline for indefinite periods of time.
#office365 We cannot log into Office 365 cloud - you can only get access if you were previously logged in - HELP!!! down for 2 hours.— Rebecca (@rebeccageldart) December 3, 2015
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